June 13, 2013
Dr. Walter E. Massey, President of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), delivered the Kalamazoo College commencement address on Sunday, June 16, upon receiving an honorary Doctor of Science degree. A prominent advocate of diversity in higher education and accomplished physicist who has served as Director of the Argonne National Laboratory and the National Science Foundation alongside his lengthy career in higher education, Dr. Massey called his address “Get to Work!”
June 10, 2013
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will award new merit scholarships beginning in the fall of 2013 for students entering its internationally renowned Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program. The Ellen Sandor Scholarships, supported by a $50,000 gift from the Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Foundation and an additional promised gift to endow the scholarship fund, will support graduate students in the Department of Art and Technology Studies (ATS) and the Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation (FVNMA).
May 21, 2013
Cutting-edge fashion filled Millennium Park’s Chase Promenade on Friday, May 3 as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) hosted Fashion 2013, its 79th annual fashion show, and THE WALK 2013 benefit gala. Over 250 garments made by 94 SAIC sophomores, juniors and seniors impressed guests four times throughout the day before Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte received the Legend of Fashion Award and long-time friend of SAIC Melissa Sage Fadim was honored with the Heart of Fashion Award.
May 20, 2013
Emerging designers from four graduate design programs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will showcase their final projects in SET OFF, a design exploration off the beaten path, presented at the SAIC Sullivan Galleries, 33 South State Street, June 8–July 5. The largest of five new exhibitions on view during NeoCon, North America's largest design exposition, SET OFF is free and open to the public Tuesday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
May 8, 2013
Nine students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) present Functional Fiction at the 2nd annual NADA NYC, May 10–12, in booth P-14. SAIC’s first display at NADA, the exhibition is the culmination of The Collectible Object, a two-semester course conceived and taught by SAIC professors Dan Price (Sculpture) and Tim Parsons (Designed Objects).
May 1, 2013
Twelve fashion designers from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will showcase their collections in an interactive presentation at the Drake Hotel Palm Court on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Forgoing the traditional runway show in favor of a more dynamic in-the-round presentation, models on elevated platforms will present three to five looks from each designer in a display created around the Palm Court’s fountain. For tickets, visit saicmdespost-baccfashion2013.eventbrite.com.
April 28, 2013
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago celebrates the talented students completing their undergraduate and graduate degrees this spring. MFA candidates from the Film, Video, New Media, Animation (FVNMA) and Sound programs will hold a festival showcasing their projects May 8–10. MFA graduates in SAIC’s Writing program will read their works on May 16. Both events will take place at the Gene Siskel Film Center in downtown Chicago. SAIC invites you to take part in these not-to-be-missed events. More information is available at saic.edu/highlights.
April 22, 2013
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago celebrates the students graduating from its Master of Arts programs this spring. As a part of their groundbreaking work, over 75 students completing their degrees will present their theses in six events held at the Art Institute of Chicago, Gene Siskel Film Center, Graham Foundation, the Co-Prosperity Sphere, and throughout the SAIC campus. SAIC invites you to take part in these not-to-be-missed events. More information is available at saic.edu/highlights.
April 21, 2013
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will host THE WALK 2013, its annual fashion benefit, in Millennium Park on Friday, May 3, 2013. ELLE Fashion News Director Anne Slowey will emcee the event, which will honor designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte with the Legend of Fashion Award and SAIC fashion supporter Melissa Sage Fadim with the Heart of Fashion Award.
April 8, 2013
The city’s don’t-miss opportunity to purchase exquisite student artwork returns as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) proudly hosts the 13th annual Spring Art Sale on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 in the historic SAIC Ballroom (112 S. Michigan Avenue). Co-sponsored by Campus Life and SAIC's Student Association, the Spring Art Sale is FREE and open to the public.