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August 24, 2017

Alumni in Running for Gary Public Art Contest

Downtown Gary will be getting new public art thanks to its inaugural public art competition. Sponsored by the Legacy Foundation, the contest is offering awards ranging from $25,000 to $3,000, and SAIC alumni are included in the list of 15 finalists. Damon Reed (BFA 1999) and Lauren Pacheco (MA 2015) are both in the running for the competition's top prize, $25,000.

August 22, 2017

The Initiator

Tania Bruguera (MFA 2001, HON 2016) is igniting a revolution after announcing her candidacy for president of Cuba. Through her art practice, she transformers her audience into engaged citizens. 

August 22, 2017

Alumni Assemble Show on Iranian Identity

Kimia Maleki (MA 2016) curated the show Sedentary Fragmentation, on view at Heaven Gallery until August 25.

August 22, 2017

Eugenia Cheng Featured on PBS NewsHour

Lecturer and Scientist-in-Residence Eugenia Cheng (Liberal Arts) was featured in a segment for PBS NewsHour on re-thinking our cultural approach to math.

August 22, 2017

Chicago Tribune Reviews Show on Black Masculinity

KT Hawbaker (MA 2017), an editing assistant at the Chicago Tribune and recent New Arts Journalism graduate, reviewed Brotha: Rehumanizing the Dehumanized. Currently on view at The Overlook, the show assembles six artists' work that examines how ideas of Black masculinity are constructed.

August 18, 2017

Our Response to Charlottesville

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, On the first day of the new academic year, we will reach out to you with a welcoming message.

August 15, 2017

Project Runway Welcomes SAIC Alum

On August 17, millions of Lifetime viewers will be able to see firsthand just how stylish SAIC really is. Vincent Yu (MDes 2017) is one of 16 contestants for the upcoming season of Project Runway.

August 11, 2017

John McKinnon Will Lead Elmhurst Art Museum

After nearly a decade of defining taste at the Art Institute of Chicago, John McKinnon (MA 2008) is taking his talents to Elmhurst Art Museum. McKinnon will be stepping down from his position as program director at the Art Institute's Society for Contemporary Art to take over as executive director at Elmhurst Art Museum.

August 11, 2017

Lingua Ignota Profiled in Village Voice

As her EP appears to strong reviews, SAIC alum Kristin Hayter (BFA 2008) traces the roots of her visceral and varied practice in an extensive profile in the Village Voice.

August 11, 2017

Mary Fons Talks Quilts, Creating with Tribune

With a popular blog, a TV hosting gig, and on the brink of wrapping up an MFA in the School's Writing department, Mary Fons (MFA 2018) has a lot on her plate.

August 9, 2017

Riva Lehrer Contributes to New York Times

Artist, educator, and curator Riva Lehrer (SAIC 1993–95, Painting and Drawing) was this week's guest columnist for the New York Times' weekly "Disability" series.

August 8, 2017

SAIC Offers New Museum Education Graduate Scholars Program

This fall, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will launch its Museum Education Graduate Scholars Program, a joint venture between the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Learning and Public Engagement and the School’s Graduate Division.


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