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January 31, 2013

Fashion Resource Center (FRC) Presents Symposium and Workshops on February 23

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

Sixth Official Staff and Faculty Art Exhibition on view through Feb. 1

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

IN>TIME Performance Festival Runs through March 2

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

SAIC Student Designs New Logo for Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

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

Spring Season of Visiting Artists Program Announced

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

New Collaboration Unites SAIC with Researchers, Architects, City Officials

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

"Opening the Black Box" to Close with Free Performance on Winter Solstice

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

SAIC Professor Named a Curator of 2014 Whitney Biennial

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

Faculty Performance Arts Group Receives MacArthur Foundation Grant

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.

November 20, 2012

Award Winning French Architect to Speak at SAIC

Chicago, IL—Golden Lion award winner Odile Decq presents a lecture titled “Horizons” at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will be presented in the Columbus Auditorium, 280 South Columbus Drive. For more information, please contact SAIC’s Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO) at 312.629.6650 or email aiado@saic.edu.

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