Fashion Critic Diane Pernet to Receive SAIC Legend of Fashion Award at Annual Benefit, THE WALK, in Millennium Park
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, will welcome contemporary artist Albert Oehlen to deliver the school’s 149th commencement address on Monday, May 11, at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Congress Parkway.
Featured events include the MFA Show; IMPACT Graduate Performance Festival; Film, Video, New Media, Animation, and Sound Festival; MFA Writing Program Reading; and Master of Arts and Science Symposia.
Exhibition runs from March 14 through April 1 and features more than 250 emerging artists.
The gift will support the school's College Arts Access Program for Chicago high school students.
SAIC students gain real-world, hands-on experience in the design industry working alongside industry professionals.
SAIC’s Visiting Artists Program and Conversations at the Edge bring in 16 leading artists and scholars for lectures and screenings, including an Academy Award Nominee, a Pioneer in Prosthetics, and SAIC Alumni.
SAIC announced a $1 million gift from the Levys to support need-based scholarships.
New Study finds that Chicago universities are an economic and educational force, touting a 26 percent increase degrees awarded, supporting 43,000 jobs and $10.8 billion in economic activity in Chicago.
Auction Includes Works by SAIC Alumni, Proceeds to Benefit Chicago High School Graduates