SAIC News

February 17, 2016

SAIC Alum Garland Martin Taylor Makes Creative Response to Chicago Gun Violence

Conversation Piece by Garland Martin Taylor (BA 2005, MA 2007) “refers to the discussion people have around the gun” but is also about peace, reports the Chicago Reader.

February 16, 2016

Controversial Artist Dread Scott Gives Lecture in Chicago

Dread Scott (BFA 1989) returned to SAIC on Monday to give a lecture discussing “issues of race, incarceration, war, government, repression, and revolution.” The Chicago Tribune discusses Scott’s willingness to address controversial topics, most famously in his work “What Is the Proper Way to Display a US Flag?” that was displayed in a minority student show in 1989.

February 16, 2016

Chicago Magazine's Power 50 List Features Many With SAIC Ties

Chicago Magazine says that their 2016 Power 50 list of most influential Chicagoans is a shake up this year, and SAIC is well-represented on the list.

February 14, 2016

SAIC Receives $2 Million Gift from the Crown Family

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, announced a $2 million endowment gift from Paula and James Crown, Nancy and A. Steven Crown, and the Crown Family Philanthropies. The gift will endow a full professorship to be known as the Crown Family Professor in Painting and Drawing. The gift comes while SAIC is in the midst of a year-long celebration of its 150th Anniversary.

February 11, 2016

Make It Work

A new committee of successful local business owners is starting a movement to support SAIC student entrepreneurs.

February 10, 2016

SAIC Students and Home Decor Brand CB2 Partner to Launch SAIC Line of Products

Twelve graduate and undergraduate students from SAIC's unique Industry Projects course recently partnered with furniture and décor mainstay CB2 to craft a line of elegant objects made for “living well.” Marking the second year of this collaboration, the CB2+SAIC collection is now available online and at the retailer’s dozen urban locations, and features inspired lighting, furniture, and home accessories.

February 10, 2016

SAIC Artists and Northwestern Engineers Team Up in “Data as Art”

An article in Chicago Inno takes a look at the joint course Data as Art offered by Northwestern University and SAIC.

February 10, 2016

Smart Museum Opens Monster Roster Exhibition

The Chicago Reader recently profiled the Monster Roster as part of the opening of the Smart Museum's Monster Roster: Existential Art in Postwar Chicago exhibition.

February 10, 2016

Time Out Interviews SAIC Alum David Alekhuogie

In an interview with

February 3, 2016

Shared History

As SAIC and the South Side Community Art Center celebrate milestone anniversaries, an exhibition showcases the ties between them.

February 2, 2016

Dread Scott Visiting SAIC for a Public Lecture

Dread Scott (BFA 1989), known for his provocative work shown on campus What is the Proper Way to Display the US Flag?, which President Bush declared it “disgraceful” returns to SAIC this spring for a public lecture on February 15 in the MacLean Ballroom, 112 South Michigan Avenue.

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