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EXHIBITIONS + PUBLIC EVENTS
All National Portfolio Days
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Jan 27, 2019
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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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Patti Smith: Wing
Monday, Jan 14, 2019 - Saturday, Jan 19, 2019
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Vanguard Revisited: Poetic Politics & Black Futures
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 - Sunday, Apr 7, 2019
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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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Opening Reception: Vanguard Revisited: Poetic Politics & Black Futures
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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Situational: The Body in Contemporary Painting
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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SFAI Alumni Critique Group (Spring 2019)
Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 - Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019
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Allan deSouza: How Art Can Be Thought
Friday, Feb 22, 2019
4:30PM
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The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1954)
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019
7:00PM
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¡Torero! (1956)
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019
7:00PM
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Jenny Odell: Open Source Intelligence
Friday, Mar 8, 2019
4:30PM
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Gina Siepel: Cycle of Self-Determination
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019
7:00PM
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Constance Hockaday: Prepare to be Unprepared
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019
7:00PM
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Margo Machida: Pacific Bodies Reimaged
Friday, Mar 29, 2019
11:03AM
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The Little Giants (1958)
Monday, Apr 1, 2019
7:00PM
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Bradford Nordeen: Curating Dirty Looks and presenting the Queer Cinematic Avant-Garde
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019
7:00PM
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Past Events

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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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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Bloom & Decay: Beyond Opulence
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 - Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
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Frank Smigiel: Thinking Inside the Box, or Building Institutional Walls
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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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
See More »
Environmental Network
Monday, Oct 15, 2018 - Saturday, Oct 20, 2018
See More »
Whole Earth Catalog 50th Anniversary
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 28, 2018
See More »
All National Portfolio Days
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Jan 27, 2019
See More »
PhotoAlliance Lecture: George LeGrady
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
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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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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Cine | Club
Friday, Sep 14, 2018 - Friday, Dec 14, 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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Will Brown: Ether
Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 - Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
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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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Year-End Celebrations

Congratulations, Class of 2018!

Celebrate the astounding contributions of SFAI’s graduating BFA, BA, Post-Bac, MFA, MA, and Dual Degree MA/MFA artists + scholars.

Kehinde Wiley to Speak at SFAI Commencement

“San Francisco Art Institute is where I honed in on my skills and identity as an artist, and I’ve carried that experience with me throughout my career,” says Wiley.

“Art schools empower young people, giving a sense of art history as well as the tools to question those histories and re-envision our culture. It is a wonderful honor to return to SFAI and speak at Commencement to a new generation of emerging artists, full of potential. I hope my story and work will inspire them to claim the full capacities of their education for powerful communication and social change.”


SFAI President Gordon Knox has announced the recipient of the 2018 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, bestowed upon the approval of the Board of Trustees:

“Kehinde Wiley’s work reflects the core values of a San Francisco Art Institute education—exquisite technique delivering a complex human story. His paintings re-shape how we see and understand power and argue for a more inclusive vision of individual and collective potential. As a school, SFAI is proud to have played a part in the emergence of such a brilliant artist. We are delighted to now welcome him back to celebrate his successes and those of our graduating students, who leave SFAI set to make their own glorious marks on the world.”


Alum Kehinde Wiley (BFA 1999), whose recent portrait of President Barack Obama for the National Portrait Gallery made international news, will address the graduates and guests on behalf of all degree recipients at this year's Commencement Ceremony to be held May 13, 2018.

 

About Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley has firmly situated himself within art history’s portrait painting tradition. As a contemporary descendent of a long line of portraitists, including Reynolds, Gainsborough, Titian, and Ingres, among others, Wiley engages the signs and visual rhetoric of the heroic, powerful, majestic and the sublime in his representation of urban, black and brown men and women found throughout the world. By applying the visual vocabulary and conventions of glorification, history, wealth and prestige to the subject matter drawn from the urban fabric, the subjects and stylistic references for his paintings are juxtaposed inversions of each other, forcing ambiguity and provocative perplexity to pervade his imagery.

Kehinde Wiley holds a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute; an MFA from Yale University; and an honorary PhD from Rhode Island School of Design. His paintings are in the collections of over forty museums including the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the Brooklyn Museum. Selected museum exhibitions include The National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Phoenix Art Museum; Jewish Museum, New York; the Brooklyn Museum; the Petit Palais, Paris; BOZAR, Brussels; the Phoenix Museum of Art; the Toledo Museum of Art; and the Modern, Fort Worth, among others. His work has been the subject of ten monographs to date. Wiley was recently the subject of the documentary, An Economy of Grace (2014, Show of Force).

Wiley was honored in 2015 by the US Department of State with the Medal of Arts award, celebrating his commitment to cultural diplomacy through the visual arts. In February 2018, his portrait of Barack Obama was added to the permanent installation of presidential portraits in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. He lives and works in New York.

 

Other recent recipients of an honorary degree from SFAI include alumnus Enrique Chagoya, Linda Nochlin, Theaster Gates, Jack Whitten, alumna Kathryn Bigelow, and Roberta Smith.


2018 MacAgy Award Recipient

SFAI bestows the 2018 Douglas G. MacAgy Distinguished Achievement Award on Mildred Howard.

Established in 1996 and named for the Director of the California School of Fine Arts (now SFAI) from 1945 to 1950, this award is given to a person, organization, or group that has made a singularly compelling contribution to the Bay Area, especially concerning the public awareness of issues and ideas in the visual arts.

 

About Mildred Howard

Bay Area-based artist, activist, and educator Mildred Howard has consistently engaged and served her community for more than forty years as a professional artist. Besides having taught at every major art institution and university in the area, including the San Francisco Art Institute, Howard has worked extensively in schools and with at-risk and underserved populations such as the homeless and the incarcerated. She continues to put the faces, voices, hopes and dreams of her community at the very heart of her work, whether in her extensive and highly decorated public art career or in her consistent production of sculpture, assemblage, and works on paper.

Howard is a highly visible figure in the landscape of public art in the Bay Area, with permanent large-scale works at the San Francisco Airport, in the Western Addition and in downtown San Francisco. Her Moving Richmond, a work in which a poem by Macarthur Fellow Ishmael Reed was incised into two forty-foot walls of faceted steel, can be seen at Richmond, California’s BART Station.

Howard has received numerous awards including an NEA Grant in Sculpture, two Rockefeller Artist’s Fellowships, the Joan Mitchell Fellowship and an Anonymous Was a Woman Fellowship. Her work is included in major collections such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the de Young Museum, and has been widely exhibited internationally at venues in Cairo, Berlin, Paris, London, Egypt, Ghana, and Morocco. She also spent eleven years working in the Institute for Inquiry at the Exploratorium integrating and developing curriculum in Art & Science. Howard has been represented by Gallery Paule Anglim for twenty years.

 

Other recent recipients of the Douglas G. MacAgy Award from SFAI include René Yañez, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Rich Hillis, and Mark Tao.


Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 13 | 2pm

Nourse Theater
275 Hayes Street, San Francisco

 

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Year-End Events

The invitation-only Commencement Ceremony is part of a week-long series of events and exhibitions. We invite you to take part and enjoy these not-to-be-missed year-end celebrations:


MFA Exhibition
On view May 11–May 17
SFAI—Fort Mason Campus

VIP Preview May 10 | 7pm
Public Opening May 11 | 7pm


BA + MA Symposium
Wednesday, May 9 | 1–5pm
Osher Lecture Hall | SFAI—Chestnut Street Campus


MFA Film Festival
Wednesday, May 9 | 6–9pm
Osher Lecture Hall | SFAI—Chestnut Street Campus


BFA Exhibition
On view May 13–18
SFAI—Chestnut Street Campus

Opening Reception May 13 | 4pm


Post-Bac Exhibition
On view April 30–May 5
Diego Rivera Gallery | SFAI—Chestnut Street Campus

Opening Reception May 1 | 5pm

All National Portfolio Days
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Jan 27, 2019
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A+: Works by Susan Hauptman, Irene Pijoan and Richard Sheehan
Wednesday, Jan 2, 2019 - Sunday, Feb 3, 2019
See More »
Patti Smith: Wing
Monday, Jan 14, 2019 - Saturday, Jan 19, 2019
See More »
Vanguard Revisited: Poetic Politics & Black Futures
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 - Sunday, Apr 7, 2019
See More »
Alumni Reception: A+: Works by Susan Hauptman, Irene Pijoan and Richard Sheehan
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Vanguard Revisited: Poetic Politics & Black Futures
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Situational: The Body in Contemporary Painting
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
See More »
SFAI Alumni Critique Group (Spring 2019)
Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 - Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019
See More »
Allan deSouza: How Art Can Be Thought
Friday, Feb 22, 2019
4:30PM
See More »
The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1954)
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019
7:00PM
See More »
¡Torero! (1956)
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019
7:00PM
See More »
Jenny Odell: Open Source Intelligence
Friday, Mar 8, 2019
4:30PM
See More »
Gina Siepel: Cycle of Self-Determination
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019
7:00PM
See More »
Constance Hockaday: Prepare to be Unprepared
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019
7:00PM
See More »
Margo Machida: Pacific Bodies Reimaged
Friday, Mar 29, 2019
11:03AM
See More »
The Little Giants (1958)
Monday, Apr 1, 2019
7:00PM
See More »
Bradford Nordeen: Curating Dirty Looks and presenting the Queer Cinematic Avant-Garde
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019
7:00PM
See More »

Past Events

National Portfolio Day
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019
12:00PM - 4:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: A+: Works by Susan Hauptman, Irene Pijoan and Richard Sheehan
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Closing Reception: City Studio Fall 2018 Final Exhibition
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
4:00PM - 6:00PM
See More »
City Studio Fall 2018 Final Exhibition
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 - Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
See More »
Undergrad Fall Open House | On-Campus
Saturday, Dec 8, 2018
10:00AM
See More »
International Virtual Information Sessions
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 - Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018
See More »
Henry “Hank” Wessel Memorial
Sunday, Dec 2, 2018
2:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Salon Ouvert
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Salon Ouvert
Friday, Nov 30, 2018 - Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018
See More »
Closing Reception: Between rays of light
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Closing Reception: Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
5:00PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Giving Tuesday at SFAI
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
12:00AM - 11:59PM
See More »
Between rays of light
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 - Monday, Dec 3, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 - Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
See More »
Bill Berkson Tribute
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018
4:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: China Academy of Art at SFAI
Friday, Nov 16, 2018
5:00PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Poverty of Sensibility—Panel 21: Art/Education in the 21st Century III
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
See More »
From/To: the Frontier of Chinese Art Education
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 - Sunday, Dec 9, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Untitled Still Life
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Untitled Still Life
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Parsing Dissent
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Parsing Dissent
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
See More »
Shadow Master Screening
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
2:00PM - 4:00PM
See More »
Concentrate 2018: Student Art Sale + Open Studios
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
Grad Fall Open House
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
10:00AM - 2:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Into the World: Cherel Ito and SFAI Documentary Photography
Friday, Nov 9, 2018
5:30PM - 7:30PM
See More »
Into the World: Cherel Ito and SFAI Documentary Photography
Friday, Nov 9, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
PhotoAlliance Lecture: Eirik Johnson
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
2018 Alumni Weekend at Concentrate
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
Spon-Tah-neity
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
See More »
Leonardo Celebrates 50th Anniversary at SFAI: The Convening
Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Very Private Matters
Friday, Nov 2, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Very Private Matters
Friday, Nov 2, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
See More »
Bean Gilsdorf: Soft Histories
Friday, Nov 2, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
A Very Crypto Town Hall
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Everyone is Touching; Textured Apogee
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Everyone is Touching; Textured Apogee
Monday, Oct 29, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
Book Launch: Mariana Castillo Deball’s Ixiptla IV – Feathered Changes, Serpent Disappearances
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Ojos Suaves/Soft Eyes: Mirjam Wirz, José “Morelos” Ortega, Carlos Icaza
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
6:00PM
See More »
Jarrett Earnest: What it Means to Write About Art: Notes on the Future of Criticism
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Climbing the City
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
DeShawn Dumas: Black Light: Wake Work Against the Aestheticization of Politics
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Avatars
Monday, Oct 22, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 28, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Bloom & Decay: Beyond Opulence
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Bloom & Decay: Beyond Opulence
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 - Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
See More »
Frank Smigiel: Thinking Inside the Box, or Building Institutional Walls
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
All Performing and Visual Arts Fairs 2018
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
See More »
The Pleasure, Profits and Politics of Sex & Photography A Show & Tell with Annie Sprinkle
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Environmental Network
Monday, Oct 15, 2018 - Saturday, Oct 20, 2018
See More »
Whole Earth Catalog 50th Anniversary
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 28, 2018
See More »
All National Portfolio Days
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Jan 27, 2019
See More »
PhotoAlliance Lecture: George LeGrady
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
Ad Minoliti: Non-Binary Geometry and Feminist Expanded Painting
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Bik Van der Pol: Creating Publicness
Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Alive in Strange Lands
Monday, Oct 8, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 14, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Untitled
Friday, Oct 5, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Untitled
Friday, Oct 5, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Strength In Awareness
Friday, Oct 5, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Strength In Awareness
Friday, Oct 5, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
See More »
Between You & Me: Ana Teresa Fernández and Julio César Morales
Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
See More »
Some Shape or Form: A Clay Show
Monday, Oct 1, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 7, 2018
See More »
MAXIMAL
Monday, Sep 24, 2018 - Sunday, Sep 30, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: 2235
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
2235
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: 4 Artists: Representational Painting of America
Friday, Sep 21, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
4 Artists: Representational Painting of America
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
Katharine Kuharic, 2018 Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Happy Birthday!
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Happy Birthday!
Monday, Sep 17, 2018 - Monday, Sep 24, 2018
See More »
Cine | Club
Friday, Sep 14, 2018 - Friday, Dec 14, 2018
See More »
Peggy Phelan: Contact Warhol: Photography Without End
Friday, Sep 14, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Will Brown: Ether
Thursday, Sep 13, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
See More »
Will Brown: Ether
Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 - Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
See More »
Yugen
Monday, Sep 10, 2018 - Saturday, Sep 15, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Reintroducing…love?
Friday, Sep 7, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Reintroducing…love?
Friday, Sep 7, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: The Unhappy Marriage of Sculpture and Textiles: Towards a More Progressive Union
Friday, Sep 7, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
The Unhappy Marriage of Sculpture and Textiles: Towards a More Progressive Union
Friday, Sep 7, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: South American Roots
Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
South American Roots
Sunday, Sep 2, 2018 - Saturday, Sep 8, 2018
See More »
Public Reception: XL Catlin Art Prize Traveling Exhibition
Friday, Aug 31, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: The Invitation to Forget You is One I Must Decline
Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
The Invitation to Forget You is One I Must Decline
Monday, Aug 27, 2018 - Friday, Aug 31, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Moira
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
Moira
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Serenade & Nocturne
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
Serenade & Nocturne
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
XL Catlin Art Prize Traveling Exhibition
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 7, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: ONWARD
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
ONWARD
Monday, Aug 20, 2018 - Saturday, Aug 25, 2018
See More »
City Studio Summer 2018 Closing Reception
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018
3:00PM - 5:00PM
See More »
Closing Reception: Martin Machado: Fluid State
Friday, Aug 17, 2018
4:30PM - 7:00PM
See More »
City Studio Summer 2018 Exhibition
Monday, Aug 13, 2018 - Saturday, Aug 18, 2018
See More »
Closing Reception: SFAI-Shanghai University Summer Art Program Exhibition
Thursday, Aug 9, 2018
11:00AM - 1:00PM
See More »
Sofía Córdova: The Thread of Operations is Broken
Monday, Jul 30, 2018
6:30PM
See More »
Opening Reception: REFLECTIONS
Friday, Jul 27, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Reflections
Friday, Jul 27, 2018 - Friday, Aug 3, 2018
See More »

SFAI Concentrate

SFAI CONCENTRATE:

Student Art Sale + Open Studios

November 10 + 11 | 11am–5pm
SFAI—Fort Mason Campus | Pier 2

Art Sale - Open Studios - Fashion Show - Alumni Exhibition - Jon Rubin Banners - Family-Friendly Art Activities ... and much more !

Be the first to see + buy work from SFAI students. #SFAIconcentrate

 

The 2018 SFAI CONCENTRATE: Student Art Sale + Open Studios is the not-to-be-missed art event of fall. It’s the chance to explore studios and works by over 100 emerging artists at SFAI’s Fort Mason Campus—free + open to all!

Over two days, SFAI CONCENTRATE will also include plenty of related exhibitions, screenings, admissions events, and opportunities for alumni to reconnect.

 

TICKETS


SFAI CONCENTRATE Event Map (pdf)
Download our event map to learn about our open studios and art sale areas.

Get ready for 1 weekend of art action this fall in San Francisco:

SFAI CONCENTRATE: Student Art Sale + Open Studios
November 10 + 11
Fort Mason Campus

Alumni Weekend at SFAI CONCENTRATE
November 9–11
Chestnut Street + Fort Mason campuses

Into the World: Cherel Ito + SFAI Documentary Photography
November 9–11
Diego Rivera Gallery, Chestnut Street Campus

Admissions Grad Open House
November 10 | 10am–2pm
Chestnut Street Campus

NEW! Jon Rubin Banners
November 10 | 11:15am
Main Gallery, Fort Mason Campus

Jon Rubin Lecture
November 10 | 1pm
Gray Box Gallery, Fort Mason Campus

Shadow Master Screening + Q&A with Larry Reed, SFAI alum
November 10 | 2pm
Gray Box Gallery, Fort Mason Campus

Parsing Dissent and Untitled Still Life Exhibition Openings
November 10 | 4:30pm
Schafer Gallery + Outside Wall, Fort Mason Campus

Family-Friendly Art Activities
November 11 | 12–4pm
Seminar Room 1, Fort Mason Campus
In partnership with San Francisco Children’s Art Center

Student Fashion Show
Featuring SFAI’s Wearable Electronics class

November 11 | 2pm
Fort Mason Campus


Past Events

National Portfolio Day
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019
12:00PM - 4:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: A+: Works by Susan Hauptman, Irene Pijoan and Richard Sheehan
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Closing Reception: City Studio Fall 2018 Final Exhibition
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
4:00PM - 6:00PM
See More »
City Studio Fall 2018 Final Exhibition
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 - Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
See More »
Undergrad Fall Open House | On-Campus
Saturday, Dec 8, 2018
10:00AM
See More »
International Virtual Information Sessions
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 - Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018
See More »
Henry “Hank” Wessel Memorial
Sunday, Dec 2, 2018
2:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Salon Ouvert
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Salon Ouvert
Friday, Nov 30, 2018 - Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018
See More »
Closing Reception: Between rays of light
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Closing Reception: Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
5:00PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Giving Tuesday at SFAI
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
12:00AM - 11:59PM
See More »
Between rays of light
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 - Monday, Dec 3, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 - Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
See More »
Bill Berkson Tribute
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018
4:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: China Academy of Art at SFAI
Friday, Nov 16, 2018
5:00PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Poverty of Sensibility—Panel 21: Art/Education in the 21st Century III
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
See More »
From/To: the Frontier of Chinese Art Education
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 - Sunday, Dec 9, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Untitled Still Life
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Untitled Still Life
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Parsing Dissent
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Parsing Dissent
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
See More »
Shadow Master Screening
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
2:00PM - 4:00PM
See More »
Concentrate 2018: Student Art Sale + Open Studios
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
Grad Fall Open House
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
10:00AM - 2:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Into the World: Cherel Ito and SFAI Documentary Photography
Friday, Nov 9, 2018
5:30PM - 7:30PM
See More »
Into the World: Cherel Ito and SFAI Documentary Photography
Friday, Nov 9, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
PhotoAlliance Lecture: Eirik Johnson
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
2018 Alumni Weekend at Concentrate
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
Spon-Tah-neity
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
See More »
Leonardo Celebrates 50th Anniversary at SFAI: The Convening
Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Very Private Matters
Friday, Nov 2, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Very Private Matters
Friday, Nov 2, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
See More »
Bean Gilsdorf: Soft Histories
Friday, Nov 2, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
A Very Crypto Town Hall
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Everyone is Touching; Textured Apogee
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Everyone is Touching; Textured Apogee
Monday, Oct 29, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
Book Launch: Mariana Castillo Deball’s Ixiptla IV – Feathered Changes, Serpent Disappearances
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Ojos Suaves/Soft Eyes: Mirjam Wirz, José “Morelos” Ortega, Carlos Icaza
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
6:00PM
See More »
Jarrett Earnest: What it Means to Write About Art: Notes on the Future of Criticism
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Climbing the City
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
DeShawn Dumas: Black Light: Wake Work Against the Aestheticization of Politics
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Avatars
Monday, Oct 22, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 28, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Bloom & Decay: Beyond Opulence
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Bloom & Decay: Beyond Opulence
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 - Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
See More »
Frank Smigiel: Thinking Inside the Box, or Building Institutional Walls
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
All Performing and Visual Arts Fairs 2018
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
See More »
The Pleasure, Profits and Politics of Sex & Photography A Show & Tell with Annie Sprinkle
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Environmental Network
Monday, Oct 15, 2018 - Saturday, Oct 20, 2018
See More »
Whole Earth Catalog 50th Anniversary
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 28, 2018
See More »
All National Portfolio Days
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Jan 27, 2019
See More »
PhotoAlliance Lecture: George LeGrady
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
Ad Minoliti: Non-Binary Geometry and Feminist Expanded Painting
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Bik Van der Pol: Creating Publicness
Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Alive in Strange Lands
Monday, Oct 8, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 14, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Untitled
Friday, Oct 5, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Untitled
Friday, Oct 5, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Strength In Awareness
Friday, Oct 5, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Strength In Awareness
Friday, Oct 5, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
See More »
Between You & Me: Ana Teresa Fernández and Julio César Morales
Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
See More »
Some Shape or Form: A Clay Show
Monday, Oct 1, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 7, 2018
See More »
MAXIMAL
Monday, Sep 24, 2018 - Sunday, Sep 30, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: 2235
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
2235
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: 4 Artists: Representational Painting of America
Friday, Sep 21, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
4 Artists: Representational Painting of America
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
Katharine Kuharic, 2018 Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Happy Birthday!
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Happy Birthday!
Monday, Sep 17, 2018 - Monday, Sep 24, 2018
See More »
Cine | Club
Friday, Sep 14, 2018 - Friday, Dec 14, 2018
See More »
Peggy Phelan: Contact Warhol: Photography Without End
Friday, Sep 14, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Will Brown: Ether
Thursday, Sep 13, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
See More »
Will Brown: Ether
Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 - Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
See More »
Yugen
Monday, Sep 10, 2018 - Saturday, Sep 15, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Reintroducing…love?
Friday, Sep 7, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Reintroducing…love?
Friday, Sep 7, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: The Unhappy Marriage of Sculpture and Textiles: Towards a More Progressive Union
Friday, Sep 7, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
The Unhappy Marriage of Sculpture and Textiles: Towards a More Progressive Union
Friday, Sep 7, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: South American Roots
Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
South American Roots
Sunday, Sep 2, 2018 - Saturday, Sep 8, 2018
See More »
Public Reception: XL Catlin Art Prize Traveling Exhibition
Friday, Aug 31, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: The Invitation to Forget You is One I Must Decline
Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
The Invitation to Forget You is One I Must Decline
Monday, Aug 27, 2018 - Friday, Aug 31, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Moira
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
Moira
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Serenade & Nocturne
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
Serenade & Nocturne
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
XL Catlin Art Prize Traveling Exhibition
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 7, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: ONWARD
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
ONWARD
Monday, Aug 20, 2018 - Saturday, Aug 25, 2018
See More »
City Studio Summer 2018 Closing Reception
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018
3:00PM - 5:00PM
See More »
Closing Reception: Martin Machado: Fluid State
Friday, Aug 17, 2018
4:30PM - 7:00PM
See More »
City Studio Summer 2018 Exhibition
Monday, Aug 13, 2018 - Saturday, Aug 18, 2018
See More »
Closing Reception: SFAI-Shanghai University Summer Art Program Exhibition
Thursday, Aug 9, 2018
11:00AM - 1:00PM
See More »
Sofía Córdova: The Thread of Operations is Broken
Monday, Jul 30, 2018
6:30PM
See More »
Opening Reception: REFLECTIONS
Friday, Jul 27, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Reflections
Friday, Jul 27, 2018 - Friday, Aug 3, 2018
See More »

Painting Symposium

Situational: The Body in Contemporary Painting

Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 10am–6pm
Osher Lecture Hall

“During times of social and political strife, individual liberty and cultural ethics are contested through issues of the body. In that respect, a robust interest in figurative painting has intensified over the past few years alongside artist’s renewed purpose in painting people.

Situational: The Body in Contemporary Painting is a one-day symposium that will address what constitutes a contemporary body, how pressing issues are being translated rhetorically through the body, and the diverse artistic vantage points situated within figurative painting today.”

—Brett Reichman, Symposium Chair

 

TICKETS


Jenny Saville, Red Fates, 2018. Oil on canvas; 94 1/2 x 102 3/8 x 1 5/8 inches.
© Jenny Saville. Photo by Mike Bruce. Courtesy the artist and Gagosian.


Please join SFAI’s Painting Department on February 9, 2019, when we host renowned British artist Jenny Saville in conversation with Claudia Schmuckli, Curator-in-Charge of Contemporary Art and Programming at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Known for her monumental paintings of flesh from a feminist perspective, Saville has continually redefined the body politic in painting for the past 25 years. In addition, panel discussions will be delivered on a range of subjects by artists and professors in art practice and history, submitting their distinct perceptions about the dynamic state of figurative painting.

This symposium is organized by the artist Brett Reichman, Associate Professor of Painting at SFAI.

Keynote Address

Artist Jenny Saville

Curator Claudia Schmuckli

Artist Jenny Saville in conversation with Claudia Schmuckli, Curator-in-Charge of Contemporary Art and Programming for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

View Selected Works by Jenny Saville »

Panel Discussions include:

“Queer Bodies: Hyper-spatialization”
Brett Reichman, Associate Professor of Painting, SFAI

 

“Body Politics From The Middle East”
Taravat Talepasand, Assistant Professor of Painting, SFAI

 

“Skin (Scratch, Strip, Scumble, Slather)”
Claire Daigle, Associate Professor of History + Theory of Contemporary Art, SFAI

 

“Internet Memes: Irony and Identity”
Christine Tien Wang, Assistant Professor of Painting, CCA

Schedule

10:00–11:30
Keynote with Jenny Saville + Claudia Schmuckli

11:30–1:00
Lunch break

1:00–1:50
Talk + Q&A with Brett Reichman

1:55–2:45
Talk + Q&A with Christine Tien Wang

2:45–3:10
Coffe break

3:15–4:05
Talk + Q&A with Claire Daigle

4:10–5:00
Talk + Q&A with Taravat Talepasand

5:00–6:00
Closing reception

Thank You to our Sponsors


Past Events

National Portfolio Day
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019
12:00PM - 4:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: A+: Works by Susan Hauptman, Irene Pijoan and Richard Sheehan
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Closing Reception: City Studio Fall 2018 Final Exhibition
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
4:00PM - 6:00PM
See More »
City Studio Fall 2018 Final Exhibition
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 - Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
See More »
Undergrad Fall Open House | On-Campus
Saturday, Dec 8, 2018
10:00AM
See More »
International Virtual Information Sessions
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 - Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018
See More »
Henry “Hank” Wessel Memorial
Sunday, Dec 2, 2018
2:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Salon Ouvert
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Salon Ouvert
Friday, Nov 30, 2018 - Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018
See More »
Closing Reception: Between rays of light
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Closing Reception: Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
5:00PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Giving Tuesday at SFAI
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
12:00AM - 11:59PM
See More »
Between rays of light
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 - Monday, Dec 3, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 - Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
See More »
Bill Berkson Tribute
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018
4:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: China Academy of Art at SFAI
Friday, Nov 16, 2018
5:00PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Poverty of Sensibility—Panel 21: Art/Education in the 21st Century III
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
See More »
From/To: the Frontier of Chinese Art Education
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 - Sunday, Dec 9, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Untitled Still Life
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Untitled Still Life
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Parsing Dissent
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Parsing Dissent
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
See More »
Shadow Master Screening
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
2:00PM - 4:00PM
See More »
Concentrate 2018: Student Art Sale + Open Studios
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
Grad Fall Open House
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
10:00AM - 2:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Into the World: Cherel Ito and SFAI Documentary Photography
Friday, Nov 9, 2018
5:30PM - 7:30PM
See More »
Into the World: Cherel Ito and SFAI Documentary Photography
Friday, Nov 9, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
PhotoAlliance Lecture: Eirik Johnson
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
2018 Alumni Weekend at Concentrate
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
Spon-Tah-neity
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
See More »
Leonardo Celebrates 50th Anniversary at SFAI: The Convening
Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Very Private Matters
Friday, Nov 2, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Very Private Matters
Friday, Nov 2, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
See More »
Bean Gilsdorf: Soft Histories
Friday, Nov 2, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
A Very Crypto Town Hall
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Everyone is Touching; Textured Apogee
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Everyone is Touching; Textured Apogee
Monday, Oct 29, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
Book Launch: Mariana Castillo Deball’s Ixiptla IV – Feathered Changes, Serpent Disappearances
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Ojos Suaves/Soft Eyes: Mirjam Wirz, José “Morelos” Ortega, Carlos Icaza
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
6:00PM
See More »
Jarrett Earnest: What it Means to Write About Art: Notes on the Future of Criticism
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Climbing the City
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
DeShawn Dumas: Black Light: Wake Work Against the Aestheticization of Politics
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Avatars
Monday, Oct 22, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 28, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Bloom & Decay: Beyond Opulence
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Bloom & Decay: Beyond Opulence
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 - Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
See More »
Frank Smigiel: Thinking Inside the Box, or Building Institutional Walls
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
All Performing and Visual Arts Fairs 2018
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
See More »
The Pleasure, Profits and Politics of Sex & Photography A Show & Tell with Annie Sprinkle
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Environmental Network
Monday, Oct 15, 2018 - Saturday, Oct 20, 2018
See More »
Whole Earth Catalog 50th Anniversary
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 28, 2018
See More »
All National Portfolio Days
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Jan 27, 2019
See More »
PhotoAlliance Lecture: George LeGrady
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
Ad Minoliti: Non-Binary Geometry and Feminist Expanded Painting
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Bik Van der Pol: Creating Publicness
Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Alive in Strange Lands
Monday, Oct 8, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 14, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Untitled
Friday, Oct 5, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Untitled
Friday, Oct 5, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Strength In Awareness
Friday, Oct 5, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Strength In Awareness
Friday, Oct 5, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
See More »
Between You & Me: Ana Teresa Fernández and Julio César Morales
Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
See More »
Some Shape or Form: A Clay Show
Monday, Oct 1, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 7, 2018
See More »
MAXIMAL
Monday, Sep 24, 2018 - Sunday, Sep 30, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: 2235
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
2235
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: 4 Artists: Representational Painting of America
Friday, Sep 21, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
4 Artists: Representational Painting of America
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
Katharine Kuharic, 2018 Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
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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Cine | Club
Friday, Sep 14, 2018 - Friday, Dec 14, 2018
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Peggy Phelan: Contact Warhol: Photography Without End
Friday, Sep 14, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Will Brown: Ether
Thursday, Sep 13, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
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Will Brown: Ether
Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 - Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
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Yugen
Monday, Sep 10, 2018 - Saturday, Sep 15, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Reintroducing…love?
Friday, Sep 7, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Reintroducing…love?
Friday, Sep 7, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: The Unhappy Marriage of Sculpture and Textiles: Towards a More Progressive Union
Friday, Sep 7, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
The Unhappy Marriage of Sculpture and Textiles: Towards a More Progressive Union
Friday, Sep 7, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: South American Roots
Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
South American Roots
Sunday, Sep 2, 2018 - Saturday, Sep 8, 2018
See More »
Public Reception: XL Catlin Art Prize Traveling Exhibition
Friday, Aug 31, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: The Invitation to Forget You is One I Must Decline
Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
The Invitation to Forget You is One I Must Decline
Monday, Aug 27, 2018 - Friday, Aug 31, 2018
See More »
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
See More »
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
See More »
Closing Reception: Martin Machado: Fluid State
Friday, Aug 17, 2018
4:30PM - 7:00PM
See More »
City Studio Summer 2018 Exhibition
Monday, Aug 13, 2018 - Saturday, Aug 18, 2018
See More »
Closing Reception: SFAI-Shanghai University Summer Art Program Exhibition
Thursday, Aug 9, 2018
11:00AM - 1:00PM
See More »
Sofía Córdova: The Thread of Operations is Broken
Monday, Jul 30, 2018
6:30PM
See More »
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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Special Events

Patti Smith: Wing
Monday, Jan 14, 2019 - Saturday, Jan 19, 2019
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Alumni Reception: A+: Works by Susan Hauptman, Irene Pijoan and Richard Sheehan
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
See More »

Past Events

National Portfolio Day
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019
12:00PM - 4:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: A+: Works by Susan Hauptman, Irene Pijoan and Richard Sheehan
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Closing Reception: City Studio Fall 2018 Final Exhibition
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
4:00PM - 6:00PM
See More »
City Studio Fall 2018 Final Exhibition
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 - Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
See More »
Undergrad Fall Open House | On-Campus
Saturday, Dec 8, 2018
10:00AM
See More »
International Virtual Information Sessions
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 - Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018
See More »
Henry “Hank” Wessel Memorial
Sunday, Dec 2, 2018
2:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Salon Ouvert
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Salon Ouvert
Friday, Nov 30, 2018 - Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018
See More »
Closing Reception: Between rays of light
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Closing Reception: Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
5:00PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Giving Tuesday at SFAI
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
12:00AM - 11:59PM
See More »
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
See More »
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
See More »
Poverty of Sensibility—Panel 21: Art/Education in the 21st Century III
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
See More »
From/To: the Frontier of Chinese Art Education
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 - Sunday, Dec 9, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Untitled Still Life
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Untitled Still Life
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
See More »
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
See More »
Concentrate 2018: Student Art Sale + Open Studios
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
Grad Fall Open House
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
10:00AM - 2:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Into the World: Cherel Ito and SFAI Documentary Photography
Friday, Nov 9, 2018
5:30PM - 7:30PM
See More »
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
See More »
2018 Alumni Weekend at Concentrate
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
Spon-Tah-neity
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
See More »
Leonardo Celebrates 50th Anniversary at SFAI: The Convening
Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Very Private Matters
Friday, Nov 2, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
See More »
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
See More »
A Very Crypto Town Hall
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Everyone is Touching; Textured Apogee
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Everyone is Touching; Textured Apogee
Monday, Oct 29, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
Book Launch: Mariana Castillo Deball’s Ixiptla IV – Feathered Changes, Serpent Disappearances
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Ojos Suaves/Soft Eyes: Mirjam Wirz, José “Morelos” Ortega, Carlos Icaza
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
6:00PM
See More »
Jarrett Earnest: What it Means to Write About Art: Notes on the Future of Criticism
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Climbing the City
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
DeShawn Dumas: Black Light: Wake Work Against the Aestheticization of Politics
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Avatars
Monday, Oct 22, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 28, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Bloom & Decay: Beyond Opulence
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Bloom & Decay: Beyond Opulence
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 - Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
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Frank Smigiel: Thinking Inside the Box, or Building Institutional Walls
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
All Performing and Visual Arts Fairs 2018
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
See More »
The Pleasure, Profits and Politics of Sex & Photography A Show & Tell with Annie Sprinkle
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Environmental Network
Monday, Oct 15, 2018 - Saturday, Oct 20, 2018
See More »
Whole Earth Catalog 50th Anniversary
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 28, 2018
See More »
All National Portfolio Days
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Jan 27, 2019
See More »
PhotoAlliance Lecture: George LeGrady
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
Ad Minoliti: Non-Binary Geometry and Feminist Expanded Painting
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Bik Van der Pol: Creating Publicness
Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Alive in Strange Lands
Monday, Oct 8, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 14, 2018
See More »
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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Between You & Me: Ana Teresa Fernández and Julio César Morales
Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
See More »
Some Shape or Form: A Clay Show
Monday, Oct 1, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 7, 2018
See More »
MAXIMAL
Monday, Sep 24, 2018 - Sunday, Sep 30, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: 2235
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
2235
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
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
See More »
Opening Reception: Happy Birthday!
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Happy Birthday!
Monday, Sep 17, 2018 - Monday, Sep 24, 2018
See More »
Cine | Club
Friday, Sep 14, 2018 - Friday, Dec 14, 2018
See More »
Peggy Phelan: Contact Warhol: Photography Without End
Friday, Sep 14, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Will Brown: Ether
Thursday, Sep 13, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
See More »
Will Brown: Ether
Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 - Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
See More »
Yugen
Monday, Sep 10, 2018 - Saturday, Sep 15, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Reintroducing…love?
Friday, Sep 7, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Reintroducing…love?
Friday, Sep 7, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: The Unhappy Marriage of Sculpture and Textiles: Towards a More Progressive Union
Friday, Sep 7, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
The Unhappy Marriage of Sculpture and Textiles: Towards a More Progressive Union
Friday, Sep 7, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: South American Roots
Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
South American Roots
Sunday, Sep 2, 2018 - Saturday, Sep 8, 2018
See More »
Public Reception: XL Catlin Art Prize Traveling Exhibition
Friday, Aug 31, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: The Invitation to Forget You is One I Must Decline
Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
The Invitation to Forget You is One I Must Decline
Monday, Aug 27, 2018 - Friday, Aug 31, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Moira
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
Moira
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Serenade & Nocturne
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
Serenade & Nocturne
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
XL Catlin Art Prize Traveling Exhibition
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 7, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: ONWARD
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
ONWARD
Monday, Aug 20, 2018 - Saturday, Aug 25, 2018
See More »
City Studio Summer 2018 Closing Reception
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018
3:00PM - 5:00PM
See More »
Closing Reception: Martin Machado: Fluid State
Friday, Aug 17, 2018
4:30PM - 7:00PM
See More »
City Studio Summer 2018 Exhibition
Monday, Aug 13, 2018 - Saturday, Aug 18, 2018
See More »
Closing Reception: SFAI-Shanghai University Summer Art Program Exhibition
Thursday, Aug 9, 2018
11:00AM - 1:00PM
See More »
Sofía Córdova: The Thread of Operations is Broken
Monday, Jul 30, 2018
6:30PM
See More »
Opening Reception: REFLECTIONS
Friday, Jul 27, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Reflections
Friday, Jul 27, 2018 - Friday, Aug 3, 2018
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Graduate Lecture Series

Engage with local and international art communities.

Fridays at 4:30pm
Osher Lecture Hall | SFAI—Chestnut Street Campus

Designed as an integral component of SFAI’s graduate curricula, the Graduate Lecture Series (GLS) puts students, alumni, and the general public in direct dialogue with major thought-leaders from the international community. The series relies on the critical exchange between guest and audience to promote a diverse and robust learning environment.


FREE + OPEN TO ALL!

Allan deSouza: How Art Can Be Thought
Friday, Feb 22, 2019
4:30PM
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Jenny Odell: Open Source Intelligence
Friday, Mar 8, 2019
4:30PM
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Margo Machida: Pacific Bodies Reimaged
Friday, Mar 29, 2019
11:03AM
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Past Events

National Portfolio Day
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019
12:00PM - 4:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: A+: Works by Susan Hauptman, Irene Pijoan and Richard Sheehan
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Closing Reception: City Studio Fall 2018 Final Exhibition
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
4:00PM - 6:00PM
See More »
City Studio Fall 2018 Final Exhibition
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 - Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
See More »
Undergrad Fall Open House | On-Campus
Saturday, Dec 8, 2018
10:00AM
See More »
International Virtual Information Sessions
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 - Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018
See More »
Henry “Hank” Wessel Memorial
Sunday, Dec 2, 2018
2:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Salon Ouvert
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Salon Ouvert
Friday, Nov 30, 2018 - Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018
See More »
Closing Reception: Between rays of light
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Closing Reception: Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
5:00PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Giving Tuesday at SFAI
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
12:00AM - 11:59PM
See More »
Between rays of light
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 - Monday, Dec 3, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 - Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
See More »
Bill Berkson Tribute
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018
4:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: China Academy of Art at SFAI
Friday, Nov 16, 2018
5:00PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Poverty of Sensibility—Panel 21: Art/Education in the 21st Century III
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
See More »
From/To: the Frontier of Chinese Art Education
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 - Sunday, Dec 9, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Untitled Still Life
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Untitled Still Life
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Parsing Dissent
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Parsing Dissent
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
See More »
Shadow Master Screening
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
2:00PM - 4:00PM
See More »
Concentrate 2018: Student Art Sale + Open Studios
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
Grad Fall Open House
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
10:00AM - 2:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Into the World: Cherel Ito and SFAI Documentary Photography
Friday, Nov 9, 2018
5:30PM - 7:30PM
See More »
Into the World: Cherel Ito and SFAI Documentary Photography
Friday, Nov 9, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
PhotoAlliance Lecture: Eirik Johnson
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
2018 Alumni Weekend at Concentrate
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
Spon-Tah-neity
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
See More »
Leonardo Celebrates 50th Anniversary at SFAI: The Convening
Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Very Private Matters
Friday, Nov 2, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Very Private Matters
Friday, Nov 2, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
See More »
Bean Gilsdorf: Soft Histories
Friday, Nov 2, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
A Very Crypto Town Hall
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Everyone is Touching; Textured Apogee
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Everyone is Touching; Textured Apogee
Monday, Oct 29, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
Book Launch: Mariana Castillo Deball’s Ixiptla IV – Feathered Changes, Serpent Disappearances
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Ojos Suaves/Soft Eyes: Mirjam Wirz, José “Morelos” Ortega, Carlos Icaza
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
6:00PM
See More »
Jarrett Earnest: What it Means to Write About Art: Notes on the Future of Criticism
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Climbing the City
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
DeShawn Dumas: Black Light: Wake Work Against the Aestheticization of Politics
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Avatars
Monday, Oct 22, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 28, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Bloom & Decay: Beyond Opulence
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Bloom & Decay: Beyond Opulence
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 - Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
See More »
Frank Smigiel: Thinking Inside the Box, or Building Institutional Walls
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
All Performing and Visual Arts Fairs 2018
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
See More »
The Pleasure, Profits and Politics of Sex & Photography A Show & Tell with Annie Sprinkle
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Environmental Network
Monday, Oct 15, 2018 - Saturday, Oct 20, 2018
See More »
Whole Earth Catalog 50th Anniversary
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 28, 2018
See More »
All National Portfolio Days
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Jan 27, 2019
See More »
PhotoAlliance Lecture: George LeGrady
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
Ad Minoliti: Non-Binary Geometry and Feminist Expanded Painting
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Bik Van der Pol: Creating Publicness
Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Alive in Strange Lands
Monday, Oct 8, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 14, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Untitled
Friday, Oct 5, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Untitled
Friday, Oct 5, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Strength In Awareness
Friday, Oct 5, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Strength In Awareness
Friday, Oct 5, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
See More »
Between You & Me: Ana Teresa Fernández and Julio César Morales
Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
See More »
Some Shape or Form: A Clay Show
Monday, Oct 1, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 7, 2018
See More »
MAXIMAL
Monday, Sep 24, 2018 - Sunday, Sep 30, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: 2235
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
2235
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: 4 Artists: Representational Painting of America
Friday, Sep 21, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
4 Artists: Representational Painting of America
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
Katharine Kuharic, 2018 Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Happy Birthday!
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Happy Birthday!
Monday, Sep 17, 2018 - Monday, Sep 24, 2018
See More »
Cine | Club
Friday, Sep 14, 2018 - Friday, Dec 14, 2018
See More »
Peggy Phelan: Contact Warhol: Photography Without End
Friday, Sep 14, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Will Brown: Ether
Thursday, Sep 13, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
See More »
Will Brown: Ether
Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 - Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
See More »
Yugen
Monday, Sep 10, 2018 - Saturday, Sep 15, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Reintroducing…love?
Friday, Sep 7, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Reintroducing…love?
Friday, Sep 7, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: The Unhappy Marriage of Sculpture and Textiles: Towards a More Progressive Union
Friday, Sep 7, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
The Unhappy Marriage of Sculpture and Textiles: Towards a More Progressive Union
Friday, Sep 7, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: South American Roots
Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
South American Roots
Sunday, Sep 2, 2018 - Saturday, Sep 8, 2018
See More »
Public Reception: XL Catlin Art Prize Traveling Exhibition
Friday, Aug 31, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: The Invitation to Forget You is One I Must Decline
Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
The Invitation to Forget You is One I Must Decline
Monday, Aug 27, 2018 - Friday, Aug 31, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Moira
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
Moira
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Serenade & Nocturne
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
Serenade & Nocturne
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
XL Catlin Art Prize Traveling Exhibition
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 7, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: ONWARD
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
ONWARD
Monday, Aug 20, 2018 - Saturday, Aug 25, 2018
See More »
City Studio Summer 2018 Closing Reception
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018
3:00PM - 5:00PM
See More »
Closing Reception: Martin Machado: Fluid State
Friday, Aug 17, 2018
4:30PM - 7:00PM
See More »
City Studio Summer 2018 Exhibition
Monday, Aug 13, 2018 - Saturday, Aug 18, 2018
See More »
Closing Reception: SFAI-Shanghai University Summer Art Program Exhibition
Thursday, Aug 9, 2018
11:00AM - 1:00PM
See More »
Sofía Córdova: The Thread of Operations is Broken
Monday, Jul 30, 2018
6:30PM
See More »
Opening Reception: REFLECTIONS
Friday, Jul 27, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Reflections
Friday, Jul 27, 2018 - Friday, Aug 3, 2018
See More »

Visiting Artists + Scholars

A forum for direct engagement.

Tuesdays at 7pm (unless otherwise noted)
Osher Lecture Hall | SFAI—Chestnut Street Campus

The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provides a public forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures, screenings, and performances, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI, artists, and the public.


FREE + OPEN TO ALL!

The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1954)
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019
7:00PM
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¡Torero! (1956)
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019
7:00PM
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Gina Siepel: Cycle of Self-Determination
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019
7:00PM
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Constance Hockaday: Prepare to be Unprepared
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019
7:00PM
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The Little Giants (1958)
Monday, Apr 1, 2019
7:00PM
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Bradford Nordeen: Curating Dirty Looks and presenting the Queer Cinematic Avant-Garde
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019
7:00PM
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Past Events

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
See More »
Closing Reception: City Studio Fall 2018 Final Exhibition
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
4:00PM - 6:00PM
See More »
City Studio Fall 2018 Final Exhibition
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 - Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
See More »
Undergrad Fall Open House | On-Campus
Saturday, Dec 8, 2018
10:00AM
See More »
International Virtual Information Sessions
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 - Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018
See More »
Henry “Hank” Wessel Memorial
Sunday, Dec 2, 2018
2:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Salon Ouvert
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Salon Ouvert
Friday, Nov 30, 2018 - Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018
See More »
Closing Reception: Between rays of light
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Closing Reception: Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
5:00PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Giving Tuesday at SFAI
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
12:00AM - 11:59PM
See More »
Between rays of light
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 - Monday, Dec 3, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 - Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
See More »
Bill Berkson Tribute
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018
4:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: China Academy of Art at SFAI
Friday, Nov 16, 2018
5:00PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Poverty of Sensibility—Panel 21: Art/Education in the 21st Century III
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
See More »
From/To: the Frontier of Chinese Art Education
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 - Sunday, Dec 9, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Untitled Still Life
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Untitled Still Life
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Parsing Dissent
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Parsing Dissent
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
See More »
Shadow Master Screening
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
2:00PM - 4:00PM
See More »
Concentrate 2018: Student Art Sale + Open Studios
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
Grad Fall Open House
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
10:00AM - 2:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Into the World: Cherel Ito and SFAI Documentary Photography
Friday, Nov 9, 2018
5:30PM - 7:30PM
See More »
Into the World: Cherel Ito and SFAI Documentary Photography
Friday, Nov 9, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
PhotoAlliance Lecture: Eirik Johnson
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
2018 Alumni Weekend at Concentrate
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
Spon-Tah-neity
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
See More »
Leonardo Celebrates 50th Anniversary at SFAI: The Convening
Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Very Private Matters
Friday, Nov 2, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Very Private Matters
Friday, Nov 2, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
See More »
Bean Gilsdorf: Soft Histories
Friday, Nov 2, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
A Very Crypto Town Hall
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Everyone is Touching; Textured Apogee
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Everyone is Touching; Textured Apogee
Monday, Oct 29, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
Book Launch: Mariana Castillo Deball’s Ixiptla IV – Feathered Changes, Serpent Disappearances
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Ojos Suaves/Soft Eyes: Mirjam Wirz, José “Morelos” Ortega, Carlos Icaza
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
6:00PM
See More »
Jarrett Earnest: What it Means to Write About Art: Notes on the Future of Criticism
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Climbing the City
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
DeShawn Dumas: Black Light: Wake Work Against the Aestheticization of Politics
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Avatars
Monday, Oct 22, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 28, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Bloom & Decay: Beyond Opulence
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Bloom & Decay: Beyond Opulence
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 - Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
See More »
Frank Smigiel: Thinking Inside the Box, or Building Institutional Walls
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
All Performing and Visual Arts Fairs 2018
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
See More »
The Pleasure, Profits and Politics of Sex & Photography A Show & Tell with Annie Sprinkle
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Environmental Network
Monday, Oct 15, 2018 - Saturday, Oct 20, 2018
See More »
Whole Earth Catalog 50th Anniversary
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 28, 2018
See More »
All National Portfolio Days
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Jan 27, 2019
See More »
PhotoAlliance Lecture: George LeGrady
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
Ad Minoliti: Non-Binary Geometry and Feminist Expanded Painting
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Bik Van der Pol: Creating Publicness
Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Alive in Strange Lands
Monday, Oct 8, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 14, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Untitled
Friday, Oct 5, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Untitled
Friday, Oct 5, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Strength In Awareness
Friday, Oct 5, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Strength In Awareness
Friday, Oct 5, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
See More »
Between You & Me: Ana Teresa Fernández and Julio César Morales
Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
See More »
Some Shape or Form: A Clay Show
Monday, Oct 1, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 7, 2018
See More »
MAXIMAL
Monday, Sep 24, 2018 - Sunday, Sep 30, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: 2235
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
2235
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: 4 Artists: Representational Painting of America
Friday, Sep 21, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
4 Artists: Representational Painting of America
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
Katharine Kuharic, 2018 Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Happy Birthday!
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Happy Birthday!
Monday, Sep 17, 2018 - Monday, Sep 24, 2018
See More »
Cine | Club
Friday, Sep 14, 2018 - Friday, Dec 14, 2018
See More »
Peggy Phelan: Contact Warhol: Photography Without End
Friday, Sep 14, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Will Brown: Ether
Thursday, Sep 13, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
See More »
Will Brown: Ether
Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 - Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
See More »
Yugen
Monday, Sep 10, 2018 - Saturday, Sep 15, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Reintroducing…love?
Friday, Sep 7, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Reintroducing…love?
Friday, Sep 7, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: The Unhappy Marriage of Sculpture and Textiles: Towards a More Progressive Union
Friday, Sep 7, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
The Unhappy Marriage of Sculpture and Textiles: Towards a More Progressive Union
Friday, Sep 7, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: South American Roots
Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
South American Roots
Sunday, Sep 2, 2018 - Saturday, Sep 8, 2018
See More »
Public Reception: XL Catlin Art Prize Traveling Exhibition
Friday, Aug 31, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: The Invitation to Forget You is One I Must Decline
Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
The Invitation to Forget You is One I Must Decline
Monday, Aug 27, 2018 - Friday, Aug 31, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Moira
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
Moira
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Serenade & Nocturne
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
Serenade & Nocturne
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
XL Catlin Art Prize Traveling Exhibition
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 7, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: ONWARD
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
ONWARD
Monday, Aug 20, 2018 - Saturday, Aug 25, 2018
See More »
City Studio Summer 2018 Closing Reception
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018
3:00PM - 5:00PM
See More »
Closing Reception: Martin Machado: Fluid State
Friday, Aug 17, 2018
4:30PM - 7:00PM
See More »
City Studio Summer 2018 Exhibition
Monday, Aug 13, 2018 - Saturday, Aug 18, 2018
See More »
Closing Reception: SFAI-Shanghai University Summer Art Program Exhibition
Thursday, Aug 9, 2018
11:00AM - 1:00PM
See More »
Sofía Córdova: The Thread of Operations is Broken
Monday, Jul 30, 2018
6:30PM
See More »
Opening Reception: REFLECTIONS
Friday, Jul 27, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Reflections
Friday, Jul 27, 2018 - Friday, Aug 3, 2018
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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

A+: Works by Susan Hauptman, Irene Pijoan and Richard Sheehan
Wednesday, Jan 2, 2019 - Sunday, Feb 3, 2019
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Alumni Reception: A+: Works by Susan Hauptman, Irene Pijoan and Richard Sheehan
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
See More »

Past Events

National Portfolio Day
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019
12:00PM - 4:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: A+: Works by Susan Hauptman, Irene Pijoan and Richard Sheehan
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Closing Reception: City Studio Fall 2018 Final Exhibition
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
4:00PM - 6:00PM
See More »
City Studio Fall 2018 Final Exhibition
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 - Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
See More »
Undergrad Fall Open House | On-Campus
Saturday, Dec 8, 2018
10:00AM
See More »
International Virtual Information Sessions
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 - Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018
See More »
Henry “Hank” Wessel Memorial
Sunday, Dec 2, 2018
2:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Salon Ouvert
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Salon Ouvert
Friday, Nov 30, 2018 - Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018
See More »
Closing Reception: Between rays of light
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Closing Reception: Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
5:00PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Giving Tuesday at SFAI
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
12:00AM - 11:59PM
See More »
Between rays of light
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 - Monday, Dec 3, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 - Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
See More »
Bill Berkson Tribute
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018
4:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: China Academy of Art at SFAI
Friday, Nov 16, 2018
5:00PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Poverty of Sensibility—Panel 21: Art/Education in the 21st Century III
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
See More »
From/To: the Frontier of Chinese Art Education
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 - Sunday, Dec 9, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Untitled Still Life
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Untitled Still Life
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Parsing Dissent
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Parsing Dissent
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
See More »
Shadow Master Screening
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
2:00PM - 4:00PM
See More »
Concentrate 2018: Student Art Sale + Open Studios
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
Grad Fall Open House
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
10:00AM - 2:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Into the World: Cherel Ito and SFAI Documentary Photography
Friday, Nov 9, 2018
5:30PM - 7:30PM
See More »
Into the World: Cherel Ito and SFAI Documentary Photography
Friday, Nov 9, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
PhotoAlliance Lecture: Eirik Johnson
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
2018 Alumni Weekend at Concentrate
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
Spon-Tah-neity
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
See More »
Leonardo Celebrates 50th Anniversary at SFAI: The Convening
Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Very Private Matters
Friday, Nov 2, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Very Private Matters
Friday, Nov 2, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
See More »
Bean Gilsdorf: Soft Histories
Friday, Nov 2, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
A Very Crypto Town Hall
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Everyone is Touching; Textured Apogee
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Everyone is Touching; Textured Apogee
Monday, Oct 29, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
Book Launch: Mariana Castillo Deball’s Ixiptla IV – Feathered Changes, Serpent Disappearances
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Ojos Suaves/Soft Eyes: Mirjam Wirz, José “Morelos” Ortega, Carlos Icaza
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
6:00PM
See More »
Jarrett Earnest: What it Means to Write About Art: Notes on the Future of Criticism
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Climbing the City
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
DeShawn Dumas: Black Light: Wake Work Against the Aestheticization of Politics
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Avatars
Monday, Oct 22, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 28, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Bloom & Decay: Beyond Opulence
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Bloom & Decay: Beyond Opulence
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 - Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
See More »
Frank Smigiel: Thinking Inside the Box, or Building Institutional Walls
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
All Performing and Visual Arts Fairs 2018
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
See More »
The Pleasure, Profits and Politics of Sex & Photography A Show & Tell with Annie Sprinkle
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Environmental Network
Monday, Oct 15, 2018 - Saturday, Oct 20, 2018
See More »
Whole Earth Catalog 50th Anniversary
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 28, 2018
See More »
All National Portfolio Days
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Jan 27, 2019
See More »
PhotoAlliance Lecture: George LeGrady
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
Ad Minoliti: Non-Binary Geometry and Feminist Expanded Painting
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Bik Van der Pol: Creating Publicness
Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Alive in Strange Lands
Monday, Oct 8, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 14, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Untitled
Friday, Oct 5, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Untitled
Friday, Oct 5, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Strength In Awareness
Friday, Oct 5, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Strength In Awareness
Friday, Oct 5, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
See More »
Between You & Me: Ana Teresa Fernández and Julio César Morales
Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
See More »
Some Shape or Form: A Clay Show
Monday, Oct 1, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 7, 2018
See More »
MAXIMAL
Monday, Sep 24, 2018 - Sunday, Sep 30, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: 2235
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
2235
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: 4 Artists: Representational Painting of America
Friday, Sep 21, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
4 Artists: Representational Painting of America
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
Katharine Kuharic, 2018 Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Happy Birthday!
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Happy Birthday!
Monday, Sep 17, 2018 - Monday, Sep 24, 2018
See More »
Cine | Club
Friday, Sep 14, 2018 - Friday, Dec 14, 2018
See More »
Peggy Phelan: Contact Warhol: Photography Without End
Friday, Sep 14, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Will Brown: Ether
Thursday, Sep 13, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
See More »
Will Brown: Ether
Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 - Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
See More »
Yugen
Monday, Sep 10, 2018 - Saturday, Sep 15, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Reintroducing…love?
Friday, Sep 7, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Reintroducing…love?
Friday, Sep 7, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: The Unhappy Marriage of Sculpture and Textiles: Towards a More Progressive Union
Friday, Sep 7, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
The Unhappy Marriage of Sculpture and Textiles: Towards a More Progressive Union
Friday, Sep 7, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: South American Roots
Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
South American Roots
Sunday, Sep 2, 2018 - Saturday, Sep 8, 2018
See More »
Public Reception: XL Catlin Art Prize Traveling Exhibition
Friday, Aug 31, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: The Invitation to Forget You is One I Must Decline
Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
The Invitation to Forget You is One I Must Decline
Monday, Aug 27, 2018 - Friday, Aug 31, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Moira
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
Moira
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Serenade & Nocturne
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
Serenade & Nocturne
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
XL Catlin Art Prize Traveling Exhibition
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 7, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: ONWARD
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
ONWARD
Monday, Aug 20, 2018 - Saturday, Aug 25, 2018
See More »
City Studio Summer 2018 Closing Reception
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018
3:00PM - 5:00PM
See More »
Closing Reception: Martin Machado: Fluid State
Friday, Aug 17, 2018
4:30PM - 7:00PM
See More »
City Studio Summer 2018 Exhibition
Monday, Aug 13, 2018 - Saturday, Aug 18, 2018
See More »
Closing Reception: SFAI-Shanghai University Summer Art Program Exhibition
Thursday, Aug 9, 2018
11:00AM - 1:00PM
See More »
Sofía Córdova: The Thread of Operations is Broken
Monday, Jul 30, 2018
6:30PM
See More »
Opening Reception: REFLECTIONS
Friday, Jul 27, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Reflections
Friday, Jul 27, 2018 - Friday, Aug 3, 2018
See More »

Schafer Gallery

The Schafer Gallery is a graduate student-run art space dedicated to the examination of the role of the gallery in an educational sphere.

The mission of the Schafer Gallery is to provide a venue for the exploration and discussion of varying artistic perspectives from the student body, operating as a platform for exhibition, events, and dialogue.

The Schafer Gallery is open to the public and located on the first floor of SFAI’s Fort Mason Campus at 2 Marina Blvd.

 

 

GALLERY HOURS: 
Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm
Openings are scheduled biweekly on Friday nights starting at 4:30pm.


Past Events

National Portfolio Day
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019
12:00PM - 4:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: A+: Works by Susan Hauptman, Irene Pijoan and Richard Sheehan
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Closing Reception: City Studio Fall 2018 Final Exhibition
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
4:00PM - 6:00PM
See More »
City Studio Fall 2018 Final Exhibition
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 - Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
See More »
Undergrad Fall Open House | On-Campus
Saturday, Dec 8, 2018
10:00AM
See More »
International Virtual Information Sessions
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 - Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018
See More »
Henry “Hank” Wessel Memorial
Sunday, Dec 2, 2018
2:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Salon Ouvert
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Salon Ouvert
Friday, Nov 30, 2018 - Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018
See More »
Closing Reception: Between rays of light
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Closing Reception: Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
5:00PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Giving Tuesday at SFAI
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
12:00AM - 11:59PM
See More »
Between rays of light
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 - Monday, Dec 3, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 - Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
See More »
Bill Berkson Tribute
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018
4:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: China Academy of Art at SFAI
Friday, Nov 16, 2018
5:00PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Poverty of Sensibility—Panel 21: Art/Education in the 21st Century III
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
See More »
From/To: the Frontier of Chinese Art Education
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 - Sunday, Dec 9, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Untitled Still Life
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Untitled Still Life
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Parsing Dissent
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Parsing Dissent
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
See More »
Shadow Master Screening
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
2:00PM - 4:00PM
See More »
Concentrate 2018: Student Art Sale + Open Studios
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
Grad Fall Open House
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
10:00AM - 2:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Into the World: Cherel Ito and SFAI Documentary Photography
Friday, Nov 9, 2018
5:30PM - 7:30PM
See More »
Into the World: Cherel Ito and SFAI Documentary Photography
Friday, Nov 9, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
PhotoAlliance Lecture: Eirik Johnson
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
2018 Alumni Weekend at Concentrate
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
Spon-Tah-neity
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
See More »
Leonardo Celebrates 50th Anniversary at SFAI: The Convening
Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Very Private Matters
Friday, Nov 2, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Very Private Matters
Friday, Nov 2, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
See More »
Bean Gilsdorf: Soft Histories
Friday, Nov 2, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
A Very Crypto Town Hall
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Everyone is Touching; Textured Apogee
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Everyone is Touching; Textured Apogee
Monday, Oct 29, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
Book Launch: Mariana Castillo Deball’s Ixiptla IV – Feathered Changes, Serpent Disappearances
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Ojos Suaves/Soft Eyes: Mirjam Wirz, José “Morelos” Ortega, Carlos Icaza
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
6:00PM
See More »
Jarrett Earnest: What it Means to Write About Art: Notes on the Future of Criticism
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Climbing the City
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
DeShawn Dumas: Black Light: Wake Work Against the Aestheticization of Politics
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Avatars
Monday, Oct 22, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 28, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Bloom & Decay: Beyond Opulence
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Bloom & Decay: Beyond Opulence
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 - Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
See More »
Frank Smigiel: Thinking Inside the Box, or Building Institutional Walls
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
All Performing and Visual Arts Fairs 2018
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
See More »
The Pleasure, Profits and Politics of Sex & Photography A Show & Tell with Annie Sprinkle
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Environmental Network
Monday, Oct 15, 2018 - Saturday, Oct 20, 2018
See More »
Whole Earth Catalog 50th Anniversary
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 28, 2018
See More »
All National Portfolio Days
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Jan 27, 2019
See More »
PhotoAlliance Lecture: George LeGrady
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
Ad Minoliti: Non-Binary Geometry and Feminist Expanded Painting
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Bik Van der Pol: Creating Publicness
Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Alive in Strange Lands
Monday, Oct 8, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 14, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Untitled
Friday, Oct 5, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Untitled
Friday, Oct 5, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Strength In Awareness
Friday, Oct 5, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Strength In Awareness
Friday, Oct 5, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
See More »
Between You & Me: Ana Teresa Fernández and Julio César Morales
Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
See More »
Some Shape or Form: A Clay Show
Monday, Oct 1, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 7, 2018
See More »
MAXIMAL
Monday, Sep 24, 2018 - Sunday, Sep 30, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: 2235
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
2235
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: 4 Artists: Representational Painting of America
Friday, Sep 21, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
4 Artists: Representational Painting of America
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
Katharine Kuharic, 2018 Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Happy Birthday!
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Happy Birthday!
Monday, Sep 17, 2018 - Monday, Sep 24, 2018
See More »
Cine | Club
Friday, Sep 14, 2018 - Friday, Dec 14, 2018
See More »
Peggy Phelan: Contact Warhol: Photography Without End
Friday, Sep 14, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Will Brown: Ether
Thursday, Sep 13, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
See More »
Will Brown: Ether
Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 - Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
See More »
Yugen
Monday, Sep 10, 2018 - Saturday, Sep 15, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Reintroducing…love?
Friday, Sep 7, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Reintroducing…love?
Friday, Sep 7, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: The Unhappy Marriage of Sculpture and Textiles: Towards a More Progressive Union
Friday, Sep 7, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
The Unhappy Marriage of Sculpture and Textiles: Towards a More Progressive Union
Friday, Sep 7, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: South American Roots
Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
South American Roots
Sunday, Sep 2, 2018 - Saturday, Sep 8, 2018
See More »
Public Reception: XL Catlin Art Prize Traveling Exhibition
Friday, Aug 31, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: The Invitation to Forget You is One I Must Decline
Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
The Invitation to Forget You is One I Must Decline
Monday, Aug 27, 2018 - Friday, Aug 31, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Moira
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
Moira
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Serenade & Nocturne
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
Serenade & Nocturne
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
XL Catlin Art Prize Traveling Exhibition
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 7, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: ONWARD
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
ONWARD
Monday, Aug 20, 2018 - Saturday, Aug 25, 2018
See More »
City Studio Summer 2018 Closing Reception
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018
3:00PM - 5:00PM
See More »
Closing Reception: Martin Machado: Fluid State
Friday, Aug 17, 2018
4:30PM - 7:00PM
See More »
City Studio Summer 2018 Exhibition
Monday, Aug 13, 2018 - Saturday, Aug 18, 2018
See More »
Closing Reception: SFAI-Shanghai University Summer Art Program Exhibition
Thursday, Aug 9, 2018
11:00AM - 1:00PM
See More »
Sofía Córdova: The Thread of Operations is Broken
Monday, Jul 30, 2018
6:30PM
See More »
Opening Reception: REFLECTIONS
Friday, Jul 27, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Reflections
Friday, Jul 27, 2018 - Friday, Aug 3, 2018
See More »

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).

Patti Smith: Wing
Monday, Jan 14, 2019 - Saturday, Jan 19, 2019
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Past Events

National Portfolio Day
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019
12:00PM - 4:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: A+: Works by Susan Hauptman, Irene Pijoan and Richard Sheehan
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Closing Reception: City Studio Fall 2018 Final Exhibition
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
4:00PM - 6:00PM
See More »
City Studio Fall 2018 Final Exhibition
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 - Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
See More »
Undergrad Fall Open House | On-Campus
Saturday, Dec 8, 2018
10:00AM
See More »
International Virtual Information Sessions
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 - Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018
See More »
Henry “Hank” Wessel Memorial
Sunday, Dec 2, 2018
2:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Salon Ouvert
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Salon Ouvert
Friday, Nov 30, 2018 - Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018
See More »
Closing Reception: Between rays of light
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Closing Reception: Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
5:00PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Giving Tuesday at SFAI
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
12:00AM - 11:59PM
See More »
Between rays of light
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 - Monday, Dec 3, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 - Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
See More »
Bill Berkson Tribute
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018
4:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: China Academy of Art at SFAI
Friday, Nov 16, 2018
5:00PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Poverty of Sensibility—Panel 21: Art/Education in the 21st Century III
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
See More »
From/To: the Frontier of Chinese Art Education
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 - Sunday, Dec 9, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Untitled Still Life
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Untitled Still Life
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Parsing Dissent
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Parsing Dissent
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
See More »
Shadow Master Screening
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
2:00PM - 4:00PM
See More »
Concentrate 2018: Student Art Sale + Open Studios
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
Grad Fall Open House
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
10:00AM - 2:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Into the World: Cherel Ito and SFAI Documentary Photography
Friday, Nov 9, 2018
5:30PM - 7:30PM
See More »
Into the World: Cherel Ito and SFAI Documentary Photography
Friday, Nov 9, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
PhotoAlliance Lecture: Eirik Johnson
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
2018 Alumni Weekend at Concentrate
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
Spon-Tah-neity
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
See More »
Leonardo Celebrates 50th Anniversary at SFAI: The Convening
Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Very Private Matters
Friday, Nov 2, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Very Private Matters
Friday, Nov 2, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
See More »
Bean Gilsdorf: Soft Histories
Friday, Nov 2, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
A Very Crypto Town Hall
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Everyone is Touching; Textured Apogee
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Everyone is Touching; Textured Apogee
Monday, Oct 29, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
Book Launch: Mariana Castillo Deball’s Ixiptla IV – Feathered Changes, Serpent Disappearances
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Ojos Suaves/Soft Eyes: Mirjam Wirz, José “Morelos” Ortega, Carlos Icaza
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
6:00PM
See More »
Jarrett Earnest: What it Means to Write About Art: Notes on the Future of Criticism
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Climbing the City
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
DeShawn Dumas: Black Light: Wake Work Against the Aestheticization of Politics
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Avatars
Monday, Oct 22, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 28, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Bloom & Decay: Beyond Opulence
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Bloom & Decay: Beyond Opulence
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 - Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
See More »
Frank Smigiel: Thinking Inside the Box, or Building Institutional Walls
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
All Performing and Visual Arts Fairs 2018
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
See More »
The Pleasure, Profits and Politics of Sex & Photography A Show & Tell with Annie Sprinkle
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Environmental Network
Monday, Oct 15, 2018 - Saturday, Oct 20, 2018
See More »
Whole Earth Catalog 50th Anniversary
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 28, 2018
See More »
All National Portfolio Days
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Jan 27, 2019
See More »
PhotoAlliance Lecture: George LeGrady
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
Ad Minoliti: Non-Binary Geometry and Feminist Expanded Painting
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Bik Van der Pol: Creating Publicness
Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Alive in Strange Lands
Monday, Oct 8, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 14, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Untitled
Friday, Oct 5, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Untitled
Friday, Oct 5, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Strength In Awareness
Friday, Oct 5, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Strength In Awareness
Friday, Oct 5, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
See More »
Between You & Me: Ana Teresa Fernández and Julio César Morales
Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
See More »
Some Shape or Form: A Clay Show
Monday, Oct 1, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 7, 2018
See More »
MAXIMAL
Monday, Sep 24, 2018 - Sunday, Sep 30, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: 2235
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
2235
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: 4 Artists: Representational Painting of America
Friday, Sep 21, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
4 Artists: Representational Painting of America
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
Katharine Kuharic, 2018 Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Happy Birthday!
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Happy Birthday!
Monday, Sep 17, 2018 - Monday, Sep 24, 2018
See More »
Cine | Club
Friday, Sep 14, 2018 - Friday, Dec 14, 2018
See More »
Peggy Phelan: Contact Warhol: Photography Without End
Friday, Sep 14, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Will Brown: Ether
Thursday, Sep 13, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
See More »
Will Brown: Ether
Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 - Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
See More »
Yugen
Monday, Sep 10, 2018 - Saturday, Sep 15, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Reintroducing…love?
Friday, Sep 7, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Reintroducing…love?
Friday, Sep 7, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: The Unhappy Marriage of Sculpture and Textiles: Towards a More Progressive Union
Friday, Sep 7, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
The Unhappy Marriage of Sculpture and Textiles: Towards a More Progressive Union
Friday, Sep 7, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: South American Roots
Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
South American Roots
Sunday, Sep 2, 2018 - Saturday, Sep 8, 2018
See More »
Public Reception: XL Catlin Art Prize Traveling Exhibition
Friday, Aug 31, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: The Invitation to Forget You is One I Must Decline
Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
The Invitation to Forget You is One I Must Decline
Monday, Aug 27, 2018 - Friday, Aug 31, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Moira
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
Moira
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Serenade & Nocturne
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
Serenade & Nocturne
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 - Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018
See More »
XL Catlin Art Prize Traveling Exhibition
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 7, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: ONWARD
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
ONWARD
Monday, Aug 20, 2018 - Saturday, Aug 25, 2018
See More »
City Studio Summer 2018 Closing Reception
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018
3:00PM - 5:00PM
See More »
Closing Reception: Martin Machado: Fluid State
Friday, Aug 17, 2018
4:30PM - 7:00PM
See More »
City Studio Summer 2018 Exhibition
Monday, Aug 13, 2018 - Saturday, Aug 18, 2018
See More »
Closing Reception: SFAI-Shanghai University Summer Art Program Exhibition
Thursday, Aug 9, 2018
11:00AM - 1:00PM
See More »
Sofía Córdova: The Thread of Operations is Broken
Monday, Jul 30, 2018
6:30PM
See More »
Opening Reception: REFLECTIONS
Friday, Jul 27, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Reflections
Friday, Jul 27, 2018 - Friday, Aug 3, 2018
See More »

Walter and McBean Galleries

The Walter and McBean Galleries, established in 1969, present exhibitions at the forefront of contemporary art practice.

The galleries serve as a laboratory for innovative and adventurous projects and commissions new work from emerging and established artists. 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.


GALLERY HOURS
Tuesday 11 am–7 pm
Wednesday–Saturday 11 am–6 pm

Vanguard Revisited: Poetic Politics & Black Futures
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 - Sunday, Apr 7, 2019
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Past Events

National Portfolio Day
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019
12:00PM - 4:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: A+: Works by Susan Hauptman, Irene Pijoan and Richard Sheehan
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Closing Reception: City Studio Fall 2018 Final Exhibition
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
4:00PM - 6:00PM
See More »
City Studio Fall 2018 Final Exhibition
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 - Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
See More »
Undergrad Fall Open House | On-Campus
Saturday, Dec 8, 2018
10:00AM
See More »
International Virtual Information Sessions
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 - Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018
See More »
Henry “Hank” Wessel Memorial
Sunday, Dec 2, 2018
2:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Salon Ouvert
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Salon Ouvert
Friday, Nov 30, 2018 - Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018
See More »
Closing Reception: Between rays of light
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Closing Reception: Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
5:00PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Giving Tuesday at SFAI
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
12:00AM - 11:59PM
See More »
Between rays of light
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 - Monday, Dec 3, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Fall 2018 BFA Exhibition
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 - Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018
See More »
Bill Berkson Tribute
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018
4:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: China Academy of Art at SFAI
Friday, Nov 16, 2018
5:00PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Poverty of Sensibility—Panel 21: Art/Education in the 21st Century III
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
See More »
From/To: the Frontier of Chinese Art Education
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 - Sunday, Dec 9, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Untitled Still Life
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Untitled Still Life
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Parsing Dissent
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Parsing Dissent
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
See More »
Shadow Master Screening
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
2:00PM - 4:00PM
See More »
Concentrate 2018: Student Art Sale + Open Studios
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
Grad Fall Open House
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
10:00AM - 2:00PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Into the World: Cherel Ito and SFAI Documentary Photography
Friday, Nov 9, 2018
5:30PM - 7:30PM
See More »
Into the World: Cherel Ito and SFAI Documentary Photography
Friday, Nov 9, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
PhotoAlliance Lecture: Eirik Johnson
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
2018 Alumni Weekend at Concentrate
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
See More »
Spon-Tah-neity
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
See More »
Leonardo Celebrates 50th Anniversary at SFAI: The Convening
Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Very Private Matters
Friday, Nov 2, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Very Private Matters
Friday, Nov 2, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
See More »
Bean Gilsdorf: Soft Histories
Friday, Nov 2, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
A Very Crypto Town Hall
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
See More »
Opening Reception: Everyone is Touching; Textured Apogee
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Everyone is Touching; Textured Apogee
Monday, Oct 29, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
Book Launch: Mariana Castillo Deball’s Ixiptla IV – Feathered Changes, Serpent Disappearances
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
See More »
Ojos Suaves/Soft Eyes: Mirjam Wirz, José “Morelos” Ortega, Carlos Icaza
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
6:00PM
See More »
Jarrett Earnest: What it Means to Write About Art: Notes on the Future of Criticism
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Climbing the City
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
See More »
DeShawn Dumas: Black Light: Wake Work Against the Aestheticization of Politics
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Avatars
Monday, Oct 22, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 28, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Bloom & Decay: Beyond Opulence
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM
See More »
Bloom & Decay: Beyond Opulence
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 - Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
See More »
Frank Smigiel: Thinking Inside the Box, or Building Institutional Walls
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
All Performing and Visual Arts Fairs 2018
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 - Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
See More »
The Pleasure, Profits and Politics of Sex & Photography A Show & Tell with Annie Sprinkle
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Environmental Network
Monday, Oct 15, 2018 - Saturday, Oct 20, 2018
See More »
Whole Earth Catalog 50th Anniversary
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 28, 2018
See More »
All National Portfolio Days
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Jan 27, 2019
See More »
PhotoAlliance Lecture: George LeGrady
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
7:30PM
See More »
Ad Minoliti: Non-Binary Geometry and Feminist Expanded Painting
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
See More »
Bik Van der Pol: Creating Publicness
Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018
7:00PM
See More »
Alive in Strange Lands
Monday, Oct 8, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 14, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Untitled
Friday, Oct 5, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Untitled
Friday, Oct 5, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: Strength In Awareness
Friday, Oct 5, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
Strength In Awareness
Friday, Oct 5, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
See More »
Between You & Me: Ana Teresa Fernández and Julio César Morales
Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
See More »
Some Shape or Form: A Clay Show
Monday, Oct 1, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 7, 2018
See More »
MAXIMAL
Monday, Sep 24, 2018 - Sunday, Sep 30, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: 2235
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
2235
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
Opening Reception: 4 Artists: Representational Painting of America
Friday, Sep 21, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
See More »
4 Artists: Representational Painting of America
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 - Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
See More »
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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Cine | Club
Friday, Sep 14, 2018 - Friday, Dec 14, 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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Will Brown: Ether
Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 - Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
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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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Gray Box Gallery

A dynamic space for installation, film/video, and performance, the Gray Box Gallery opened at the SFAI—Fort Mason campus in Fall 2017.

The 1,060 square-foot Gray Box media theater is an installation, film/video and performance space outfitted for maximum flexibility. It can provide both intimate viewing experiences or open up to the atrium space through sliding glass doors.


Past Events

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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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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Bloom & Decay: Beyond Opulence
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 - Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
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Frank Smigiel: Thinking Inside the Box, or Building Institutional Walls
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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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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Whole Earth Catalog 50th Anniversary
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 28, 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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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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Cine | Club
Friday, Sep 14, 2018 - Friday, Dec 14, 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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Will Brown: Ether
Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 - Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
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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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Exhibitions + Public Programs

Explore the world through art and ideas. 

We invite you to meet an artist, tour an exhibition, converse with leading scholars, sip wine before an artist’s talk, experience the view, join an artist-driven adventure, or take a new look at Rivera’s monumental fresco.

By providing direct access to artists and ideas that advance our culture, SFAI inspires individuals of all backgrounds to engage critically and passionately with contemporary art.

SFAI’s programming is always expanding. Join the mailing list to receive once-monthly updates about lectures, special events, and exhibitions: sfai.edu/eventmail

SFAI’s Exhibitions and Public Programs are made possible by the generosity of donors and sponsors. Major support is provided by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

Program support is provided by the Harker Fund of The San Francisco Foundation, Mental Insight Foundation, Walter and Elise Haas Fund, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Kadist Art Foundation, West Coast Vending and Food Service, Inc., Fort Point Beer Company, Gregory Goode Photography, The Lucas Family Foundation, and Thomas J. Fogarty, MD. Ongoing support is provided by the McBean Distinguished Lecture and Residency Fund, The Buck Fund, and the Visiting Artists Fund of the SFAI Endowment.


Past Events

National Portfolio Day
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019
12:00PM - 4:00PM
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