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.

Stirrup assembly of gynecological table adorned with hand-trimmed thorns

November 12, 2020

Alum Selva Aparicio Presents Capstone Exhibition at International Museum of Surgical Science

Selva Aparicio’s (BFA 2015) solo exhibition Hysteria is on display at the International Museum of Surgical Science (IMSS) through January 17, 2021.

November 12, 2020

Art Connects Us, Volume 17

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.

November 12, 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.

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 5, 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.

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 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.

A Filipinx nonbinary person wearing colorful clothing throws back their head and smiles. A white woman with short white hair, geometric earrings, and white collarless shirt poses seated. A white nonbinary person in a black power suit stands with cane.

October 26, 2020

Community Members Sky Cubacub, Riva Lehrer, and Perel Receive Disability Futures Award

Three School of the Art Institute of Chicago community members—alum and garment maker Sky Cubacub (BFA 2015), Assistant Professor, Adj., painter, and writer Riva Lehrer (SAIC 1993–95), and alum and interdisciplinary artist Perel (MFA 2011)—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.

Beatriz Beckford

October 26, 2020

Teaching as a Tool for Social Justice

In honor of Black Heritage Month, we're sharing stories of the inspiring, powerful work of our Black community members. In SAIC's Master of Teaching program, student Beatriz Beckford is developing a pedagogy centered on social justice.

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