Walter and McBean Galleries

The Walter and McBean Galleries, established in 1969, present exhibitions at the forefront of contemporary art practice.

The gallery serves as a laboratory for innovative and adventurous projects and commissions new work from emerging and established artists. 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.


GALLERY HOURS
Tuesday, 11 am–7 pm
Wednesday–Saturday, 11 am–6 pm

A Living Thing / Mel Ziegler: Flag Exchange
Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 - Saturday, Apr 1, 2017
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Ghosts of the Tower
Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 - Saturday, Apr 8, 2017
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Past Events

SFAI / Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017
1:00PM - 5:00PM
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This is how it happens
Friday, Mar 17, 2017
4:00PM - 6:00PM
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The Future Is Watching: Women’s March on DC, January 21, 2017
Friday, Mar 17, 2017
12:00PM - 1:00PM
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Fiamma Montezemolo: Adjacent Fields
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017
6:00PM - 8:00PM
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The Future Is Watching: Women’s March on DC, January 21, 2017
Friday, Mar 10, 2017
12:00PM - 1:00PM
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Inside/Out Outside/In: A Workshop on Empowerment and Bearing Witness with Lisa K. Blatt
Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017
12:00PM - 1:00PM
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Post-Tea & Heresies: Reflections on Feminism
Monday, Mar 6, 2017
12:00PM - 2:00PM
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The Future Is Watching: Women’s March on DC, January 21, 2017
Friday, Mar 3, 2017
12:00PM - 1:00PM
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Aufenthaltsgestattung
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
12:00PM - 1:00PM
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Aufenthaltsgestattung
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
12:00PM - 1:00PM
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Aufenthaltsgestattung
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
12:00PM - 1:00PM
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2nd Independence - Part 1
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
6:00PM - 7:00PM
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So Touchy - Dissolve Issue 3 Launch
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017
2:00PM - 4:00PM
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Does Size Matter?
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017
12:00PM - 1:00PM
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Noontime Talks: Jeff Gunderson
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
12:00PM - 1:00PM
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Noontime Talks: Jeff Gunderson
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
12:00PM - 1:00PM
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Noontime Talks: Dewey Crumpler
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
12:00PM - 1:00PM
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Noontime Talks: Dewey Crumpler
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
12:00PM - 1:00PM
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Opening Reception: Ghosts of the Tower
Friday, Jan 27, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Opening Reception: A Living Thing / Mel Ziegler: Flag Exchange
Friday, Jan 27, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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New Genres: Post-studio Performances
Friday, Jan 27, 2017
1:00PM - 4:00PM
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Opening Reception: The Proposal
Friday, Sep 9, 2016
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Jill Magid: The Proposal
Friday, Sep 9, 2016 - Saturday, Dec 10, 2016
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David Ireland Catalogue Release Party
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016
6:00PM - 8:00PM
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Opening Reception: Feathered Changes, Serpent Disappearances
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Mariana Castillo Deball: Feathered Changes, Serpent Disappearances
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 - Saturday, Jul 30, 2016
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David Ireland Opening Reception
Friday, Jan 22, 2016
6:00PM - 8:00PM
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David Ireland
Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 - Saturday, Mar 26, 2016
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G.H. Rothe: Seven Paintings Reception
Saturday, Nov 7, 2015
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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G.H. Rothe: Seven Paintings
Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 - Saturday, Dec 12, 2015
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Leslie Shows Reception
Saturday, Nov 7, 2015
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Leslie Shows
Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 - Saturday, Dec 12, 2015
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Reception: Alejandro Almanza Pereda: Everything but the kitchen sank
Friday, Sep 11, 2015
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Opening: Exhibition-in-Production: Alejandro Almanza Pereda: Everything but the kitchen sank
Thursday, Jul 30, 2015
6:30PM - 9:00PM
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Alejandro Almanza Pereda: Everything but the kitchen sank
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 - Saturday, Dec 12, 2015
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Doug Hall: The Terrible Uncertainty of the Thing Described Opening Reception
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015
6:00PM - 8:00PM
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Doug Hall: The Terrible Uncertainty of the Thing Described
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 - Sunday, Jun 7, 2015
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Surveillance Punishment and the Black Psyche
Friday, Feb 13, 2015
8:00PM
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M. Lamar: NEGROGOTHIC Opening Reception
Friday, Jan 30, 2015
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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M. Lamar: NEGROGOTHIC
Friday, Jan 30, 2015 - Saturday, Feb 28, 2015
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Opening Reception: Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth
Thursday, Sep 11, 2014
7:00PM
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Artist Talk: Javier Téllez
Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014
7:30PM
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Javier Téllez: Games Are Forbidden in the Labyrinth
Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 - Saturday, Dec 13, 2014
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