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Featured Events/Exhibitions
Listening Party: Boots Riley (The Coup)
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017, 6:00PM
Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street
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Boreth Ly: Of Borders and Burdens of (Un)Belonging: Contemporary Cambodian-American Art and Identity
Friday, Feb 24, 2017, 4:30PM
Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street
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Ghosts of the Tower
Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 - Saturday, Apr 8, 2017
Walter and McBean Galleries
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A Living Thing / Mel Ziegler: Flag Exchange
Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 - Saturday, Apr 1, 2017
Walter and McBean Galleries
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Degree Programs

SFAI connects students to the world of art and criticism, positioning them to become future culture-makers and thought-leaders. 

Claire Bendiner (BFA Painting, 2017)

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Exhibitions / Archive Dive

A new exhibition, Ghosts of the Tower, and a recently-awarded two-year grant—from Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS)—opens up the archive for research, conservation, and conversation.

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News / SFAI President

Incoming SFAI President Gordon Knox at the school's Graduate Center at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture opening Fall 2017.

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Alumni / Alicia McCarthy + Scott Trattner

Alumni Alicia McCarthy and Scott Trattner discuss their individual paths since SFAI—McCarthy as a working artist (most recently awarded a 2017 SFMOMA SECA Award), and Trattner as executive creative director for Apple (creating iconic ads like “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC”) and currently for Facebook.


Learn how SFAI’s interdisciplinary programs, dedicated faculty, and question-seeking ethos will transform your work.

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Art History Happens Here

Join us in conversations with artists and scholars from around the world.

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Academic Calendar

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