Main Gallery

The Main Gallery is a new flagship exhibition space anchoring the new SFAI—Fort Mason Campus.

SFAI’s Public Programs develop meaningful interactions between artists, students, and audiences through lectures, education opportunities, and artist-driven experiences.

Together, the exhibitions and public programs of the San Francisco Art Institute promote an environment that catalyzes the creative processes of its student artists and thinkers, and creates intimate connections between the SFAI community and the public.

The Main Gallery is a 2,052 square-foot exhibition space with 24-feet high walls which will host, along with the Gray Box Gallery and the Mural Wall, an array of site-responsive, curated and commissioned projects.

Designed by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, the new site at the prow of the city represents the largest expansion by SFAI since the opening of its landmark Paffard Keatinge-Clay addition in Russian Hill in 1969. The new campus joins the historic Chestnut Street campus to radically advance SFAI’s commitment to positioning artists at the center of public life in the Bay Area and globally.

 

Visit the Main Gallery: 
SFAI—Fort Mason Campus
2 Marina Boulevard, Pier 2
San Francisco, CA 94123

GALLERY HOURS

Wednesday–Sunday 11am–7pm
Closed Monday + Tuesday


Past Events

PhotoAlliance
Friday, Mar 15, 2019
7:30PM
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Postcommodity: The Point of Final Collapse
Friday, Nov 15, 2019 -
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November Graduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Opening Reception: Another (Swell) Show
Thursday, Nov 7, 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM
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ANTITHETICAL
Monday, Nov 4, 2019 - Monday, Nov 11, 2019
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Reception: From the Tower: Collecting Queer Histories
Friday, Nov 1, 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
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Artistic, Colorful and Unconventional: A Visual Tour of SFAI’s Queer History
Friday, Nov 1, 2019
6:00PM - 7:00PM
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Opening Reception: residue / cocoon
Friday, Nov 1, 2019
4:30PM
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Opening Reception: Vitality and Vivacity
Friday, Nov 1, 2019
4:30PM
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residue / cocoon
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 - Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019
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Vitality and Vivacity
Friday, Nov 1, 2019 - Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019
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Opening Reception: We Are Closing! Everything Must Go
Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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We Are Closing! Everything Must Go
Monday, Oct 28, 2019 - Friday, Nov 1, 2019
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Undergrad Open House
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019
10:00AM - 2:00PM
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Sebastian Alvarez: On Holes and Heaps
Friday, Oct 25, 2019
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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It Is Our Privilege
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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Whose Public Art? Contested Histories, Practices, and Representations in the 21st Century Public Sphere
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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It Is Our Privilege
Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 - Saturday, Oct 26, 2019
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San Francisco Graduate Portfolio Day (GNPD)
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019
12:00PM - 4:00PM
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Opening Reception: Lived Landscape
Friday, Oct 18, 2019
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Opening Reception: Regrettable, foreseeable, Preventable
Friday, Oct 18, 2019
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Regrettable, foreseeable, Preventable
Friday, Oct 18, 2019 - Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019
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Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow: Delia Brown
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019
7:00PM
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Lived Landscape
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 - Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019
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From the Tower: Collecting Queer Histories
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 - Sunday, Nov 3, 2019
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October Undergraduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019
8:00AM - 3:00PM
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Opening Reception: Mis-Translation
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Mis-Translation
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 - Sunday, Oct 13, 2019
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October Graduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Lisa E. Bloom: Polar Aesthetics:  Feminism, Art and the Climate Crisis in the Arctic and Antarctic
Friday, Oct 4, 2019
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Dream Variations part 2
Friday, Oct 4, 2019 - Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019
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Opening Reception: Corporeal Prison
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Corporeal Prison
Monday, Sep 30, 2019 - Sunday, Oct 6, 2019
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An Evening with Collector Paul Sack
Friday, Sep 27, 2019
7:30PM - 9:00PM
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Orit Ben Shitrit: National Detritus
Friday, Sep 27, 2019
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Opening Reception: Mike Henderson: Honest to Goodness
Friday, Sep 20, 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
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A Lucid Labyrinthine
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 - Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019
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National Portfolio Day - Graduate Admissions Virtual Fair
Friday, Sep 20, 2019
3:00AM - 2:00PM
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assume vivid astro focus: actions vent ascending frequencies
Friday, Sep 13, 2019
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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September Undergraduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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September Graduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Tiny Purse Girl
Friday, Sep 6, 2019 - Thursday, Sep 19, 2019
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Longing For Anything
Friday, Sep 6, 2019 - Thursday, Sep 19, 2019
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AXA Traveling Art Prize Exhibition
Friday, Sep 6, 2019 - Sunday, Oct 6, 2019
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More Than 700 Years: A Conversation between Curator Ángel Rafael Vázquez-Concepción + SFAI Faculty Members
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
6:00PM - 7:30PM
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Closing Reception: More Than 700 Years
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
5:00PM - 9:00PM
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Opening Reception: SEEN/UNSEEN
Thursday, Aug 22, 2019
4:00PM - 6:00PM
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SEEN/UNSEEN
Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 - Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019
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INDIVIDUAL
Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 - Sunday, Aug 25, 2019
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Closing Reception: Cuban Analogs
Friday, Aug 16, 2019
6:00PM - 8:30PM
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City Studio Summer 2019 Exhibition Celebration
Friday, Aug 9, 2019
3:30PM - 6:00PM
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The Killer Stream - Film Screening
Thursday, Aug 8, 2019
7:00PM - 8:30PM
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Opening Reception: 3rd Annual SFAI-Shanghai University Summer Art Exhibition
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
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3rd Annual SFAI-Shanghai University Summer Art Exhibition
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019 - Thursday, Aug 8, 2019
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Opening Reception: Cuban Analogs
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
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SFAI Alumni Critique Group — August 2019
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM
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August Undergraduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Cuban Analogs
Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 - Sunday, Aug 18, 2019
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August Graduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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City Studio Summer 2019 Exhibition
Monday, Aug 5, 2019 - Friday, Aug 9, 2019
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Opening Reception: Digital Aura
Friday, Jul 19, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Digital Aura
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 - Friday, Jul 26, 2019
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Opening Reception: In Plain Sight
Friday, Jul 19, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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In Plain Sight
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 - Friday, Jul 26, 2019
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Admit On The Spot Day
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019
4:00PM - 8:00PM
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July Undergraduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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July Graduate Virtual Q & A Sessions
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Sadie Barnette: From Here
Monday, Jul 15, 2019
7:00PM
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Closing Reception: Sages & Pinnacles
Friday, Jul 12, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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SFAI Alumni Critique Group — July 2019
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM
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Sages & Pinnacles
Friday, Jul 5, 2019 - Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019
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Opening Reception: In A Flash
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Joyce Burstein: The Epitaph Project: SFAI
Monday, Jul 1, 2019
7:00PM
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SFAI Alumni Exhibition: In A Flash
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 - Sunday, Jul 28, 2019
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Opening Reception: Mutually Assured
Friday, Jun 21, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Mutually Assured
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 - Monday, Jul 1, 2019
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Admit on the Spot Day
Friday, Jun 21, 2019
10:00AM - 2:00PM
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Opening Reception: More Than 701 Years
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019
12:30PM - 1:30PM
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Lordy Rodriguez: Lie Lines
Monday, Jun 17, 2019
7:00PM
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PreCollege TA + Faculty Pop-up: More Than 701 Years
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 - Monday, Jun 24, 2019
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Opening Reception: Continuing Low-Residency MFA Students
Friday, Jun 14, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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June Undergraduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Continuing Low-Residency MFA Students
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019
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June Graduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Opening Reception: Hayley Samantha Jensen: Spectral Prisms + Hot Ice
Saturday, Jun 8, 2019
11:00AM - 6:00PM
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Hayley Samantha Jensen: Spectral Prisms + Hot Ice
Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 - Sunday, Jun 16, 2019
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Opening Reception: More Than 700 Years
Friday, Jun 7, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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More Than 700 Years
Friday, Jun 7, 2019 - Sunday, Sep 1, 2019
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SFAI Alumni Critique Group — June 2019
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM
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Undergrad Virtual National Portfolio Day
Friday, May 31, 2019
3:00AM - 2:00PM
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Opening Reception: VOLATILITY
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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VOLATILITY
Sunday, May 26, 2019 - Saturday, Jun 1, 2019
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PhotoAlliance: Elaine Mayes
Friday, May 24, 2019
7:30PM - 9:30PM
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City Studio Spring 2019 Final Exhibition
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Opening Reception: BFA Exhibition
Saturday, May 18, 2019
4:00PM
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