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October 1, 2013

Jean Goldman Book Prize To Be Awarded Thursday, October 31

This fall the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will award a juried literary prize for the best recent visual arts publication by a member of its faculty. Underwritten by art historian and Art Institute of Chicago Life Trustee Dr. Jean Goldman and known as the Jean Goldman Book Prize, the award will be presented at the Literary Lions Luncheon at noon on Thursday, October 31, at the Casino, 195 East Delaware Place.

September 25, 2013

SAIC Named a Lead Institution in Civic Engagement by National Association

Chicago, IL—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been selected to participate in a national initiative on civic learning and democratic engagement. SAIC has been named one of 70 colleges and universities in the nation as a Lead Institution by NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the leading voice for the student affairs profession.

September 10, 2013

EXPO CHICAGO Announces Full Schedule for SAIC-Sponsored /Dialogues 2013

EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, has announced the full schedule for /Dialogues during the 2013 exposition, Sept. 19–22. Presented in partnership with The School of The Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), /Dialogues offers panel discussions, conversations and provocative artistic discourse with leading artists, curators, designers and arts professionals on the current issues that engage them.

August 28, 2013

Conversations at the Edge (CATE) Returns to the Big Screen Thursday, September 19

Conversations at the Edge (CATE)—the screening and visiting artist series organized by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation (FVNMA) in collaboration with the Video Data Bank and the Gene Siskel Film Center—returns to the big screen Thursday, September 19 with a visit from pioneering Mexican video artist Ximena Cuevas.

August 21, 2013

SAIC and ELLE Present 4th Annual FASHION | NEXT Runway Show at Lincoln Center

ELLE, the No. 1 fashion magazine in the world, today announced its partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) to produce the fourth annual FASHION | NEXT event, to take place at the David H. Koch Theatre at Lincoln Center as part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on Friday, September 6. With exclusive sponsor Maybelline New York, FASHION | NEXT celebrates the unique talents of today’s emerging young designers.

August 5, 2013

Sullivan Galleries Presents First Major US Exhibition of Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho

The first exhibition in the United States devoted to the work of the noted Korean artists Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho will take the form of an ambitious collaborative project at the Sullivan Galleries of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), opening September 20, 2013.

July 29, 2013

Big, Beautiful Data: Collaboration with Northwestern U. Inspires New Exhibition

Twenty-one students and nine faculty members from Northwestern University (NU) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) are combining big data with collaborative research, studio arts, and visual communication design this summer at SAIC’s downtown campus.

July 10, 2013

SAIC Announces Fall Season of Visiting Artists Program

Visiting Minds. Lasting Influence. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is pleased to announce the fall 2013 lineup of guest speakers for its Visiting Artists Program (VAP), continuing a tradition endowed more than 60 years ago. VAP hosts two seasons of public presentations by artists and scholars each academic year through lectures, symposia, performances, and screenings.

June 13, 2013

SAIC President Delivers Kalamazoo College Commencement Address

Dr. Walter E. Massey, President of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), delivered the Kalamazoo College commencement address on Sunday, June 16, upon receiving an honorary Doctor of Science degree. A prominent advocate of diversity in higher education and accomplished physicist who has served as Director of the Argonne National Laboratory and the National Science Foundation alongside his lengthy career in higher education, Dr. Massey called his address “Get to Work!”

June 10, 2013

SAIC Announces New MFA Merit Scholarships

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will award new merit scholarships beginning in the fall of 2013 for students entering its internationally renowned Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program. The Ellen Sandor Scholarships, supported by a $50,000 gift from the Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Foundation and an additional promised gift to endow the scholarship fund, will support graduate students in the Department of Art and Technology Studies (ATS) and the Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation (FVNMA).

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