SAIC News

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 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.

January 31, 2016

Art In America Highlights David Getsy

This month, Art in America has SAIC’s Interim Dean of Graduate Studies David Getsy in its “sightlines” section.

January 28, 2016

SAIC Hosts IN>TIME 2016

CHICAGO—The city of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, host the IN>TIME performance art festival, featuring both international and local artists exhibiting in 15 diverse venues across the city. Organized by SAIC faculty member and Performance department Graduate Coordinator Mark Jeffery, the festival will showcase a diverse sampling of performance work from January 8–March 4.

January 27, 2016

Monique Meloche Gallery Hosts SAIC Alumni and Faculty Exhibition

In honor of SAIC’s 150th Anniversary, Monique Meloche Gallery is featuring work from SAIC alumni and faculty represented or exhibited by the gallery.

January 27, 2016

2015–16 Graduate Collaboration Grant Recipients Announced

The 2015–16 recipients of the Graduate Collaboration Grant, presented by the University of Chicago’s Arts, Science, & Culture Initiative and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago have been announced.

January 24, 2016

SAIC represented at National Wet Paint MFA Biennial

Current SAIC graduate students Stephen D’Onofrio (BFA 2013, MFA 2017) and Orkideh Torabi (Post-Bac, 2014, MFA 2016) have been accepted to participate in the National Wet Paint MFA Biennial, taking place at the Zhou B Art Center from January 15–February 13, 2016.

January 19, 2016

SAIC's Visiting Artists Program Starts Its Season a Lecture by Tom Kalin

CHICAGO—To help close out its 150th Anniversary celebrations, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will host a distinguished line-up of visiting artists who exemplify the boundary-blurring nature of contemporary art.

January 19, 2016

The Los Angeles Times Interviews SAIC Alum Kori Newkirk

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Kori Newkirk (BFA 1993) talks about where he gets his inspiration, ranging from Venus Williams to pita bread. Image from article

January 18, 2016

SAIC Receives $1 Million from Michael and Cari Sacks

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, announced a $1 million gift from Michael and Cari Sacks to establish the Sacks Family Scholarships. The new fund will provide need-based scholarships for SAIC graduate and undergraduate students who are Chicago Public High Schools graduates. The gift comes while SAIC is in the midst of a year-long celebration to honor its 150th Anniversary.

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