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May 12, 2017

SAIC Names Dawn Gavin As The Smith-Buonanno Family Director Of Contemporary Practices

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced the appointment of Dawn Gavin as the inaugural Smith-Buonanno Family Director of Contemporary Practices.

May 10, 2017

Pagans and Witches Are Focus of Student's New Podcast

Brontë Mansfield (MA 2017) launched her podcast Mystic a mere 10 days ago and it's already garnering praise.

May 4, 2017

Scientist-in-Residence Eugenia Cheng Is Changing Views about Math

With a new book and a heightened focus on STEM fields nationwide, SAIC's Eugenia Cheng (Liberal Arts) is on the front lines of making mathematics a joy to artists and the general public alike.

May 3, 2017

Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence Go to SAIC Students

Congratulations to the SAIC students who were awarded first and second place in the Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence.

May 2, 2017

Sanford Biggers Awarded 2017 Rome Prize

Artnews announced the recipients of the 2017 Rome Prize in Visual Arts.

May 2, 2017

Entrepreneurs Empowered by the Annual MakeWork Challenge

On Friday, April 28, students and alumni convened in room 327 of the Sharp Building to compete in the annual MakeWork Challenge.

May 1, 2017

Three Alumni Named 2017 Breakout Artists

Newcity released its 2017 list of "Breakout Artists", the publication's annual list of Chicago artists "whose work deserves your immediate and undivided attention." Of the eight artists included on the list, three are SAIC alumni, Jenn Smith (MFA 2016), Huong Ngo (MFA 2004), and SAIC faculty Aram Han Sifuentes (MFA 2013, Liberal Arts, Fiber and Material Studies).

May 1, 2017

SAIC Explores Equality in Fashion Runway Show and Exhibition

CHICAGO–Fashion Design students 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 5. This year’s showcase takes on the theme of equality, exploring identity and social movements, and providing commentary on some of the most pressing issues today.

May 1, 2017

For Claudia Hart, Reality Is Virtual and the Future, Female

Artist and SAIC Associate Professor Claudia Hart (Film, Video, New Media, and Animation) wants her students to start a riot, or, rather, an art museum revolution.

April 28, 2017

Jesse Ball Joins Best of the Young American Novelists

Jesse Ball, along with 20 other novelists under 40, has been selected as one of the Best Young American Novelists. The honor, awarded every 10 years by the British literary magazine Granta, comes on the heels of a Guggenheim for Ball, who is a Professor in the Writing department at SAIC.  

April 28, 2017

Chicago Magazine Reviews Candida Alvarez's New Exhibition

Candida Alvarez, the Chicago-based painter and SAIC Professor whose works have been exhibited nationwide, was recently profiled in Chicago magazine.

April 28, 2017

SAIC Announces its 2017 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Doctorate Recipients

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will welcome renowned Chicago artist Kerry James Marshall to deliver the School’s commencement address on Monday, May 15, at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Congress Parkway. Marshall will receive an honorary doctorate from the School, along with esteemed honorees, celebrated fashion designer and alum Maria Pinto, and accomplished art critic Roberta Smith.

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