SAIC Magazine

The fall issue of School of the Art Institute of Chicago magazine celebrates the successful completion of our first-ever fundraising campaign, Beautiful/Work: The Campaign for SAIC, and features the voices of 55 people who helped make it happen. The issue also gives you a front-row seat to our commissionership with the University of Chicago of the US Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.

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August 23, 2018

Dimensions of Citizenship

What does it mean to be a citizen today? This question is at the heart of the US Pavilion’s exhibition at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale commissioned by SAIC and the University of Chicago.

Beautiful/Work Everywhere

August 22, 2018

Beautiful/Work Everywhere

Meet 55 of the people behind SAIC's historic campaign for students and faculty.

August 20, 2018

About a Work

Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism Jennifer Dorothy Lee uses Zao Wou-Ki’s landscape Pink Composition to help students engage with midcentury modernist paintings.

August 20, 2018

Meet the New Class

Learn what inspires four of our newest students. 

President Elissa Tenny

August 20, 2018

From the President

SAIC President Elissa Tenny reflects on the close of Beautiful/Work: The Campaign for SAIC and the School's commissionership with the University of Chicago of the US Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.

August 23, 2018

My Chicago

Rana Siegel (MFA 2008) likes to move. And touch. And smell. This is her Chicago.

August 20, 2018

CAAP and Gown

The College Arts Access Program leads graduating high school seniors to higher education. 

August 21, 2018

My Obsessions: Dan Price

Dan Price likes making things. He loves making pickled vegetables, he makes sculptural installations, and as chair of the Sculpture department, Price also makes things happen for the faculty, students, and curriculum. Here are some of the other things energizing and inspiring him to make.  

August 20, 2018

Career Conversations

Here is an excerpt from our recent conversation with Amy Lawson Smeed (BFA 1997) who was the first woman head of animation in Disney history when she led the team for Moana.

August 21, 2018

Street Style: At the MFA Show

The SAIC community came together in its finest attire to celebrate the culminating work of graduate students at the MFA Show. Here are our editors’ picks of some of the best street style from the night of April 27 at the Sullivan Galleries.

August 20, 2018

Art Scene

Exhibitions, lectures, and celebrations—SAIC is happening.

August 20, 2018

Class Notes

A look at the accomplishments of SAIC alumni.

August 21, 2018

2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

SAIC was selected by the US Department of State with the University of Chicago to commission the US Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.

August 21, 2018

Beautiful/Work Donor Honor Roll

Beautiful/Work: The Campaign for SAIC concluded June 30, 2018, $5.2 million over its $50 million goal. To all those who gave, thank you.