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

Graduate Lecture Series

Marjorie Vecchio
Friday, June 21, 2013 - 6:30pm
Lecture Hall
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

Lecture: The Films of Claire Denis: Intimacy on the Border

Marjorie Vecchio, PhD, is an independent curator. From 2006–2012, she was Director of Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno. Since 1999, she has curated over 40 exhibitions; worked with more than 250 artists; published dozens of scholars, philosophers, writers, and poets in 25 catalogues; and written numerous catalogue essays. In 2009, she was awarded the inaugural Scholar-in-Residency at Columbus State University, Georgia, to work on her forthcoming book, The Films of Claire Denis: Intimacy on the Border, which includes an introduction by Wim Wenders (2013, IB Tauris: London).  

Image: Film still from Claire Denis's Beau Travail
Credit: New Yorker Films/Photofest © New Yorker Films

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 Summer GLS lectures begin at 6:30 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