Visiting Artists + Scholars

A forum for direct engagement

The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provides a forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture.

Through lectures, screenings, and performances, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI and the public, and invites individuals to contribute to the spirit of curiosity that drives the SFAI community.

The VAS Series is free and open to the public.

VAS SOCIAL HOUR

Join the SFAI community for informal social gatherings prior to each VAS lecture.

SFAI Café | 6:00–7:00 PM

Opening Reception: Not Without My Sketches
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Arnold Dreyblatt
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017
7:00PM
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Mel Ziegler
Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017
7:00PM
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Camille Norment
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
7:00PM
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Miguel Calderón
Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
7:00PM
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Donna Haraway: Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
7:00PM
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Liz Cohen
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
7:00PM
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Past Events

Jane Livingston on Richard Diebenkorn
Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017
7:00PM
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Postcommodity
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
7:00PM
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Dara Birnbaum
Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Andrei Codrescu
Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Koki Tanaka
Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Howard Fried and Tony Labat in Conversation
Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
7:00PM - 8:00PM
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Brad Kahlhamer in conversation with Gary Garrels
Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Geoffrey Farmer
Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Thomas Hirschhorn
Friday, Sep 23, 2016
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Zoe Crosher
Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Marc-Olivier Wahler
Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016
7:00PM
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Paul Renner
Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016
7:00PM
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Park McArthur
Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016
7:00PM
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Samara Golden
Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016
7:00PM
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Firelei Báez
Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
7:00PM
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2Fik
Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016
7:00PM
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Kate Nichols
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016
7:00PM
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Patricia Goldstone
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016
7:00PM
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Leslie Shows
Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015
7:00PM
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William Cordova
Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
7:00PM
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Mariana Castillo Deball
Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
7:00PM
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Narcissister
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
7:00PM
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Philippe Rahm
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
7:00PM
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Ron Nagle
Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
7:00PM
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Peter Plagens
Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015
7:00PM
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Leigh Ledare
Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015
7:00PM
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Karen Finley
Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015
7:00PM
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Constance M. Lewallen
Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015
7:30PM
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Annie Lapin
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015
7:30PM
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Michael Jones McKean
Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015
7:30PM
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Mel Chin
Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015
7:30PM
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Jon Rubin
Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015
7:30PM
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Lewis Hyde
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
7:30PM
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Mariah Robertson
Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
7:30PM
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Eva Franch i Gilabert
Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
7:30PM
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Lucy Lippard
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014
7:00PM
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Haunted Reflections: Walter Benjamin in San Francisco
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014
12:00PM
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Ya Ta Hey! Alcatraz + Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case
Friday, Nov 7, 2014
4:00PM
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Erin Shirreff
Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014
7:30PM
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Allison Miller
Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
7:30PM
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Llyn Foulkes + Tamar Halpern
Monday, Oct 13, 2014
7:30PM
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Lisa Freiman
Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014
7:30PM
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Katrín Sigurdardóttir
Monday, Sep 29, 2014
7:30PM
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Jill Magid
Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
7:30PM
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