SAIC News

May 8, 2016

SAIC Launches $50 Million Fundraising Campaign

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced the launch of its first-ever significant fundraising campaign, a milestone in the School’s 150-year history. The comprehensive campaign—Beautiful/Work: The Campaign for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago—aims to raise $50 million by 2018 to increase funding for student scholarships and faculty resources.

May 4, 2016

SAIC Alum Receives National Attention For Picturing Black Girlhood

SAIC alum Scheherazade Tillet (MA 2003) and her project Picturing Black Girlhood were both recently featured across an array of notable publications, including The Huffington Post and Broadly, Vice’s feminist online magazine.

May 2, 2016

The New York Times Profiles SAIC Faculty Member Eugenia Cheng

Like all SAIC faculty members, Eugenia Cheng puts innovation and creativity at the forefront of her pedagogy.

May 2, 2016

SAIC Alum's Illustrations Star In Key and Peele’s New Movie

SAIC alum Leigh Cox (BFA 2006) says that determination to create personal work led to success.

May 2, 2016

SAIC’s “Extensive” Materials Lab Receives Applause From Other Machine Co.

SAIC recently continued its commitment to emerging art and technology with the purchase of three Othermills.

May 2, 2016

SAIC Announces May Events, Lectures and Symposia

CHICAGO—This month, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will present a rich collection of festivals, readings, symposia and exhibitions.

April 28, 2016

SAIC Transforms Garfield Park Conservatory From Flora To Fashion For New Exhibition

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, is transforming the Garfield Park Conservatory from flora to fashion in the first exhibition of its kind showcasing the work of the School’s internationally renowned Fashion Design students. The exhibition is free and open to the public and runs from May 13–15.

April 27, 2016

SAIC Faculty Member Shawn Decker Shows at Dubuque Museum of Art

Like many other members of SAIC's illustrious faculty, the Sound Program's Shawn Decker engages his internationally renowned talents with local ideas and images.

April 27, 2016

SAIC Professor Emeritus Kenneth Josephson Has Retrospective

Professor emeritus Kenneth Josephson began his influential teaching career at SAIC almost 50 years ago, and a recent retrospective looks back at his unique career.

April 25, 2016

Frances Whitehead Recognized by A Blade of Grass Foundation

SAIC sculpture faculty Frances Whitehead has been named a 2016 Fellow for Socially Engaged Art by A Blade of Grass Foundation (ABOG).

April 25, 2016

SAIC Alum Amanda Ross-Ho Is Featured On ARTnews

SAIC alum Amanda Ross-Ho (BFA 1998) is one of many internationally-recognized graduates originally from Chicago.

April 25, 2016

SAIC Announces Its 2016 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Doctorate Recipients

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will welcome artist, activist and alum, Tania Bruguera, to deliver the school’s commencement address on Monday, May 16, at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Congress Parkway.

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