August 28, 2017

SAIC Announces Its Fall Line-Up Of Visiting Artists

CHICAGO—This fall, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will host a distinguished lineup of visiting artists who exemplify the boundary-blurring nature of contemporary art.

Welcome, New Full-Time Faculty

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SAIC’s new faculty members represent a diverse range of practices, media, and methodologies and exemplify SAIC’s focus on interdisciplinary studies.

From the late 19th-century women photographers established studios around the country creating images about their experiences. Many set up backdrops to resemble their family homes and their daily lives. During that time, only a small number of women were working as photographers but the few who worked as photographers in the 19th and early 20th centuries documented their families and friends. This lecture draws from my interests in women artists and photographers who explore personal and collective memories on beauty from early photography to now. Some of these artists reconfigure old family photographs, while others create entirely new images that reimagine the past. Central to experiencing memory is the image of Mnemosyne, the Greek goddess of time and memory—she is often portrayed with a cloth draped over her body. Looking at the unclothed and clothed body by women working in the past has always created tension between conceptualizing and producing work about the female body.
 

June 23, 2017

SAIC Closes In On $50 Million Fundraising Goal

CHICAGO–The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, is closing in on a $50 million goal in its first-ever major public fundraising campaign, Beautiful/Work: The Campaign for SAIC. One year ago, SAIC President Elissa Tenny and Chancellor Walter Massey publicly announced the campaign. The effort has now raised $46.4 million, providing increased scholarship opportunities, faculty support and programming. 

May 12, 2017

SAIC Names Dawn Gavin As The Smith-Buonanno Family Director Of Contemporary Practices

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced the appointment of Dawn Gavin as the inaugural Smith-Buonanno Family Director of Contemporary Practices.

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