December 18, 2012

Spring Season of Visiting Artists Program Announced

Chicago, IL— Visiting Minds. Lasting Influence. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is pleased to announce the newest lineup of guest speakers for its Visiting Artists Program (VAP), continuing a tradition endowed 60 years ago. VAP hosts two seasons of public presentations by artists and scholars each academic year through lectures, symposia, performances, and screenings.

December 12, 2012

New Collaboration Unites SAIC with Researchers, Architects, City Officials

Chicago—Over the next several decades, the population of the world’s cities will nearly double, increasing by 2.6 billion people. Concurrently, an unprecedented volume and diversity of data is being collected and published by an increasing number of cities, providing opportunities to optimize their operation and anticipate the impact of their growth using computational methods and tools.

December 6, 2012

"Opening the Black Box" to Close with Free Performance on Winter Solstice

Chicago—Between 4:22 and 6:03 p.m., a free performance will close the acclaimed SAIC exhibition Opening the Black Box: The Charge is Torture on the Winter Solstice (Friday, December 21) at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries (33 S. State St., 7th Floor).

November 28, 2012

SAIC Professor Named a Curator of 2014 Whitney Biennial

Chicago, IL—Michelle Grabner, Professor and Chair of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), has been named a curator of the 2014 Whitney Biennial. The most influential survey of the state of contemporary art in the United States, the next Biennial goes on view at the beginning of March 2014 and will be the last Biennial to take place in the museum's historic Marcel Breuer-designed building on Madison Avenue in New York City.

November 26, 2012

Faculty Performance Arts Group Receives MacArthur Foundation Grant

Chicago, IL— Every House Has a Door, the nonprofit performance group created by faculty members Lin Hixson (Performance) and Matthew Goulish (Writing) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), has received a $32,500 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation International Connections Fund to create and produce a performance derived from materials in the Randolph Street Gallery archives.

November 20, 2012

Award Winning French Architect to Speak at SAIC

Chicago, IL—Golden Lion award winner Odile Decq presents a lecture titled “Horizons” at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will be presented in the Columbus Auditorium, 280 South Columbus Drive. For more information, please contact SAIC’s Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO) at 312.629.6650 or email

November 12, 2012

Trio of SAIC Exhibitions on Local and U.S. Justice Systems

Chicago—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) proudly presents Opening the Black Box: The Charge is Torture through Friday, December 21 at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries (33 S. State St., 7th Floor). SAIC also co-presents several upcoming exhibition programs that are free and open to the public.

November 4, 2012

SAIC Hosts 24th Annual Holiday Art Sale Nov. 16–17

Chicago—The city’s best one-stop opportunity to purchase unique holiday gifts returns next month as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) proudly hosts the 24th annual Holiday Art Sale on Friday, November 16 and Saturday November 17 in the historic SAIC Ballroom downtown (112 S. Michigan Avenue).

October 28, 2012

SAIC Partnership Realizes Major Publication with University of Chicago Press

Chicago, IL—The city of Chicago puts a new lens on its history of modern innovation this December as the University of Chicago Press publishes Chicago Makes Modern: How Creative Minds Changed Society, edited by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Professor Mary Jane Jacob, Executive Director of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies, together with Jacquelyn Baas.

October 23, 2012

SAIC President Walter E. Massey and Shirley Massey Honored by Morehouse College

Chicago, IL—Dr. Walter E. Massey, President of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), will be honored with his wife Shirley on Thursday, October 25 when Morehouse College celebrates the naming of the Walter E. Massey Leadership Center and the Shirley A. Massey Executive Conference Center at a ceremony in Atlanta. Dr. Massey is President Emeritus of Morehouse College—his alma mater, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics at the age of 20 in 1958—in addition to serving as SAIC President.


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