November 22, 2020

AIADO Students Contribute to "Italian Design Day 2020"

Italian Design Day is an international initiative to bring together 100 organizations, or "Design Ambassadors," in 100 cities, all dedicated to highlighting the best of Italian design and foster cultural ties between Italy and the rest of the world. The underlying theme took inspiration from the words of the late Italian modernist artist Enzo Mari: "Humans will never cease to eat, as they will never cease to create."

November 16, 2020

SAIC MacArthur Fellows to Participate in a 2021 Chicago Exhibition

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows program, 28 artists who have been awarded the "Genius" grant will participate in a single exhibition called Toward Common Cause in Chicago.

November 6, 2020

Alum Cass Davis Exhibits at Aspect/Ratio Projects

Cass Davis (BFA 2009, MFA 2017) was recently honored with a solo exhibition at Aspect/Ratio.

November 3, 2020

F Newsmagazine Awarded at National College Media Convention

F Newsmagazine, SAIC's student-run journal of arts, culture, and politics, received numerous awards at the Fall 2020 National College Media Convention, presented virtually on October 22-24.

October 30, 2020

Under Stay-at-Home Orders, Alum Launches a Bakery from His Apartment

Stay-at-home orders have given some people time to start a new hobby or two.

October 29, 2020

Art Connects Us, Volume 16

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.

saic faculty and alums american protest art

October 27, 2020

The New York Times Lists Work by Faculty and Alums as Most Influential American Protest Art

The New York Times included pieces by SAIC community members Elizabeth Catlett (SAIC 1941), Leon Golub (BFA 1949, MFA 1950), Associate Professor LaToya Ruby Frazier, and Dread Scott (BFA 1989) on their list of the 25 most influential works of American protest art since World War II. The list was compiled by a small group of artists, curators, and writers, including Scott himself, who each nominated five to seven works and came together to discuss the nature of protest art and the many forms

October 27, 2020

Alum Tia Etu Featured in "Murals and Mosaics"

The Chicago Sun-Times profiled multidisciplinary artist Tia Etu (BFA 1986) in their “Murals and Mosaic” series. Several of Etu’s murals can be found in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, including The Artist Window, which was painted in 2015 for the town's arts district.

Image Description: A Filipinx nonbinary person wearing colorful clothing throws back their head and smiles joyously. A white woman with short white hair with subtle lowlights, geometric earrings, and a crisp white collarless shirt poses seated

October 26, 2020

Alums Sky Cubacub and Riva Lehrer Receive Disability Futures Award

Two School of the Art Institute of Chicago community members—alum and garment maker Sky Cubacub (BFA 2015) and Assistant Professor, Adj., painter, and writer Riva Lehrer (SAIC 1993–95)—are among the country’s first recipients of the Disability Futures award.

October 26, 2020

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Receives $1 Million Gift to Support Disability Services

CHICAGO–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 an anonymous donor to establish the DLRC Endowed Fund, providing enhanced support to students through the college’s Disability and Learning Resources Center (DLRC).

October 26, 2020

The New York Times Interviews Joseph Grigely on His Pandemic Practice

In a piece on how artists are reimagining their practice and relationship with their audiences during the pandemic, the New York Times spoke to Joseph Grigely, professor of Visual and Critical Studies.