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Walter and Shirley Massey Chicago Scholarship Fund

John L. Thomson established the fund to provide critically important need-based scholarships to talented students from Chicago.

Remembering Barbara

A new scholarship and recent exhibition pay tribute to a much-loved SAIC professor and artist who influenced everyone who met her.

Performing the Document

SAIC faculty Mark Jeffery discusses his research-based process, the interdisciplinary curriculum at SAIC, and his class Performing the Document.

Serving Time

SAIC and Jane Addams Hull-House Museum host a dinner and discussion about prison reform centered around the artist group Lucky Pierre's ongoing Final Meals project

Conversations over a Rerouted Lunch

A "rerouted" meal brings together students, faculty, and artists to discuss food systems, lakefront shoals, shipwrecks, and shared human experience

For the Record

SAIC Historic Preservation students document the Junior League of Chicago building for the Library of Congress.

Boundary-Pushing Performance Artist

The work of Cuban performance artist Tania Brugera (MFA 2001) is rooted in political struggle.

21st-Century Griot

An SAIC alum unfolds a multimedia narrative of African American history.

Resurrecting the Dead

For her Art History thesis, an SAIC graduate student restages an obscure, yet pivotal moment in Japan’s cultural history.

The Eyes Have It

An SAIC alum appropriates visual technology to investigate geography, body, and the human story.

Enabling Artists

SAIC student’s arts administration practice provides resources and collaborators to help artists realize their work.

Art in Andersonville

Two recent alums exceeded their funding goal to open a community art center in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood.

Worth a Thousand Words

A chance discovery leads to street photographer Vivian Maier’s posthumous rise to fame and an SAIC scholarship.

Intersecting Identities

Alum’s practice explores her experience as a Cambodian refugee in America and a Muslim woman in her Buddhist homeland.

College Prep

SAIC’s College Arts Access Program prepares Chicago Public School students for a successful future in art, design, and beyond.

MB Labs

A group of SAIC makers and hackers builds a space to tinker with technology.

News from Nowhere: Chicago Laboratory

An interdisciplinary group of international artists, designers, and collaborators presented new possibilities by bringing the end of the world to Chicago.

SAIC at the 2014 Whitney Biennial

A record number of SAIC alumni and faculty members took part in the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

Authoring Stories

SAIC students and faculty teamed up with Scenarios USA to help Chicago high school students address the issues in their lives.


SAIC Professor Frances Whitehead is modeling new pathways for artists through her work as the Lead Artist on Chicago’s new recreational trail, The 606.

Open Data, Open City

SAIC artists and designers are forging community technology with the Array of Things project.

The Campus Center

The LeRoy Neiman Center opened in 2012 as the hub of SAIC's campus community.

The Charge is Torture

A group of SAIC faculty artists, lawyers, and activists seek to uncover a dark chapter in Chicago and memorialize the victims left behind.