Events + Exhibitions

On View

Explore the world through art and ideas. 

We invite you to meet an artist, tour an exhibition, converse with leading scholars, sip wine before an artist’s talk, experience the view, join an artist-driven adventure, or take a new look at Rivera’s monumental fresco.

By providing direct access to artists and ideas that advance our culture, SFAI inspires individuals of all backgrounds to engage critically and passionately with contemporary art.

SFAI’s programming is always expanding. Join the mailing list to receive once-monthly updates about lectures, special events, and exhibitions:

SFAI’s Exhibitions and Public Programs are made possible by the generosity of donors and sponsors. Major support is provided by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

Program support is provided by the Harker Fund of The San Francisco Foundation, Mental Insight Foundation, Walter and Elise Haas Fund, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Kadist Art Foundation, West Coast Vending and Food Service, Inc., Fort Point Beer Company, Gregory Goode Photography, The Lucas Family Foundation, and Thomas J. Fogarty, MD. Ongoing support is provided by the McBean Distinguished Lecture and Residency Fund, The Buck Fund, and the Visiting Artists Fund of the SFAI Endowment.

Open and Upcoming Exhibitions

Postcommodity: The Point of Final Collapse
Friday, Nov 15, 2019 -
The Tower See More »
Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision
Friday, Jun 17, 2022 - Saturday, Oct 29, 2022
Walter and McBean Galleries See More »