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Press release / June 27, 2017

Helen Maria Nugent appointed dean of Design at CCA

Former professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago begins in August 2017.

Image of Helen Maria Nugent, CCA's dean of Design.

Press release / May 24, 2017

CCA gala honoring David Kelley Raises $1,000,000 for student scholarship fund

Sold-out event draws more than 400 supporters honoring the renowned founder of IDEO.

David Kelley with friends

Press release / May 22, 2017

CCA breaks ground on new student housing in San Francisco

Located less than three blocks from campus, building will house approximately 220 students and feature ground-floor commercial space.

Suzanne Brown, Image of Suzanne Brown, Simon Blattner, Stephen Beal, and Steve Oliver at groundbreaking for CCA's new student housing

Press release / April 27, 2017

CCA Wattis Institute announces solo exhibitions of Patrick Jackson and Candy Jernigan

Concurrent exhibitions open June 1, 2017.

Image of artwork by Patrick Jackson, Untitled, 2017

Press release / April 24, 2017

CCA presents the 2017 Fashion Experience

Event showcases work of CCA's undergraduate Fashion Design program on CCA's Back Lot.

2017 Fashion Experience models

Press release / April 20, 2017

CCA announces 2017 commencement speakers

SFMOMA Director Neal Benezra receives an honorary doctorate degree and delivers the undergraduate address. Miwa Ikemiya, delivers the graduate address.

Neal Benezra gives speech at 2017 CCA Commencement ceremony

Press release / April 10, 2017

David Kelley Honored at CCA Gala

CCA celebrates the renowned American design visionary at its annual fundraising event to benefit CCA student scholarships.

David Kelley is honored at the 2017 CCA Gala

Press release / March 20, 2017

CCA presents the 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition

Exhibition showcases work of 35 emerging artists from CCA's graduate program in Fine Arts.

Photo of attendees at the 2017 CCA MFA Thesis Exhibition

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.

Queers and Comics conference logo

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

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.

View of CCA’s new expanded campus.

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