September 23, 2015

The Huffington Post Spotlights Chicago for Arts & Culture

Huffington Post declares last week as “THE time to be in Chicago.” The Huffington Post spoke with gallery owner Monique Meloche (MA 1993), who started Gallery Weekend Chicago (GWC) in 2011, about the buzz surrounding this year’s EXPO CHICAGO.

September 23, 2015

New Installation at Millennium Park Coordinated by SAIC Faculty Member

Douglas Pancoast, Associate Professor of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO), helped coordinate the installation of eight 3,000- to 9,000-pound limestones in Millennium Park for a project called Rock.

September 23, 2015

SAIC Figures Prominently in Newcity’s Art 50 2015: Chicago’s Visual Vanguard

Newcity’s annual “Art 50” list, considered to be a snapshot of Chicago’s art ecosystem, features many SAIC faculty and alumni.

September 22, 2015

Jeff Koons at SAIC

On September 21, internationally acclaimed sculptor, painter, and alum Jeff Koons (SAIC 1975–76, HON 2008) spoke to more than 900 people as part of SAIC's Visiting Artists Program.

September 21, 2015

Block Party Kicks Off SAIC’s 150th Anniversary

This weekend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) launched its yearlong 150th Anniversary celebration with block parties for students, Chicago families, and SAIC alumni, faculty, and staff from the School and museum.

September 16, 2015

SAIC Faculty Member Explores the Effect of Global Trade on Rural Towns

SAIC faculty member Sarah Ross (Sculpture and Art Education) and Ryan Griffis, professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, explore the effect of global trade on Beardstown, Illinois, in the exhibition Between the Bottomlands & the World on view at the Newport Visual Art Center.

September 16, 2015

SAIC Receives the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

SAIC has received INSIGHT Into Diversity 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award.

September 16, 2015

SAIC Alumni Collaborate on Skateboarding-Inspired Installation

SAIC alumni Jonas Sebura (MFA 2011) and Alex Gartelmann (MFA 2012) have been collaborating since 2009.

September 16, 2015

SAIC Alumni’s Light Sculptures on view at the Garfield Park Conservatory

Petra Bachmaier (BFA 1999) and Sean Gallero (BFA 1998), the artist duo operating under the name Luftwerk, have new work on view at the Garfield Park Conservatory.

September 16, 2015

SAIC Alum to Star in New MTV Prank Show

Matteo Lane (BFA 2009) will star in MTV’s new hidden-camera prank show Ladylike.

September 16, 2015

National Science Foundation Awards $3.1 Million to Array of Things Project

Associate Professor Douglas Pancoast is working with an interdisciplinary team of designers, engineers, and scientists at the Computation Institute (a joint initiative of University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory), the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Northern Illinois University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on the

September 16, 2015

Half Acre Crafted a Beer for SAIC’s 150th Anniversary

Half Acre, a local brewery founded by SAIC alum Gabriel Magliaro (BFA 2003), will debut a new beer at SAIC’s 150th Anniversary Block Party on Saturday, September 19.