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

“Homegrown" Featured on WTTW

An exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago museum displaying works of artists who studied at SAIC was featured on WTTW on October 27. SAIC's Dean of Faculty and Vice President of Academic Affairs Lisa Wainwright told Chicago Tonight that the city’s pluralistic style is reflected throughout Homegrown: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Permanent Collection.

From traditional landscapes to figurative work and abstraction, Homegrown shows the diversity of the work of SAIC alumni and tells the story of a school that evolved from a handful of artists to one of the most influential art and design schools in the nation.

“When we were founded in 1866, a small number of Chicago artists got together and said ‘let’s start an art school with a gallery,’” Wainwright says in the interview. “And so, from there, we grew the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and from there we grew this remarkable, encyclopedic, key museum.”