August 30, 2016

SAIC Receives the Active Minds Healthy Campus Award

CHICAGO—Today, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, was announced as a winner of the 2016 Active Minds Healthy Campus Award. The prestigious award celebrates U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate excellence in prioritizing and promoting the health and well-being of their students, and SAIC is one of only six colleges across the U.S. to receive the award.

Events

Programs designed and produced by graduate students.

 

Erika Ordosgoitti

In November 2019 the artist, poet, curator, and arts administrator Erika Ordosgoitti (Executive Director of El Avispero Artist Residency in Venezuela and former Adjunct Director and Curator at P3 Plataforma Para Performance) visited SAIC to give a lecture "Administrating Amidst Chaos". The events during their visit were organized by the arts admin alum Carlos Salazar-Lermont and the student Sofia Gabriel.

Organized by Dual MA in Arts Administration & Policy and Modern and Contemporary Art History alumn Carlos Salazar-Lermont (2019) and MA Arts Administration & Policy student Sofia Gabriel (2021)

Luis Camnitzer

In April 2019, the renowned artist, writer, curator and educator Luis Camnitzer came to SAIC at the invitation of the Arts Administration & Policy department. The events during his residency were organized by arts admin students Carlos Salazar and Constanza Mendoza.

Organized by MA in Arts Administration & Policy program student Constanza Mendoza, and Dual MA in Arts Administration & Policy and Art History, Theory & Criticism program student Carlos Salazar-Lermont.

Grad Chat with Daniel Jimenez Quiroz

MAAAP student and Founder of comic and visual art platform Entreviñetas, discusses his experience with cultural administration in Colombia. November 5, 2018.

Doing the Work ​

Recontextualizing Sustainability and Inclusion Field Foundation President Angelique Power in conversation with Director of the Joyce Foundation’s Cultural Program, Tracie D. Hall. April 9, 2018

South of Pico​

African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960’s and 1970’s.  A conversation with Kellie Jones and Romi Crawford. September 7, 2017.

Perspectives on Criticism​

A Panel Discussion on Art Writing Across Regional and Global Boundaries, featuring Ben Genocchio, James Yood, and Anthoney Downey. April 14, 2015.

Roberto Bedoya​

SAIC MAAAP Alumnus and City of Oakland Cultural Affairs Manager, policymaker Bedoya has worked as an arts administrator to expand definitions of inclusion and belonging throughout his career.  March 10, 2015.

July 31, 2016

SAIC Kicks Off Its 148th Year of Visiting Artists

CHICAGO—This fall, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will host a distinguished lineup of visiting artists who exemplify the boundary-blurring nature of contemporary art.

May 30, 2016

SAIC Names Arnold J. Kemp Dean of Graduate Studies

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced the appointment of Arnold J. Kemp as the School’s dean of graduate studies. Concurrent with this appointment, Kemp joins the faculty of the Department of Painting and Drawing as a professor. Kemp comes to SAIC from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) where he is an associate professor and the chair of the Department of Painting and Printmaking.

May 24, 2016

SAIC Announces 2016 Fellowship Recipients

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a leader in educating artists and designers, announced the recipients of its most prestigious awards: 2016 Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists, Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, James Nelson Raymond Fellowships, Municipal Art League Fellowship, Carrie Ellen Tuttle Fellowship, SAIC Berlin Residency and the Clay Morrison Scholarship.

May 15, 2016

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Is Awarded $75,000 NEA Grant

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) were awarded a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant of $75,000 in support of the Homan Square Arts Initiative (HSAI), a suite of programs that SAIC is offering in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood.

May 8, 2016

SAIC Launches $50 Million Fundraising Campaign

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced the launch of its first-ever significant fundraising campaign, a milestone in the School’s 150-year history. The comprehensive campaign—Beautiful/Work: The Campaign for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago—aims to raise $50 million by 2018 to increase funding for student scholarships and faculty resources.

May 2, 2016

SAIC Announces May Events, Lectures and Symposia

CHICAGO—This month, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will present a rich collection of festivals, readings, symposia and exhibitions.

April 28, 2016

SAIC Transforms Garfield Park Conservatory From Flora To Fashion For New Exhibition

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, is transforming the Garfield Park Conservatory from flora to fashion in the first exhibition of its kind showcasing the work of the School’s internationally renowned Fashion Design students. The exhibition is free and open to the public and runs from May 13–15.

April 25, 2016

SAIC Announces Its 2016 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Doctorate Recipients

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will welcome artist, activist and alum, Tania Bruguera, to deliver the school’s commencement address on Monday, May 16, at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Congress Parkway.

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