August 21, 2013

SAIC and ELLE Present 4th Annual FASHION | NEXT Runway Show at Lincoln Center

ELLE, the No. 1 fashion magazine in the world, today announced its partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) to produce the fourth annual FASHION | NEXT event, to take place at the David H. Koch Theatre at Lincoln Center as part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on Friday, September 6. With exclusive sponsor Maybelline New York, FASHION | NEXT celebrates the unique talents of today’s emerging young designers.

August 5, 2013

Sullivan Galleries Presents First Major US Exhibition of Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho

The first exhibition in the United States devoted to the work of the noted Korean artists Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho will take the form of an ambitious collaborative project at the Sullivan Galleries of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), opening September 20, 2013.

July 29, 2013

Big, Beautiful Data: Collaboration with Northwestern U. Inspires New Exhibition

Twenty-one students and nine faculty members from Northwestern University (NU) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) are combining big data with collaborative research, studio arts, and visual communication design this summer at SAIC’s downtown campus.

July 10, 2013

SAIC Announces Fall Season of Visiting Artists Program

Visiting Minds. Lasting Influence. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is pleased to announce the fall 2013 lineup of guest speakers for its Visiting Artists Program (VAP), continuing a tradition endowed more than 60 years ago. VAP hosts two seasons of public presentations by artists and scholars each academic year through lectures, symposia, performances, and screenings.

June 13, 2013

SAIC President Delivers Kalamazoo College Commencement Address

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

SAIC Announces New MFA Merit Scholarships

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

THE WALK Welcomes 500, Helps Raise Over $500k for Student Work and Scholarships

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

Final Graduate Exhibition of 2013 Leads Five Shows Opening June 10

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

SAIC Presents "Functional Fiction" at NADA NYC May 10–12

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

Drake Hotel Hosts 2013 Master of Design and Post-Bac Fashion Show

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


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