Walter and McBean Galleries

Performance + Summer Beer Garden » Matmos and Special Guests

Performance + Summer Beer Garden » Matmos and Special Guests
Sat, 06/28/2014
6 pm » Beer Garden (free admission)
8 pm » Performance (tickets required)
Free admission for SFAI students | $10 public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Sat, 06/28/2014 - 23:59

Matmos is M. C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel, aided and abetted by many others. Internationally known for densely allusive and emotive compositions, their work is equal parts musique concrète, electronic pop music, and inventive sound art.

Wrong's What I Do Best » Closing Reception

Wrong's What I Do Best » Closing Reception
Thu, 07/24/2014
6 pm » Beer Garden | 8 pm » Screening
Free admission
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Wed, 05/21/2014 - 15:35

Join SFAI for the closing celebration of Wrong’s What I Do Best featuring a beer garden hosted by Fort Point Beer Company and a special outdoor screening of the 1983 drama Tender Mercies.

Wrong's What I Do Best » Opening Reception

Wrong's What I Do Best » Opening Reception
Sat, 04/26/2014 - 19:00 - 22:00
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:29

Curated by Hesse McGraw and Aaron Spangler

Conversation » Dr. Randy Auxier

Conversation » Dr. Randy Auxier
Fri, 03/14/2014 - 17:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Fri, 03/14/2014 - 17:30

Dr. Randy Auxier, a professor of philosophy at Southern Illinois University, will discuss the work of American philosopher Josiah Royce, focusing on Royce’s philosophy of community in the context of the North American utopian movements of the 19th century.

Conversation » Jeff Ray

Conversation » Jeff Ray
Fri, 02/28/2014 - 12:00
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Fri, 02/28/2014 - 19:30

Jeff Ray has been a member of the Rainbow Grocery Cooperative for nearly 25 years, and he played a pivotal role in transforming the Adobe Bookshop into a cooperatively owned business last year. A musician and visual artist, as well as a community organizer, he has dedicated his career to fostering cooperative models and community. Occurring on the benches, the workshop will encourage the idea that any group of people working towards a collective goals—utopian, academic, religious, or other—must constantly its aims and place a strong emphasis on thoughtful and respectful communication. 

Outdoor Film Screening » Rock My Religion

Outdoor Film Screening » Rock My Religion
Thu, 03/13/2014 - 18:00 - 21:00

6–9 pm » Utopian Benches Closing Reception | 7:30 pm » Film Screening
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Thu, 03/13/2014 - 19:30

Join SFAI and the Walter and McBean Galleries in celebrating the closing of Francis Cape: Utopian Benches, including a special outdoor screening of the film by artist Dan Graham that is equal parts conceptual art collage, music video, and religious revival.

Conversation » Magic Collective

Conversation » Magic Collective
Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:00
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:30

Magic—a community founded in 1972 by David Schrom in Palo Alto, California—serves as both a laboratory for and demonstration of cooperative living based on valuescience, the application of the scientific methods and principles of questions of value. Magic operates diverse public service programs promoting personal health and awareness, cooperative social action, and environmental stewardship. Magicians have taught valuescience at Stanford for 35 years, most recently through the Psychiatry Department at the School of Medicine.

Conversation » Billy X. Jennings

Conversation » Billy X. Jennings
Mon, 03/10/2014 - 18:00
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Mon, 03/10/2014 - 18:00

Billy X. Jennings joined the Black Panther Party in 1960 and was active in Oakland for many years, working alongside prominent figures such as Dr. Huey P. Newton. He was an honor guard at George Jackson’s funeral in 1971, and a dedicated participant in the anti-war movement against U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.

Wrong's What I Do Best

Wrong's What I Do Best
Thu, 04/24/2014 - Sat, 07/26/2014

Closing Reception » Thursday, July 24
Outdoor Screening of Tender Mercies + Summer Beer Garden with Fort Point Beer Company

Performance + Summer Beer Garden » Saturday, June 28
Matmos and Special Guests, with Fort Point Beer Company

San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Sat, 07/26/2014 - 17:00

Working against both correctness and failure, Wrong’s What I Do Best revels in repeated derailments to present the work of artists who prod the edges of our world. 

Lecture » Irene Cheng

Lecture » Irene Cheng
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 19:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Tue, 03/04/2014 - 19:30

Irene Cheng is an architectural historian, critic, and designer. Her research focuses on the intersections of architecture, cultural history, politics, and the history of science. Her current project, entitled “The Shape of Utopia: Architectures of Radical Reform in Nineteenth-Century America,” explores the geometry of architectural projects affiliated with anarchist, socialist, abolitionist, free love, spiritualist, and other radical antebellum movements.

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