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March 21, 2018

SAIC Shows 2018

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

(1) Óscar I. González Díaz (MFA 2017), Floor Piece (1minute on/1minute off), 2017. 4,410 hand-casted PVC plastic, enamel paints, plastic cloth. (2) Meredith Leich (MFA 2018), The Victorian and the Whale, 2017. Two-channel video with sound, wood, cloth, 10 minutes. (3) Oscar Chen (BFA 2017), "No Homo collection,” Fashion 2017. Runway show. (4) Matthew Hamaker, 2017 SAIC Design Show. (5) Isaac Facio (MFA 2017), Cosmic Web Project: Materializing Dark Matter Using Three-Dimensional Woven Textiles, 2017. Cotton, PET/fiberglass, and acrylic, video, with Benedikt Diemer (PhD).

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) celebrates our talented students completing their undergraduate and graduate degrees this spring, and invites you to take part and enjoy these not-to-be-missed thesis exhibitions and presentations. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more at saic.edu/shows.

March

Spring Undergraduate Exhibition
March 10–30

Art History MA Thesis Presentations
March 26–29

April

ArtBash 2018
April 6–20
Reception: Friday, April 6, 4:30–7pm

MA Visual and Critical Studies Symposium
April 6–May 5
Reception: Friday, April 6, 6–9pm

Undergraduate Performance Festival
April 7
Reception: Friday, April 6, 6–9pm

Historic Preservation Symposium
April 25, 5–8pm

MFA Show
April 28–May 16
Reception: Friday, April 27, 7–9pm

IMPACT Graduate Performance Festival
April 28–29

Visual Communication Design Show
TBD

May

Fashion 2018
May 4

Film, Video, New Media, Animation, and Sound Festival
May 7–11, 5:30–8pm

Apprentice Teaching Art Education Presentations and Celebrations
May 8 and May 10, 5:30–8pm

Art Education Graduate Symposium
May 9, 5–8pm

BFA Writing Program Reading
May 12, 5–8pm

Design Show
May 12–29
Reception: Saturday, May 12, 6–8pm

New Arts Journalism Symposium
May 12, 4–6pm

Visual and Critical Studies Undergraduate Thesis Symposium
May 12, 10am–4pm
Reception following immediately after

Post-Baccalaureate Studio Salon
May 12–14
Reception: Saturday, May 12, 4–7pm

MFA Writing Program Reading
May 15, 4:30–7:30pm

Art Therapy Exhibition and Thesis Presentations
TBD

BA in Art History Symposium
TBD

July

Low-residency MFA Show
July 13–29
Reception: Thursday, July 12, 6–8pm

About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
For more than 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in
educating the world’s most influential artists, designers, and scholars. Located in downtown
Chicago with a fine arts graduate program consistently ranking among the top programs in the
nation by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and
design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-
campus galleries, and state-of- the-art facilities. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate, and post-
baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform
Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as Michelle Grabner,
David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave,
Jeff Koons, and LeRoy Neiman.

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