Nayland Blake, Magic, 1990–91, puppet, steel, paper, wood, nylon straps, artificial flowers, and carrying case, 33 3/4 x 42 5/8 x 41 3/4 inches. ©Nayland Blake. Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

August 8, 2019

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Presents Fall Visiting Artists Lineup

This fall, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will host a distinguished lineup of visiting artists who exemplify the boundary-blurring nature of contemporary art.

Quilt squares created by mothers and children of St. Anthony Mother's Healing Together as a tribute to their deceased children.They adorn tent walls of a canopy that Sonja Henderson created. Image courtesy of "Chicago Tribune"

August 7, 2019

Envisioning Justice Exhibit Highlighted in Chicago Media

SAIC's Sullivan Galleries current exhibition, Envisioning Justice, has been featured in multiple media outlets.

Zelda Harris, left, and Delroy Lindo in a scene from Spike Lee's "Crooklyn." (Gene Siskel Film Center)

August 7, 2019

Black Harvest Film Festival Celebrates 25 Years

The Black Harvest Film Festival at SAIC's Gene Siskel Film Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary this August.

July 29, 2019

Angel Otero and Nyugen Smith in Group Exhibit at Perez Art Museum Miami

SAIC alums Angel Otero (BFA 2007, MFA 2009) and Nyugen Smith (MFA 2016) are featured in The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art, an exhibition at the Perez Art Museum Miami that runs through June 7, 2020.

Kate Dumbleton (MA 2008). Photo: Sally Blood

July 29, 2019

Kate Dumbleton Makes Newcity's "Music 45" List

Associate Professor of Arts Administration and Policy Kate Dumbleton (MA 2008) was included on Newcity's annual "Music 45" list.

July 19, 2019

Looking Back

Take a look back at SAIC alums from the 1980s and 1990s.

Jacob Hashimoto's (BFA 1996) sculpture in Willis Tower lobby

July 17, 2019

Willis Tower's Lobby Features New Work by Jacob Hashimoto

Jacob Hashimoto's (BFA 1996) latest installation, In the Heart of this Infinite Particle of Galactic Dust, 2019, welcomes visitors to Chicago's Willis Tower, reports Curbed Chicago.

July 15, 2019

Reimagining Time: Château de Chambord at 500

Students in the class Realizing Chambord worked together to conceive designs for the unfinished Château de Chambord for an exhibit celebrating the iconic castle's 500th anniversary.  

Black Harvest Film Festival image

July 12, 2019

Gene Siskel Film Center Receives Esteem Award for its Black Harvest Film Festival

SAIC's Gene Siskel Film Center's (GSFC) received an Esteem Award for Special Recognition for its Black Harvest Film Festival.

Baohua Sheng, an SAIC student, designed an analog air conditioner that used evaporative cooling for an exhibition that explores obsolescence.

July 11, 2019

SAIC's Whatnot Studio Featured in Curbed

SAIC's Whatnot Studio course was recently featured in an article in Curbed, which discusses a new wave of environmentally conscious design.

July 11, 2019

Mika Tosca Talks to Chicago Tonight about Climate Change

Assistant Professor Mika Tosca (Liberal Arts) recently spoke with WTTW's Chicago Tonight her move from NASA to SAIC and how artists and scientists can work together to communicate to the public about climate change. 

July 11, 2019

SAIC's Toys for Elephants Course Featured on NBC News

SAIC's Design for Nonhuman Kinds: Toys for Elephants course was featured on an NBC 5 Chicago news segment.