SAIC News

July 15, 2020

Student Eliana Batsakis Receives CFDA Design Scholar Award

Three years ago, Eliana Batsakis (BFA 2021) had never used a sewing machine.

July 9, 2020

Art Connects Us, Volume 8

In times of uncertainty, art connects us. Here are some inspiring stories of the ways our students, alums, faculty, and staff are responding to the current moment.

July 8, 2020

Faculty Member Nick Cave’s Latest Project Challenges Individuals to Reflect On Their Role in the Proliferation of Racism

This past Juneteenth, Stephanie and Bill Sick Professor of Fashion, Body and Garment Nick Cave and his partner Bob Faust launched Amends, a new community-collaborative project at Facility, their art lab and studio space.

July 7, 2020

Lockdown Puppet Theatre Keeps Hope and Entertainment Alive in Lakeview

A quiet Lakeview street has been livened by the recent addition of Lockdown Puppet Theater.

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July 7, 2020

Faculty and Alums Organize Photography Fundraiser for Hunger in Chicago

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the economy, food scarcity amongst Chicago residents has become an increasingly pressing issue.

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.

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