February 20, 2013
Chicago, IL—Acclaimed American actor, playwright, and professor Anna Deavere Smith will deliver the commencement address to the 2013 graduating class of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) on Saturday, May 18, at the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park. Along with architect Jeanne Gang and artist Joe Zucker (SAIC BFA 1964, MFA 1966), Smith will receive an honorary doctorate from SAIC to recognize her achievements and commitment to the arts.
January 31, 2013
To complement its collaborative exhibition with the Art Institute of Chicago, Material Translations: Japanese Fashion from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Fashion Resource Center (FRC) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is pleased to present the companion programs Material Innovations and Making on Saturday, February 23, 9:00 a.m.–7:00
January 16, 2013
ART INSTITUTE ORGANIZES SIXTH OFFICIAL STAFF AND FACULTY ART EXHIBITION ARTwork 6 Showcases Art Created by Employees of the Museum and the School More Than 165 Artists’ Works on View at the Sullivan Galleries January 19–February 1, 2013
January 13, 2013
Chicago, IL—Chicago's coldest months are warming up with the energy of performance art. The city of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) host the IN>TIME performance art festival, featuring both international and local artists exhibiting in 14 diverse venues across the city. Organized by SAIC faculty member and Graduate Coordinator Mark Jeffery, the festival will showcase outstanding performance work from January 11–March 2, 2013.
January 9, 2013
Chicago, IL - The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Tri State Alliance for Regional Development recently unveiled its new logo designed by SAIC student Tracy Lee (BFA 2015). Lee is a second-year student pursuing a BFA with emphasis in Visual Communication Design, and was also a finalist last Spring in the contest to design Bank of America's Kennedy Expressway Wall Mural.
December 18, 2012
Chicago, IL— Visiting Minds. Lasting Influence. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is pleased to announce the newest lineup of guest speakers for its Visiting Artists Program (VAP), continuing a tradition endowed 60 years ago. VAP hosts two seasons of public presentations by artists and scholars each academic year through lectures, symposia, performances, and screenings.
December 12, 2012
Chicago—Over the next several decades, the population of the world’s cities will nearly double, increasing by 2.6 billion people. Concurrently, an unprecedented volume and diversity of data is being collected and published by an increasing number of cities, providing opportunities to optimize their operation and anticipate the impact of their growth using computational methods and tools.
December 6, 2012
Chicago—Between 4:22 and 6:03 p.m., a free performance will close the acclaimed SAIC exhibition Opening the Black Box: The Charge is Torture on the Winter Solstice (Friday, December 21) at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries (33 S. State St., 7th Floor).
November 28, 2012
Chicago, IL—Michelle Grabner, Professor and Chair of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), has been named a curator of the 2014 Whitney Biennial. The most influential survey of the state of contemporary art in the United States, the next Biennial goes on view at the beginning of March 2014 and will be the last Biennial to take place in the museum's historic Marcel Breuer-designed building on Madison Avenue in New York City.
November 26, 2012
Chicago, IL— Every House Has a Door, the nonprofit performance group created by faculty members Lin Hixson (Performance) and Matthew Goulish (Writing) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), has received a $32,500 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation International Connections Fund to create and produce a performance derived from materials in the Randolph Street Gallery archives.