Artist and former Director of Exhibitions (‘67-’72, ‘73-’77) Phil Linhares returns to SFAI for a conversation with Jeff Gunderson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, and Hesse McGraw, Vice President for Exhibitions and Public Programs. Linhares presented important and often experimental shows during his ten-year tenure, including the first conceptual art exhibition in the Bay Area, solo exhibitions of Wally Hedrick, Bruce Conner, William T. Wiley, Imogen Cunningham, Gladys Nilsson, Carlos Villa, and Bruce Nauman. Other notable exhibitions during this period included the Hairy Who, Larry Clark, and Eleanor Coppola. Linhares went on to lead exhibitions programs at Mills and the Oakland Museum of California, before retiring in 2011.
This event is part of Remnants: A Ghosts of the Tower Salon Series.
In conjunction with the Ghosts of the Tower exhibition, a salon series, Remnants, will unearth the history and archives of the San Francisco Art Institute. Join us for lively and informal discussions with figures from SFAI’s past and independent researchers who have used the archives’ resources in their scholarship.
Remnants is organized by San Francisco Art Institute Exhibitions and Public Programs department + Anne Bremer Memorial Library and coordinated by Julian Wong-Nelson, Archives Assistant and Digital Specialist.
Poster (detail) from Hairy Who exhibition “Surplus Slop From the Windy City,” 1970.