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April 22, 2013

SAIC Hosts Six Master of Arts Symposia

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago celebrates the students graduating from its Master of Arts programs this spring. As a part of their groundbreaking work, over 75 students completing their degrees will present their theses in six events held at the Art Institute of Chicago, Gene Siskel Film Center, Graham Foundation, the Co-Prosperity Sphere, and throughout the SAIC campus. SAIC invites you to take part in these not-to-be-missed events. More information is available at saic.edu/highlights.

April 21, 2013

ELLE Fashion News Director to Emcee THE WALK 2013

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will host THE WALK 2013, its annual fashion benefit, in Millennium Park on Friday, May 3, 2013. ELLE Fashion News Director Anne Slowey will emcee the event, which will honor designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte with the Legend of Fashion Award and SAIC fashion supporter Melissa Sage Fadim with the Heart of Fashion Award.

April 8, 2013

SAIC Hosts 13th Annual Spring Art Sale April 19 and 20

The city’s don’t-miss opportunity to purchase exquisite student artwork returns as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) proudly hosts the 13th annual Spring Art Sale on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 in the historic SAIC Ballroom (112 S. Michigan Avenue). Co-sponsored by Campus Life and SAIC's Student Association, the Spring Art Sale is FREE and open to the public.

April 2, 2013

SAIC Announces New Low-Residency MFA Degree

Chicago, IL—In the summer of 2014 the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will welcome its first class of artists, historians, curators, and writers pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Studio degree in SAIC’s new Low-Residency MFA program. Now in its final stages of development, the program is the newest element of SAIC’s prestigious graduate fine arts program, currently ranked #2 in the nation by U.S.

March 28, 2013

SAIC's "whatnot" Returns to Milan Int'l Furniture Fair

Chicago, IL—For the third consecutive year, emerging designers from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will present a new collection of lifestyle products at Milan’s premier independent design showroom, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile (International Furniture Fair), April 9–14, 2013.

March 21, 2013

Investment in Process and Collaboration Drives MFA Show

Chicago, IL—For over four months a team of three distinguished Guest Curators and 12 Graduate Curatorial Fellows have spent hours in SAIC’s MFA graduate studios: engaging artists, viewing current work, and envisioning the culminating exhibition. This invested approach allows for dialogue, process, and collaborative decision-making to guide the curatorial teams as they work together with 108 participating artists to bring the MFA Show to fruition over time. The results are on view April 13–May 17 in the SAIC Sullivan Galleries, 33 S.

March 12, 2013

SAIC Presents Fashion 2013 on May 3, Tickets on Sale March 20

Anke Loh, Sage Chair in Fashion Design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), announces Fashion 2013, the school’s 79th annual fashion show. Presented Friday, May 3 three times throughout the day on Millennium Park’s Chase Promenade, Fashion 2013 will culminate with THE WALK—SAIC’s annual benefit supporting the production of student work and scholarships—at 5:30 p.m.

February 28, 2013

SAIC Announces Jean Goldman Book Prize

Chicago—On October 31, 2013 the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will award a juried literary prize for the best recent visual arts publication by a member of its faculty. Underwritten by art historian and Art Institute of Chicago Life Trustee Dr. Jean Goldman and known as the Jean Goldman Book Prize, the award will be announced at a kick-off reception benefiting SAIC on April 3 co-chaired by Karen Frank, Jean Goldman, and Ellen Sandor.

February 27, 2013

SAIC Continues Conversations on Art and Science on March 8

Chicago—Under the leadership of physicist and SAIC President Walter Massey, the Conversations on Art and Science event series was launched in 2011 as a new forum exploring critical perspectives on art, science, design, and technology.

February 20, 2013

SAIC Announces 2013 Commencement Speaker and Honorees

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.

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