SAIC News

December 3, 2018

Jerry Saltz Offers 33 Rules for Being an Artist

"How to Be an Artist" by art critic and SAIC alum Jerry Saltz (SAIC 1970–75, HON 2008) is the cover story of the latest issue of New York magazine. 

December 3, 2018

Mary Jane Jacob's Latest Book Is Released

Mary Jane Jacob, professor in the Department of Sculpture and director of the Institute for Curatorial Research and Practice at SAIC has released a new book from the University of Chicago Press titled Dewey for Artists. 

November 30, 2018

SAIC Receives $500,000 for Painting and Drawing Scholarships

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has received support from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation (HFF) to fund students studying in the Department of Painting and Drawing, as well as programs related to the foundation. Through the Frankenthaler Scholarships, HFF, named after prominent painter and printmaker, Helen Frankenthaler, will make an endowment gift of $500,000 to create annual scholarships for selected students, who will be selected by faculty.

November 30, 2018

SAIC Alums Featured in Gallery Show Celebrating New Media

SAIC alums are featured in a gallery show, curated by Associate Professor Jon Cates, celebrating new media.

November 30, 2018

Anne Wilson and Shannon Stratton on the Line between Furniture and Art

SAIC Fiber and Material Studies Professor Anne Wilson and alum Shannon Stratton (MFA 2003, MA 2008) were recently featured in an Artsy article on the line between art and furniture. 

November 27, 2018

Stars Align for D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem

D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem, professor and alum at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, shares her vision for the future of her work and Afrofuturism.

November 20, 2018

SAIC Faculty Member on the Importance of Sketchbooks

Sketchbooks are far superior to cameras according to Adjunct Associate Professor in the Painting and Drawing department Olivia Petrides (MFA 1977) who was recently interviewed by Artsy magazine. 

Pauline Simon (American, 1898-1976), Untitled. 1968. A portrait of a woman with a book. Collection of Karl Wirsum and Lorri Gunn. | "Sixty Inches From Center"

November 19, 2018

SAIC Faculty-Curated Show Reviewed in Sixty Inches From Center

Lisa Stone, SAIC senior lecturer in the Art History, Theory, and Criticism department was mentioned in a review of Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow titled Sixty Inches From Center

November 19, 2018

Chilling and Making

Nick Mahshie (MDes 2017) brings SAIC’s collaborative spirit to Miami.

Chicago Renewable Energy Challenge logo

November 19, 2018

SAIC Is a Founding Member of Chicago Renewable Energy Challenge

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) joins six other institutions as a voluntary founding member to advance renewable energy in commercial and institutional properties through the Chicago Renewable Energy Challenge.

November 15, 2018

Kick Off the Holiday Season with SAIC's Holiday Art Sale at the Millennium Park Art Market

SAIC's Holiday Art Sale which starts tomorrow and takes place at the Millennium Park Art Market was featured on Chicago’s WTTW and the Daily Herald for activities to do the weekend of November 15–18.

November 14, 2018

Google Doodle Features SAIC Alum for Native American Heritage Month

Amanda Crowe was chosen for the November 9 Google Doodle as a part of Native American Heritage Month.

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