Press Releases

SFAI—Fort Mason Campus JUNE 9, 2020

San Francisco Art Institute marks 150th anniversary with video art projection in Times Square.

MAY 11, 2020

San Francisco Art Institute plans multi-faceted, online commencement ceremony and year-end MFA/BFA exhibitions

APRIL 27, 2020
SFAI Board Votes to Keep School Open with Limited Academic, Exhibition Offerings—Targets Major Partnership, Philanthropic Outreach to Ensure School’s Future

MARCH 6, 2020
This summer, San Francisco Art Institute presents the first survey of legendary musician Jerry Garcia’s lifelong visual art practice.

FEBRUARY 20, 2020
San Francisco Art Institute Receives Prestigious Grant to Digitize Recordings Featuring Some of the Most Prominent Names in 20th Century Art History

FEBRUARY 4, 2020
Creativity Explored and San Francisco Art Institute present Of Here From There | De Aquí Desde Allá, an immersive installation by Ana Teresa Fernández that brings the unique mark-making processes of Creativity Explored artists to life

DECEMBER 12, 2019
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture and San Francisco Art Institute present West Coast debut of Rashaad Newsome’s To Be Real

NOVEMBER 4, 2019
Flash Point: Artist Jefferson Pinder debuts new video works in response to the 100th anniversary of the Red Summer in a new exhibition presented by San Francisco Art Institute and Aggregate Space Gallery

OCTOBER 1, 2019
Art collective Postcommodity focuses its indigenous lens on San Francisco’s sinking Millennium Tower in new sound installation at SFAI

SEPTEMBER 23, 2019
SFAI Receives $94,000 Save America’s Treasures Grant to Restore Recently Discovered New Deal-Era Frescoes

AUGUST 14, 2019
SFAI announces its fall 2019 exhibition and program schedule

MARCH 15, 2019
Former Dean of Academic Affairs at SFAI Okwui Enwezor dead at 55—SFAI remembers his legacy

MARCH 13, 2019
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC) and SFAI jointly present Maya Stovall: Under New Ownership, opening March 29

FEBRUARY 12, 2019
From the Tower: Andy Warhol

JANUARY 9, 2019
Vanguard Revisited: Poetic Politics & Black Futures

DECEMBER 10, 2018
Patti Smith: Wing An exhibition of photographs by Patti Smith on view for one week only at San Francisco Art Institute

DECEMBER 5, 2018
San Francisco Art Institute freezes tuition for 2019-2020 year in response to national crisis in rising college costs

OCTOBER 23, 2018
2018 Carnegie International Fine Prize awarded to indigenous art collective Postcommodity, including San Francisco Art Institute Art + Technology Chair Cristóbal Martínez

SEPTEMBER 19, 2018
Pam Rorke Levy to serve as Chair of the Board of Trustees of San Francisco Art Institute

AUGUST 20, 2018
Local arts collective invests entire exhibition budget into digital cryptocurrency in a creative action to support art education and the public is invited to monitor its value in a new exhibition at SFAI

AUGUST 7, 2018
Prestigious student art exhibition begins its national tour at SFAI and features the work of two of its students

MAY 30, 2018
Martin Machado’s exhibition at SFAI—Fort Mason offers a window into the often-overlooked system of global commerce

MARCH 21, 2018
Kehinde Wiley to deliver keynote address at SFAI Commencement and receive honorary degree

MARCH 6, 2018
A newly commissioned exhibition by award-winning Swiss architect Philippe Rahm

FEBRUARY 2, 2018
An exhibition by Bay Area sound artist Bill Fontana


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