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CCA Wattis presents Rodrigo Hernández
/ Feb. 28, 2024
This two-part exhibition debuts work from 20 emerging artists in CCA’s graduate program in fine arts.
/ Feb. 27, 2024
Daisy Nam is announced as the new director and chief curator of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts at California College of the Arts.
The exhibition Alter Ego offered a glimpse at staff talents outside of their work for the college.
/ Feb. 22, 2024
A futuristic half-story-tall sculpture by CCA Architecture professors displayed in Mission Bay
Orbital by Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno, both professors of Architecture, represents an era of rapid change and uncertainty, while also inspiring curiosity and playful interaction.
Graduating from CCA with a MFA in Comics in 2015, Maia Kobabe has won a Stonewall Honor and an Alex Award for eir book Gender Queer: A Memoir.
Recent faculty accolades include Artadia Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices Award, and the CAA’s Distinguished Teaching of Art Award, among many others.
/ Feb. 7, 2024
CCA is pleased to announce Jacqueline Francis as the new dean of Humanities and Sciences. Francis will oversee the division’s 10 programs and its collegewide curriculum in which all students participate.
/ Feb. 6, 2024
CCA alum decorates his walls with heirloom farm tools
Navin Norling (BFA Illustration 1995) adds texture to his white walls with his grandfather's heirloom farm tools, representing a piece of the Norling family history and identity.
Get to know President David Howse and why he’s excited to lead the college in this next chapter in its history.
/ Feb. 1, 2024
KQED reviews Rodrigo Hernández’s with what eyes? at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
Rodrigo Hernández’s show is a series of maze-like walls and enclosures with hand-hammered steel and sculptures, evoking the viewer to feel like they are just another animal in this dreamlike atmosphere.
/ Jan. 18, 2024
CCA hosts a celebration party to welcome President David Howse
City leaders in the arts come together to welcome and celebrate President Howse at Villa Taverna in San Francisco. Nob Hill Gazette showcases some highlights and photos from the event.
Faculty from across the Design Division share the other parts of their practice and life — exhibitions, industry work, publications, special projects, and more.
/ Jan. 9, 2024
Jeanette G. and Michael J. Lopez gift $2 million to create an endowed scholarship program at CCA.
/ Dec. 19, 2023
CCA faculty Neeraj Bhatia challenges the radical in architecture
Neeraj Bhatia, associate professor of Architecture, explores what it means for architecture to be radical. He underlines the need for design to impact community, policy, and environment.
/ Dec. 18, 2023
CCA alum honors the legacy of sculptor JB Blunk with 100 Hooks
Architecture alum Mariah Nielson celebrates her father's legacy with a series of exhibitions, starting with 100 Hooks. The show reflects the breadth, playfulness and surprise that defined Blunk's practice.
/ Dec. 16, 2023
Dezeen features 10 CCA architecture student projects
Dezeen spotlights CCA student projects ranging from digital submarine habitats for oysters and fish to a pavilion that can be used for yoga or meditation.
Are you planning to spend next summer making art, going to summer school, or previewing college? Here are some important tips to consider when choosing the right pre-college summer program.
/ Dec. 11, 2023
PBS streams How to Have an American Baby by CCA Film faculty Leslie Tai
How to Have an American Baby is a voyage into Chinese tourists traveling to the US to give birth for citizenship. A hidden global economy emerges, depicting the fortunes and tragedies to people caught in its web.
One alum’s vision to help his hometown recover from the Dixie Fire blossomed into a multi-year partnership where CCA students offered inspiration to rebuild for resilience and longevity.
/ Dec. 6, 2023
CCA student covers San Francisco street poles with 1,000 mysterious flyers
What's one thing you know to be true in this world? MFA student Cole Ryder gathers hundred of answers by posting flyers around the city encouraging people to call the New Earth Hotline.
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