Main Gallery at Fort Mason

The Main Gallery at Fort Mason is a new flagship exhibition space anchoring the new SFAI—Fort Mason Campus.

SFAI’s Public Programs develop meaningful interactions between artists, students, and audiences through lectures, education opportunities, and artist-driven experiences.

Together, the exhibitions and public programs of the San Francisco Art Institute promote an environment that catalyzes the creative processes of its student artists and thinkers, and creates intimate connections between the SFAI community and the public.

The Main Gallery is a 2,052 square-foot exhibition space with 24-feet high walls which will host, along with the Gray Box Gallery and the Mural Wall, an array of site-responsive, curated and commissioned projects.

Designed by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, the new site at the prow of the city represents the largest expansion by SFAI since the opening of its landmark Paffard Keatinge-Clay addition in Russian Hill in 1969. The new campus joins the historic Chestnut Street campus to radically advance SFAI’s commitment to positioning artists at the center of public life in the Bay Area and globally.

 

GALLERY HOURS

Wednesday–Sunday 11am–7pm
Closed Monday + Tuesday

From the Tower: Andy Warhol
Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 - Sunday, Mar 24, 2019
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Maya Stovall: Under New Ownership
Friday, Mar 29, 2019 - Sunday, May 5, 2019
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Opening Reception: Maya Stovall: Under New Ownership
Friday, Mar 29, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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Past Events

Barbara Easley-Cox & Ericka Huggins in conversation with Dewey Crumpler
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019
6:00PM
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SFAI Alumni Critique Group (Spring 2019)
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019
7:30PM - 10:30PM
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Graduate Programs Virtual Info Reception
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019
5:30PM - 7:00PM
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Gina Siepel: Cycle of Self-Determination
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019
7:00PM
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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 - Friday, Mar 15, 2019
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Jenny Odell: Open Source Intelligence
Friday, Mar 8, 2019
4:30PM
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Spring 2019 Professional Development Lectures
Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 - Thursday, Apr 11, 2019
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¡Torero! (1956)
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019
7:00PM
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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 - Saturday, Mar 9, 2019
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Opening Reception: Dress Up in The Woods
Friday, Mar 1, 2019
6:30PM - 8:00PM
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Opening Reception: Worlds Apart
Friday, Mar 1, 2019
6:30PM - 8:00PM
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Worlds Apart
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 - Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019
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JD Beltran and Gordon Knox: These Green Thoughts, or artists and climate action
Friday, Mar 1, 2019
4:30PM
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Dress Up in The Woods
Friday, Mar 1, 2019 -
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The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1954)
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019
7:00PM
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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 - Friday, Mar 1, 2019
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Opening Reception: From the Tower: Andy Warhol
Friday, Feb 22, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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Allan deSouza: How Art Can Be Thought
Friday, Feb 22, 2019
4:30PM
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STORYTELLING
Monday, Feb 18, 2019 - Friday, Feb 22, 2019
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Opening Reception: What’s Between Us
Friday, Feb 15, 2019
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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What’s Between Us
Friday, Feb 15, 2019 - Friday, Feb 15, 2019
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Opening Reception: P.R.I.S.M Or Practice Recreating Imaginary Squalls And Metamorphosis
Friday, Feb 15, 2019
4:30PM
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P.R.I.S.M or Practice Recreating Imaginary Squalls And Metamorphosis
Friday, Feb 15, 2019 - Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019
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SFAI Alumni Mixer in NYC
Thursday, Feb 14, 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
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Opening Reception: ART AS PROTEST
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Grad School Virtual Q & A with SFAI
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Art As Protest
Monday, Feb 11, 2019 - Friday, Feb 15, 2019
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Situational: The Body in Contemporary Painting
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Joan Jonas Is On Our Mind (REPRISE)
Friday, Feb 8, 2019
4:30PM
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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 - Saturday, Feb 9, 2019
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Opening Reception: Moments
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 - Friday, Feb 1, 2019
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Moments
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
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Opening Reception: Fleeting Moments
Friday, Feb 1, 2019
4:30PM
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Fleeting Moments
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 - Wednesday, Feb 13, 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 - Friday, Feb 1, 2019
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Opening Reception: Vanguard Revisited: Poetic Politics & Black Futures
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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Alumni Reception: A+: Works by Susan Hauptman, Irene Pijoan and Richard Sheehan
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
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EPIGRAM
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 - Saturday, Jan 26, 2019
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Opening Reception: The Master Never Talks Of
Friday, Jan 18, 2019
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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The Master Never Talks Of
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019
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Opening Reception: Unfamiliar Again
Friday, Jan 18, 2019
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Unfamiliar Again
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019
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Patti Smith: Wing
Monday, Jan 14, 2019 - Saturday, Jan 19, 2019
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National Portfolio Day
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019
12:00PM - 4:00PM
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Opening Reception: A+: Works by Susan Hauptman, Irene Pijoan and Richard Sheehan
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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A+: Works by Susan Hauptman, Irene Pijoan and Richard Sheehan
Wednesday, Jan 2, 2019 - Sunday, Feb 3, 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 - Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
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Undergrad Fall Open House | On-Campus
Saturday, Dec 8, 2018
10:00AM
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International Virtual Information Sessions
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 - Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018
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Henry “Hank” Wessel Memorial
Sunday, Dec 2, 2018
2:00PM
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Opening Reception: Salon Ouvert
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Salon Ouvert
Friday, Nov 30, 2018 - Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018
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Closing Reception: Between rays of light
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Closing Reception: Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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Giving Tuesday at SFAI
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
12:00AM - 11:59PM
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Between rays of light
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 - Monday, Dec 3, 2018
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Opening Reception: Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 - Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
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Bill Berkson Tribute
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018
4:00PM
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Opening Reception: China Academy of Art at SFAI
Friday, Nov 16, 2018
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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Poverty of Sensibility—Panel 21: Art/Education in the 21st Century III
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
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From/To: the Frontier of Chinese Art Education
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 - Sunday, Dec 9, 2018
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Opening Reception: Untitled Still Life
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Untitled Still Life
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
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Opening Reception: Parsing Dissent
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Parsing Dissent
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
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Shadow Master Screening
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
2:00PM - 4:00PM
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Concentrate 2018: Student Art Sale + Open Studios
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
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Grad Fall Open House
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
10:00AM - 2:00PM
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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 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
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PhotoAlliance Lecture: Eirik Johnson
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018
7:30PM
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2018 Alumni Weekend at Concentrate
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
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Spon-Tah-neity
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
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Leonardo Celebrates 50th Anniversary at SFAI: The Convening
Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
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Opening Reception: Very Private Matters
Friday, Nov 2, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
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Very Private Matters
Friday, Nov 2, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
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Bean Gilsdorf: Soft Histories
Friday, Nov 2, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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A Very Crypto Town Hall
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
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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 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
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Book Launch: Mariana Castillo Deball’s Ixiptla IV – Feathered Changes, Serpent Disappearances
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Ojos Suaves/Soft Eyes: Mirjam Wirz, José “Morelos” Ortega, Carlos Icaza
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
6:00PM
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Jarrett Earnest: What it Means to Write About Art: Notes on the Future of Criticism
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Climbing the City
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
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DeShawn Dumas: Black Light: Wake Work Against the Aestheticization of Politics
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018
7:00PM
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Avatars
Monday, Oct 22, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 28, 2018
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Opening Reception: Bloom & Decay: Beyond Opulence
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
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