You are here

Press Releases

April 3, 2016

Products from 15 SAIC Students to be Featured 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 2016, a collection of designed objects from students within its Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO) department. The collection will be revealed at Spazio Rossana Orlandi during Milan Design Week in Italy, April 12–17.

April 3, 2016

SAIC Announces April 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 diverse selection of lectures, symposia, and exhibitions.

March 2, 2016

SAIC Announces March 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 diverse selection of lectures, symposia and exhibitions. For the month of March, faculty, staff, students, alumni and members of the public can attend SAIC’s annual, highly anticipated "Spring Undergraduate Exhibition;" a talk by James Rondeau, President and Eloise W.

March 1, 2016

SAIC's Conversations at the Edge Series Caps its Season with Films, Performances and Talks by Groundbreaking Artists

CHICAGO—To help close out its 150th Anniversary celebrations, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will present a compelling selection of screenings, performances and talks by groundbreaking media artists in its Conversations at the Edge media series. SAIC will present the following artists:

February 22, 2016

SAIC Receives Gifts from Karen and Jim Frank and Todd and Liz Warnock

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced two gifts totaling $1 million in support of part-time faculty. The gifts come from Karen and Jim Frank and Todd and Liz Warnock.

February 14, 2016

SAIC Receives $2 Million Gift from the Crown Family

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, announced a $2 million endowment gift from Paula and James Crown, Nancy and A. Steven Crown, and the Crown Family Philanthropies. The gift will endow a full professorship to be known as the Crown Family Professor in Painting and Drawing. The gift comes while SAIC is in the midst of a year-long celebration of its 150th Anniversary.

January 28, 2016

SAIC Hosts IN>TIME 2016

CHICAGO—The city of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, host the IN>TIME performance art festival, featuring both international and local artists exhibiting in 15 diverse venues across the city. Organized by SAIC faculty member and Performance department Graduate Coordinator Mark Jeffery, the festival will showcase a diverse sampling of performance work from January 8–March 4.

January 19, 2016

SAIC's Visiting Artists Program Starts Its Season a Lecture by Tom Kalin

CHICAGO—To help close out its 150th Anniversary celebrations, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will host a distinguished line-up of visiting artists who exemplify the boundary-blurring nature of contemporary art.

January 18, 2016

SAIC Receives $1 Million from Michael and Cari Sacks

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, announced a $1 million gift from Michael and Cari Sacks to establish the Sacks Family Scholarships. The new fund will provide need-based scholarships for SAIC graduate and undergraduate students who are Chicago Public High Schools graduates. The gift comes while SAIC is in the midst of a year-long celebration to honor its 150th Anniversary.

November 16, 2015

SAIC Announces Artist Residency Program, Workshops in Nichols Tower

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) opened its first permanent classroom outside of its downtown campus where it will offer arts education to the residents of North Lawndale on Chicago’s west side. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined SAIC to cut the ribbon at Nichols Tower, where SAIC announced it will launch an artist residency and three semester-long workshops. The original Sears, Roebuck and Co. tower was renovated as part of a revitalization of the neighborhood’s Homan Square area.

Pages