Public Special Events
Thursday, May 16 - Sunday, May 19, 2013
Free and Open to the Public
The Old Mint
88 5th Street
Opening reception: Friday, May 17, 7–9 pm
Exhibition hours: 11 am–6 pm daily
The San Francisco Art Institute is proud to present Currency, a showcase of provocative new work from nearly 100 emerging artists. At a time in our society when many are reflecting upon national economic conditions, this exhibition at The Old Mint offers a unique opportunity for SFAI's artists to juxtapose contemporary expression with a stunning National Historic Landmark that was central to the country's economic development.
SFAI's 2013 MFA graduates—working in painting, photography, printmaking, film, sculpture, installation, digital media, performance, and across media—will present work that embraces the Institute's signature spirit of experimentation and conceptual risk-taking. The result of an intense period of collaboration, critical engagement, and artistic development, the work reflects both current dialogues in contemporary art and strong individual points of view. In addition, many artists have created site-specific pieces that respond to the history, character, and physical spaces of The Old Mint.
SFAI has been at the vanguard of contemporary art for more than 140 years. Currency invites curators, collectors, critics, family, friends, and the general public to discover the next generation of pioneering artists from this celebrated institution.
At the opening reception, there is a suggested donation of $20 to support SFAI's educational and public programs.
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Go behind-the-scenes of Currency with KQED:
Exhibiting MFA Artists
MA Collaborative Projects
Cultures Of The Maker: San Francisco Art Institute And Creative Growth (Claire Daigle)
Everything Out There: Bay Area’s First Triennial Now (Betti-Sue Hertz)