January 18, 2016
CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, announced a $1 million gift from Michael and Cari Sacks to establish the Sacks Family Scholarships. The new fund will provide need-based scholarships for SAIC graduate and undergraduate students who are Chicago Public High Schools graduates. The gift comes while SAIC is in the midst of a year-long celebration to honor its 150th Anniversary.
The Sullivan Fabrication Studio supports the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects with a wide range of equipment. Trained technicians are on staff to help students safely use the equipment.
November 16, 2015
CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) opened its first permanent classroom outside of its downtown campus where it will offer arts education to the residents of North Lawndale on Chicago’s west side. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined SAIC to cut the ribbon at Nichols Tower, where SAIC announced it will launch an artist residency and three semester-long workshops. The original Sears, Roebuck and Co. tower was renovated as part of a revitalization of the neighborhood’s Homan Square area.
November 12, 2015
Chicago—SAIC faculty member Anne Wilson was named a United States Artists (USA) Distinguished Fellow. Each year, USA celebrates the breadth of American artistic practices by providing $50,000 unrestricted awards directly to artists. Former faculty member and SAIC alum Deborah Stratman (BFA 1990), a Chicago-based artist and filmmaker, was also named a fellow.
November 10, 2015
University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago launch Field Trip / Field Notes / Field Guide
CHICAGO—The University of Chicago, Art, Science & Culture Initiative (UChicago), the School of Art & Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and the Earl & Brenda Shapiro Center for Research and Collaborations, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) are pleased to announce the launch of an unprecedented inter-institutional platform for research and exchange.
October 29, 2015
CHICAGO—School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) alum and New York Times-bestselling author Sarah Vowell (MA 1999) spoke on campus on October 29 as part of SAIC’s Visiting Artists Program. The lecture was presented in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival. Vowell’s irreverent and hilarious explorations into American history and politics have won her a large and devoted readership—and Vowell wasn’t shy on Thursday about delivering quips about politics, art school and researching the French to the audience of nearly 900 people.
October 22, 2015
CHICAGO—An exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago celebrates a long association between the world-class museum and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), which is celebrating 150 years of educating artists, designers and scholars.