End-of-year events, 2015

End-of-year events, 2015

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Amina Ross, Peep Show, 2014. Three ­channel HD video for installation, 3:11.

March 4, 2015
End-of-year events, 2015

Spring 2015


2015 Spring Undergraduate Exhibition
March 14–April 1
Opening reception: Saturday, March 14, noon–6pm
Sullivan Galleries
33 South State Street, 7th floor

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) presents its 2015 spring undergraduate exhibition. More than 270 talented SAIC students completing undergraduate degrees this spring exhibit their innovative work. SAIC promotes crossing disciplines and challenging received assumptions, and the results of this approach are showcased in this exhibition.

ARTBASH 2015: Contemporary Practices exhibition
April 11–24
Reception: Friday, April 10, 4:30–7:30pm
The LeRoy Neiman Center
37 South Wabash Avenue

In this end-of-year exhibition, first-year students from the Department of Contemporary Practices have the opportunity to propose and create site-specific work. The ARTBASH exhibition reception will include:

First catalog release party
Published by Contemporary Practices Research Studio I class of SAIC fall 2014 first year work.

GIF wwwrapped IV
A juried presentation of Contemporary Practices student work created for the web.

Contemporary Practices students present live performance and sound works, all created in courses taught as part of the first-year experience.

48.24.12 video premiere
Saturday, April 11, noon–2pm
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 North State Street
Juried screening of Contemporary Practices student work in film and video.

SAIC Graduate and Undergraduate Film, Video, New Media, Animation, and Sound Festival
May 6–8, 4–10pm
Reception: Friday, May 8, 7–8pm
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 North State Street

Featuring the work of the next generation of film, video, and new media artists, including innovative live-action shorts, animation, feature-length narrative and nonfiction works, and experimental digital and audio pieces.

Undergraduate Performance Festival
Saturday, April 4, 7pm
SAIC Performance Space
280 South Columbus Drive, room 012

Graduating BFA in Performance students present their thesis work, blurring the boundaries between theater, movement, and the visual arts.


BFA Writing program reading
Saturday, May 9, 5pm
The LeRoy Neiman Center
37 South Wabash Avenue

Graduating BFA in Writing students read, perform, and present their work in traditional, hybrid, and experimental forms, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, scripts, electronic media, and performance.


Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies and Bachelor of Fine Arts with Liberal Arts Thesis Symposium
Saturday, April 18, 10am–4pm
The Art Institute of Chicago
Modern Wing, Nichols Trustee Suite
159 East Monroe Street

Graduating BA in Visual and Critical Studies students present their thesis work on a variety of topics related to the investigation of cultural and social meanings of visual experience.


Fashion 2015
Friday, May 8, 9am, noon, & 3pm
Millennium Park, Chase Promenade North

In Millennium Park, this year’s fashion show will be a multimedia event featuring cutting-edge garments by SAIC Fashion Design students.

Friday, May 8, 5:30pm
Millennium Park, Chase Promenade North

SAIC proudly hosts its annual fashion show and benefit gala in support of SAIC student scholarships. Co-chaired by Ellen Sandor and Stephanie Sick, THE WALK will honor international fashion blogger and critic Diane Pernet with the Legend of Fashion Award.


About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees and post-baccalaureate programs to 3,500 students from around the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC has an educational philosophy built upon an interdisciplinary approach to art and design, giving students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities, while working with renowned faculty who include many of the leading practitioners in their fields. SAIC’s resources include the Art Institute of Chicago and its Modern Wing; numerous special collections and programming venues provide students with exceptional exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and performances. For more information, please visit our website.


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