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November 30, 2017

Congratulations, F Newsmagazine

F Newsmagazine, SAIC’s student-run publication, received numerous accolades in the 2016–17 Pinnacle College Media Awards.

November 28, 2017

Trevor Paglen Talks Art, Surveillance with the Guardian

The Guardian's profile on artist and alum Trevor Paglen (MFA 2002) functions similarly to his photographs: making the invisible, plain.

November 22, 2017

New Commencement Venue Doubles Graduates’ Guest Ticket Allotment

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will hold its 2018 Commencement Ceremony at the new Wintrust Arena at 200 East Cermak Road.

November 22, 2017

South Side Community Arts Center Designated a National Treasure

The South Side Community Arts Center (SSCAC) was recently named a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation reports the Chicago Tribune. Located in the Bronzeville neighborhood, SSCAC was founded in 1940 by a group of artists led by SAIC alumni Dr.

November 15, 2017

Painters and Sculptors Grants Awarded to SAIC Alumni

This year several SAIC alumni were awarded grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation's Painters and Sculptors Grant Program.

November 13, 2017

SAIC Community Members Receive 3Arts Awards

3Arts, a Chicago-based nonprofit advocating for women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities, has honored two members of the SAIC community with unrestricted grants to pursue their work. Associate Professor in the Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation Tirtza Even and alum Juan-Carlos Perez (BFA 2002) will each receive an award for $25,000.  For the past 10 years, 10 artists from the six-county Chicago metropolitan area working in the performing, teaching, and visual arts have received awards from the organization.

November 10, 2017

Dread Scott Launches Kickstarter to Reenact 1811 Slave Rebellion

SAIC alum Dread Scott (BFA 1989), best known for his provocative works like What Is the Proper Way to Display a US Flag?, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a reenactment of the 1811 Louisiana slave rebellion.

November 8, 2017

Masseys and Anne Wilson Honored at Hyde Park Art Center Gala

About 500 guests gathered at the Hyde Park Art Center October 14 to celebrate the contributions Walter Massey, Chancellor of SAIC, his wife Shirley Massey, as well as Professor in the Department of Fiber and Material Studies Anne Wilson have made to the Chicago arts community.

November 8, 2017

SAIC Renovates Iconic Columbus Drive Building

Four years ago, the department of Instructional Resources and Facilities Management (IRFM) began a modernization of the entire 142,000 square-foot Columbus Drive Building.

November 3, 2017

SAIC Students Contribute to SOFA

A contest is an unlikely place to connect with new people, but that’s the exact goal of SOFA CONNECT, an annual competition at SOFA CHICAGO where top design schools create environments that encourage interaction at the exhibition hall of Navy Pier.

November 2, 2017

First Prize at Bosch Urban Mobility Hackathon Goes to SAIC Student and Team

SAIC student Ravina Puri (BFA 2018) and her teammates from DePaul University took home first prize at the Bosch Urban Mobility Hackathon.

November 2, 2017

Awards Given to Emerging Young Artists from SAIC

Brianna Beck (MA 2019), Jillian Santora (SAIC 2014–17), and Kendall Schauder (BFA 2017) received Awards of Excellence in the VSA Emerging Young Artists Competition.

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