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

Whole Earth Catalog 50th Anniversary
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 28, 2018
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Past Events

Opening Reception: Bloom & Decay: Beyond Opulence
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
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Graduate Virtual Information Sessions
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 - Thursday, Feb 21, 2019
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All Performing and Visual Arts Fairs 2018
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
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The Pleasure, Profits and Politics of Sex & Photography A Show & Tell with Annie Sprinkle
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018
7:00PM
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Environmental Network
Monday, Oct 15, 2018 - Saturday, Oct 20, 2018
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All National Portfolio Days
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Jan 27, 2019
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PhotoAlliance Lecture: George LeGrady
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
7:30PM
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Ad Minoliti: Non-Binary Geometry and Feminist Expanded Painting
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Bik Van der Pol: Creating Publicness
Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018
7:00PM
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Alive in Strange Lands
Monday, Oct 8, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 14, 2018
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Opening Reception: Untitled
Friday, Oct 5, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Untitled
Friday, Oct 5, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
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Opening Reception: Strength In Awareness
Friday, Oct 5, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Strength In Awareness
Friday, Oct 5, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
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Undergraduate Virtual Information Sessions
Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 - Thursday, Feb 7, 2019
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Between You & Me: Ana Teresa Fernández and Julio César Morales
Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
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Some Shape or Form: A Clay Show
Monday, Oct 1, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 7, 2018
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MAXIMAL
Monday, Sep 24, 2018 - Sunday, Sep 30, 2018
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Opening Reception: 2235
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
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2235
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
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Opening Reception: 4 Artists: Representational Painting of America
Friday, Sep 21, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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4 Artists: Representational Painting of America
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
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Katharine Kuharic, 2018 Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
7:30PM
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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 - Monday, Sep 24, 2018
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Peggy Phelan: Contact Warhol: Photography Without End
Friday, Sep 14, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Opening Reception: Will Brown: Ether
Thursday, Sep 13, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
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Yugen
Monday, Sep 10, 2018 - Saturday, Sep 15, 2018
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Opening Reception: Reintroducing…love?
Friday, Sep 7, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Reintroducing…love?
Friday, Sep 7, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
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Opening Reception: The Unhappy Marriage of Sculpture and Textiles: Towards a More Progressive Union
Friday, Sep 7, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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The Unhappy Marriage of Sculpture and Textiles: Towards a More Progressive Union
Friday, Sep 7, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 18, 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 - Saturday, Sep 8, 2018
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Public Reception: XL Catlin Art Prize Traveling Exhibition
Friday, Aug 31, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
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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 - Friday, Aug 31, 2018
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Opening Reception: Moira
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
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Moira
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
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Opening Reception: Serenade & Nocturne
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
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Serenade & Nocturne
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
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XL Catlin Art Prize Traveling Exhibition
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 7, 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 - Saturday, Aug 25, 2018
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City Studio Summer 2018 Closing Reception
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018
3:00PM - 5:00PM
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Closing Reception: Martin Machado: Fluid State
Friday, Aug 17, 2018
4:30PM - 7:00PM
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City Studio Summer 2018 Exhibition
Monday, Aug 13, 2018 - Saturday, Aug 18, 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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Sofía Córdova: The Thread of Operations is Broken
Monday, Jul 30, 2018
6:30PM
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Opening Reception: REFLECTIONS
Friday, Jul 27, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Reflections
Friday, Jul 27, 2018 - Friday, Aug 3, 2018
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Admit on the Spot Day
Friday, Jul 27, 2018
12:00PM - 4:00PM
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Matmos Performs at SFAI
Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018
8:00PM
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Opening Reception: With Light Comes Soft Collisions
Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Benjamin Britton: The Incandescent Sub-Present
Monday, Jul 23, 2018
6:30PM
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With Light Comes Soft Collisions
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 - Monday, Jul 30, 2018
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Rudy Lemcke: The New World: Of Video Games and Museums
Monday, Jul 16, 2018
6:30PM
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2018 Summer Symposium // Uprising
Saturday, Jul 14, 2018
1:00PM - 4:00PM
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Opening Reception: The Swell Show
Friday, Jul 13, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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The Swell Show
Friday, Jul 13, 2018 - Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018
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Arrived! Opening Reception
Friday, Jun 29, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Arrived!
Friday, Jun 29, 2018 - Monday, Jul 16, 2018
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Opening Reception: Shadows
Friday, Jun 29, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Shadows
Friday, Jun 29, 2018 - Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018
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Aaron Terry: Art in the Age of #instagood Production
Monday, Jun 25, 2018
6:30PM
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The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere
Sunday, Jun 24, 2018 - Saturday, Jul 7, 2018
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Admit on the Spot Day
Friday, Jun 22, 2018
12:00PM - 4:00PM
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Opening Reception: Martin Machado: Fluid State
Friday, Jun 8, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
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Anhedonia: Paintings and Drawings by Emily Benz
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 - Sunday, Jun 10, 2018
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Opening Reception: Anhedonia
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018
11:00AM - 6:00PM
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Martin Machado: Fluid State
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - Sunday, Aug 19, 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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Commencement
Sunday, May 13, 2018
2:00PM
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BFA Exhibition
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - Friday, May 18, 2018
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Opening Reception: MFA Exhibition
Friday, May 11, 2018
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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MFA Exhibition
Friday, May 11, 2018 - Thursday, May 17, 2018
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Vernissage — MFA Exhibition Preview
Thursday, May 10, 2018
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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MFA Film Festival
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
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BA + MA Symposium
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
1:00PM - 5:00PM
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Academic Honors + Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 4, 2018
4:00PM
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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 - Saturday, May 5, 2018
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Symposium: The Anthropocene Style | Architecture, Urgency, and Climate Change
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018
12:00PM - 4:00PM
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Julia Bryan-Wilson: Minds over Matter
Friday, Apr 27, 2018
4:30PM
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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 - Saturday, Apr 28, 2018
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Opening Reception: General Store
Friday, Apr 20, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
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General Store
Friday, Apr 20, 2018 - Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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Dodie Bellamy: Hoarding as Écriture
Friday, Apr 20, 2018
4:30PM
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Admit on the Spot!
Friday, Apr 20, 2018
12:00PM - 4:00PM
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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 - Saturday, Apr 21, 2018
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Gabriel Menotti: Forensic Hallucinations
Friday, Apr 13, 2018
4:30PM
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Resoundings: a Round Table Discussion with Bill Fontana
Thursday, Apr 12, 2018
7:00PM
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