News

A gallery view of pieces of fiber art—bright, colorful curtains and a series of sculptures with hands in gloves peeking out from their bottoms

Assistant Professor Lee Blalock was featured on The National News Podcast discussing art and technology forging the future. James Cohan staged an exhibition of new works by...

Anne Wilson, "If We Asked About The Sky" (detail), 2020. Photo by Jake Silby.
Every month, we celebrate the accomplishments of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's staff and faculty. 
LEDs to Bees - SAIC

From LEDs to bees and renewable energy in between, for the past 10 years the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been busy becoming a sustainable and resilient campus. SAIC ...

  • alumni
  • faculty
  • student
  • students
Surrounds: 11 Installations exhibit at MoMA

On October 21, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will reopen after a summer-long closure and an ambitious renovation project of its gallery spaces. Among the 10 fall shows opening,...

  • alumni
  • faculty

SAIC's Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling was featured on Top Counseling Schools in its list of "Top 20 Master of Art Therapy Programs for 2019." “These programs are known...

  • graduate

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is pleased to welcome new full-time faculty members who are joining the School. These faculty members represent a diverse range of practices,...

  • alumni
  • faculty
Bri Beck courtesy of Sixty Inches from Center

This April, Art Therapy student Bri Beck (MA 2019) hosted the first Disability Art Showcase and Maker-Space at Access Living, downtown Chicago's main center for independent living. Beck and the...

  • student
SAIC Shows

Beginning March 9, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, kicks off a host of exciting year-end events. Celebrating the talented SAIC...

  • students

SAIC was named the top producer of Fulbright US Students for special focus four-year institutions for 2018–19 with six awardees, reports the Chronicle of Higher Education. The 2018–19 Fulbright...

  • alumni

Cofounder of Chicago-based national nonprofit A Long Walk Home (ALWH) and SAIC alum Scheherazade Tillet (MA 2005) moderated a town hall at SAIC October 4 joined by...

  • alumni

Notable SAIC alums and faculty have participated in the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Gallery 400's current exhibition, Chicago Disability Activism, Arts, and Design: 1970s to Today...

  • alumni
  • faculty
  • fashion design
  • painting and drawing
  • Performance
  • student

Art in Chicago: A History from the Fire to Now, a new book tells the history of visual art in Chicago from before the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 to the present. With photos, essays, and new...

  • alumni
  • art history