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August 28, 2017

SAIC Announces Its Fall Line-Up Of Visiting Artists

CHICAGO—This fall, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will host a distinguished lineup of visiting artists who exemplify the boundary-blurring nature of contemporary art.

June 23, 2017

SAIC Closes In On $50 Million Fundraising Goal

CHICAGO–The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, is closing in on a $50 million goal in its first-ever major public fundraising campaign, Beautiful/Work: The Campaign for SAIC. One year ago, SAIC President Elissa Tenny and Chancellor Walter Massey publicly announced the campaign. The effort has now raised $46.4 million, providing increased scholarship opportunities, faculty support and programming. 

May 25, 2017

Chancellor Walter Massey Receives Honorary Degree From Harvard University

CHICAGO–School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Chancellor Walter Massey was presented with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Harvard University during its 366th Commencement exercises today. Massey was recognized for his contributions to the fields of higher education and science. This is Massey’s 41st honorary degree. Harvard first awarded an honorary degree to George Washington in 1776 and has since bestowed similar awards upon luminaries in all areas of human endeavor.

May 12, 2017

SAIC Names Dawn Gavin As The Smith-Buonanno Family Director Of Contemporary Practices

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced the appointment of Dawn Gavin as the inaugural Smith-Buonanno Family Director of Contemporary Practices.

May 1, 2017

SAIC Explores Equality in Fashion Runway Show and Exhibition

CHICAGO–Fashion Design students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will make a bold statement when their designs hit the runway at the School’s annual fashion show and exhibition on May 5. This year’s showcase takes on the theme of equality, exploring identity and social movements, and providing commentary on some of the most pressing issues today.

April 28, 2017

SAIC Announces its 2017 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 renowned Chicago artist Kerry James Marshall to deliver the School’s commencement address on Monday, May 15, at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Congress Parkway. Marshall will receive an honorary doctorate from the School, along with esteemed honorees, celebrated fashion designer and alum Maria Pinto, and accomplished art critic Roberta Smith.

April 26, 2017

SAIC Names Devarajulu Ravichandran Vice President of Educational Technologies and CIO

CHICAGO— The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced the appointment of Devarajulu Ravichandran as the School’s Vice President of Educational Technologies and Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this position Ravichandran will lead a cutting-edge information and educational technology operation at one of the premier art and design schools in the world.

March 28, 2017

Students from SAIC Launch Uniquely Designed Product Collection at the World-Renowned Milan Design Week

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced the launch of whatnot x West Supply, a collection of uniquely designed objects created by students studying in the Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO) department. The collection will be revealed at Spazio Rossana Orlandi during Milan Design Week in Italy, April 4–9.

March 14, 2017

SAIC Launches New Resources To Help Students Navigate Post-College Career Paths

CHICAGO— The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced a unique new approach to helping students find careers after receiving their undergraduate or graduate degree. SAIC’s Career and Professional Experience office (CAPX) was launched last fall to help students and alumni navigate their career possibilities and answer this question, “What’s next?”

March 10, 2017

SAIC Presents March and April Programming

CHICAGO—Beginning March 11, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, kicks off a host of exciting year-end events. Celebrating the talented SAIC students completing their undergraduate and graduate degrees this spring, these events showcase their innovative work.

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