With new student shows nearly every week (here, Y-Axis, 2008, a multimedia installation by Brandon Truscott, Andres
Garcia Franco, and John Melvin), the Diego Rivera Gallery is a valuable site for experimentation and exhibition.

Diego Rivera Gallery

Picture a Change
Sunday, June 8 - Friday, June 20, 2014
Diego Rivera Gallery
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

Started by a coalition of students from SFAI and other Bay Area colleges, the Picture a Change project introduces the art of photography and capturing viewpoints to youth living in Brazil's hillside slums, or favelas.

In Brazil, change is forcing its way through the favelas neighboring Rio de Janeiro, host of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. With aid from Team Picture a Change—which raised funds for cameras and equipment, and also brought over an established photography curriculum to teach at several NGO’s in the area—these student artists have documented a pivotal moment for the growing country and its citizens. The exhibition Picture a Change highlights the many pressures that young people face in a developing country.

Participating Artists

Adrian Burrell
Derek Holguin
Wilfredo Raguro


About the Diego Rivera Gallery Exhibitions
The Diego Rivera Gallery, home to SFAI’s historic Diego Rivera Mural, is a student-directed exhibition space for work by SFAI students. The gallery provides an opportunity for students from all academic programs to present their work or curate in a gallery setting; to use the space for large-scale installations; or to experiment with artistic concepts and concerns in a public venue.

The Gallery is open daily from 9 am–5 pm for exhibition and mural viewing on SFAI’s 800 Chestnut Street campus. Opening receptions are on Tuesdays, with an artist talk at 5:30 and a reception from 5–7 pm. For a complete schedule of SFAI's lectures and events, please visit www.sfai.edu/events