October 8, 2014

Documentary Inspired by Late SAIC Alum Hilgos to air on Chicago's PBS Station

The late SAIC alum Hilgos (1930s) once said, "I remember better when I paint" when talking about the effects art-making had on her memory as she learned to live with Alzheimer's disease.

October 8, 2014

Works of SAIC Performance Students Highlighted in the New York Times

SAIC Performance students are receieving a lot of attention from the New York Times, with performances by alumni Marissa Perel (MFA 2011) and Jillian Peña (MFA 2006), and current student Michal Samama (MFA 2015) covered by the Gray Lady within the past month.

October 8, 2014

SAIC Alum Helps Veterans Struggling with PTSD

CreatiVets was started by SAIC alum and Iraq War veteran Richard Casper (BFA 2012) who found healing through his sculpture courses and guitar.

October 7, 2014

SAIC Receives $50,000 Scholarship from Morton Salt

In honor of the 100th anniversary of its iconic logo, Morton Salt established a $50,000 merit-based scholarship at SAIC for the 2014-15 academic year.

October 1, 2014

ArtNet Reviews "A Proximity of Consciousness"

A Proximity of Consciousness, the exhibition featured at the Sullivan Galleries as part of the A Lived Practice series at SAIC this fall, opened on September 20.

September 25, 2014

FNews Wins Big at the 2014 Gold Circle Awards

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced the winners from its 31st Gold Circle Awards program, which attracted 11,407 entries produced by students at colleges, universities, and secondary schools throughout the United States between June 2013 and June 2014.

September 25, 2014

SAIC Alum Receives Major Commission for New York’s Lincoln Center

Solar Reserve, a new commission by John Gerrard (MFA 2000) for Lincoln Center and the Public Art Fund, is a digital simulation of a Nevada solar thermal power plant and its surrounding desert.

September 24, 2014

SAIC Alum Opens a Design Shop in Chelsea, NYC

Moss closed its doors in 2012, leaving a void in New York City's design and aesthetic landscape.

September 23, 2014

SAIC Alum Helps Kids in Juvenile Detention Turn Graffiti into Art

SAIC alum Eric Dean Spruth (BFA 1990, MA 1992) has been involved with the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center for about 17 years, with dreams of painting murals on the walls just as long.

September 23, 2014

37 SAIC Artists Included in Newcity's Biennial Art 50 List

Cultural weekly, Newcity, published its biennial list of the top 50 influential artists in Chicago and SAIC was well represented on the list with 37 artists with strong ties to our community.

September 22, 2014

SAIC Welcomes 15 New Full-Time Faculty this Fall

Fifteen full-time faculty joined the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) working across a range of departments.

September 17, 2014

Art Institute of Chicago Voted Best Museum by Trip Advisor Users

TripAdvisor's 2014 Travelers' Choice Awards are in and the Art Institute of Chicago takes the crown as the best museum in the world.