September 25, 2014

SAIC Alum Receives Major Commission for New York’s Lincoln Center

Solar Reserve, a new commission by John Gerrard (MFA 2000) for Lincoln Center and the Public Art Fund, is a digital simulation of a Nevada solar thermal power plant and its surrounding desert.

September 25, 2014

FNews Wins Big at the 2014 Gold Circle Awards

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced the winners from its 31st Gold Circle Awards program, which attracted 11,407 entries produced by students at colleges, universities, and secondary schools throughout the United States between June 2013 and June 2014.

September 24, 2014

SAIC Alum Opens a Design Shop in Chelsea, NYC

Moss closed its doors in 2012, leaving a void in New York City's design and aesthetic landscape.

September 23, 2014

SAIC Alum Helps Kids in Juvenile Detention Turn Graffiti into Art

SAIC alum Eric Dean Spruth (BFA 1990, MA 1992) has been involved with the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center for about 17 years, with dreams of painting murals on the walls just as long.

September 23, 2014

37 SAIC Artists Included in Newcity's Biennial Art 50 List

Cultural weekly, Newcity, published its biennial list of the top 50 influential artists in Chicago and SAIC was well represented on the list with 37 artists with strong ties to our community.

September 22, 2014

SAIC Welcomes 15 New Full-Time Faculty this Fall

Fifteen full-time faculty joined the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) working across a range of departments.

September 17, 2014

Art Institute of Chicago Voted Best Museum by Trip Advisor Users

TripAdvisor's 2014 Travelers' Choice Awards are in and the Art Institute of Chicago takes the crown as the best museum in the world.

September 17, 2014

A Lived Practice Generates Media Buzz

"A Lived Practice," one of the largest and most comprehensive program series organized on social practice, kicked off with the opening of A Proximity of Consciousness: Art and Social Action in SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries on Saturday September 20.

September 17, 2014

SAIC Alum Profiled in the Chicago Tribune

Recently, the Chicago Tribune caught up with the environmentalist, artist, and SAIC alum Jenny Kendler (MFA 2006).

September 17, 2014

SAIC Faculty and Alum Involved with Cannonball’s R.A.D in Miami

Miami's art scene is thriving, but many are of the opinion that it lacks that something needed to turn it into a cultural center.

September 17, 2014

AIADO's Lisa Norton Talks to Core77 about Design Education

SAIC faculty and Director of Designed Objects Lisa Norton was recently interviewed by Core 77 for its D-School Futures series.

September 16, 2014

EAGER Grant Recipients Announced

The Earl and Brenda Shapiro Center for Research and Collaboration and the Office of the Provost are pleased to announce the student recipients of this year’s Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) grants and the 2014–15 Shapiro Graduate Research Fellows. Congratulations to the winning EAGER grant groups and research fellows: