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May 1, 2012

SAIC President Delivers Closing Keynote at CIC Global University Summit

Chicago, IL—Dr. Walter E. Massey, President of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), delivered the closing keynote address Monday, May 1 at the CIC Global University Summit held at the University Club of Chicago's Cathedral Hall, located adjacent to the SAIC campus in the heart of downtown Chicago. Massey, a prominent physicist who has served as Director of the Argonne National Laboratory and the National Science Foundation alongside his lengthy career in higher education, called his address "The Art of Innovation."

May 1, 2012

SAIC Dedicates New LeRoy Neiman Center in Historic Sharp Building

Chicago, IL—A $5 million donation comes to fruition May 7 as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) dedicates its new LeRoy Neiman Center with a VIP luncheon and reception for the SAIC community led by SAIC President Dr. Walter E. Massey. Images, background, and more information about the center is available atblogs.saic.edu/thecenter.

April 25, 2012

MFA 2012 Graduate Exhibition Showcases 113 Artists; About the Curators; SAIC Graduate Curatorial Fellows; Exhibition Programs; Additional SAIC Graduate Level Year-End Programs

Impact: Graduate Performance Festival April 28 29, 7:00 p.m. SAIC Performance Space (280 S. Columbus Dr., room 012) Graduate students completing their degrees in Performance at SAIC present their thesis works, which cross the borders of theater, movement, and the visual arts, and collectively present a vision of the next wave of performance art. MA Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism Thesis Symposium May 3 4, 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. The Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park Room, 111 S. Michigan Ave.

April 11, 2012

Trustees Extend Leadership of SAIC President Walter Massey

Chicago, IL—Cary McMillan, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), announced today the Board of Trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago voted unanimously on April 11 to extend through the end of the 2015–16 academic year the appointment of Walter E. Massey, Ph.D. as SAIC President. The news comes as SAIC celebrates several milestones enhancing its position of international leadership and strength among independent colleges of art and design.

April 2, 2012

12th Annual Spring Art Sale Returns to SAIC Ballroom

Chicago, IL—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) proudly hosts the 12th annual Spring Art Sale on Friday, April 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the historic SAIC Ballroom (112 South Michigan Avenue). Co-sponsored by Campus Life and SAIC's Student Association, the Spring Art Sale is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please call 312.629.6880 or visit saic.edu/springsale.

March 26, 2012

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Rises in National Rankings

Chicago, IL—New rankings compiled by U.S. News and World Report released March 13 confirm that the fine arts graduate program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) continues to build upon its unparalleled history as one of the most influential programs in North America and internationally. SAIC rose to the nation's second-ranked program in the Fine Arts category of the 2013 Best Graduate Schools list, just one-tenth of one ranking point below the top position.

March 21, 2012

SAIC Student Design Selected for Kennedy Expressway Wall Mural

CHICAGO, March 21—Familiar Chicago images of the city flag, the Chicago River and architectural landmarks in big bold colors reminiscent of Roy Lichtenstein's Pop Art style will soon be on display on Bank of America's Kennedy Expressway Wall Mural.

March 15, 2012

Details Take Shape for SAIC Fashion 2012

Tickets on sale now at saic.edu/fashionshow; Legendary Paper magazine Editorial Director Mickey Boardman and renowned critic Jerry Saltz set to participate in THE WALK 2012 benefit gala

March 7, 2012

Internationally Renowned Product Designer to Visit SAIC

Chicago, IL—Product designer and conceptual artist Jerszy Seymour, founder of the Berlin-based Jerszy Seymour Design Workshop and recipient of the 2000 Dedalus Award for European Design, will deliver a lecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and will be presented at the SAIC Columbus Auditorium, 280 South Columbus Drive. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

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