Walter and McBean Galleries

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.

Gutai Historical Survey and Contemporary Response

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Sat, 03/30/2013 - 19:30

Creating a dialogue with classic Gutai works while demonstrating the lasting significance and radical energy of this movement, this exhibition showcases nearly two dozen paintings from private collections, original video and photographs, mail art from more than 30 countries, and North American artists’ responses to groundbreaking performances.

Temporary Structures

Temporary Structures
Fri, 09/14/2012 - Sat, 12/15/2012
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Sun, 12/16/2012 - 08:00

Temporary Structures is an interdisciplinary group exhibition exploring the allure of temporary architecture as a site of human interaction, spectacle, and fun.

Lin Yilin: Golden Journey

Lin Yilin: Golden Journey
Thu, 05/03/2012 - Sat, 07/28/2012
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00am - 6:00pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Sun, 07/29/2012 - 10:00

Lin Yilin: Golden Journey documents new site-specific performances by Lin Yilin, a leader of the Chinese avant-garde art world, created with SFAI students during a San Francisco residency at the Kadist Art Foundation. 

Living in Studio Kuchar

Living in Studio Kuchar
Thu, 03/08/2012 - Sat, 04/21/2012
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00am - 6:00pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Sun, 04/22/2012

Living in Studio Kuchar highlights the inimitable genius of late independent film legend and SFAI faculty member George Kuchar.

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