Press Releases

May 16, 2012

Popular SAIC Student Exhibition Travels from Milan to New York City

Chicago, IL—Emerging designers from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) present new work at The Future Perfect Pop-Up Shop in NoHo May 19–June 8 during New York's International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). Their project, whatnot, premiered at Milan's foremost independent design showroom, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, for the Salone Internazionale del Mobile (International Furniture Fair) in April.

May 10, 2012

Sony Electronics 3D Imaging Equipment Coming to SAIC Campus

CHICAGO—Chicago, IL—A new industry partnership between the Sony Digital Media Academy (SDMA) and the Earl and Brenda Shapiro Center for Research and Collaboration at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will facilitate innovative and expressive applications of digital media technologies next fall on the largest school-museum campus in the United States. SAIC's participation in SDMA brings cutting-edge Sony equipment to two projects, impacting both undergraduate and graduate curricular opportunities.

May 9, 2012

Unique Collaboration Takes Shape in Advanced Headwear Design Exhibition

Chicago, ILThe culmination of a unique collaboration between students in SAIC's Advanced Headwear fashion design course and Winzeler Gear, a company specializing in precision molded gears, takes shape in the exhibition Head Gear, on view May 3 through June 1.

May 3, 2012

Millennium Park Premieres New Soundscape Artwork by SAIC Visiting Professor

Chicago, IL—World-famous Millennium Park in downtown Chicago is about to receive another exciting new public art installation courtesy of an internationally renowned artist affiliated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Soaring Echoes, by SAIC's Bill and Stephanie Sick Visiting Professor Bill Fontana, will make its public debut in Millennium Park during SAIC Commencement, held in the park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Sunday, May 13.

May 1, 2012

SAIC President Delivers Closing Keynote at CIC Global University Summit

Chicago, IL—Dr. Walter E. Massey, President of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), delivered the closing keynote address Monday, May 1 at the CIC Global University Summit held at the University Club of Chicago's Cathedral Hall, located adjacent to the SAIC campus in the heart of downtown Chicago. Massey, a prominent physicist who has served as Director of the Argonne National Laboratory and the National Science Foundation alongside his lengthy career in higher education, called his address "The Art of Innovation."

May 1, 2012

SAIC Dedicates New LeRoy Neiman Center in Historic Sharp Building

Chicago, IL—A $5 million donation comes to fruition May 7 as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) dedicates its new LeRoy Neiman Center with a VIP luncheon and reception for the SAIC community led by SAIC President Dr. Walter E. Massey. Images, background, and more information about the center is available atblogs.saic.edu/thecenter.

April 25, 2012

MFA 2012 Graduate Exhibition Showcases 113 Artists; About the Curators; SAIC Graduate Curatorial Fellows; Exhibition Programs; Additional SAIC Graduate Level Year-End Programs

Impact: Graduate Performance Festival April 28 29, 7:00 p.m. SAIC Performance Space (280 S. Columbus Dr., room 012) Graduate students completing their degrees in Performance at SAIC present their thesis works, which cross the borders of theater, movement, and the visual arts, and collectively present a vision of the next wave of performance art. MA Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism Thesis Symposium May 3 4, 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. The Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park Room, 111 S. Michigan Ave.

April 11, 2012

Trustees Extend Leadership of SAIC President Walter Massey

Chicago, IL—Cary McMillan, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), announced today the Board of Trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago voted unanimously on April 11 to extend through the end of the 2015–16 academic year the appointment of Walter E. Massey, Ph.D. as SAIC President. The news comes as SAIC celebrates several milestones enhancing its position of international leadership and strength among independent colleges of art and design.

April 2, 2012

12th Annual Spring Art Sale Returns to SAIC Ballroom

Chicago, IL—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) proudly hosts the 12th annual Spring Art Sale on Friday, April 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the historic SAIC Ballroom (112 South Michigan Avenue). Co-sponsored by Campus Life and SAIC's Student Association, the Spring Art Sale is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please call 312.629.6880 or visit saic.edu/springsale.

March 26, 2012

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Rises in National Rankings

Chicago, IL—New rankings compiled by U.S. News and World Report released March 13 confirm that the fine arts graduate program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) continues to build upon its unparalleled history as one of the most influential programs in North America and internationally. SAIC rose to the nation's second-ranked program in the Fine Arts category of the 2013 Best Graduate Schools list, just one-tenth of one ranking point below the top position.

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