MFA Exhibition 2020 Fog Room

Collin McEachran Smith

Collin’s work draws from his background in critical geography and broadly examines how our ideological constructions inform the production of space, and how in turn we are governed by the spaces we inhabit.

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Materialscapes, 2020; Pigment print, 20 x 30 inches


Miles Stemp

Curiosity and a deep interest in knowledge is at the core of my practice. I take concepts, objects, and language apart, figure out how they tick and try to put them back together with playful self-awareness. I create cognitive dissonance by defamiliarizing common objects or phrases to recontextualize these concepts and metaphors, working to create a magical weirdness in the work.

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Whales Over Moby-Dick, 2020; Single Channel Audio, 23 hours

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Mimi Vitetta

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Three Women Exercise their Horses at the Vallejo County Evacuation Center During the Napa Fires, 2017; Printed digital image, 36 x 30 inches


Angela Gilbert Weber

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Expect the Unexpected, 2016; Inkjet print on paper of acrylic on canvas and computer experimentation, 18 x 18 inches each


Eve Werner

The erasure of my childhood home town by the anthropogenic 2018 Camp Fire has me considering the causal effects of human activity. I use natural and man-made materials collected from within the burn area to convey the fragility exposed when fine natural balances are disrupted, challenging the rationality of proceeding as if we can infinitely exploit our finite planet.

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In Defensible Space, 2020; Burnt rifles and chaparral branches, 28 x 44 x 44 inches


Christopher Williams

My art practice focuses on Black Joy- a spiritual feeling that has uplifted the African Diaspora through countless trials and tribulations in the quest for freedom and equality. It defies a simplistic explanation.

Black Joy is like a heartbeat. Never bitter, it is sweeter than the blackest of cherries or the richest of chocolates. It’s like a steady climb or an out of frame kiss. It is a moment that is magical and void of being Black, judged and discriminated against. My joy, my Black Joy may not be the same as the next. It is my vehicle for connection, educating others and sharing my experience as a Black man.

What makes the journey of my work unique is my ability to develop authentic empathy for my subject matter. I have found this process is like walking to the edge of darkness and then summoning the courage to take one more step to understand what lies beyond our differences. These steps are necessary to overcome bigotry, hatred and indifference, to embrace the pursuit of joy.

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Lift every voice and sing; Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches


Lena T. Wright

My work is directly connected to my identity and heritage, and centers on femininity and indigeneity as embodied through the vivid paintings, basket designs, and experiences of native women. I use the specifically gendered objects of my culture, such as Yurok basket caps and Paiute shawls, to inspire a new understanding of the gaze, lineage, and the self. Specifically in engaging contemporary materials, such as digital renderings and sculptures, through a humanizing, indigenous knowledge system.

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Heritage Portrait I, 2019; 24 x 66 inches, Watercolor, ink, and cutouts on paper


Jiaxing Wu

Since I was a kid, I always spent a lot of time with toys. The relationship between human and artificial objects fascinated me. Thus, I want to discuss this feeling through my works.

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Calling , 2019; Excerpt from the artist’s book RAN 8.5 x 11 inches


Yeting Xiong

I am interested in finding the middle point of everything, abstract or non-abstract. There is always grey space in between everything. For instance, how we define if a thing is functional or not functional to us, and how this middle point is different to every person based on our different backgrounds.

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c-u-t, 2020; A cut of a tree with a pedestal made of wood, 10 x 24 x 4 inches


Hansen Yang

A Day in Doors is a documentary film (interview) about Chinese International students during a day of their lives when “Shelter in Place” begins.

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A Day in Doors, 2020; Video, 11:43 minutes


Leyi Yang

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If I Could Crawl, 2019; Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 x 1.5 inches


Jane Yuan

Japanese mythology and Chinese mythology are two types of mythology in my work. Religion is also in my work, and there are the churches of Rome compared with the churches of San Francisco. My film series demonstrate the need for deep belief in God. Interesting variation is contained in the films depicting worship songs, each having different lyrics but the same meaning of humbling oneself in front of God. I am interested in imitating Japanese prints.

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Japanese Print 1, 2019; Ink pen on paper, 36 x 72 inches


Zahra Zare Mehrjerdi

My work is about my journey throughout the inner worlds. About my roots that stem in the Eastern Cultures while a majority of us are breathing in a Westernized world. My passion to play with light and shadows will pursue me till the end.

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On the Behind, 2020; Acrylic on the muslin fabric, 40 x 60 inches


Yourong Zhao

Using artwork to express the dilemma of having a traditional conversation within the digital age, I intend for my work to represent how our collective obsession with these new modes of communication has forever changed the function of conversation. Opposing subject and environment coexist within a single space, featuring binary aspects such as the contemporary and the historical, impression or realism, raw and flat, truth or lies.

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Drifter 2.0, 2019; Print on steel and magnet, 36 x 24 inches


Yawen Zheng

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Untitled, 2019; Digital inkjet print and Petri dish, 5.75 x 5.75 x 0.75 inches


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Past Events

PhotoAlliance
Friday, Mar 15, 2019
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Online Exhibition and Unveiling Ceremony
Friday, Oct 9, 2020
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FIGURE 8
Thursday, Jun 18, 2020 - Friday, Jul 31, 2020
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Commencement Ceremony 2020
Saturday, May 16, 2020
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BA + MA Symposium
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
10:00AM - 5:30PM
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POSTPONED: Yoshua Okón: In the Land of Ownership
Wednesday, Apr 29, 2020
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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POSTPONED: Media Art: Defining a Field
Thursday, Apr 23, 2020
6:00PM - 8:00PM
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VIRTUAL Graduate Open House + Open Studios
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020
11:00AM - 2:00PM
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April Undergraduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020
1:00PM - 2:00PM
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April Graduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Tuesday, Apr 7, 2020
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VIRTUAL Undergraduate Welcome Day
Saturday, Apr 4, 2020
10:00AM - 2:00PM
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CANCELED: Ana Teresa Fernández + Creativity Explored at SFAI
Thursday, Apr 2, 2020
6:00PM - 8:00PM
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POSTPONED: Then & Now: A Legacy of Filmmaking at SFAI (Panel Discussion)
Saturday, Mar 28, 2020
6:00PM - 8:00PM
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POSTPONED: Spring Student + Alumni Film Festival
Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 - Sunday, Mar 29, 2020
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POSTPONED: Whitney Lynn: Hole in Your Hand
Friday, Mar 27, 2020
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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CANCELED: Closing Reception: Soiled Matter
Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020
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Jefferson Pinder and Conrad Meyers in Conversation (Virtual Experience)
Friday, Mar 13, 2020
6:00PM - 7:30PM
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CANCELED: Soiled Matter
Thursday, Mar 12, 2020 - Thursday, Mar 26, 2020
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Opening Reception: Living in Memory
Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020
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Living in Memory
Sunday, Mar 8, 2020 - Saturday, Mar 14, 2020
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CANCELED: Opening Reception: Of Here From There | De Aquí Desde Allá
Friday, Mar 6, 2020
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CLOSED: Of Here From There | De Aquí Desde Allá
Friday, Mar 6, 2020 - Sunday, Apr 26, 2020
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Opening Reception: WHAT LIES BETWEEN
Friday, Feb 28, 2020
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Closing Reception: The Sistine Barn
Friday, Feb 28, 2020
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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WHAT LIES BETWEEN
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 - Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020
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Opening Reception: Poetry as Critical Form
Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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Poetry as Critical Form
Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 - Saturday, Feb 29, 2020
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February Undergraduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020
1:00PM - 2:00PM
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Lawrence Weschler: The Fraught Crossroads
Thursday, Feb 20, 2020
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Opening Reception: Amalgamation
Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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The Sistine Barn
Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 - Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020
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February Graduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020
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Amalgamation
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 - Saturday, Feb 22, 2020
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Opening Reception: Photography Without Camera - Machine Gaze
Friday, Feb 14, 2020
4:30PM - 7:30PM
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Opening Reception: D-ARK: Tower, Black Boxes
Friday, Feb 14, 2020
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Alumni Mixer in Chicago
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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Photography Without Camera - Machine Gaze
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020
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D-ARK: Tower, Black Boxes
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020
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Opening Reception: Side of ranch
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Side of ranch
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 - Sunday, Feb 16, 2020
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Opening Reception: Confrontation/Submission/Resistance
Friday, Feb 7, 2020
6:30PM - 8:30PM
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Thomas Chung: Death Threats, Indigenous Knowledge + Cheetos
Friday, Feb 7, 2020
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Opening Reception: Essence
Monday, Feb 3, 2020 - Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020
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Essence
Monday, Feb 3, 2020 - Saturday, Feb 8, 2020
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Heavy Breathing: Trans Boxing Lecture + Workshop
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020
2:00PM - 4:00PM
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Confrontation / Submission / Resistance
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 - Sunday, Feb 16, 2020
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Opening Reception: Eden, all the Butterflies Cried a Thousand Times
Friday, Jan 31, 2020
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Opening Reception: Of Illogics + Rhythms
Friday, Jan 31, 2020
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Eden, all the Butterflies Cried a Thousand Times
Friday, Jan 31, 2020 - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020
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Of Illogics + Rhythms
Friday, Jan 31, 2020 - Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020
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January Undergraduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Saturday, Jan 18, 2020
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Homo Sapiens Kybernetiké
Friday, Jan 17, 2020 - Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020
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Generative Geography: Postcommodity Takes on Millennium Tower
Friday, Jan 17, 2020
2:00PM - 4:00PM
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January Graduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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To Be Real
Friday, Jan 10, 2020 - Sunday, Feb 23, 2020
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Exhibition Celebration: City Studio Fall 2019
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019
4:00PM - 5:30PM
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December Undergraduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019
8:00AM - 3:00PM
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December Graduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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City Studio Fall 2019 Exhibition
Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 - Saturday, Dec 14, 2019
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Flash Point
Friday, Dec 6, 2019 -
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Opening Reception: Fall 2019 BFA Exhibition
Thursday, Dec 5, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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Opening Reception: Flash Point
Thursday, Dec 5, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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Fall 2019 BFA Exhibition
Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019 - Saturday, Dec 14, 2019
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The Role of the Arts in the Tech of Tomorrow
Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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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 - Friday, Nov 29, 2019
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SFAI Graduate Preview Day
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019
10:00AM - 2:00PM
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Everything is a Vibrator
Friday, Nov 22, 2019 - Friday, Nov 22, 2019
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Closing Reception: Echo
Friday, Nov 22, 2019
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Closing Reception: . . .
Friday, Nov 22, 2019
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Miguel Calderón: On George Kuchar and Tropical Vultures
Thursday, Nov 21, 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 - Saturday, Nov 23, 2019
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El Surrealismo en México: Histories, Reflections, Engagements
Sunday, Nov 17, 2019
5:00PM - 6:30PM
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Echo
Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 - Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019
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Opening Reception: . . .
Saturday, Nov 16, 2019
12:00PM - 9:00PM
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SFAI Concentrate: Open Studios
Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 - Sunday, Nov 17, 2019
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SFAI Concentrate: Film Screenings
Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 - Sunday, Nov 17, 2019
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SFAI Concentrate: Student Art Sale
Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 - Sunday, Nov 17, 2019
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Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 - Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019
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November Undergraduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Saturday, Nov 16, 2019
8:00AM - 3:00PM
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Opening Reception: Postcommodity: The Point of Final Collapse
Friday, Nov 15, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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Postcommodity: The Point of Final Collapse
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Opening Reception: ECHOES: From There to Here
Thursday, Nov 14, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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November Graduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Some New Voices
Monday, Nov 11, 2019 - Friday, Nov 15, 2019
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ECHOES: From There to Here
Monday, Nov 11, 2019 - Sunday, Nov 24, 2019
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Opening Reception: Another (Swell) Show
Thursday, Nov 7, 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM
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Another (Swell) Show
Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 - Sunday, Dec 1, 2019
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ANTITHETICAL
Monday, Nov 4, 2019 - Monday, Nov 11, 2019
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Reception: From the Tower: Collecting Queer Histories
Friday, Nov 1, 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
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Artistic, Colorful and Unconventional: A Visual Tour of SFAI’s Queer History
Friday, Nov 1, 2019
6:00PM - 7:00PM
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Opening Reception: residue / cocoon
Friday, Nov 1, 2019
4:30PM
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Opening Reception: Vitality and Vivacity
Friday, Nov 1, 2019
4:30PM
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residue / cocoon
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 - Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019
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Vitality and Vivacity
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 - Wednesday, Nov 13, 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 - Friday, Nov 1, 2019
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