Join us as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) hosts a virtual art auction of works by the school’s faculty and alumni. Browse and buy artwork by Nick Cave, Sanford Biggers, Candida Alvarez, Roger Brown, Carl Wirsum, Angel Otero, Richard Hunt, Michelle Grabner, Jeffrey Gibson, Diane Simpson, Richard Rezak and more through November 14th.

In Chicago? Join us in person on November 11th for Existing auction party, a benefit honoring the SAIC community and world-renowned artists and designers who have generously donated works for our Virtual Art Auction. Inspired by Alan Kaprow’s interactive and exuberant Happenings of the 1950s and 1960s, the evening will feature a live auction of exclusive works.

Existing auction party and SAIC Art Auction will raise critical funds for SAIC student scholarships as a celebration of the school’s artists, designers and scholars.

For more information about the auction and party, bidding and tickets, visit

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Required reading

Required reading

This week, Heidi Klum’s Halloween worm costume, the online therapy bubble, Noam Chomsky and more.

Sorry, but this is not

Sorry, but this is not “repatriation”

The Met’s deal with the Greek government to “repatriate” billionaire Leonard Stern’s collection of Cycladic art is not what it seems.

Local photojournalists display photo essays at the National Museum of the American Indian

Russell Albert Daniels, Taylor Irvine, and Donovan Quintero provide insight into contemporary local life in this New York exhibition.

Scan these works of art and they will come to life

Visitors to two parks in New York’s Chinatown can scan colorful banners that turn into lively animations about Chinese heritage and immigrant narratives.

NV Parekh and the Rise of Studio Photography in East Africa

Isolde Brielmaier’s book I Am Sparkling illustrates how Parekh’s studio became a place for sitters to assert their agency in a changing world.

The California Institute of the Arts is celebrating its 50th anniversary

With the ethos that artists are stronger together, the CalArts community has united all disciplines in the arts.

Two sparse exhibitions in Brooklyn explore the elemental forces of life

Things have their own power and action in the artist’s installation, and people are part of a complex world of life forms and materials.

Funny stories about art muses

Ruth Millington tells the story of the women (and nine men) who are depicted in various paintings considered “masterpieces”.

The LA Philharmonic presents an immersive multimedia concert experience, Electric Fields

Composed by David Chalmin and Bryce Dessner. Inspired by compositions by Hildegard von Bingen, Barbara Strozzi and Francesca Caccini.

Activists who targeted 'girl with pearl earring' get jail time

A member of the activist group Last Generation called the Dutch court’s verdict “disgusting”.

A California Hispanic mural defaced with

Created in 2020 by Alicia Rojas, the Orange County mural includes the names of eight poderos, or strong women, and poetry in English and Spanish.

Disgraced art dealer Subhash Kapoor was given a 10-year sentence

Kapoor led a smuggling ring accused of trafficking more than 2,600 individual items worth more than $143 million.

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