The Original Disruptor

Not your typical gala! 12 bars/lounges created by alumni artists

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Gala / The Original Disruptor

SATURDAY, APR 29, 2017, 6:00PM

SFAI’s annual gala is back at its iconic Chestnut Street campus, and this year’s celebration will be an immersive, artist-driven experience with 12 art bars + lounges created by contemporary artists.

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Featured Events/Exhibitions
Donna Haraway: Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017, 7:00PM
Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street
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Special Lecture: Paffard Keatinge-Clay
Friday, Apr 28, 2017, 7:00PM
Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street
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2017 ANNUAL GALA: THE ORIGINAL DISRUPTOR
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017, 6:00PM
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
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SFAI's New Campus


Go inside the transformation of SFAI's new campus at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. Opening Fall 2017, the new facility will be a hub for graduate programs, artist studios, and public engagement.

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Degree Programs


SFAI connects students to the world of art and criticism, positioning them to become future culture-makers and thought-leaders. 

Claire Bendiner (BFA Painting, 2017)

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Exhibitions / Archive Dive


A new exhibition, Ghosts of the Tower, and a recently-awarded two-year grant—from Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS)—opens up the archive for research, conservation, and conversation.

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Why SFAI

Learn how SFAI’s interdisciplinary programs, dedicated faculty, and question-seeking ethos will transform your work.

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Art History Happens Here

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