January 22, 2014
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is pleased to announce its upcoming spring schedule of cutting-edge exhibitions, performances, film screenings, and other programs on its downtown campus in the heart of Chicago—all free and open to the public. For more information about SAIC programming and events, visit saic.edu/highlights.
January 13, 2014
The Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD) welcomes the New Year with a new team of officers leading its Board of Trustees. Leading the Trustees as Chair is Walter E. Massey, President of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and highly esteemed physicist and academic.
January 7, 2014
900 North Michigan Shops in conjunction with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) present a collaborative exhibition space, SAIC at 900. Located on level six of 900 Shops across from Bloomingdale’s, the SAIC at 900 space showcases rotating exhibits of art and design by SAIC students and alumni.
December 19, 2013
Standard & Poor’s announced today that it raised the Art Institute of Chicago’s long-term bond rating to AA- with a stable outlook from A+ positive outlook. In its release, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services cited numerous factors that contributed to the upgrade, singling out “strong institutional leadership and management to produce such results in a stressful economic environment,” as well as a consistently sound operating performance and continued plan of scheduled debt reduction.
November 21, 2013
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) proudly showcases the work of its faculty and students in Faculty Projects and Tracing Affinities, opening Friday, December 13, from 4:30–7:30 p.m., at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries (33 South State Street, 7th floor). Both exhibitions, which are free and open to the public, run through February 15. They open during the final stage of a popular run for another major SAIC exhibition, News from Nowhere: Chicago Laboratory.
November 19, 2013
Chicago, IL— The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is pleased to announce a significant contribution to the Justyna Palka Memorial Scholarship Fund, renewed through a generous donation from the family of SAIC alumna Justyna Palka (BFA 2009). The gift contributes to an establishing donation from advertising firm Ogilvy & Mather. Founded in 2011, the merit-based scholarship is awarded to a student in his or her junior year within SAIC’s Department of Visual Communication Design.
November 14, 2013
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) recognizes its community members selected to participate in the 2014 Whitney Biennial in New York City, March 7–May 25, 2014. Nearly 20 of the 103 artists announced as participants in the next Whitney Biennial have ties to the school.
October 30, 2013
Grammy Award–nominated, New York Times–bestselling author David Sedaris, an alumnus of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), addressed the audience at the Literary Lions Luncheon today. SAIC faculty member Rachel Weiss, Professor in the Arts Administration and Policy department, received the Jean Goldman Book Prize at the luncheon. Held at the elegant downtown club the Casino, the event was hosted by Walter E.
October 23, 2013
The city’s best, one-stop opportunity to purchase unique holiday gifts returns as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) proudly hosts the 25th-annual Holiday Art Sale on Friday, November 22, and Saturday, November 23, in the historic SAIC Ballroom downtown (112 South Michigan Avenue). More information about this event hosted by the Office of Campus Life is available online at saic.edu/holidaysale.
October 22, 2013
More than 90 talented SAIC students completing undergraduate degrees this fall will exhibit their innovative work November 2 through 16, in the Fall Undergraduate Exhibition at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries, 33 South State Street, 7th floor. This year’s opening reception, which is free and open to the public, takes place Friday, November 1, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. For more information visit saic.edu/exhibitions or call 312.629.6635.