SAIC Presents Spring and Summer Exhibitions and Events

Publication Date: 
April 23, 2018

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education continues its year-end events with an exciting line-up for spring and summer. Celebrating the talented SAIC students completing their undergraduate and graduate degrees, these events showcase their innovative work. Upcoming events include the Fashion Design department’s runway show and exhibition, the undergraduate and graduate Writing program readings, and the Design Show. 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 Shows 2018 Schedule

Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism Symposium: Featuring Jessica Horton Lecture

May 3

Sharp Building

37 S. Wabash Ave., room 327

Reception: 5:00–6:00 p.m.

Lecture: 6:00–7:30 p.m.

Fashion 2018

May 4

Venue Six10 in Spertus Institute

610 S. Michigan Ave.

Exhibition (open to the public): 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Reception (ticketed): 6:00 p.m.

Runway Show (ticketed): 7:00–8:00 p.m.

Film, Video, New Media, Animation, and Sound Festival

May 9–12

Gene Siskel Film Center

164 N. State St.

Check program for screening times

Department of Art Education George Roeder’s Master’s Symposium

May 9

Gene Siskel Film Center

164 N. State St.

8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Apprentice Teacher Presentations

May 10

Sharp Building

37 S. Wabash Ave., rooms 402,403, and 404

5:00–8:30 p.m.

Show Don’t Tell: The 2018 Visual Communication Design Show

May 11

Block 37

108 N. State St.

5:00–8:00 p.m.

Visual and Critical Studies Undergraduate Thesis Symposium

May 12

Sharp Building

37 S. Wabash Ave., room 327

10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Master of Arts in Art Therapy Presentations and Exhibition

May 12

Bucktown Gallery

2207 N. Western Ave., room C-2

3:00–6:00 p.m.

New Arts Journalism Symposium

May 12

Elastic Arts

3429 W. Diversey Ave., room 208

3:30–5:30 p.m.

BFA Writing Program Reading

May 12

The LeRoy Neiman Center

37 S. Wabash Ave.

5:00–8:00 p.m.

Post-Bacc Annual

May 12–14

MacLean Center

112 S. Michigan Ave., floors 12, 16, and 17

Opening reception: Saturday, May 12

4:00–7:00 p.m.

Design Show

May 12–29

Block 37

108 N. State St.

Opening reception: Saturday, May 12

6:00–8:00 p.m.

MFA Writing Program Reading

May 15

SAIC Ballroom

112 S. Michigan Ave.

4:30–7:30 p.m.

Low-Residency MFA Show

July 13–29

Sullivan Galleries

33 S. State St., 7th floor

Opening reception:

Thursday, July 12

6:00–8:00 p.m.