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Media coverage / Nov. 23, 2022

Queer Pasts and Futures: Experimental Films with Việt Lê and TT Takemoto

Asian Art Museum’s virtual ‘Queer Pasts and Futures’ showcases History of Art and Visual Culture Associate Professor Việt Lê's and Humanities and Sciences Dean TT Takemoto’s LGBTQ-centering experimental films.

Photo still from On the Line (2018).

Media coverage / Nov. 23, 2022

History of Art and Visual Culture Associate Professor Việt Lê's releases new book

Associate Professor Việt Lê' released Return Engagements: Contemporary Art's Traumas of Modernity and History in Sài Gòn and Phnom Penh through Duke Press.

Book cover of Return Engagements: Contemporary Art's Traumas of Modernity and History in Sài Gòn and Phnom Penh

Press release / Nov. 15, 2022

CCA launches public phase of $123 million Maker/Meets/Future Campaign

CCA today announced that it has secured more than $118 million and is publicly launching its Maker/Meets/Future Campaign, a $123 million fundraising effort.

Double Ground, shown here from above, is a fluid space designed to unite CCA’s diverse disciplines.


CCA Ceramics puts a new spin on tradition

Students, faculty, alums, and staff got a feel for the new Ceramics studio at the 32nd annual Blind Throwing Contest.

A person sits at a ceramics wheel, molding clay while blindfolded.


A new student club fosters connection among first-gen college students

In CCA’s second year celebrating the national First-Generation College Celebration, a new student organization reminds students they are one among many.

A photo of a sign which reads “First Gen CCA 1” surrounded by confetti and teal balloons.


CCA course sponsored by Google focuses on the future

Discover how students from across CCA’s Design programs speculated on the future in the industry-sponsored course Studio Forward.

A photo of a group of students forming a semi-circle with two students holding onto each other with one hand.


CCA alumni captivate a local city with new public art and a bold message

Alumni Joey Rose and Alexandra Underwood bring the international Sea Walls mural festival to Emeryville, promoting environmental conservation through art.

Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya’s mural adorns a wall on Emery High School.


Student Spotlight: How Ingrid Henderson’s thesis project stole the show

Graduate student Ingrid Henderson talks about how her thesis project went viral on TikTok, reached performer Billie Eilish, and how it all happened.

A portrait of the graduate student artist Ingrid Henderson smiling in the MFA Graduate Studios.

Press release / Oct. 18, 2022

CCA Announces $4.7 Million in Gifts to Support Diversity, Equity and Innovation in Arts & Design Field

A $1 million gift from the Gensler family and a $1 million gift from Gensler, the award-winning global architecture, design and planning firm, to establish the M. Arthur Gensler Jr. Center for Design Excellence.

CCA official logo.

Media coverage / Oct. 1, 2022

San Francisco Chronicle: The architect of S.F.’s twisty white Mira tower has a follow-up act: An arts college near Mission Bay

In conversation with architect Jeanne Gang, Urban Design critic John King explores the history and potential of CCA’s campus expansion as construction begins on its centerpiece, Gang’s innovative “Double Ground” campus.

Architect Jeanne Gang stands with her back to the camera as she visits the construction site of the new “Double Ground” expansion project for California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She looks toward the current building across a flat, dirt lot where the new campus will be built.


Back-to-school spirit on a unified campus

CCA students returning to campus for the fall 2022 semester were met with a dynamic mix of welcome-back events, programs, and get-togethers.

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Media coverage / Sept. 7, 2022

The Wall Street Journal profiles CCA alum Hank Willis Thomas's commitment to "loving action"

With a major new exhibition, artist-activist Thomas continues to confront today's most divisive issues—violence, racism, polarization—in hopes of inspiring mutual understanding and positive solutions.

Artist Hank Willis Thomas at his Brooklyn studio.


Three reasons why San Francisco is the best city for art students

Why go to art school in San Francisco? Location matters. In San Francisco, art and industry are everywhere, and opportunities abound.

View of downtown San Francisco from Delores Park.


The European dispatch: Summer Study Abroad offers students a taste of European design and art

In four exciting Summer Study Abroad courses, CCA students explored cities across Europe to gain a deep sense of history and connect with a global community of artists and designers.

The well-preserved Roman aqueduct in Segovia was built in the first century AD to transport water from 11 miles outside the city.


Graduate students in Interaction Design apply a systems lens to approach complex problems

In the Social Lab course, MDes Interaction Design students work with community partners and bring systems thinking to complex problems to create real change.

Black-and-white photo with overlaid graphics that say “Institute for the Future” as well as close-up shots of a human eye.

Media coverage / Sept. 1, 2022

Dean TT Takemoto screened Looking for Jiro at doumenta fifteen

TT Takemoto, Dean of Humanities and Sciences division, screened their film Looking for Jiro at documenta fifteen for a two-day gathering on Asian Diaspora/American through the lens of gender, humor, and solidarity.

Film still from TT Takemoto's Looking for Jiro.


CCA’s Visionary Practice Scholarship provides full tuition support for students to realize their creative potential

The scholarship empowers students who bring diverse life experiences and bold ideas with a financial means to realize their creative ambitions by sharing their authentic selves

Three students work with art materials around a workbench.

Media coverage / Sept. 1, 2022

Artforum: David Huffman, Terra Incognita at MoAD

“Terra Incognita” is the first museum show to focus on painter [and CCA Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing] David Huffman’s deeply engaging “Traumanaut” works ... that he began in the early 1990s.

A mostly gray landscape painting on a tri-fold screen. Red buildings and a dead tree appear in the painting.

Media coverage / Aug. 28, 2022

California College of the Arts named one of the nation's best colleges for student voting by Washington Monthly

With an ongoing commitment to democratic engagement and creative activism, CCA made the 2022 honor roll among universities "doing the most to turn students into citizens."

Students organize get out the vote campaigns through signs, stickers, and text messaging their friends during the U.S. Election Day..


Oakland campus legacy events celebrate CCA history

With official instruction at CCA’s Oakland campus ending in the spring of 2022, we honored the campus with events, exhibitions, and celebration.

A photo of a hand-drawn sign on a red carton that says, “Draw something for the Oakland campus!”

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