The Original Disruptor

Not Your Typical Gala. 12 Bars+Lounges Created by Alumni Artists

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Featured Events/Exhibitions
Arnold Dreyblatt
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017, 7:00PM
Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street
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2017 Annual Gala: The Original Disruptor
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017, 6:00PM
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
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Ghosts of the Tower
Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 - Saturday, Apr 8, 2017
Walter and McBean Galleries
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A Living Thing / Mel Ziegler: Flag Exchange
Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 - Saturday, Apr 1, 2017
Walter and McBean Galleries
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Claire Bendiner (BFA Painting, 2017)

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Gala / The Original Disruptor

SATURDAY, APR 29, 2017, 6:00PM

SFAI’s annual gala is back at its iconic Chestnut Street campus, and this year’s celebration will be an immersive, artist-driven experience with 12 art bars + lounges created by contemporary artists.

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Exhibitions / Archive Dive

A new exhibition, Ghosts of the Tower, and a recently-awarded two-year grant—from Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS)—opens up the archive for research, conservation, and conversation.

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Alumni / Alicia McCarthy + Scott Trattner

Alumni Alicia McCarthy and Scott Trattner discuss their individual paths since SFAI—McCarthy as a working artist (most recently awarded a 2017 SFMOMA SECA Award), and Trattner as executive creative director for Apple (creating iconic ads like “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC”) and currently for Facebook.


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