Press Releases

May 20, 2013

Final Graduate Exhibition of 2013 Leads Five Shows Opening June 10

Emerging designers from four graduate design programs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will showcase their final projects in SET OFF, a design exploration off the beaten path, presented at the SAIC Sullivan Galleries, 33 South State Street, June 8–July 5. The largest of five new exhibitions on view during NeoCon, North America's largest design exposition, SET OFF is free and open to the public Tuesday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

May 8, 2013

SAIC Presents "Functional Fiction" at NADA NYC May 10–12

Nine students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) present Functional Fiction at the 2nd annual NADA NYC, May 10–12, in booth P-14. SAIC’s first display at NADA, the exhibition is the culmination of The Collectible Object, a two-semester course conceived and taught by SAIC professors Dan Price (Sculpture) and Tim Parsons (Designed Objects).

May 1, 2013

Drake Hotel Hosts 2013 Master of Design and Post-Bac Fashion Show

Twelve fashion designers from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will showcase their collections in an interactive presentation at the Drake Hotel Palm Court on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Forgoing the traditional runway show in favor of a more dynamic in-the-round presentation, models on elevated platforms will present three to five looks from each designer in a display created around the Palm Court’s fountain. For tickets, visit saicmdespost-baccfashion2013.eventbrite.com.

April 28, 2013

Gene Siskel Film Center Hosts MFA Events

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago celebrates the talented students completing their undergraduate and graduate degrees this spring. MFA candidates from the Film, Video, New Media, Animation (FVNMA) and Sound programs will hold a festival showcasing their projects May 8–10. MFA graduates in SAIC’s Writing program will read their works on May 16. Both events will take place at the Gene Siskel Film Center in downtown Chicago. SAIC invites you to take part in these not-to-be-missed events. More information is available at saic.edu/highlights.

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.

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