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

Public Special Events


Carlos Villa Memorial
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Lecture Hall
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

Join the San Francisco Art Institute in celebrating the life, work, and memory of renowned artist, educator, and multicultural activist Carlos Villa, who passed away on March 23, 2013, following a battle with cancer. A beloved teacher and mentor to generations of artists, Villa had been a faculty member in SFAI’s Painting department since 1969.

Details of the program will be announced in the coming weeks.

Please RSVP online if you plan to attend.

Image via San Francisco Arts Quarterly

Carlos was honored as part of SFAI's Alumni Celebration in November 2012. Watch the video tribute made for that event by Tony Labat, Faculty Director, MFA Programs, and Chris Corrente, MFA Film candidate.