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Media coverage / Oct. 5, 2018

Alumna Toyin Ojih Odutola confronts and redefines conventions

The New York Times includes alum Toyin Ojih Odutola as one of the year's changemakers in the arts.
Toyin Ojih Odutola, To Wander Determined Exhibition

Media coverage / Oct. 4, 2018

Alumna Lava Thomas highlights women who stand for courage

San Francisco Chronicle reviews Thomas's inspiring show "Mugshot Portraits: Women of the Montgomery Bus Boycott"
Lava Thomas, “Mugshot Portraits: Women of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Rosa Parks” (2018)

Media coverage / Oct. 1, 2018

Professor Craig Scott is inducted into Interior Design hall of fame

The hall of fame recognized Craig Scott for his award-winning practice and work in education.
Pinterest Headquarters, San Francisco

Media coverage / Oct. 1, 2018

Professor Martin Venezky creates new worlds through design

The Letterform Archive features Venezky's prolific work and career as artist, designer, photographer, and educator.
Original artwork (detail) and poster (detail) for Weird America, 2016.

Media coverage / Sept. 28, 2018

A San Francisco curatorial yearbook

This fall, Chair of Curatorial Practice James Voorhies is relocating CCA’s graduate curatorial program to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), where students can intersect regularly with the institution.

Portrait of James Voorhies

Media coverage / Sept. 27, 2018

Alumni-founded design studio champions local production

Dezeen reports on Yield cofounders Andrew Deming (MBA design strategy) and Rachel Grant (BFA industrial design) and their launch of US-made furniture and household goods.
Ceramic pitcher by Yield

Media coverage / Sept. 25, 2018

Alumnus uses art to promote democratic participation

CNN reports on a controversial billboard in Pearl, Mississippi — the work of For Freedoms, an initiative co-founded by alumnus Hank Willis Thomas
Hank Willis Thomas, “ALL LI ES MATTER” billboard, 2018.

Press release / Sept. 24, 2018

New student housing for CCA opens at 75 Arkansas Street with ribbon-cutting ceremony

Below-market-rate housing for over 200 students is a model of environmental sustainability.

CCA Trustee Simon Blattner and team at the new Blattner Hall ribbon cutting ceremony at 75 Arkansas.

Media coverage / Sept. 18, 2018

Alumnus Woody de Othello shows virtuoso skills in the medium of clay

The San Francisco Chronicle praises alum Woody De Othello's first solo exhibition at Jessica Silverman Gallery.
Woody De Othello, “Alone at the Table” (2018)

Press release / Sept. 17, 2018

2018 Larry Sultan Photography Award goes to Belgian photographer Bieke Depoorter

Granted through CCA, Headlands Center for the Arts, Pier24 Photography, and SFMOMA prestigious awards consists of $10,000 and an artist residency.
Bieke Depoorter, from the series I am about to call it a day, 2010–14

Press release / Sept. 13, 2018

CCA Wattis Institute announces solo exhibition of San Francisco-based artist Léonie Guyer

Show features newly commissioned work and highlights the intimate scale and idiosyncrasy of Guyer's oeuvre.

Image of work by artist Leonie Guyer

Media coverage / Sept. 1, 2018

Chair Lynda Grose is a keynote speaker at the 2018 Global Fashion Conference

The international organization recognizes Lynda Grose for her visionary work in fashion and sustainability.
chair Lynda Grose speaking at 2018 Fashion Experience.

Press release / Aug. 28, 2018

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and CCA launch the Curatorial Research Bureau

The bookshop, learning site, and public program space is also the new home of CCA's Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice.

Curatorial Practice Bureau at CCA

Media coverage / Aug. 21, 2018

Jeanne Gang is one of 16 women breaking ground in architecture

Artsy highlights the Macarthur genius's work to enliven cities across the globe.
Studio Gang Architects, City Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois

Press release / Aug. 16, 2018

CCA presents robust lineup of fall events and exhibitions

Open to the public, lineup includes affiliate events with the Global Climate Action Summit and For Freedoms' 50 State Initiative, exhibitions at the CCA Wattis Institute and more.
Installation view of 'Take Action: A For Freedoms Exhibition' in the Hubbell Street Galleries

Press release / Aug. 14, 2018

CCA joins forces with Global Climate Action Summit

CCA is proud to offer a slate of GCAS affiliated events and contribute expertise regarding the intersection of environmental responsibility and the arts.

A view of CCA's Back Lot.

Media coverage / Aug. 13, 2018

Chair of Curatorial Practice James Voorhies is a curator to watch

Cultured interviews James Voorhies about his plans to create more immersive experiences for CCA's students.

Portrait of James Voorhies

Media coverage / Aug. 12, 2018

Thousands of beds are in the pipeline for SF's students

San Francisco Examiner highlights CCA's creation of new residence halls to help solve for the housing needs of Bay Area students.

Students move in to McAllister Tower at UC Hastings College of the Law on Thursday, August 9, 2018.

Media coverage / Aug. 9, 2018

Alumna designs food for the future

San Francisco Chronicle reports on food designer Yunwen Ten's recent exhibition at California Academy of Sciences.
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Media coverage / Aug. 7, 2018

Alumnus envisions new book releases

New York Times asks CCA alum Geoffrey Chadsey to illustrate new book releases.
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