SAIC News

March 1, 2016

SAIC's Conversations at the Edge Series Caps its Season with Films, Performances and Talks by Groundbreaking Artists

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 present a compelling selection of screenings, performances and talks by groundbreaking media artists in its Conversations at the Edge media series. SAIC will present the following artists:

February 24, 2016

SAIC Ranks as a Top Producer of US Fulbright Fellows

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), once again, ranks among the top producers of US Fulbright Scholars for specialized institutions.

February 22, 2016

SAIC Receives Gifts from Karen and Jim Frank and Todd and Liz Warnock

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced two gifts totaling $1 million in support of part-time faculty. The gifts come from Karen and Jim Frank and Todd and Liz Warnock.

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

Time Out Interviews SAIC Alum David Alekhuogie

In an interview with

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.

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