Events & Exhibitions

CCA’s dynamic public programming brings art, architecture, design, writing, and the world of ideas to life through events, lectures, exhibitions, and more.

Join us

All of CCA’s lectures, symposiums, and workshops are free, offering opportunities for students and the public to engage with cultural topics and creative practices through the work and ideas of award-winning artists, designers, authors, scholars, and alumni.

Art in action

Explore how democracy, creative activism, and voter advocacy intersect through Creative Citizens in Action’s (CCA@CCA) annual series of public programs, which span the disciplines of art, design, architecture, and writing.

Enjoy curated new work by our community of students, faculty, staff, and visiting artists in our contemporary galleries. Exhibitions are open to all and always free.


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Recognitions / 认 • 知, a solo exhibition by Christine Wong Yap, at the new CCA Campus Gallery in Blattner Hall.

Discover on-campus experiences

Enjoy the future of art and design all year-long in CCA’s mix of campus galleries and presentation spaces. Visitors will find new work by students, faculty, staff, and visiting artists in curated venues that embrace diverse perspectives and a range of contemporary approaches. Offering our students the unique opportunity to present their work and expand their practice in a professional setting, the campus galleries are also a place for our community of makers and the public to connect across contemporary art and design. Plan a visit, today.

Meet the voices of tomorrow

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

Celebrating the makers of 2023

Featuring work by graduating students, the 2023 Showcase represents the diversity of practice across CCA’s Architecture, Design, Fine Arts, and Humanities & Sciences divisions.

The deans of CCA’s four academic divisions selected students whose submissions to the 2023 Showcase deserve special recognition. Every student work chosen for a Deans’ Spotlight (displayed below) demonstrates excellence in theory and practice.

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Creative Citizens in Action

The Creative Citizens in Action (CCA@CCA) initiative provides important resources to the CCA community to power dialogue and making related to creative activism. The connected programming explores art, democratic engagement, and current affairs through public events, exhibitions, grant opportunities, voting resources, and connections to the classroom.

CCA@CCA is overseen by the Exhibitions and Public Programming department in partnership with Student Affairs, as well as libraries, academic divisions, communications, and faculty.



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Rewind Review Respond

Rewind Review Respond (RRR) is an online forum where CCA students write about recent events and the ideas that affect their practice, communities, and fields of study. Through writing, videos, and interviews, RRR is an opportunity to debrief on a lecture, panel, screening, or roundtable and to dive deeper into ideas discussed.

RRR is organized by the Exhibitions and Public Programming department and led by a team of student editors, writers, and designers.


Exhibitions at CCA

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April 22, 2024

Hiraeth, by Joy Kong (Kyung Mee Kong), opens this Wednesday, April 24, at the CCA Campus Gallery. Hiraeth is part of the last week of The Spring 2024 Fine Arts Senior Exhibition, featuring work by Cam Barnes, Ajaya (Maggie) Bhatnagar, Joy Kong (Kyung Mee Kong), Myrranda Mora, 혜빈 'Kelsey' Seo, Tamara Jazmín Sobek, and Finn Weldon.

Reception: Wednesday, April 24, 5–7pm
Gallery hours: Wednesday 11am–7pm, Thursday and
Friday 11am–4pm
CCA Campus Gallery: 1480 17th Street, San Francisco

Image courtesy of Joy Kong (@_ofjoy)

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April 21, 2024

Opening on Wednesday, April 26: the LAST week of The Spring 2024 Fine Arts Exhibition, featuring work by Cam Barnes, Ajaya (Maggie) Bhatnagar, Joy Kong (Kyung Mee Kong), Myrranda Mora, 혜빈 'Kelsey' Seo, Tamara Jazmín Sobek, and Finn Weldon.

Reception: Wednesday, April 24, 5–7pm
Gallery hours: Wednesday 11am–7pm, Thursday and
Friday 11am–4pm
CCA Campus Gallery: 1480 17th Street, San Francisco

Image courtesy of Finn Weldon

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April 20, 2024

Tamara Jazmín Sobek's artwork is on view in the CCA Campus Gallery this Wednesday through Friday as part of The Spring 2024 Fine Arts Senior Exhibition.

Week 5 of the exhibition is the last week to see work by fine arts spring graduates. Also on view is work by Cam Barnes, Ajaya (Maggie) Bhatnagar, Joy Kong (Kyung Mee Kong), Myrranda Mora, 혜빈 'Kelsey' Seo, and Finn Weldon.

Image: artwork by Tamara Jazmín Sobek (@tamarasobek)

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April 19, 2024

Join us at the CCA Campus Gallery next week for the last week of the Spring 2024 Fine Arts Senior Exhibition. Seven graduating students will exhibit next week, including Cam Barnes, Ajaya (Maggie) Bhatnagar, Joy Kong (Kyung Mee Kong), Myrranda Mora, 혜빈 'Kelsey' Seo, Tamara Jazmín Sobek, and Finn Weldon.

Celebratory Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 24, 5–7pm

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday, April 24, 11am–7pm
Thursday, April 25, 11am–4pm
Friday, April 26, 11am–4pm

Images: artwork by Cam Barnes

Find what’s next in our calendar of exhibitions and events

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