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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies brings the boundary-pushing work of acclaimed and emerging artists to Chicago audiences. 

With shows and projects led by Department of Exhibitions staff, faculty, and student curators, the School's exhibition spaces are teaching galleries that engage process as a pedagogical model and mode of research. Exhibitions are free and open to the public. 

iew of SAIC Galleries open stairwell with patrons viewing artwork and walking around galleries

SAIC Galleries

A 26,000 square foot public art space in the heart of downtown Chicago showcasing the cutting edge of art and design.

Patrons walking through galleries with bright pink and yellow textile hanging on the wall in foreground and painted textiles and canvases in background wall.

SAIC Shows

Creative exhibitions and events celebrating new and ambitious work by talented students completing their degrees.

Installation shot from Angelica Ong's solo exhibition on things fugitive/ ces plages de l’inconnu et du frisson/「日食に月食、太陽に残月

February/2023. Photo by Verónica Rosas.

SITE Galleries

Student-run galleries featuring artwork curated and created by students.

They did not hesitate by Eiko Otake

They did not hesitate by Eiko Otake

Institute for Curatorial Research

An incubator for creative inquiry and future exhibitions and a center to study processes undertaken by curators.

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