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Featured Events/Exhibitions
Gut-ReHab: Artists Addressing the Built Frontier
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017, 7:00PM
Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street
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Opening Reception: A Living Thing / Mel Ziegler: Flag Exchange
Friday, Jan 27, 2017, 7:00PM
Walter and McBean Galleries
800 Chestnut Street
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Cliff Hengst: I Hope I See It in My Lifetime
Friday, Feb 03, 2017, 4:30PM
Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street
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2017 Annual Gala: The Original Disruptor
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017, 6:00PM
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
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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. 

Kaitlin Trataris (MFA Studio Art, 2016)

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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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PreCollege 2017


Get a jump on the college experience with a four-week intensive and transformative art program.

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Alumni / Double Your Impact


Help make the new Graduate Center at Fort Mason a reality! The Wilhelm Family Foundation is offering a one-to-one match to alumni who make new donations.

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Why SFAI

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

Find out what’s coming up.

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