Main Gallery

The Main Gallery at Fort Mason is a new flagship exhibition space anchoring the new SFAI—Fort Mason Campus.

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.

The Main Gallery is a 2,052 square-foot exhibition space with 24-feet high walls which will host, along with the Gray Box Gallery and the Mural Wall, an array of site-responsive, curated and commissioned projects.

Designed by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, the new site at the prow of the city represents the largest expansion by SFAI since the opening of its landmark Paffard Keatinge-Clay addition in Russian Hill in 1969. The new campus joins the historic Chestnut Street campus to radically advance SFAI’s commitment to positioning artists at the center of public life in the Bay Area and globally.

 

Visit the Main Gallery at Fort Mason: 
SFAI—Fort Mason Campus
2 Marina Boulevard, Pier 2
San Francisco, CA 94123

GALLERY HOURS

Wednesday–Sunday 11am–7pm
Closed Monday + Tuesday


Past Events

PhotoAlliance
Friday, Mar 15, 2019
7:30PM
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Grad Open House
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019
10:00AM - 2:00PM
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Opening Reception: Postcommodity: The Point of Final Collapse
Friday, Nov 15, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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Postcommodity: The Point of Final Collapse
Friday, Nov 15, 2019 -
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November Undergraduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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November Graduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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San Francisco Graduate Portfolio Day (GNPD)
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019
12:00PM - 4:00PM
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Undergrad Open House
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019
10:00AM - 2:00PM
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October Undergraduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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October Graduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Opening Reception: Mike Henderson: Honest to Goodness
Friday, Sep 20, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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Mike Henderson: Honest to Goodness
Friday, Sep 13, 2019 - Sunday, Nov 17, 2019
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September Undergraduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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September Graduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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AXA Traveling Art Prize Exhibition
Friday, Sep 6, 2019 - Monday, Oct 7, 2019
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More Than 700 Years: A Conversation between Curator Ángel Rafael Vázquez-Concepción + SFAI Faculty Members
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
6:00PM - 7:30PM
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Closing Reception: More Than 700 Years
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
5:00PM - 9:00PM
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Closing Reception: Cuban Analogs
Friday, Aug 16, 2019
6:00PM - 8:30PM
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City Studio Summer 2019 Exhibition Celebration
Friday, Aug 9, 2019
3:30PM - 6:00PM
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The Killer Stream - Film Screening
Thursday, Aug 8, 2019
7:00PM - 8:30PM
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Opening Reception: 3rd Annual SFAI-Shanghai University Summer Art Exhibition
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
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3rd Annual SFAI-Shanghai University Summer Art Exhibition
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019 - Thursday, Aug 8, 2019
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Opening Reception: Cuban Analogs
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
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SFAI Alumni Critique Group — August 2019
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM
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August Undergraduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Cuban Analogs
Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 - Sunday, Aug 18, 2019
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August Graduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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City Studio Summer 2019 Exhibition
Monday, Aug 5, 2019 - Friday, Aug 9, 2019
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Opening Reception: Digital Aura
Friday, Jul 19, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Digital Aura
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 - Friday, Jul 26, 2019
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Opening Reception: In Plain Sight
Friday, Jul 19, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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In Plain Sight
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 - Friday, Jul 26, 2019
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Admit On The Spot Day
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019
4:00PM - 8:00PM
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July Undergraduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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July Graduate Virtual Q & A Sessions
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Sadie Barnette: From Here
Monday, Jul 15, 2019
7:00PM
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Closing Reception: Sages & Pinnacles
Friday, Jul 12, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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SFAI Alumni Critique Group — July 2019
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM
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Sages & Pinnacles
Friday, Jul 5, 2019 - Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019
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Opening Reception: In A Flash
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Joyce Burstein: The Epitaph Project: SFAI
Monday, Jul 1, 2019
7:00PM
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SFAI Alumni Exhibition: In A Flash
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 - Sunday, Jul 28, 2019
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Opening Reception: Mutually Assured
Friday, Jun 21, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Mutually Assured
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 - Monday, Jul 1, 2019
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Admit on the Spot Day
Friday, Jun 21, 2019
10:00AM - 2:00PM
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Opening Reception: More Than 701 Years
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019
12:30PM - 1:30PM
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Lordy Rodriguez: Lie Lines
Monday, Jun 17, 2019
7:00PM
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PreCollege TA + Faculty Pop-up: More Than 701 Years
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 - Monday, Jun 24, 2019
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Opening Reception: Continuing Low-Residency MFA Students
Friday, Jun 14, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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June Undergraduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Continuing Low-Residency MFA Students
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019
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June Graduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Opening Reception: Hayley Samantha Jensen: Spectral Prisms + Hot Ice
Saturday, Jun 8, 2019
11:00AM - 6:00PM
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Hayley Samantha Jensen: Spectral Prisms + Hot Ice
Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 - Sunday, Jun 16, 2019
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Opening Reception: More Than 700 Years
Friday, Jun 7, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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More Than 700 Years
Friday, Jun 7, 2019 - Sunday, Sep 1, 2019
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SFAI Alumni Critique Group — June 2019
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM
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Undergrad Virtual National Portfolio Day
Friday, May 31, 2019
3:00AM - 2:00PM
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Opening Reception: VOLATILITY
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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VOLATILITY
Sunday, May 26, 2019 - Saturday, Jun 1, 2019
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PhotoAlliance: Elaine Mayes
Friday, May 24, 2019
7:30PM - 9:30PM
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City Studio Spring 2019 Final Exhibition
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Opening Reception: BFA Exhibition
Saturday, May 18, 2019
4:00PM
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Commencement
Saturday, May 18, 2019
1:00PM
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BFA Exhibition
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Public Opening: MFA Exhibition
Friday, May 17, 2019
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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MFA Exhibition
Friday, May 17, 2019 - Monday, May 27, 2019
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Vernissage
Thursday, May 16, 2019
7:00PM - 9:30PM
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BA + MA Symposium
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
1:00PM - 6:00PM
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Academic Honors + Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 10, 2019
4:00PM - 6:00PM
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SFAI Petaluma Alumni Mixer
Sunday, May 5, 2019
2:00PM - 4:30PM
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Opening Reception: Community Noise: Multi-Channel Audio Sound Installation
Friday, May 3, 2019
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Maya Stovall: Theorem, no 1 Performance
Friday, May 3, 2019
1:00PM - 9:00PM
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Community Noise: Multi-Channel Audio Sound Installation
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - Monday, May 6, 2019
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Opening Reception: Memory Under Construction
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019
5:00PM
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Memory Under Construction
Monday, Apr 29, 2019 - Saturday, May 4, 2019
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Bradford Nordeen: Curating Dirty Looks and presenting the Queer Cinematic Avant-Garde
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019
7:00PM
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Opening Reception: In the fold
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019
7:00PM - 8:30PM
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Rashaad Newsome: Melange
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019
7:00PM
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NEW GENRES SALON
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 - Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019
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NEW GENRES SALON
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 - Friday, Apr 26, 2019
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In the fold
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 - Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019
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Spring Graduate Open Studios
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019
1:00PM - 5:00PM
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Graduate Open House + Open Studios
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019
11:00AM - 2:00PM
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PhotoAlliance: Aspen Mays and Andréanne Michon
Friday, Apr 19, 2019
7:30PM - 9:30PM
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Tony Labat: Up Close and Personal View into Performance/Video [1977–1986]
Friday, Apr 19, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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SFAI Alumni Critique Group
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019
7:30PM
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THE NATURE OF GROWTH
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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THE NATURE OF GROWTH
Monday, Apr 15, 2019 - Saturday, Apr 20, 2019
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Betti-Sue Hertz: Aesthetics and Ecological Activism in Chinese Contemporary Art
Friday, Apr 12, 2019
4:30PM
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SFAI Film x Canyon: Mike Henderson
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019
7:30PM
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Call for Alumni Artists: In a Flash
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 - Monday, May 27, 2019
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Constance Hockaday: Prepare to be Unprepared
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019
7:00PM
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Opening Reception: Leaving Marks
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Leaving Marks
Monday, Apr 8, 2019 - Saturday, Apr 13, 2019
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Spring Undergraduate Open House
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019
10:00AM - 2:00PM
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Maya Stovall: Under New Ownership (GENERAL THEORY OF HISTORICAL MATERIALIST CRITIQUE remix)
Friday, Apr 5, 2019
4:30PM
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Emory Douglas + The Poster Syndicate
Thursday, Apr 4, 2019
11:00AM - 1:00PM
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SFAI Film x Canyon: Kerry Laitala
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019
7:30PM
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Panel Discussion: Blacklist Exiles in Mexico
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019
8:30PM
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