April 23, 2018

SAIC Presents Spring and Summer Exhibitions and Events

SAIC continues its year-end events with an exciting line-up for spring and summer.

April 23, 2018

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Fashion 2018 Runway Show and Exhibition Challenges Viewers to Engage with Fashion

Students from the Department of Fashion Design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will make a bold statement when their designs hit the runway at the School’s annual fashion show and exhibition on May 4.

LaToya Ruby Frazier New York Times cover

April 19, 2018

LaToya Ruby Frazier's Photographs Appear in the New York Times Magazine

Critic Jerry Saltz (SAIC 1970–75, HON 2008)  describes the photographs of LaToya Ruby Frazier, associate professor in the Photography department, like "Goya turning his eye toward the struggles and triumphs of Black America." In a cover story for the New York Times Magazine, Frazier points her camera at the health crisis facing Black mothers.

April 19, 2018

Justus Harris Receives Kennedy Center Fellowship

Justus Harris (BA 2013) has been named a 2018 Citizen Artist Fellow from the Kennedy Center for his work as founder of MedSculp, a company that uses creativity to help others visualize information about their chronic illnesses, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

April 19, 2018

Rashid Johnson Begins Shooting Native Son in Chicago

Rashid Johnson (SAIC 2003–04) began shooting his debut directorial film in Chicago this month.

April 19, 2018

Nick Cave to Install Dance Hall on Park Avenue

This summer, from June 7 to July 1, Nick Cave, Stephanie and Bill Sick Professor of Fashion, Body and Garment, will transform Park Avenue Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall into a carnivalesque dance party.

Judy Chicago in front of the Dinner Party

April 19, 2018

Judy Chicago to Deliver Commencement Address at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

SAIC will welcome celebrated artist Judy Chicago to deliver the School’s commencement address on Monday, May 14, at Wintrust Arena. 

April 17, 2018

Jerry Saltz Awarded Pulitzer Prize for Criticism

Jerry Saltz (SAIC 1970–75, HON 2008) has been awarded this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Criticism for his article published last April, “My Life as a Failed Artist,” which reflects on his failure at being an artist and how it turned him toward art criticism. 

April 13, 2018

Helen O'Leary Receives Prestigious Rome Prize for Visual Art

On April 12, Helen O'Leary (BFA 1988, MFA 1989) received the American Academy Rome Prize in Visual Arts for 2018–19.

April 12, 2018

SAIC Students to Exhibit Work in Venice

This spring, 20 SAIC students bolstered their knowledge of curatorial approaches—how their work and critical positions intersect with questions of citizenship and its role within art and design.

April 12, 2018

Commissioners of the U.S. Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2018 in Venice Share Exhibition Details at Send-Off Event

Commissioner Mark Kelly, of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, joined School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) President Elissa Tenny and University of Chicago (UChicago) President Robert J. Zimmer at a sendoff Tuesday for the U.S. Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2018, also known as the Venice Architecture Biennale.

April 10, 2018

SAIC Students Launch Uniquely Designed Collection at Milan Design Week

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced the launch of Potluck, a collection of uniquely designed objects created by students studying in the School’s Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO) department. The collection will be revealed at Spazio Rossana Orlandi during Milan Design Week in Italy, April 17–22.