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

Controversial Artist Dread Scott Gives Lecture in Chicago

Dread Scott (BFA 1989) returned to SAIC on Monday to give a lecture discussing “issues of race, incarceration, war, government, repression, and revolution.” The Chicago Tribune discusses Scott’s willingness to address controversial topics, most famously in his work “What Is the Proper Way to Display a US Flag?” that was displayed in a minority student show in 1989. Scott has continued making revolutionary, thought provoking work and currently has a show at the Brooklyn Museum.