September 20, 2018
SAIC Concludes First-Ever Significant Fundraising Campaign with $55.2 Million
CHICAGO–The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, raised $55.2 million as part of its first ever significant fundraising effort, Beautiful/Work: The Campaign for SAIC, exceeding its goal to raise $50 million for student scholarships and faculty support by 10 percent.
September 5, 2018
SAIC Faculty and Alums Top Newcity's Art 50 List
Newcity's annual Art 50 issue was recently released featuring "Chicago's artists' artists—past, present, and future." Seventy-six percent of the list features SAIC community members, "artists who take risks and make their own ways," according to Newcity.
August 31, 2018
Rashayla Marie Brown Is Newcity's Artist of the Moment
SAIC alum Rashayla Marie Brown (BFA 2015) is a celebrated multidisciplinary artist and lecturer in the School's Photography department.
August 29, 2018
Dread Scott Gives TED Talk about Art as Controversy
Interdisciplinary artist and SAIC alum Dread Scott (BFA 1989) is well known for his controversial work What is the Proper Way to Display a US Flag?
August 24, 2018
Jan Tichy and Jason Salavon among Four Artists to Make World's Largest Permanent Digital Art Installation for Art on theMART
Jan Tichy (MFA 2009) and Jason Salavon are (MFA 1997) among the four artists chosen to make a giant Riverwalk-facing video wall on the Merchandise Mart for Art on theMART.
July 26, 2018
Anonymous Was a Woman Grant Founder Reveals Identity
New York-based photographer Susan Unterberg has finally come forward as the previously anonymous donor behind unrestricted grant program Anonymous Was A Woman. Unterberg has paid out a total of $5.5 million over 22 years to support underrecognized female artists, some of whom include SAIC faculty and alumni.
July 16, 2018
SAIC Faculty and Alumni Participate in Inaugural Cleveland Triennial
The inaugural FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art opened to the public this week and runs through September 30, with Professor Michelle Grabner of the Painting and Drawing department as its artistic director.