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Graduate Lecture Series

Cornelia Butler
Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 4:30pm
Lecture Hall
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

IMPORTANT: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this Graduate Lecture has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 29 at 4:30 pm in the Lecture Hall at the 800 Chestnut Street campus. This event was originally scheduled for Friday, November 30 at 4:30 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience rescheduling this lecture may cause, and we hope that you'll still be able to join us.

About the Lecture
In Lygia Clark: From Painting to Participation, Cornelia Butler, Chief Curator of Drawings at MoMA in New York, will discuss her work on the first North American survey of Brazilian artist Lygia Clark. 

Artist Bio
Cornelia Butler has organized major international exhibitions, including On Line: Drawing through the Twentieth Century (2010); Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave (2007); and WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution (2006). She has written extensively on contemporary art, including From Feminism to Conceptualism: Lucy Lippard’s Numbers Shows (Afterall, 2012); Defining Contemporary Art (Phaidon, 2012); and Modern Women: Women Artists and The Museum of Modern Art (2010). She is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Southern California, Roski School of Art.


About the Graduate Lecture Series
SFAI's Graduate Lecture Series (GLS) allows students to engage with emerging and established artists, curators, critics, and historians working in both local and global art communities. As an investigation of the contemporary issues relevant to students’ full education and experience, GLS gives the entire graduate body a common interdisciplinary foundation. It also plays a crucial role in defining individual praxis and the meanings of “success” within the current and future landscape of contemporary art. In addition, students have the opportunity to meet with some of the guests for individual critiques, small group colloquia, and informal gatherings after the lectures.

All GLS lectures begin at 4:30 pm on Fridays in the Lecture Hall on SFAI’s 800 Chestnut Street campus. For a complete schedule of SFAI's lectures and events, please visit