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June 27, 2017

Fischerspooner Boasts Simultaneous Album/Exhibition Release

Warren Fischer (SAIC 1991–93) and Casey Spooner (SAIC 1989–1993) make up Fischerspooner, the electroclash duo now on their fourth album.

June 23, 2017

Tribune Discusses David Sedaris' Origins, Diaries

SAIC Writing alum David Sedaris (BFA 1987) may be a household name now, but that wasn't always the case. As John Warner at the Chicago Tribune points out, the acclaimed essayist arrived in Chicago from Raleigh, NC pie-eyed and aimless.

June 23, 2017

Renowned Artist Jeff Koons Will Donate Artwork To SAIC

CHICAGO–The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced that renowned artist and SAIC alum Jeff Koons will donate an artwork to the school, which will be sold to establish the Jeff Koons Scholarship Fund.

June 23, 2017

SAIC Closes In On $50 Million Fundraising Goal

CHICAGO–The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, is closing in on a $50 million goal in its first-ever major public fundraising campaign, Beautiful/Work: The Campaign for SAIC. One year ago, SAIC President Elissa Tenny and Chancellor Walter Massey publicly announced the campaign. The effort has now raised $46.4 million, providing increased scholarship opportunities, faculty support and programming. 

June 6, 2017

Camera Lucida in the 21st Century

Associate Professor Pablo Garcia, who teaches in the School's Contemporary Practices and Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects departments, has managed to raise over $300,000 dollars in a Kickstarter campaign for his revival of a famed 19th century optical device.

June 6, 2017

Architecture, Cooking, the Sunday Times: Gillion Carrara Off-Duty

Gillion Carrara, Director of the Fashion Resource Center, recently sat down with Chicago Woman for the magazine's Soulful Sunday series.

May 30, 2017

Gene Siskel Film Center Named Influential Theater

Movie Maker named SAIC’s Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) one of four institutions that have shaped independent film for decades.

May 26, 2017

Newcity: SAIC Is Lit

Newcity's Lit 50 issue is out, with several SAIC alumni and faculty members making the list. Quraysh Ali Lansana, a member of SAIC's Writing faculty, was honored, along with Project Manager Fabiola Ramirez, for his work as artistic director for OMB100, a multi-event celebration commemorating the centenary of famed Chicago poet Gwendolyn Brooks.

May 25, 2017

Chancellor Walter Massey Receives Honorary Degree From Harvard University

CHICAGO–School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Chancellor Walter Massey was presented with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Harvard University during its 366th Commencement exercises today. Massey was recognized for his contributions to the fields of higher education and science. This is Massey’s 41st honorary degree. Harvard first awarded an honorary degree to George Washington in 1776 and has since bestowed similar awards upon luminaries in all areas of human endeavor.

May 23, 2017

Fashion Design Alumni Construct Nonbinary Collections

Liberation and inclusion were the prominent themes of SAIC's 2017 Fashion Show, as many students sought to channel the sociopolitcal atmosphere in their creative practices.

May 17, 2017

Beverage Brewers Dominate Design Challenge

A compact cold-brewer and a tea steeper doubling as a maze caught the attention of two prominent retailers, garnering top awards for Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO) student Teagan Chatterley (MDes 2018), and recent alum Chantelle Choi (BFA 2017).

May 17, 2017

SAIC Partners with New Coworking Space for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs

SAIC is partnering with Northwestern University, Robert Bosch, and 1871 to help launch the Connectory.

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