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March 31, 2021

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Presents New April Exhibitions

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, continues its yearly events with an exciting line-up for April 2021. Celebrating the talented SAIC students completing their undergraduate and graduate degrees, these events showcase their innovative work. SAIC invites you to take part and enjoy these not-to-be-missed year-end exhibitions and presentations. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit saic.edu/shows.

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March 26, 2021

Newcity Names Four Alums as 2021 Breakout Artists

For the 17th year, Newcity has released its annual list of Breakout Artists.

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March 25, 2021

Art Connects Us, Volume 25

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.

March 22, 2021

A Statement from President Elissa Tenny on Residential Art Spaces

The following statement from School of the Art Institute of Chicago President Elissa Tenny comes in response to an ordinance proposed by Alderwoman Sophia King which would place restrictions on those seeking to turn their residences into exhibition spaces. SAIC opposes this ordinance.  

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March 15, 2021

Performance Series Exhibit B Rethinks the Literary Reading Model

Four SAIC alums are reimagining the literary reading model with their series Exhibit B. 

Photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier standing in front of a wall of photographs in her studio

March 11, 2021

The New York Times Profiles Associate Professor LaToya Ruby Frazier

The New York Times spotlighted the work of Associate Professor LaToya Ruby Frazier, whose photography documents the courage and diversity of communities that have been ravaged by unemployment, poverty, and racism.

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March 10, 2021

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Ranked #7 Art and Design College in the World

CHICAGO—In a global survey of top art and design colleges, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) was ranked No. 7 out of 220 US and international colleges by QS World University Rankings. Moving up from the School’s previous No. 9 ranking, the new ranking puts SAIC ahead of some of the most prestigious art and design colleges from the US and around the world.

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March 9, 2021

Art Connects Us, Volume 24

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.

Two women on a Zoom call, one holding up a book of student artwork

March 9, 2021

Building Bridges Through Art

Alum Leslie Robertson (MA 2004) has always championed art’s ability to heal. During the pandemic, she’s worked with elementary school students in Alaska on art projects that serve their local community.

A Black woman stands nude in front of a large body of water, hugging herself with closed eyes. Gold clips line the hairline of her long, dark hair that reaches her lower back. Gold paint shimmers all over her body.

March 3, 2021

Alum Keijaun Thomas is Queer|Art’s First Recipient of Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists

Alum Keijaun Thomas (MFA 2014) is the first winner of the Queer|Art Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists.

March 2, 2021

F Newsmagazine Wins Major Awards from the Society for News Design and the Illinois College Press Association

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's (SAIC) student newspaper, F Newsmagazine, was recognized by the Illinois College Press Association (ICPA) Awards.

March 1, 2021

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Presents New March Exhibition

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, continues its yearly events with an exciting show for March 2021. The Spring Undergraduate Exhibition celebrates hundreds of talented SAIC students completing their undergraduate degrees by showcasing their innovative work. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and this and upcoming graduating student exhibitions and events please visit saic.edu/shows.

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