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Press release / Oct. 21, 2021

California College of the Arts appoints Julie Lythcott-Haims and Abby Sadin Schnair to Board of Trustees

California College of the Arts announces the appointments of Julie Lythcott-Haims and Abby Sadin Schnair to the Board of Trustees for an initial three-year term.

The exterior of CCA's main building from the backlot.

Press release / Sept. 21, 2021

Wattis Institute’s 2021–2022 research season is inspired by the work of Lorraine O’Grady

The Wattis Institute's yearlong research season, Lorraine O’Grady is on our mind, uses the work of artist Lorraine O'Grady as a lens to think about our contemporary moment through a series of public lectures, screenings, performances, and other events.

Lorraine O’Grady, Art Is...(Troupe Front), 1983/2009. C-print in 40 parts, 16 x 20 in (40.64 x 50.8 cm). Edition of 8 + 1 AP. Courtesy the artist and Alexander Gray Associates, New York.

Press release / Sept. 8, 2021

CCA launches new Bachelor in Fine Arts in Comics in fall 2022

After completing CCA’s BFA in Comics program, graduates will have attained both broad and specialized technical and conceptual competencies to employ in their postgraduate careers.

An illustration by alum Meggie Ramm (MFA Comics 2017) for the new BFA in Comics program

Press release / Aug. 26, 2021

CCA’s new BFA in Game Arts program launches in fall 2021

The new four-year, fine arts-focused degree program is designed for students who want to become game industry professionals and artistic leaders who shape the future of games and play.

A close-up view of a board game with colorful pieces.

Press release / Aug. 19, 2021

CCA presents Shooter Box at Hubbell Street Galleries

Curated by CCA Graphic Design Chair Rachel Berger, Shooter Box is an exhibition protesting the United States military’s use of Microsoft Xbox controllers as battle equipment, which transforms a child’s toy into a weapon of war

Rachel Berger, Bullet I, 2021. Cast lead and copper, 6 x 4 x 2.5 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Press release / Aug. 19, 2021

CCA presents DRAWING CODES: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation, Volume II

CCA's Architecture Digital Craft Lab presents DRAWING CODES: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation, the second volume in a series organized by curators Adam Marcus and Andrew Kudless.

Stephanie Lin, Accumulated Error No. 41. Courtesy of the artist.

Press release / Aug. 19, 2021

CCA launches search for new Chief Financial Officer

CCA is launching a search for a new Chief Financial Officer following the announcement that current CFO Ed Prohaska intends to step down in early 2022.

Exterior view of San Francisco campus

Press release / Aug. 4, 2021

CCA appoints Jessica Farron, Lucille Tenazas, and Marv Tseu to Board of Trustees

California College of the Arts announces the appointments of Jessica Farron, Lucille Tenazas, and Marv Tseu to the Board of Trustees for an initial three-year term.

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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