October 28, 2014

SAIC Purchases Land to Develop a Purpose-Built Building

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, has announced the acquisition of a 56,000-square-foot plot of land. The space, which is currently being used as a parking lot, was purchased as part of the school’s Campus Master Plan, completed last year. The plan helped to identify foreseeable campus needs for the next 10 to 20 years, which includes having a new, purpose-built school building.

October 22, 2014

Wired Features SAIC Project Array of Things

The tech-focused website, Wired, recently ran a story on the Array of Things, a collaboration between the Urban Center for Computation and Data at the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, and the School of the Art Institute of Chica

October 20, 2014

Looking Behind to Move Forward

An SAIC alum and Iraqi refugee confronts the conflict back home by eliciting participation and challenging perception.

October 20, 2014

Enabling Artists

SAIC student’s arts administration practice provides resources and collaborators to help artists realize their work.

October 17, 2014

Art and Work on the West Side

Alum engages North Lawndale in a conversation about art, social class, and Black labor.

October 16, 2014

Roger Brown Exhibition Recommended by Newcity Art

Shortly before he passed away, SAIC alum Roger Brown (BFA 1968, MFA 1970) completed Virtual Still Life, a series of 27 paintings which combined oil paintings with ceramics from his personal collection.

October 16, 2014

Chicago Nonprofit 3Arts Names SAIC Faculty as Award Recipients

3Arts is a Chicago-based nonprofit advocating for women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities working in performance (dance, music, and theater), education, and visual arts.

October 16, 2014

Michelle Grabner Makes artnet's Top 100 Women in Art List

artnet recently published the first of its three-part 100 Most Powerful Women in Art list.

October 15, 2014

SAIC Alum Profiled by Windy City Times

SAIC Alumna Carla Bruni (MS 2008) wants to "make the rest of the world fall completely in love with, and become stewards of, vintage architecture, intangible histories and sustainable places." In an interview with Windy City Times, she discussed her life, interests and projects, including the community initiative Community Glue Workshop, where "people can fix their stuff for free," thus restoring items that can

October 15, 2014

SAIC's FNewsmagazine Launches Brand New Site

SAIC's FNewsmagazine recently redesigned its website.

October 15, 2014

SAIC Artists Participate in "Awesome, Incredibly Odd" Projects in Chicago

SAIC alum and current faculty member Jason Foumberg (Fiber and Material Studies) says in a recent Chicago Magazine article that "Chicago's art scene is much more than just the Art Institute and the MCA," and highlights ongoing projects by three SAIC artists.