Vernissage: SFAI MFA Graduate Exhibition 2009

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Vernissage: SFAI MFA Graduate Exhibition 2009

Marina Blvd at Buchanan Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
May 16th, 2009 - May 23rd, 2009
Opening: May 16th, 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

(415) 345-7500
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
MFA, graduate, student, mixed-media, photography, digital, installation, video-art, graffiti/street-art, performance, conceptual, pop, landscape, surrealism, figurative, modern, traditional, sculpture


The largest show of its kind at a single venue in the Bay Area, the 2009 MFA Graduate Exhibition will feature work by nearly 100 artists. The result of an intense period of collaboration, investigation, and artistic development, the work on display will represent a range of interests, media, and approaches—providing patrons with an overview of some of the most challenging and exciting directions and strategies in contemporary art today. The 2009 MFA Graduate Exhibition is an opportunity for students to present their work to the larger world. This valuable experience of participating in a large, public exhibition is the culmination of a challenging program of study and creation. In addition, the 2009 MFA Graduate Exhibition introduces to the wider Bay Area community some of its most provocative and thought-provoking new talent.

A full-color catalogue of the 2009 MFA Graduate Exhibition will be available for purchase at the reception on 15 May 2009 and thereafter in the Walter and McBean Galleries on the 800 Chestnut Street campus. General: $20. SFAI students: $10.

Reception for the 2009 MFA Graduate Exhibition
Friday, 15 May 2009 from 7:00 to 9:00pm
Herbst Pavilion in Fort Mason Center

Exhibition on view:
Saturday, 16 May to Saturday, 23 May 2009
Daily from 12:00 to 6:00pm
Free and open to the public

Vernissage Preview Party
Friday, 15 May from 5:00 to 7:00pm
Herbst Pavilion in Fort Mason Center
Ticketed event
Ticket information:
Phone: 415 749 4512


About San Francisco Art Institute
Founded in 1871, the San Francisco Art Institute is one of the U.S.’s oldest and most prestigious schools of higher education in contemporary art. It boasts an illustrious list of alumni in all of its areas of focus. But most important, it has consistently held fast to its core philosophy of creating programs where creativity and critical thinking are fostered in one of the most open, innovative, and interdisciplinary environments in higher education. At SFAI we focus on educating artists who will become the creative leaders of their generation.