April 26, 2018

The Legacy Museum Features Work of SAIC Alumni

On April 26, the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration in Montgomery, Alabama, is slated to open along with the National Memorial for Peace and Justice which is the first memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved Black people, people terrorized by lynching, African Americans humiliated by racial segregation and Jim Crow, and people of color burdened with contemporary presumptions of guilt and police violence. 

William Chen and Amy Pleasant photo

April 26, 2018

Amy Pleasant and Phillip Chen Named 2018 Guggenheim Fellows

Two SAIC alumni, Amy Pleasant (BFA 1994) and Phillip Chen (MFA 1979), were named 2018 Guggenheim Fellows by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 

April 25, 2018

Jesse Ball Wins Berlin Prize

SAIC Professor in the Writing department Jesse Ball has been awarded the Berlin Prize for 2018–19 from the American Academy in Berlin.

April 24, 2018

2018 MakeWork Challenge Winners Announced

The 2018 MakeWork Challenge winners have been announced. The annual MakeWork Challenge offers SAIC students and recent alumni an opportunity to present business pitches for a chance at winning up to $10,000 in start-up funding.

April 24, 2018

SAIC Featured on NBC Today Show

SAIC was featured on NBC Today Show as part of the special series Together TODAY.

April 24, 2018

SAIC Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

This semester SAIC flexed its power by reducing its energy usage and upping its green initiatives.

Kenneth Josephson's breakthrough image, a study in sequential imagery. (Kenneth Josephson / Stephen Daiter Gallery)

April 24, 2018

Kenneth Josephson: The Man Who Pioneered Contemporary Photography and the Selfie

Professor Emeritus Kenneth Josephson, who was on SAIC faculty for 40 years in the Photography department, has been profiled in the Chicago Tribune as the man who pioneered contemporary photography and the selfie.

April 23, 2018

SAIC Presents Spring and Summer Exhibitions and Events

SAIC continues its year-end events with an exciting line-up for spring and summer.

April 23, 2018

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Fashion 2018 Runway Show and Exhibition Challenges Viewers to Engage with Fashion

Students from the Department of Fashion Design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will make a bold statement when their designs hit the runway at the School’s annual fashion show and exhibition on May 4.

LaToya Ruby Frazier New York Times cover

April 19, 2018

LaToya Ruby Frazier's Photographs Appear in the New York Times Magazine

Critic Jerry Saltz (SAIC 1970–75, HON 2008)  describes the photographs of LaToya Ruby Frazier, associate professor in the Photography department, like "Goya turning his eye toward the struggles and triumphs of Black America." In a cover story for the New York Times Magazine, Frazier points her camera at the health crisis facing Black mothers.

April 19, 2018

Justus Harris Receives Kennedy Center Fellowship

Justus Harris (BA 2013) has been named a 2018 Citizen Artist Fellow from the Kennedy Center for his work as founder of MedSculp, a company that uses creativity to help others visualize information about their chronic illnesses, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

April 19, 2018

Rashid Johnson Begins Shooting Native Son in Chicago

Rashid Johnson (SAIC 2003–04) began shooting his debut directorial film in Chicago this month.