Visitors enjoy the 2011 MFA Graduate Exhibition at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

Public Special Events


BIER SOMMER: Movie Theater and Beer Garden
Friday, July 27 - Saturday, July 28, 2012
3:00pm - 9:00pm
BIER SOMMER is sponsored by Karen and John Diefenbach.
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

Join conceptual artist Hans Winkler, Office Wiederholt, and SFAI for “BIER SOMMER: View Point Movie Theater and Beer Garden” at our historic Russian Hill campus. This two-day event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and advance registration is recommended.

BIER SOMMER explores beer gardens in the broader context of consumer and spectator culture. Discover film screenings, performances, and readings from noted local and international artists; beer coasters designed by artists, including Paul Kos, Julio Cesar Morales, and Nao Bustamante; the Beer Garden Newspaper, a tabloid-size periodical featuring texts and images about United States and German beer gardens; and beer from Hofbräuhaus Traunstein, one of the oldest breweries in Germany.

Beer and food will be available for purchase at the event. Guests must be over age 21 to drink beer at BIER SOMMER. Reserve your FREE ticket today:


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