A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

School-Museum Campus

Photo: Grace DuVal (MDes 2015)

For SAIC students, the Art Institute of Chicago museum is an extension of their classroom, informing their creative and scholarly practices. Encompassing 5,000 years of human expression from cultures around the world, the museum contains more than 300,000 works of art. Students can experience firsthand artwork from iconic artists, like SAIC alum Georgia O’Keeffe’s (SAIC 1905–06, HON 1967) monumental Sky above Clouds IV. With access to the museum collection, students can discover work that speaks to their current practice, inspiring them to move in new directions.