April 24, 2018

SAIC Featured on NBC Today Show

SAIC was featured on NBC Today Show as part of the special series Together TODAY.

April 24, 2018

SAIC Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

This semester SAIC flexed its power by reducing its energy usage and upping its green initiatives.

Kenneth Josephson's breakthrough image, a study in sequential imagery. (Kenneth Josephson / Stephen Daiter Gallery)

April 24, 2018

Kenneth Josephson: The Man Who Pioneered Contemporary Photography and the Selfie

Professor Emeritus Kenneth Josephson, who was on SAIC faculty for 40 years in the Photography department, has been profiled in the Chicago Tribune as the man who pioneered contemporary photography and the selfie.

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.