An image of flowers painted on a fence

June 10, 2021

Art Connects Us, Volume 31

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 gallery image of the exhibition Promise, Witness, Remembrance

June 10, 2021

Alum Allison Glenn and the Power of Listening

Glenn (Dual MA 2012) shares insights from her experience as guest curator of an exhibition honoring the life of Breonna Taylor.

Two images of artists Anna Martine Whitehead and Genevieve Erin O'Brien next to each other.

June 9, 2021

Two SAIC Community Members Awarded MAP Fund

Assistant Professor Anna Martine Whitehead and alum Genevieve Erin O’Brien (MFA 2008) were announced as grant recipients of the 2021 MAP Fund.

Several shelves with a collection of art objects and statues of figures, buildings, and crosses

June 2, 2021

Art Connects Us, Volume 30

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 drawing of a black octagonal structure with a figure walking in to an opening

May 27, 2021

SAIC Community Members Selected as Recipients of Graham Foundation Awards

The Graham Foundation awarded 71 new grants to individuals exploring innovative design ideas that expand contemporary understanding of architecture.

A gallery where a patterned mirror is reflecting light onto a collection of papers on the floor

May 26, 2021

June 2021: Faculty and Staff Accomplishments

Professor and Chair of the Department of Visual Communication Design John Bowers has been selected as a juror of this year’s Design Incubation Communication Design Awards. On June 3, Professor David Getsy is hosting the symposium Lives: Biography and Autobiography in New Writing on American Art with the Terra Foundation.

May 21, 2021

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Receives $1 Million Gift to Advance Historic and Cultural Preservation

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 Sam and Ann Mencoff to establish the endowed Mencoff Family Internships in Historic and Cultural Preservation Fund. The investment, which builds off of the previously established Mencoff Family Fellowship in Historic Preservation Fund, aims to preserve, conserve, and protect culture and history by expanding opportunities in the field. 

A figure on a colorful runway wears a bright green dress covered in eyes and a long, dramatic cape made out of blue fur

May 21, 2021

Grace DuVal’s Drag Race Hat Trick

This past year, season 13 of RuPaul’s Drag Race brought much-needed reprieve for fans around the world.

A profile image of an artist standing underneath train tracks

May 19, 2021

Alum SANTIAGO X Receives 2021 Joyce Award

School of the Art Institute of Chicago alum SANTIAGO X (MFA 2018) and Chicago Public Art Group are one of four winners of the 2021 Joyce Awards, which honor collaborations between artists of color and arts and community organizations throughout the Great Lakes region.

A large black statue of a seated figure with an outsized head in pictured in Rockefeller Plaza

May 19, 2021

Art Connects Us, Volume 29

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.

Eileen Favorite speaks to students in her class called "Love The Art, Hate the Artist" at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on April 12, 2018

May 13, 2021

Faculty Member Eileen Favorite’s Class Profiled in the Chicago Tribune

After 20 years on the class schedule at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of Professor, Adj.

Four students and a teacher stand in front of a series of posters about conservation

May 11, 2021

Meet the Faculty: Linda Keane

Professor Linda Keane is a legend at SAIC. Recently inducted into the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows—an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the architecture profession—she is an artist, architect, and academic.

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