Diego Rivera Gallery

The Diego Rivera Gallery, home to SFAI’s historic Diego Rivera Mural, is a student-directed exhibition space for work by SFAI students.

The gallery provides an opportunity for students from all academic programs to present their work or curate in a gallery setting; to use the space for large-scale installations; or to experiment with artistic concepts and concerns in a public venue.

Students submit applications for exhibitions in November and March annually, and a jury of alumni selects the artists who will exhibit. Students may apply to have an individual show, to participate in a group show, or to curate a show. About 40 shows per year are scheduled and close to 200 students exhibit each year.

HOURS:
Open daily for exhibition and mural viewing
9 am–7 pm

Opening receptions are on Tuesdays, with an artist talk at 5:30 PM and a reception from 5–7 pm.

Look Inside 

From the opening reception of Choose Where You Sit, October 4, 2016. Video courtesy of Sachi Moskowitz (BFA Sculpture, 2016).

Amalgamation
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 -
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Past Events

Opening Reception: Amalgamation
Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Amalgamation
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 -
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Side of ranch
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 -
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Opening Reception: Essence
Monday, Feb 3, 2020 - Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020
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Essence
Monday, Feb 3, 2020 -
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Heavy Breathing: Trans Boxing Lecture + Workshop
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020
2:00PM - 4:00PM
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Fall 2019 BFA Exhibition
Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019 -
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Opening Reception: A Room of Ones Own
Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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A Room of Ones Own
Monday, Nov 25, 2019 -
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Opening Reception: White Walls - Black Joy
Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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White Walls - Black Joy
Monday, Nov 18, 2019 -
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Opening Reception: ECHOES: From There to Here
Thursday, Nov 14, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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ECHOES: From There to Here
Monday, Nov 11, 2019 -
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Opening Reception: We Are Closing! Everything Must Go
Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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We Are Closing! Everything Must Go
Monday, Oct 28, 2019 -
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It Is Our Privilege
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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It Is Our Privilege
Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 -
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Opening Reception: Mis-Translation
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Mis-Translation
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 -
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Opening Reception: Corporeal Prison
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Corporeal Prison
Monday, Sep 30, 2019 -
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INDIVIDUAL
Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 -
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City Studio Summer 2019 Exhibition Celebration
Friday, Aug 9, 2019
3:30PM - 6:00PM
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City Studio Summer 2019 Exhibition
Monday, Aug 5, 2019 -
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Opening Reception: In A Flash
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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SFAI Alumni Exhibition: In A Flash
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 -
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Opening Reception: More Than 701 Years
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019
12:30PM - 1:30PM
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PreCollege TA + Faculty Pop-up: More Than 701 Years
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 -
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Opening Reception: VOLATILITY
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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VOLATILITY
Sunday, May 26, 2019 -
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Opening Reception: BFA Exhibition
Saturday, May 18, 2019
4:00PM
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BFA Exhibition
Saturday, May 18, 2019 -
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Opening Reception: Memory Under Construction
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019
5:00PM
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Memory Under Construction
Monday, Apr 29, 2019 -
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NEW GENRES SALON
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 - Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019
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NEW GENRES SALON
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 -
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THE NATURE OF GROWTH
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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THE NATURE OF GROWTH
Monday, Apr 15, 2019 -
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Opening Reception: Leaving Marks
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Leaving Marks
Monday, Apr 8, 2019 -
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Opening Reception: History/Genealogy/Archaeology
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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History / Genealogy / Archaeology
Monday, Apr 1, 2019 -
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Opening Reception: Going Through
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Going Through
Monday, Mar 25, 2019 -
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Opening Reception: Mending Distance
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Mending Distance
Monday, Mar 11, 2019 -
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Opening Reception: Dunes & Avenues: The Richmond District
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Dunes & Avenues: The Richmond District
Monday, Mar 4, 2019 -
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Opening Reception: Photography Without Camera
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Photography Without Camera
Monday, Feb 25, 2019 -
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STORYTELLING
Monday, Feb 18, 2019 -
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Opening Reception: ART AS PROTEST
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Art As Protest
Monday, Feb 11, 2019 -
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Opening Reception: Exit From Within
Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019
2:33PM - 7:00PM
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Exit From Within
Sunday, Feb 3, 2019 -
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Opening Reception: Color Me Vibrant
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Color Me Vibrant
Monday, Jan 28, 2019 -
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EPIGRAM
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 -
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Patti Smith: Wing
Monday, Jan 14, 2019 -
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Closing Reception: City Studio Fall 2018 Final Exhibition
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
4:00PM - 6:00PM
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City Studio Fall 2018 Final Exhibition
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 -
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Opening Reception: China Academy of Art at SFAI
Friday, Nov 16, 2018
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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From/To: the Frontier of Chinese Art Education
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 -
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Opening Reception: Into the World: Cherel Ito and SFAI Documentary Photography
Friday, Nov 9, 2018
5:30PM - 7:30PM
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Into the World: Cherel Ito and SFAI Documentary Photography
Friday, Nov 9, 2018 -
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2018 Alumni Weekend at Concentrate
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
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Opening Reception: Everyone is Touching; Textured Apogee
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Everyone is Touching; Textured Apogee
Monday, Oct 29, 2018 -
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Avatars
Monday, Oct 22, 2018 -
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Environmental Network
Monday, Oct 15, 2018 -
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Alive in Strange Lands
Monday, Oct 8, 2018 -
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Some Shape or Form: A Clay Show
Monday, Oct 1, 2018 -
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MAXIMAL
Monday, Sep 24, 2018 -
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Opening Reception: Happy Birthday!
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Happy Birthday!
Monday, Sep 17, 2018 -
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Yugen
Monday, Sep 10, 2018 -
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Opening Reception: South American Roots
Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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South American Roots
Sunday, Sep 2, 2018 -
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Opening Reception: The Invitation to Forget You is One I Must Decline
Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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The Invitation to Forget You is One I Must Decline
Monday, Aug 27, 2018 -
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Opening Reception: ONWARD
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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ONWARD
Monday, Aug 20, 2018 -
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City Studio Summer 2018 Closing Reception
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018
3:00PM - 5:00PM
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City Studio Summer 2018 Exhibition
Monday, Aug 13, 2018 -
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Closing Reception: SFAI-Shanghai University Summer Art Program Exhibition
Thursday, Aug 9, 2018
11:00AM - 1:00PM
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Opening Reception: With Light Comes Soft Collisions
Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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With Light Comes Soft Collisions
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 -
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The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere
Sunday, Jun 24, 2018 -
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Opening Reception: City Studio (Spring 2018)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Opening Reception: BFA Exhibition
Sunday, May 13, 2018
4:00PM - 6:00PM
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BFA Exhibition
Sunday, May 13, 2018 -
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Opening Reception: Rich Silences
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
5:00PM
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Post-Bac Exhibition: Rich Silences
Monday, Apr 30, 2018 -
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Opening Reception: Keep The Family Close
Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Keep the Family Close
Monday, Apr 23, 2018 -
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Opening Reception: The Emergency Has Been Everyday
Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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The Emergency Has Been Everyday
Sunday, Apr 15, 2018 -
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Opening Reception: Too Much Goodness is a Sin
Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Too Much Goodness is a Sin
Sunday, Apr 8, 2018 -
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Opening Reception: The Love Below
Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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