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July 17, 2017

Martine Syms Profiled in the New Yorker

The New Yorker recently published a profile of SAIC alum Martine Syms (BFA 2007).

July 14, 2017

Alum Expands Her Feminist Clothing Platform

Amanda Brinkman (MA 2010), a graduate of the School’s Visual and Critical Studies department and co-founder of art nonprofit Pelican Bomb, recieved widespread recognition when she created T-shirts emblazoned with the phrase “Nasty Woman,” in the wake of the October presidential debate.

July 14, 2017

Chicago Torture Justice Memorials is one of 2017's Artist as Activist Fellows

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s Artist as Activist Fellowship is designed to provide support to independent artists and art collectives working to highlight and combat social justice issues through a range of mediums.

July 6, 2017

SAIC Slated to Contribute to the Year of Public Art

Cheryl Pope (BFA 2003, MDes 2010), an Assistant Professor in the School’s Fashion Design department, is one of the many SAIC faculty and alumni scheduled to contribute new work as part of Chicago’s "Year of Public Art" initiative, reports DNAinfo.

July 5, 2017

SAIC Takes the Riverwalk

New public art installations have recently gone up along the riverfront as part of Chicago’s Year of Public Art initiative, including a noteworthy contribution by SAIC Associate Professor in Painting and Drawing Scott Reeder, according to TimeOut.

June 30, 2017

Gothic Goads Art Swap with Whitney

With a retrospective of alum Grant Wood (SAIC 1913–16) to end all Grant Wood retrospectives planned for this upcoming March, the Whitney Museum of American Art has been busy compiling murals, book illustrations, and decorated objects to accompany the artist's oil paintings, reports the New York Times. Still, one thing is missing.

June 29, 2017

Faculty, Staff, and Students Participate in Strategic Planning Focus Groups

In spring 2017, Provost Craig Barton hosted strategic planning focus groups with faculty, staff, and students.

June 27, 2017

Fischerspooner Boasts Simultaneous Album/Exhibition Release

Warren Fischer (SAIC 1991–93) and Casey Spooner (SAIC 1989–1993) make up Fischerspooner, the electroclash duo now on their fourth album.

June 23, 2017

Tribune Discusses David Sedaris' Origins, Diaries

SAIC Writing alum David Sedaris (BFA 1987) may be a household name now, but that wasn't always the case. As John Warner at the Chicago Tribune points out, the acclaimed essayist arrived in Chicago from Raleigh, NC pie-eyed and aimless.

June 23, 2017

Renowned Artist Jeff Koons Will Donate Artwork To SAIC

CHICAGO–The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced that renowned artist and SAIC alum Jeff Koons will donate an artwork to the school, which will be sold to establish the Jeff Koons Scholarship Fund.

June 23, 2017

SAIC Closes In On $50 Million Fundraising Goal

CHICAGO–The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, is closing in on a $50 million goal in its first-ever major public fundraising campaign, Beautiful/Work: The Campaign for SAIC. One year ago, SAIC President Elissa Tenny and Chancellor Walter Massey publicly announced the campaign. The effort has now raised $46.4 million, providing increased scholarship opportunities, faculty support and programming. 

June 6, 2017

Camera Lucida in the 21st Century

Associate Professor Pablo Garcia, who teaches in the School's Contemporary Practices and Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects departments, has managed to raise over $300,000 dollars in a Kickstarter campaign for his revival of a famed 19th century optical device.


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