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SFAI—Fort Mason CampusFEBRUARY 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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Bill Fontana: Landscape Sculpture with Foghorns
Feb 16–Apr 22, 2018


Fort Mason—Opening Spectacle
Nov 10 + 11, 2017


Fort Mason Campus
2017 Fall Opening