The Future of Our Plans

August 11, 2020

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Launches The Future of Our Plans, A Virtual Showcase Featuring the Graduate Class of 2020

CHICAGO—On August 5, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is launching The Future of Our Plans, an online showcase of work from our graduate class of 2020. This website will feature current projects, thesis work, and creative reflections on our current moment from more than 150 artists, designers, and scholars.

August 5, 2020

Art Connects Us, Volume 10

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 our current moment.

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August 5, 2020

Illinois Teachers Collaborate for Inclusion of BIPOC Artists in the Classroom

When the murder of George Floyd sparked protests across the nation in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, Chicagoland-area high school art teachers Jonathan Pruc (BFA 2009) and Deanna Sortino were inspired by seeing the work of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) artists on social media.

August 3, 2020

Student Roberto Quiroz Receives AIA Diversity Scholarship

This summer, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chicago honored School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) student Roberto Quiroz with their Diversity Scholarship.

July 23, 2020

Art Connects Us, Volume 9

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.

July 22, 2020

Assistant Professor Maria Gaspar Takes to the Sky for Immigration and Mass Incarceration Reform

Over Independence Day weekend, if you lived in Rio Grande City, Texas you might have seen "DEJAME MIGRAR N PAZ" written across a clear blue sky from plane plumes.

July 21, 2020

MFA Sculpture Students Launch Virtual Gallery, Perennial Space

To make up for the loss of in-person exhibitions during the pandemic, students from the Sculpture department have launched a virtual gallery to experiment with new methods of collaboration and artmaking.

July 21, 2020

Faculty and Alums Awarded Grants for Neighborhood-Based Art Projects that Examine Racial Justice

Assistant Professor Salvador Jimenéz-Flores, Safiya Eshe Gyasi (BFA 2018), and Youree Kim (BFA 2017) are among the nine African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA) artists who were recently awarded a total of $256,000 to imagine artistic pathways toward racial equity.

July 9, 2020

Art Connects Us, Volume 8

In times of uncertainty, art connects us. Here are some inspiring stories of the ways our students, alums, faculty, and staff are responding to the current moment.

July 8, 2020

Faculty Member Nick Cave’s Latest Project Challenges Individuals to Reflect On Their Role in the Proliferation of Racism

This past Juneteenth, Stephanie and Bill Sick Professor of Fashion, Body and Garment Nick Cave and his partner Bob Faust launched Amends, a new community-collaborative project at Facility, their art lab and studio space.

July 7, 2020

Lockdown Puppet Theatre Keeps Hope and Entertainment Alive in Lakeview

A quiet Lakeview street has been livened by the recent addition of Lockdown Puppet Theater.

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July 7, 2020

Faculty and Alums Organize Photography Fundraiser for Hunger in Chicago

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the economy, food scarcity amongst Chicago residents has become an increasingly pressing issue.

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