Year-End Celebrations

Congratulations, Class of 2019!

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

SFAI is proud to announce its 2019 Commencement Honorees:
Emory Douglas, Ericka Huggins and Barbara Easley-Cox

Building on the remarkable exhibition Vanguard Revisited: Poetic Politics & Black Futures, the school will celebrate the unshakable human commitment of three extraordinary social activists:

  • Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts – Emory Douglas, artist and Black Panther Party Minister of Culture
  • Douglas G. MacAgy Distinguished Achievement Award – Ericka Huggins and Barbara Easley-Cox, Black Panther Party leaders, human rights activists and educators

Each honoree will deliver remarks during the 2019 Commencement Ceremony on May 18.

Says President Gordon Knox: “It will be with a sense of profound honor that we celebrate our 2019 graduates with these exemplary leaders of social change and community empowerment. Emory Douglas, Ericka Huggins and Barbara Easley-Cox are inspiring models for our brilliant graduating class!”

Read more about Emory Douglas, Ericka Huggins, and Barbara Easley-Cox on SFAI's blog, (Im)material—>  


Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 18 | 1pm

SFAI—Chestnut Street Campus
800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco

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:


Academic Honors + Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 10 | 4pm
Osher Lecture Hall | SFAI—Chestnut Street Campus


BA + MA Symposium
Wednesday, May 15 | 1–6pm
Osher Lecture Hall | SFAI—Chestnut Street Campus

Reception Wednesday, May 15 | 6–7pm


MFA Exhibition
On view May 17–27
SFAI—Fort Mason Campus

Vernissage VIP Preview Thursday, May 16 | 7–9:30pm
Public Opening Friday, May 17 | 7–9pm


BFA Exhibition
On view May 18–23
SFAI—Chestnut Street Campus

Opening Reception Saturday, May 18 | 4pm

More Than 700 Years
Friday, Jun 7, 2019 - Sunday, Sep 1, 2019
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SFAI Alumni Exhibition: In A Flash
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 - Sunday, Jul 28, 2019
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In Plain Sight
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 - Friday, Jul 26, 2019
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Digital Aura
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 - Friday, Jul 26, 2019
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August Graduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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August Undergraduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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SFAI Alumni Critique Group — August 2019
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM
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Juan Carlos Alom: Fotografía: Una Experiencia Personal
Thursday, Aug 8, 2019
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Closing Reception: More Than 700 Years
Friday, Aug 30, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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AXA Traveling Art Prize Exhibition
Friday, Sep 6, 2019 - Monday, Oct 7, 2019
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Past Events

Opening Reception: BFA Exhibition
Saturday, May 18, 2019
4:00PM
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Commencement
Saturday, May 18, 2019
1:00PM
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BFA Exhibition
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Public Opening: MFA Exhibition
Friday, May 17, 2019
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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MFA Exhibition
Friday, May 17, 2019 - Monday, May 27, 2019
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Vernissage
Thursday, May 16, 2019
7:00PM - 9:30PM
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BA + MA Symposium
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
1:00PM - 6:00PM
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Academic Honors + Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 10, 2019
4:00PM - 6:00PM
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Opening Reception: Shadows
Friday, Jun 29, 2018
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Opening Reception: BFA Exhibition
Sunday, May 13, 2018
4:00PM - 6:00PM
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Commencement
Sunday, May 13, 2018
2:00PM
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BFA Exhibition
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - Friday, May 18, 2018
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Opening Reception: MFA Exhibition
Friday, May 11, 2018
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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MFA Exhibition
Friday, May 11, 2018 - Thursday, May 17, 2018
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Vernissage — MFA Exhibition Preview
Thursday, May 10, 2018
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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MFA Film Festival
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
6:00PM - 9:00PM
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BA + MA Symposium
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
1:00PM - 5:00PM
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Academic Honors + Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 4, 2018
4:00PM
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Opening Reception: Rich Silences
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
5:00PM
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Post-Bac Exhibition: Rich Silences
Monday, Apr 30, 2018 - Saturday, May 5, 2018
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