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An image of Chicago's Picasso sculpture on display in a window at O'Hare International Airport

As part of a major citywide initiative to fund an arts recovery plan in each of Chicago’s 77 community areas, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (...

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 ...

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Sadie Woods (MFA 2016), Lecturer, Contemporary Practices Chicago native Sadie Woods is an award-winning artist, curator, and DJ. Her practice includes music directing, sound design, and...

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Edra Soto, "Manual GRAFT," 2018 decal, 192 x 72 in.

Lecturer in Contemporary Practices Edra Soto (MFA 2000) was awarded the inaugural Foundwork Artist Prize, which is a new juried grant awarded to recognize outstanding artists on the...

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Terrain Biennial – SAIC

PBS program Chicago Tonight features SAIC community members whose works are part of the Terrain Biennial, which is on view through November 17. Initiated in 2011 by the late Chicago...

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Lauren Hogan, associate dean for Continuing Studies, and David Thomas, lecturer in Contemporary Practices and Continuing Studies are featured on WCPT 820 Chicago. Hosted by Joan Esposito,...

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This year’s 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial focuses on the practices of artists, designers, researchers, architects, and cultural centers in their development of spaces and futures that...

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Newcity features multiple SAIC faculty and alums contributing to design events in their "Fall Arts Preview." 

Opening on September 9, the Chicago Architecture...

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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,...

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Many SAIC community members are featured on Newcity's annual "Art 50" list of Chicago's visual vanguard of 2019. Lecturer in the Sculpture department Jordan Martins was chosen as "art...

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Quilt squares created by mothers and children of St. Anthony Mother's Healing Together as a tribute to their deceased children.They adorn tent walls of a canopy that Sonja Henderson created. Image courtesy of "Chicago Tribune"

SAIC's Sullivan Galleries current exhibition, Envisioning Justice, has been featured in multiple media outlets. Firstly, Chicago magazine included the exhibit on its list of "Best Things...

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