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Press release / July 14, 2021

CCA Wattis Institute presents new work by Maia Cruz Palileo

Maia Cruz Palileo presents a new exhibition of paintings and sculptures inspired by historic Philippiniana materials and the artist’s own memories.

Maia Cruz Palileo

Press release / July 13, 2021

CCA appoints Leigh Sata as vice president for Operations and Capital Projects

California College of the Arts President Stephen Beal announced Leigh Sata as vice president of Operations and Capital Projects, effective June 4, 2021.

Leigh Sata

Press release / June 10, 2021

CCA announces Lorna Meyer Calas as the new chair of the Board of Trustees

California College of the Arts has elected Lorna Meyer Calas as chair of the CCA Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2021, for an initial three-year term. Calas—managing director with Merrill Lynch's Private Wealth Management Group—has been a CCA trustee

Lorna Meyer Calas

Press release / June 10, 2021

The Wattis Institute receives $20,000 NEA Grant for the exhibition "Drum Listens to Heart"

The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts for a $20,000 award from the Grants for Arts Projects program to support its 2022 exhibition, Drum Listens to Heart, which explores “the percussive” as an

Entrance to CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

Press release / May 20, 2021

CCA appoints Aaron Gensler and Carina Wong to Board of Trustees

California College of the Arts announces the appointments of Aaron Gensler and CCA alum Carina Wong (MBA Design Strategy 2019) to the Board of Trustees for an initial three-year term.

CCA trustees Carina Wong and Aaron Gensler

Press release / May 19, 2021

Wattis Institute releases "Why are they so afraid of the lotus?"

Why are they so afraid of the lotus?—the second title in the Wattis Institute’s annual book series, A Series of Open Questions—is informed and inspired by the work of Trinh T. Minh-ha.

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Press release / May 18, 2021

Architecture Division announces a series of three pop-up architecture exhibitions

On view through July 10, 2021, at the Ferry Building in San Francisco, the three exhibitions explore Bay Area histories and futures, social justice and territorialization, and ecology and climate change.

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Press release / May 10, 2021

CCA celebrates its graduating students in Class of 2021 Showcase

The Class of 2021 Showcase features work from over 260 students across the Fine Arts, Architecture, Design, and Humanities and Sciences divisions.

A dark blue graphic that reads Class of 2021 Showcase with multicolored vertical stripes of different widths.

Press release / April 13, 2021

CCA honors legendary designer Sir Jony Ive during the 2021 virtual gala celebration on May 14

CCA will also recognize Sir Jony’s extraordinary contributions to design with an honorary doctorate during the college’s virtual commencement celebration on May 10, 2021.

Portrait of Sir Jony Ive.

Press release / April 7, 2021

CCA’s Architecture Division announces new Academic Alliance with the Autodesk Technology Centers

California College of the Arts’ acclaimed Architecture Division is pleased to announce a new Academic Alliance with the Autodesk Technology Centers beginning in spring 2021.

Students working in Autodesk Technology Center in San Francisco.

Press release / April 7, 2021

California College of the Arts presents the 2021 MFA Showcase exhibition

On Thursday, April 8, 2021, a new exhibition featuring a selection of work by 16 emerging artists from California College of the Arts’ graduate program in fine arts opens at 360 Kansas Street in San Francisco.

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Press release / March 23, 2021

The Wattis Institute's 2020-2021 Capp Street Artist-in-Residence Raven Chacon launches Radio Coyote, a new 24/7 online and FM radio station, April 1–June 30

Radio Coyote is conceived entirely by Chacon and guest collaborators, featuring live and pre-recorded performances, interviews, and text-based recordings. Listen April 1–June 30, 2021, at radiocoyote.org and on 88.1 FM in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill.

Radio Coyote

Press release / March 15, 2021

CCA's Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice presents "Contact Traces," May 9–June 6, 2021

"Contact Traces," an exhibition curated by CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice Class of 2021, reconsiders existing definitions of care in the absurd and dire circumstances of our present moment.

Lenka Clayton, 63 Objects Taken from my Son's Mouth, 2013, printed 2021. Photograph, 15” x 11”. Courtesy of the artist.

Press release / Jan. 25, 2021

The Wattis Institute's winter/spring 2021 schedule features free, artist-centric events, lectures, screenings, and programming

The Wattis Institute presents a robust schedule of events centered on the question that drives the institution’s core mission: What and how can we learn from artists today?

Cecilia Vicuña, Lava Quipu, 2020, multimedia performance.

Press release / Dec. 2, 2020

Interior Design program awarded $50,000 Angelo Donghia Foundation Grant

The grant will support a five-year initiative to expand lighting design course offerings, providing a research-driven, interdisciplinary approach to lighting design at CCA.

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Press release / Oct. 14, 2020

CCA Wattis Institute presents Jeffrey Gibson: Nothing is Eternal

Jeffrey Gibson's newly commissioned video opens with an outdoor screening at the Tenderloin National Forest.

A video still from Jeffrey Gibson's 'Nothing is Eternal'

Press release / Oct. 13, 2020

CCA launches the [email protected] Artwork Campaign—a new exhibition highlighting democratic engagement and creative activism

The walk-by exhibition and website features artwork and poster designs by 66 CCA students, faculty, staff, and alumni; see it in the Hubbell Street Galleries windows or online at creativecitizens.cca.edu.

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Press release / Oct. 8, 2020

California College of the Arts presents Make. Act. Resist: A Teach-In on Borders & Migration

Make. Act. Resist throughout October features keynote lectures, a movie screening and discussion, artist talks, and interviews with CCA faculty.

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Press release / Sept. 22, 2020

Wattis Institute launches year-long research season dedicated to the work of Cecilia Vicuña

The Wattis will devote an entire year to reflecting on the questions posed by Vicuña’s work through intimate public and private reading groups and a series of public events.

Cecilia Vicuña

Press release / July 7, 2020

California College of the Arts appoints Ritu Kalra to Board of Trustees

California College of the Arts announces the appointment of Ritu Kalra to the Board of Trustees for an initial three-year term. Kalra is the treasury director and special advisor to the executive vice president of Harvard University.

Ritu Kalra