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Collected

Collected
Sat, 11/15/2014 - 18:00 - 20:00
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:25

Have photographs that document your time at SFAI? The alumni exhibition Collected will assemble images of all kinds through an open call. Join us as we highlight the history-making parties, events, and artistic eras that have shaped SFAI.

SFAI opens its doors for Concentrate—an annual exhibition, sale, and festival, featuring art and craft by over 200 artists. Come to the legendary Chestnut Street campus for artist-driven experiences, discussions, connections, and activities for all ages.

SFAI CONCENTRATE

SFAI CONCENTRATE
Sat, 11/15/2014 - Sun, 11/16/2014
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:53

San Francisco Art Institute’s free annual exhibition, sale, and festival—concentrated partying, revelry, art, and connections.  

Haunted Reflections: Walter Benjamin in San Francisco

Haunted Reflections: Walter Benjamin in San Francisco
Sat, 11/08/2014 - 12:00 - 18:00
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Fri, 08/08/2014 - 18:00

Walter Benjamin—literary and social critic, essayist, radio broadcaster, and philosopher—made critical contributions to the way we think about modernity. He has come to be recognized as one of the twentieth century’s most important intellectuals. With his pioneering studies of modern media and critique of commodity capitalism, he proved to be a visionary who foretold conditions that led to the rise of the Internet and globalization.

Lucy Lippard

Lucy Lippard
Sat, 11/08/2014 - 19:00
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Sat, 11/08/2014 - 19:00

Lucy Lippard is a critic, curator, activist, and writer known for groundbreaking scholarship on contemporary art, feminism, and place.

Ya Ta Hey! Alcatraz + Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

Ya Ta Hey! Alcatraz + Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case
Fri, 11/07/2014 - 16:00
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Fri, 11/07/2014 - 16:00

Ya Ta Hey! Alcatraz (1971) is an impressionistic documentary chronicling the 1969 occupation of Alcatraz by a community of Native American activists. Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (2013) is a documentary that reflects on artist Ai Weiwei’s arrest by the Chinese government on bogus tax-evasion charges in 2011, and the subsequent year spent on probation during which he fought for his freedom.

PRINCIPAL: MFA Exhibition

PRINCIPAL: MFA Exhibition
Thu, 05/15/2014 - Sun, 05/18/2014
The Old Mint
88 5th Street at Mission
San Francisco, CA,
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Sun, 05/18/2014 - 20:00

SFAI artists transform the Old Mint, a national historic landmark, with installations in the bank vaults, ballrooms, brick-lined hallways, courtyards, and every crevice between.

Graduate Open Studios

Graduate Open Studios
Sat, 04/19/2014 - 12:00 - 17:00
Third Street Graduate Center
2565 Third Street (between 22nd and 23rd)
San Francisco,
CA
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Sat, 04/19/2014 - 17:50

SFAI opens the doors of its graduate studios in this once-yearly event, offering a rare gimpse into the working processes of 150+ contemporary artists.

BFA Exhibition

BFA Exhibition
Thu, 05/15/2014 - Sat, 05/24/2014

Opening Reception » Thursday, May 15, 5–7 pm

Second Reception, Performances, Film and Video Screening » Saturday, May 17 following Commencement
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Sat, 05/24/2014 - 18:00

Join SFAI for the 2014 BFA Exhibition—an annual exhibition showcasing multidisciplinary work and performance practices of emerging artists from the BFA, BA, and Post-Baccalaureate programs.
 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Ceremony
Sat, 05/17/2014 - 10:00
Nourse Theater
275 Hayes Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Sat, 05/17/2014 - 17:00

The 136th Commencement Ceremony celebrates SFAI’s graduating artists and scholars. Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts Recipient Jack Whitten and Douglas G. MacAgy Distinguished Achievement Award Recipient Rebecca Solnit will address the class of 2014 and the public. Reception to follow at SFAI's 800 Chestnut Street campus.

Recent Awardees: 

MA Thesis Symposium

MA Thesis Symposium
Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:00 - 17:00
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Thu, 02/13/2014 - 10:23

Engaging a diverse and interdisciplinary range of topics across global contemporary art prac­tices, the MA Thesis Symposium represents the capstone of a two-year process of research, critical inquiry, and writing, and presents the emerging generation of SFAI scholars to the Bay Area academic community. Reception to follow in the Zellerbach Quad.

Moderated by Claire Daigle, Chair, MA Department.

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