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October 8, 2014

Mohn Family Foundation Gives $2.5 Million to SAIC

Chicago—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, announced a $2.5 million gift from the Mohn Family Foundation to advance the school’s leadership in the area of contemporary art history.

October 8, 2014

SAIC Announces Winner of the Jean Goldman Book Prize

Chicago—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, proudly announced the winner of its Jean Goldman Book Prize, awarded annually to the most outstanding book written by an SAIC faculty member.

September 28, 2014

SAIC Joins JED and Clinton Health Matters Program to Support Student Mental Health

SAIC TO JOIN THE JED & CLINTON HEALTH MATTERS CAMPUS PROGRAM TO SUPPORT STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH SAIC Partners with The Jed Foundation and The Clinton Foundation to Assess and Enhance Programming for Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Suicide Prevention

September 18, 2014

SAIC Announces Robert Storr as Guest Speaker at Annual Literary Lions Luncheon

Chicago—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, announced Robert Storr, Dean of the Yale University School of Art, will deliver the guest lecture on Oct. 7 at the second annual Literary Lions Luncheon where the Jean Goldman Book Prize will be awarded to the most outstanding publication by an SAIC faculty member.

September 17, 2014

SAIC Honored with HEED Award for Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

As a leader in art and design education and a school with an increasingly diverse student body, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) strives to offer a learning environment that is welcoming of all. The support and resources SAIC offers to students have been recognized by Insight into Diversity magazine with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award.

September 8, 2014

SAIC Announces its EXPO Chicago Programming

Chicago—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, announced a partnership with EXPO Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, taking place at Navy Pier from September 18–21. In its third year, the four-day art fair will showcase 25 special exhibitions and projects featuring work from 140 galleries around the world. Through a partnership with EXPO, numerous SAIC alumni and faculty will be prominently featured at the event.

August 28, 2014

SAIC Kicks Off Its 146th Year of Visiting Artists

Chicago, IL—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, announced its fall line-up of renowned visiting artists and scholars, a diverse group of makers and thinkers who will lead discussions on contemporary art and culture through public lectures, symposia, performances, and screenings. The visiting artists series, produced by SAIC’s Visiting Artists Program and Conversations at the Edge, respectively, kicks off on September 2 with a lecture by internationally recognized social practice artist and innovator, Theaster Gates.

June 29, 2014

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Appoints Jonathan Solomon as Director

Chicago, IL—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation's leading art and design schools, announced the appointment of Jonathan Solomon to Director of the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO). Effective August 1, Solomon will play a critical role in informing curriculum and programming for the department.

April 14, 2014

SAIC Celebrates 80 Years of Fashion Innovation at Its Annual Fashion Show on Friday, May 2

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, proudly announces Fashion 2014, the annual fashion show that celebrates an astounding 80 years of fashion innovation this year. The extraordinary runway show will be presented three times throughout the day on Friday, May 2, at Millennium Park’s Chase Promenade North. Fashion 2014 will culminate with THE WALK 2014—SAIC’s annual benefit gala supporting the production of student work and scholarships.

April 6, 2014

SAIC to Host Its Annual Spring Undergraduate Exhibition

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, announced the opening of its annual Spring Undergraduate Exhibition on Saturday, March 15 at the school’s Sullivan Galleries, located at 33 South State Street, 7th floor.

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