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May 30, 2016

SAIC Names Arnold J. Kemp Dean of Graduate Studies

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced the appointment of Arnold J. Kemp as the School’s dean of graduate studies. Concurrent with this appointment, Kemp joins the faculty of the Department of Painting and Drawing as a professor. Kemp comes to SAIC from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) where he is an associate professor and the chair of the Department of Painting and Printmaking.

May 24, 2016

SAIC Announces 2016 Fellowship Recipients

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a leader in educating artists and designers, announced the recipients of its most prestigious awards: 2016 Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists, Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, James Nelson Raymond Fellowships, Municipal Art League Fellowship, Carrie Ellen Tuttle Fellowship, SAIC Berlin Residency and the Clay Morrison Scholarship.

May 15, 2016

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Is Awarded $75,000 NEA Grant

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) were awarded a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant of $75,000 in support of the Homan Square Arts Initiative (HSAI), a suite of programs that SAIC is offering in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood.

May 8, 2016

SAIC Launches $50 Million Fundraising Campaign

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced the launch of its first-ever significant fundraising campaign, a milestone in the School’s 150-year history. The comprehensive campaign—Beautiful/Work: The Campaign for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago—aims to raise $50 million by 2018 to increase funding for student scholarships and faculty resources.

May 2, 2016

SAIC Announces May Events, Lectures and Symposia

CHICAGO—This month, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will present a rich collection of festivals, readings, symposia and exhibitions.

April 28, 2016

SAIC Transforms Garfield Park Conservatory From Flora To Fashion For New Exhibition

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, is transforming the Garfield Park Conservatory from flora to fashion in the first exhibition of its kind showcasing the work of the School’s internationally renowned Fashion Design students. The exhibition is free and open to the public and runs from May 13–15.

April 25, 2016

SAIC Announces Its 2016 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Doctorate Recipients

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will welcome artist, activist and alum, Tania Bruguera, to deliver the school’s commencement address on Monday, May 16, at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Congress Parkway.

April 21, 2016

SAIC Names Craig Barton As Provost And Senior Vice President Of Academic Affairs

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced the appointment of Craig Barton as the School’s provost and senior vice president of academic affairs. Concurrent with this appointment, Barton joins the faculty of the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects as a professor. Barton comes to SAIC from Arizona State University where he is a professor of architecture and urban design and the director of The Design School at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

April 18, 2016

SAIC Faculty Jesse Ball and Five Alumni Named 2016 Guggenheim Fellows

CHICAGO—The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has named Jesse Ball, Professor of Writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) as a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow along with five SAIC alumni. The award recognizes men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

April 13, 2016

SAIC Student Nyugen Smith Named 2016 Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellow

CHICAGO—The Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts has announced that School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Master of Fine Arts (MFA) student Nyugen Smith is one of nine early-career artists awarded grants from the fund. As an Annenberg Fellow, Smith receives $50,000 a year for two years to help him further his artistic practice and achieve professional success. The only visual artist on the list of winners, Smith begins his fellowship upon completing his MFA at SAIC this summer.

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