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November 1, 2016

SAIC Receives $2 Million Gift to Establish the Stephanie and Bill Sick Professorship

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced a $2 million endowment gift from Stephanie and Bill Sick of Winnetka, Ill. The gift will endow a full professorship, available to faculty members in any of the School’s 33 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Artist and designer Nick Cave was appointed the inaugural Stephanie and Bill Sick Professor of Fashion, Body, and Garment.

September 27, 2016

SAIC Kicks off a New Season of Conversations at the Edge Experimental Media Series

CHICAGO—Beginning September 29, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) critically acclaimed series Conversations at the Edge will host a distinguished lineup of screenings, performances, and talks by groundbreaking artists who exemplify the boundary-blurring nature of experimental media.

September 23, 2016

Conversations on Art and Science Kicks off on October 5

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced the line-up of speakers for its Conversations on Art and Science event series.

August 30, 2016

SAIC Receives the Active Minds Healthy Campus Award

CHICAGO—Today, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, was announced as a winner of the 2016 Active Minds Healthy Campus Award. The prestigious award celebrates U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate excellence in prioritizing and promoting the health and well-being of their students, and SAIC is one of only six colleges across the U.S. to receive the award.

July 31, 2016

SAIC Kicks Off Its 148th Year 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.

May 30, 2016

SAIC Names Arnold J. Kemp Dean of Graduate Studies

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced the appointment of Arnold J. Kemp as the School’s dean of graduate studies. Concurrent with this appointment, Kemp joins the faculty of the Department of Painting and Drawing as a professor. Kemp comes to SAIC from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) where he is an associate professor and the chair of the Department of Painting and Printmaking.

May 24, 2016

SAIC Announces 2016 Fellowship Recipients

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a leader in educating artists and designers, announced the recipients of its most prestigious awards: 2016 Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists, Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, James Nelson Raymond Fellowships, Municipal Art League Fellowship, Carrie Ellen Tuttle Fellowship, SAIC Berlin Residency and the Clay Morrison Scholarship.

May 15, 2016

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Is Awarded $75,000 NEA Grant

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) were awarded a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant of $75,000 in support of the Homan Square Arts Initiative (HSAI), a suite of programs that SAIC is offering in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood.

May 8, 2016

SAIC Launches $50 Million Fundraising Campaign

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced the launch of its first-ever significant fundraising campaign, a milestone in the School’s 150-year history. The comprehensive campaign—Beautiful/Work: The Campaign for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago—aims to raise $50 million by 2018 to increase funding for student scholarships and faculty resources.

May 2, 2016

SAIC Announces May 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 rich collection of festivals, readings, symposia and exhibitions.

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