Events & Exhibitions

CCA’s interdisciplinary programming offers more than 150 events and exhibitions each year to foster meaningful dialogue among artists and the wider community.

Adam Linder, Full Service, 2018, at Wattis Institute. Choreographic Service No. 2: Some Proximity, 2014, duration variable. Two dancers and one writer: Justin Kennedy, Josh Johnson, and Jonathan P. Watts/ Michele Carlson. Photo by Allie Fora.

Adam Linder, Full Service, 2018, at Wattis Institute. Choreographic Service No. 2: Some Proximity, 2014, duration variable. Two dancers and one writer: Justin Kennedy, Josh Johnson, and Jonathan P. Watts/ Michele Carlson. Photo by Allie Fora.

We present our work and investigations through virtual and public programs, in-person and online exhibitions, satellite websites, and more. These experiences from across our academic divisions and galleries, including the acclaimed CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, echo the creative and intellectual curiosity that drive the CCA community.

And you’re invited. From wherever you are, explore online exhibitions by our graduating students, watch CCA events and lectures, attend live virtual presentations, and take part in efforts of resiliency and change as a creative activist. This is your chance to learn and make personal connections with art, architecture, design, and writing in a hybrid, inclusive way.

Our galleries are currently open to the public with proof of vaccination. Face masks are required at all times. View each gallery’s hours and admission details.

Installation view of What We Offer Is Free, an exhibition honoring Ted Purves at the CCA Hubbell Street Galleries.

Installation view of What We Offer Is Free, an exhibition honoring Ted Purves at the CCA Hubbell Street Galleries.

Watch the future of art and design unfold

Campus galleries are an integral part of the CCA curriculum. Students gain professional skills by mounting exhibitions in these galleries, and Bay Area visitors get to enjoy new work by students, faculty, staff, and visiting artists in curated spaces that embrace diverse perspectives and a range of contemporary approaches.

All of CCA’s online programming is free, offering opportunities to engage with cultural topics through the work and ideas of award-winning artists, designers, authors, scholars, and alumni.

See the latest work from our creative community

Our in-person and virtual exhibitions connect the curious to the work of our students, teachers, and guest artists. In galleries in and around CCA and in curated online spaces, we bridge theory and practice by presenting the dynamic work of students who are taking risks and asking provocative questions. Visiting artists further enliven our gallery spaces in timely installations of their latest work.

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Meet the voices of tomorrow

CCA’s graduating student showcases, presented by class year, are digital time capsules of capstone projects and culminating work.

Class of 2021 Showcase

Featuring work by graduating students, the showcase represents the diversity of practice across CCA’s Architecture, Design, Fine Arts, and Humanities & Sciences divisions. Navigate the full showcase experience on Portal, and check out the Deans’ Spotlight collection of outstanding projects from each academic division.



Exhibitions at CCA

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Dec. 6, 2021

Stop by the Oliver Art Center this week to see work by graduating students Chinasa Porter (Individualized Studies), Anna Hatzopoulos (Individualized Studies), Megan SooHoo (Sculpture and Photography), and Dassie Jin (Jewelry and Metal Arts).⁠

Visitor information @ our link in bio.⁠

Image: Megan SooHoo, "dim adolescence," 2020–2021.⁠

[ID: A childhood photo of the artist is stretched on a square metal frame using metallic thread.]⁠

@mvsoohoo @ccafinearts

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Dec. 2, 2021

The work in "Future of ___________ Belonging" represents the research, experiments and projects that came out of one semester’s investigation in Cristina Gaitán and Juan Carlos Rodríguez Rivera's Studio Forward class. Studio Forward is a topical, year-long sponsored studio course that brings together graduate and advanced undergraduate students from different disciplines at CCA. ⁠

Students leveraged their diverse backgrounds, perspectives and practices to collectively investigate The Future of Belonging while developing collaborative ways of working in multidisciplinary teams. The way each collective uniquely approached the idea of belonging spanned scales, relationships, and time leading to themes and outputs/mediums that are as diverse as the student body - from posters, to websites, from speculative artifacts to future machines. Ultimately, together, the Studio created a vibrant and speculative view of what it means to belong with oneself, with each other, and with our earth.⁠

"Future of ___________ Belonging" is on view at the CCA Hubbell Street Galleries through December 10. More info @ our link in bio.⁠

[ID: A gallery staff person's hand holds a small black booklet open. On the left are the words "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" in lowercase white font. The facing page shows the words "what do you see in your own eyes?"]⁠

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Dec. 1, 2021

Isabelle Percy West Gallery's current exhibition, "A Garden Campus," features three prints designed by Bob Aufuldish (Graphic Design)—1920s, Curtis Arima (Jewelry Metal Arts)—1930s, and @wertzateria (Illustration)—1940s, that honor the historic Oakland campus as CCA moves toward unification in San Francisco.⁠

More info @ our link in bio.⁠

[ID: Slide 1: Michael Wertz, wearing a bright orange coat, poses alongside his print within Isabelle Percy West Gallery. Black vinyl wall text next to him reads "A Garden Campus / Legacy Print Project."⁠

Slide 2: A close-up of Michael Wertz's print. A figure in an orange coat cultivates a garden in front of Macky Hall. Amongst the vegetables and flowers growing in the garden are plant-sized people sculpting, painting, acting, reading, and lounging. At the bottom of the print are the words "1940s California College of Arts and Crafts."]⁠

@cca.oakland.legacy⁠

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Nov. 30, 2021

Shimon "Attie’s works are often characterized by frozen gazes from the cast, which poses a question of 'Who is watching whom?' The general public often puts victims under the spotlight, where mass media amplifies all the trauma that they are suffering as if freezing them into an incurable wound."⁠

"On Recuperating Traumatized Communities: A Conversation on Shimon Attie's Curative Installations" by @gordon.d.fung is now up on Rewind Review Respond (link in bio)! Edited by Liz Godbey with editorial design by @_sora_won_⁠

[ID: An image of Shimon Attie's work, "Night Watch (Norris with Liberty)" displayed on a 20' screen on a tugboat in the Hudson River, overlaid with a transparent blue film and the words "New Review" in capitalized sans serif font.]⁠

#RewindReviewRespond⁠

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