Walter and McBean Galleries

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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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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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.

Screening and Conversation » Women on the Land: Creating Conscious Community

Screening and Conversation » Women on the Land: Creating Conscious Community
Tue, 02/25/2014 - 19:30
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Tue, 02/25/2014 - 19:30

Women on the Land: Creating Conscious Community, a documentary by Carmen Goodyear and Laurie York

Released in June 2012, Women on the Land highlights an extraordinary community of women on the Mendocino Coast in Northern California from the late 1960s to 2012.

Artist Lecture » Francis Cape

Artist Lecture » Francis Cape
Fri, 01/31/2014 - 18:00
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Tue, 01/21/2014 - 12:37

Artist Francis Cape will present a lecture addressing American communalism in the context of his current Walter and McBean Galleries installation Utopian Benches. A brief Q&A will follow the talk.

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Eventbrite - SFAI Artist Lecture: Francis Cape

Francis Cape: Utopian Benches

Francis Cape: Utopian Benches
Tue, 01/21/2014 - Sat, 03/15/2014
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Sun, 03/16/2014

Francis Cape’s Utopian Benches is an installation of 17 poplar benches arranged in rows that together fill the gallery. 

ARTIST LECTURE » Alicia McCarthy

ARTIST LECTURE » Alicia McCarthy
Thu, 11/14/2013 - 18:30
Reception » 6:30 pm | Lecture » 7:30 pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Thu, 11/14/2013 - 22:00

An ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND Event
Introduced by Curator Natasha Boas

PANEL DISCUSSION » Mission School: Yes or No?

PANEL DISCUSSION » Mission School: Yes or No?
Sun, 10/20/2013 - 14:00 - 16:00
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Sun, 10/20/2013 - 16:00

In a 1956 ARTnews article, critic Hubert Crehan asked “Is There a California School?” and answered with a resounding “No,” claiming that the Abstract Expressionist school around the California School of Fine Arts (now SFAI) was too disparate and incoherent to constitute a “school.” The same year, Richard Diebenkorn made a case for a San Francisco School of Figuration in a symposium assembled at the Oakland Art Museum.

FILM SCREENING » Who Is Bozo Texino?

FILM SCREENING » Who Is Bozo Texino?
Tue, 10/08/2013 - 18:30
Reception » 6:30 pm | Screening » 7:30 pm
Featuring an introduction and Q&A with Director Bill Daniel
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Tue, 10/08/2013 - 22:00

Who Is Bozo Texino? is the picaresque chronicle of a 16-year search for the source of a ubiquitous rail graffiti seen on railcars for over 80 years—a simple sketch of a blank-staring character with an infinity-shaped hat and the scrawled moniker “Bozo Texino.” Bill Daniel rode freight trains across the West carrying a Super-8 sound camera and a 16mm Bolex, interviewing tramps and brakemen, and in his quest discovered the roots of a folkloric tradition that has gone mostly unnoticed for a century.

ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND

ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND
Thu, 09/12/2013 - Sat, 12/14/2013
CLOSING RECEPTION » Thursday, December 12 / 7–10 pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Sat, 12/14/2013 - 18:00

 

Closing Reception

Celebrate the closing of the exhibition that has garnered praise as being a "privilege to witness" and a "drop whatever you're doing" kind of event.

¡Oye, Mira! Reflective Approaches in Contemporary Latin American Video Art

¡Oye, Mira! Reflective Approaches in Contemporary Latin American Video Art
Fri, 04/19/2013 - Sat, 06/29/2013
Free & Open to the Public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Sat, 06/29/2013 - 22:00

This special exhibition brings together a selection of artists from Latin America who use video as a tool of reflection and contemplation, exploring relationships of identity to site, history, and memory.

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