“Bessie Smith,” 1950 |Private collection. © The Charles White Archives. Photo: © Museum Associates/LACMA |Image courtesy "The New York Times"

October 1, 2018

The New York Times Covers Upcoming Charles White Retrospective at MoMA

The New York Times recently published an article about Charles White (SAIC 1937–38) and a review of the Museum of Modern Art's Charles White: A Retrospective, which traveled from the Art Institute of Chicago and opened on October 7.

September 28, 2018

Yvette Mayorga Bakes a Different Kind of Cake in Upcoming Exhibit

Yvette Mayorga's (MFA 2016) cake-like sculptures depict Mexican immigrants' version of the American dream in her upcoming display at the Roman Susan Art Foundation. 

Photograph source: "Time Out Chicago," Courtesy The Art Institute of Chicago Karl Wirsum. "Screamin’ Jay Hawkins," 1968.

September 27, 2018

The Hairy Who? Still Fresh and Outrageous

The Art Institute of Chicago's recently opened exhibit The Hairy Who?

Photograph of Eugenia Cheng courtesy WGN Radio

September 27, 2018

Eugenia Cheng Discusses The Art of Logic on WGN Radio

Adjunct Professor in the Liberal Arts department Eugenia Cheng discussed her book The Art of Logic and how abstract mathematics helps her understand other people on the Brian Noonan Show at WGN Radio

September 24, 2018

SAIC Awarded 2018 Organizational Grant from the Graham Foundation

The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts announced the recipients of its 2018 organizational grants, providing funding to foster experimentation, creativity, and discourses in architecture to 53 grantees totaling $609,500.

September 20, 2018

SAIC Is Making Waves at EXPO CHICAGO

SAIC community members are once again an integral part of this year's EXPO CHICAGO, Chicago's international exposition of contemporary and modern art.

September 20, 2018

SAIC Concludes First-Ever Significant Fundraising Campaign with $55.2 Million

CHICAGO–The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, raised $55.2 million as part of its first ever significant fundraising effort, Beautiful/Work: The Campaign for SAIC, exceeding its goal to raise $50 million for student scholarships and faculty support by 10 percent.

Todros Geller with students (Courtesy Spertus Institute)

September 20, 2018

First Solo Show of Chicago Artist Todros Geller Opens at Spertus Institute

SAIC alum and late Chicago artist Todros Geller (SAIC 1918–23) is having his first solo show in more than 70 years.

September 18, 2018

Benjamin Larose at EXPO CHICAGO

Benjamin Larose (MDes 2016) shares his latest work for EXPO CHICAGO.

September 14, 2018

New York Times Fall Art Preview Includes Shows with SAIC Alums

The New York Times fall art preview was recently released, listing more than 100 noteworthy shows to see this fall including many shows with SAIC alums.

September 14, 2018

Maria Gaspar's Radioactive: Stories from Beyond the Wall Debuts This Weekend

Contemporary Practices Assistant Professor Maria Gaspar’s digital animation and radio broadcast titled Radioactive: Stories from Beyond the Wall will make its debut this weekend when it is projected against the north-facing wall of the Cook County Department of Corrections in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood.

September 14, 2018

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the RumChata Foundation Partner to Support Emerging Fashion Designers

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, teamed up with the RumChata Foundation to provide a $20,000 merit fellowship to a student graduating from the school’s Master of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment program. The RumChata Foundation Fellowship in Fashion Design, now in it’s third year, supports the vision of emerging fashion designers as they begin their careers by providing critical financial assistance that gives them the freedom to take creative risks.

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