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Photo courtesy of the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize

October 8, 2019

Walter Hood Wins Gish Prize

Walter Hood (MFA 2013), landscape and public artist, who was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship two weeks ago has been selected as the winner of this year's Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, reports the New York Times.

October 3, 2019

SAIC Community Members Included in Newcity's "Film 50"

For its 2019 "Film 50" issue, Newcity features SAIC community members.

October 2, 2019

SAIC Fall Programming Inspires Community Impact, Facilitates Conversation

SAIC is putting forward a series of compelling arts and culture events for Chicagoans this fall. The programming, which ranges from panel discussions to curated exhibits, is meant to inspire area residents and the next generation of thinkers and makers who challenge convention.

October 1, 2019

Culture Wars, Cartoon Creations, Charged Speech: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Examines the First Amendment

CHICAGO—For more than 200 years, First Amendment issues have impacted art and civic life through political cartoons, charged speech, culture wars, and the images posted on social media platforms today. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will host a panel discussion examining how the First Amendment impacts our freedom of speech and expression.

October 1, 2019

Chris Ware's New Graphic Novel Featured in Chicago Magazine

Chris Ware's (SAIC 1991–93) latest graphic novel, Rusty Brown, was featured in Chicago magazine.

Left to right: Ali Asgar (Tara), "The Virus of Faith," 2016. Rashayla Brown (BFA 2015), "Rage to Master: Michelle Grabner's Poor Farm," 2016

October 1, 2019

SAIC Community Members Receive Lucas Artist Fellowships

Congratulations to current graduate student in the Performance department Ali Asgar (Tara) and Lecturer Rashayla Marie Brown (BFA 2015, Photography) who  are recipients of the Montalvo Arts Center's Lucas Artist Fellowships.

Tony Phillips, The Space Between, 1993, Oil on canvas, 48 x 58 in. Artist Collection

September 27, 2019

Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tonight Feature Phyllis Bramson's Exhibit, What Came After

Phyllis Bramson (MFA 1974), lecturer in the Painting and Drawing department, was featured in the Chicago Sun-Times and on WTTW's Chicago Tonight for her organization of the current exhibit, What Came After: Figurative Painting in Chicago 1978–98, at the Elmhurst Art Museum.

September 27, 2019

SAIC Holiday Art Sale Included in Time Out Chicago's Holiday Events List

Time Out Chicago lists SAIC's Holiday Art Sale for their holiday season festive events in Millennium Park. 

September 27, 2019

Anke Loh Discusses the Gucci Controversy in Fortune

Anke Loh, associate professor and chair of Fashion Design, addressed Gucci's spring/summer 2020 show in Fortune.

September 27, 2019

Continuing Studies Program Featured on WCPT 820 Chicago

 On WCPT 820 AM Chicago, David Thomas and Lauren Hogan discuss courses and resources offered in the Continuing Studies program.

September 26, 2019

Top Counseling Schools Includes SAIC's Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling

SAIC's Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling was featured on Top Counseling Schools in its list of "Top 20 Master of Art Therapy Programs for 2019." 

Juan William Chavez and Candida Alvarez work

September 26, 2019

Candida Alvarez and Juan William Chávez Awarded Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grants

Professor Candida Alvarez (Painting and Drawing) and alum Juan William Chávez (MFA 2004) were awarded Painters and Sculptors Grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

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