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Press release / March 6, 2017

CCA to host first West Coast Queers and Comics conference

Second biennial, university-based conference brings together over 150 international LGBTQ cartoonists, editors, publishers, and scholars.

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Press release / Feb. 14, 2017

CCA Wattis Institute presents Henrik Olesen: The Walk, a solo exhibition of new and existing work

Exhibition marks the Berlin-based conceptual artist's most comprehensive solo exhibition to-date at a U.S. institution

Photos in The Walk exhibition by Henrik Oleson at CCA

Press release / Feb. 14, 2017

CCA's 2017 graduates in Curatorial Practice present "Black Light"

Exhibition converts CCA Wattis Institute into forum for conversations addressing relationship between cultural institutions and black artists.

DeShara Darshell performs her poetry at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art during the 'Black Light' exhibition

Press release / Jan. 10, 2017

CCA Wattis Institute appoints Kim Nguyen as new curator and head of programs

Former director and curator of Artspeak begins in January 2017.

portrait photo of Kim Nguyen

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CCA alumni form design foundation of Townsquared startup

Creating an online community for local businesses core values they learned as students in CCA’s Graduate Program in Design.

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DMBA alumna employs design strategy to launch musicians

When Vinitha Watson (MBA Design Strategy 2010; now a trustee) first enrolled at CCA’s DMBA program, she wasn’t sure what would come of it.

Press release / Dec. 14, 2016

CCA Wattis Institute awarded $20,000 NEA grant for exhibition exploring mechanisms in artists' work

Grant will support the largest presentation the CCA Wattis has mounted to-date.

Installation view of 2017 Mechanisms exhibition at CCA Wattis Institute

Press release / Nov. 17, 2016

CCA Wattis Institute announces winter 2016-17 solo exhibitions focused on Melanie Gilligan and Yuki Kimura

Exhibitions feature west coast debut of video installation by Gilligan and a new mixed-media installation by Kimura.

Installation view of "Table Matematica" by Yuki Kimura, 2016; Inhuman Transformation of New Year's Decoration, Obsolete Conception or 2, 2016, Wattis Institute

Press release / Nov. 17, 2016

CCA selects Studio Gang to design unified campus in San Francisco

Founded by MacArthur fellow Jeanne Gang, firm is selected after extensive international architect search.

Portrait of Jeanne Gang

Press release / Oct. 16, 2016

CCA announces finalists for design of expanded San Francisco campus

Allied Works, Michael Maltzan Architecture, and Studio Gang are selected as finalists to design a new unified institution for CCA.

Studio Gang's CCA Campus Expansion Rendering

Press release / Sept. 19, 2016

New Hubbell Street Galleries to open September 27, 2016

A series of new storefront galleries opens one block from the San Francisco campus and features the work of students, faculty, and visiting artists.

view of opening art reception through window at Hubbell St Galleries

Press release / Sept. 12, 2016

Del Harrow is the 2016–17 Viola Frey Distinguished Visiting Professor at CCA

The multidisciplinary artist, whose work melds sculpture, design, digital modeling software, and computer-controlled machines, teaches CCA's students and gives a public lecture.

Del Harrow, 2016-17 Viola Frey Distinguished Visiting Professor at CCA

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CCA IMPACT-awarded Juabar empowers entrepreneurs in Tanzania

CCA students design a solar powered, mobile charging station for Tanzania’s rural community.

Children standing in front of a Juabar charging station

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CCA students drive Audi design challenge with innovation and creativity

CCA student team around table discussing Audi Design Challenge

Media coverage / Oct. 3, 2012

When choosing a college, is geography destiny?

CCA President Stephen Beal emphasizes the benefits of studying in the Bay Area—a global hub of entrepreneurship, sustainability, and social activism.

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