June 30, 2020

Charly Palmer Depicts Black Love for Time Magazine Cover

For their July 6 issue, Time magazine commissioned Atlanta artist Charly Palmer (SAIC 1980-82) to design a cover that questioned whether Americans will see their country live up to its promise.

June 26, 2020

Statement from Provost Martin Berger

To: Students, Faculty, and Staff From: Martin Berger Last week, I met with members of Student Government and Graduate Senate to discuss the Change petition that seeks my resignation.

June 25, 2020

Art Connects Us, Volume 7

At the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), our community has responded to the current moment as true citizen artists. Their work demonstrates a belief in our interconnectedness as people and our shared responsibility to make positive change.

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June 24, 2020

Alums Melissa Raman Molitor and Angela Lyonsmith Provide Free Arts Resources to Evanston Families

Melissa Raman Molitor (MA 1999), adjunct associate professor of Art Therapy, and Angela Lyonsmith (MA 2001), former 12-year adjunct assistant professor of Art Therapy, are banding together to bring the arts to Evanston households this summer.

June 23, 2020

Alums Raise $10,000 for Organizations Supporting the Black Transgender Community in Instagram Art Auction

On June 20-23, by & for held their third Instagram art auction—this one in support of the recent protests and Pride month. The auction was planned as a fundraiser with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to local and national organizations that support and advocate for the Black transgender community. Curator and founder Pia Singh (MA 2017) began by & for in March as a response to the COVID pandemic.

June 10, 2020

F News Wins "World's Best-Designed Student Newspaper" at the 2020 College Design Contest

F Newsmagazine, SAIC's student-run publication, won several awards from the 21st Annual Student Design Contest, hosted by the Edmund C.

June 4, 2020

Art Connects Us, Volume 6

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 the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 4, 2020

Olivia Gude's Public Art Featured in "Murals and Mosaics"

The Murals and Mosaics series from the Chicago Sun-Times, which has been creating a virtual tour and interactive map of the hundreds of murals and mosaics dotting the city, featured Olivia Gude, Angela Gregory Paterakis Professor of Art Education

June 3, 2020

Exploring the Power of Virtual Reality in a Newly Virtual World

The course Mixed Reality Performance, taught by Associate Professor Mark Jeffery and Assistant Professor Judd Morrissey, has always blurred the lines between virtual and physical spaces. But when the pandemic required Jeffery and Morrissey to teach remotely, they had to imagine how a course focused on the interplay between these two worlds could exist in a fully digital space.  

Image by Peyton Brown

June 2, 2020

Students from Around the World Collaborate on Quarantine Self-Care Magazine

When the COVID-19 pandemic meant that School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) students in Associate Professor Kirsten Leenaars’s class had to return home, they pivoted and created a final project inspired by the situation—from around the globe.

May 29, 2020

Emily Barker's Work Champions Accessibility for People with Disabilities

As part of its "Meet LA's Art Community" series, Hyperallergic recently interviewed Emily Barker (SAIC 2010-15) about their advocacy for environments that are accessible, affordable, and beautiful for people with disabilities.

May 27, 2020

Faculty Member Aram Han Sifuentes's Work Addresses Voting Barriers 

Newcity Art recently featured Associate Professor, Adj., Aram Han Sifuentes's (MFA 2013) works on voter ineligibility issues.