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Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Details of designs by 2018 fashion graduating seniors (L to R): Olivia Tang, Kelly Lai, Miho Kobayashi, Yuki Sung, Liam Cliff

The CCA Fashion Experience 2018 will debut 11 professionally juried thesis collections from graduating students in the school’s Fashion Design program this May. The students will present their work through both fashion show and—for the first time—installations that frame their collections with artistic vignettes and speak directly to their design narratives. Utilizing street-cast models, the show will reflect the diversity of the Bay Area as well as global contributions to fashion.

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

CCA Commencement Exhibition 2017.

This May, California College of the Arts (CCA) presents its annual Commencement Exhibition—an expansive and interdisciplinary showcase of work by graduating students across all disciplines on the college’s San Francisco campus. Including works by both undergraduates and graduates, the exhibition will feature architecture, design, fine art, screenings of works by students in the college’s Film program, and a reading room where the audience can preview written works ranging from novels to poetry to comics and more.

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Glenn Adamson, honorary doctorate and 2018 CCA commencement speaker

Groundbreaking visual artist Lia Cook and curator, writer, and historian Glenn Adamson will be recognized by California College of the Arts with honorary doctorate degrees at the college’s annual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12 on the San Francisco campus. 

Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Kay Kimpton Walker

California College of the Arts is pleased to announce Kay Kimpton Walker as the 2018 honoree at its annual gala, CCA’s People Party, to raise funds for student scholarships and recognize an outstanding member of the community. Walker has served on the college’s Board of Trustees since 2006 and chaired or co-chaired seven gala fundraisers. Thanks in part to her dedicated leadership, these galas raised over $4 million for CCA scholarships—helping hundreds of students access a world-class arts education.

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Still from Love/Amor, an experimental film by CCA lecturer Shylah Hamilton on view in HOME: Making Space for Radical Love and Struggle

The Diversity Studies Program at California College of the Art presents its first-ever faculty exhibition HOME: Making Space for Radical Love and Struggle—a two week long celebration of art and resistance that highlights the program’s history at CCA and its roots in the larger struggle to establish Ethnic Studies programs across the United States in the 1960s and 70s.

Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Graphic designed by Zachary Gibson and Helen Ip.

This spring, 43 emerging artists from CCA’s Graduate Program in Fine Arts will debut their work in a two-part exhibition at Minnesota Street Project. 

Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

This year, California College of the Arts is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its seminal MBA in Design Strategy program (DMBA) with a series of lectures, panel discussions, and events. Originally launched to place creativity at the heart of business best practices, the DMBA program was the first of its kind in the United States. 

Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Colter Jacobsen. "Waterfall Mask", 2000. Courtesy of the artist.

Students in CCA's Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice are curating an exciting new exhibition opening at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art on March 15, 2018.

The show, titled Artwork for Bedrooms, draws a new narrative between artists living and working in San Francisco during the years 2000–2008: Tauba Auerbach, Sarah Cain, Ajit Chauhan, Veronica DeJesus, Colter Jacobsen, Sahar Khoury, Alicia McCarthy, and Will Rogan.

Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 by Emily Viemeister

The Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab, Featured in CCA's New Designing Material Innovation Exhibition

An outdoor exhibition featuring five original and site-specific architecture structures and pavilions opened in the sprawling Back Lot of the California College of the Arts (CCA) on September 28, 2017. Each work uses material and form in ways that have rarely been seen before, from concrete that has been transformed into thin, screen-like walls to a 2000-pound sculpture that can be moved with ease.

Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by Chris Bliss

Tahir Hemphill, Jay-Z, 2015-17

August 15, 2017, San Francisco, CA -- California College of the Arts (CCA) will present Tahir Hemphill: Mapper’s Delight September 5 through October 21, 2017 at the CCA Hubbell Street Galleries in San Francisco. This marks the first solo exhibition for the New York-based artist and author.