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September 26, 2017

Mathemetician Eugenia Cheng Explains Why Fears of Flying Don't Add Up

Traveling by car is 100 times more deadly than flying by plane, yet only one is a common anxiety inducer.

September 26, 2017

AIADO Exhibition Spotlighted by Architects Newspaper

Could designers reclaim suburban architecture for the greater good?

September 22, 2017

New Exhibit Focuses on Elevations in Chicago

DNAinfo recently ran two articles detailing an exhibit taking place during the Chicago Architecture Biennial co-run by SAIC’s Lee Bey (Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects) and architect James Gorski.

September 21, 2017

Faculty and Alumni Challenge Gender Norms in Upcoming Exhibition

Several members of the SAIC community will participate in Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon, an upcoming exhibition at the New Museum that “investigates gender’s place in contemporary art and culture at a moment of political upheaval and renewed culture wars.” The exhibition, which features more than 40 artists working across a range of mediums—including Director of the Low-Residency MFA program Gregg Bordowitz and

September 20, 2017

The School of the the Art Institute of Chicago Kicks Off a New Season of Conversations at the Edge Experimental Media Series

CHICAGO—Beginning October 12, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) critically acclaimed series Conversations at the Edge will host a distinguished lineup of screenings, performances and talks by groundbreaking artists who exemplify the boundary-blurring nature of experimental media.

September 19, 2017

Anita K. Sinha to take the Helm of SAIC's Board of Governors

CHICAGO—The Board of Governors of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) elected Anita K. Sinha to serve as its new Chair, effective November 14. Sinha is the first woman to occupy the position and will succeed Cary D. McMillan as the leader of SAIC’s governing body.

September 19, 2017

The Reader Spotlights "The Serenity of Madness"

Describing Apichatpong Weerasethakul (MFA 1998, HON 2011) as "one of the most important filmmakers working today," the Chicago Reader reflects on his show The Serenity of Madness, now on display at the Sullivan Galleries.

September 19, 2017

Alum Fights Misogyny with Jewelry

Alum Maya Varadaraj (MDes 2017) is using glass bangles as weapons against patriarchy.

September 19, 2017

Artist Pedro Reyes To Reproduce His Work, “Palas Por Pistolas” (Guns Into Shovels), In North Lawndale

CHICAGO–The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced a partnership with artist Pedro Reyes to reproduce his work, “Palas por pistolas” (Guns into Shovels), in the city’s North Lawndale neighborhood on September 23.

September 15, 2017

SAIC Highlighted in EXPO CHICAGO Press

The School's faculty, alumni, and student participation at EXPO CHICAGO were much talked about in the event's press coverage.

September 15, 2017

Art, Chicago Style

Despite a Picasso at Daley Plaza, a Calder in front of the Federal Building, and a Miro in the plaza of the Brunswick Building, Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg doesn't immediately think artists living and working in the city when he pictures it in his mind.

September 14, 2017

Shawn Decker Discusses His Brewery Passion Project

Professor Shawn Decker of the School’s Sound and Art and Technology Studies departments recently sat down for an interview with the The Hop Review about the evolution of his Evanston-based brewery, Sketchbook Brewing Co.  From Kickstarter campaign to full-blown neighborhood watering hole, Decker’s brewery has managed to overcome some of the community's initial hesitancy (left over from Evanston’s legacy as one of the last holdouts of the Prohibition) to provide a uni


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