SAIC Presents Spring and Summer Exhibitions and Events

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.