SAIC News Archive

A gallery space with white walls and floors. A few pieces are hung on a wall.

July 1, 2021

Two SAIC Alums’ Gallery Spaces Spotlighted in the New York Times

SAIC alums Katherine Bernhardt (BFA 1997) and Vincent Uribe (BA 2013) appeared in the New York Times article 12 Galleries That Aren’t in New York or Even Los Angeles.

A screenshot of a Zoom lecture

June 30, 2021

Giving Supporters the True SAIC Experience

Over the past year, SAIC faculty raised $60,000 for student scholarships through the Distinguished Scholar Circle program. 

The entryway to a museum with a banner with the text "The AIDS Crisis is Still Beginning" written on it over the front entrance.

June 23, 2021

Faculty Member Gregg Bordowitz Retrospective Exhibited at MoMA PS1

A retrospective of work by Gregg Bordowitz, professor and director of SAIC’s Low-Residency MFA Program, is being exhibited at MoMA PS1.

A pink abstract artwork

June 23, 2021

Three SAIC Community Members Named Artists to Watch in the New York Times

Young Sun Han (BFA 2005), Laleh Khorramian (BFA 1997), and Professor Arnold J.

Clare Rojas holding a painting

June 21, 2021

W Magazine Profiles Alum Clare Rojas

W Magazine spotlighted alum Clare Rojas (MFA 2002), interviewing her about the evolution of her artistic career and her experience navigating the art world.

An image of flowers painted on a fence

June 10, 2021

Art Connects Us, Volume 31

Our community is driven by the spirit of engagement and the desire to make positive change in our world. Learn how our alums, students, faculty, and staff are responding to this current moment.

June 10, 2021

Alum Allison Glenn and the Power of Listening

Glenn (Dual MA 2012) shares insights from her experience as guest curator of an exhibition honoring the life of Breonna Taylor.

Two images of artists Anna Martine Whitehead and Genevieve Erin O'Brien next to each other.

June 9, 2021

Two SAIC Community Members Awarded MAP Fund

Assistant Professor Anna Martine Whitehead and alum Genevieve Erin O’Brien (MFA 2008) were announced as grant recipients of the 2021 MAP Fund.

Several shelves with a collection of art objects and statues of figures, buildings, and crosses

June 2, 2021

Art Connects Us, Volume 30

Our community is driven by the spirit of engagement and the desire to make positive change in our world. Learn how our alums, students, faculty, and staff are responding to this current moment.

A drawing of a black octagonal structure with a figure walking in to an opening

May 27, 2021

SAIC Community Members Selected as Recipients of Graham Foundation Awards

The Graham Foundation awarded 71 new grants to individuals exploring innovative design ideas that expand contemporary understanding of architecture.

A gallery where a patterned mirror is reflecting light onto a collection of papers on the floor

May 26, 2021

June 2021: Faculty and Staff Accomplishments

Professor and Chair of the Department of Visual Communication Design John Bowers has been selected as a juror of this year’s Design Incubation Communication Design Awards. On June 3, Professor David Getsy is hosting the symposium Lives: Biography and Autobiography in New Writing on American Art with the Terra Foundation.

May 21, 2021

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Receives $1 Million Gift to Advance Historic and Cultural Preservation

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, has received a gift of $1 million from Sam and Ann Mencoff to establish the endowed Mencoff Family Internships in Historic and Cultural Preservation Fund. The investment, which builds off of the previously established Mencoff Family Fellowship in Historic Preservation Fund, aims to preserve, conserve, and protect culture and history by expanding opportunities in the field. 

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