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SFAI—Fort Mason Campus

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

DECEMBER 10, 2017
SFAI announces its 2018 lineup of exhibitions

OCTOBER 17, 2017
An inaugural party celebrating the public opening of SFAI’s new Fort Mason campus with exhibitions, open studios, a student art sale, and more.

AUGUST 17, 2017
SFAI introduces the public to its stunning second campus at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture: the 67,000 square foot renovated pier is the new home to over 160 art studios for students, faculty, and visiting artists.

APRIL 25, 2017
An exhibition by New York-based artist Katrín Sigurdardóttir (BFA 1990) and SFAI’s Harker Award Artist-in-Residence opens at the school’s Walter and McBean Galleries May 11, 2017 and is on view through the summer

APRIL 25, 2017
The second public display of SFAI’s archive of nearly 150 years of art history

FEBRUARY 1, 2017
SFAI’s annual gala celebrates generations of groundbreaking alumni artists by inviting more than twenty back to transform its iconic Chestnut Street campus into a series of stunning art bars and lounges for one night only

JANUARY 11, 2017
An exhibition and catalyst for dialogue that seeks common ground by conceptual and social interventionist artist Mel Ziegler

JANUARY 11, 2017
SFAI’s archive of nearly 150 years of art history on view and widely accessible to the public

NOVEMBER 10, 2016
Gordon Knox appointed President of San Francisco Art Institute

AUGUST 29, 2016
San Francisco Art Institute launches professional studio residency program in Dogpatch neighborhood

JUNE 6, 2016
A two-carat diamond engagement ring grown from the cremated remains of architect Luis Barragán's body brings artist Jill Magid's extended, multimedia project The Barragán Archives to a climax

MARCH 14, 2016
San Francisco Art Institute and Kadist Art Foundation inaugurate joint fellowship program with exhibition by artist-in-residence Mariana Castillo Deball

JANUARY 20, 2016
An Exhibition by SFAI Alumnus and Celebrated San Francisco Conceptual Artist David Ireland


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Andy Warhol
January 21–April 7, 2019

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Vanguard Revisited
January 21–April 7, 2019

Bill Fontana: Landscape Sculpture with Foghorns
Feb 16–Apr 22, 2018

Fort Mason Campus
2017 Fall Opening