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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.


Press release / Oct. 14, 2020

CCA Wattis Institute presents Jeffrey Gibson: Nothing is Eternal

Jeffrey Gibson: Nothing is Eternal—a newly commissioned video with musical composition—will be available for in-person and online viewing, opening with an outdoor screening at the Tenderloin National Forest in San Francisco on October 22

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 person in the Hubbell Street Galleries windows or online at

CCA@CCA Artwork Campaign

Press release / Oct. 8, 2020

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

Make. Act. Resist takes place throughout October, featuring keynote lectures by Sarah Lopez and Ronald Rael, a movie screening and post-screening discussion about The Infiltrators, artist talks, and on-demand video interviews and podcasts with CCA faculty


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 to-be-announced 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

Press release / June 24, 2020

CCA awarded $225,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

The grant will support CCA’s work converting to a hybrid, online, and in-person fall 2020 semester by supporting four CCA library staff positions and two online learning platforms.

CCA Library Special Collections

Press release / June 15, 2020

CCA presents four events during San Francisco Design Week’s 2020 virtual festival

CCA’s 2020 San Francisco Design Week events feature discussions exploring long-term design thinking, designing the future of music, and what matters now in design and architecture education.


Press release / May 11, 2020

CCA celebrates its graduating students in digital Class of 2020 Showcase, on view online beginning May 14

The Class of 2020 Showcase brings the work of over 300 students across the Fine Arts, Architecture, Design, and Humanities and Sciences divisions to visitors’ homes while CCA’s campus is closed during the shelter-in-place order.

Class of 2020 Showcase

Press release / May 7, 2020

CCA's 2020 graduates in Curatorial Practice present 'The Word for World is Forest'

The Word for World is Forest, a project curated by CCA’s Curatorial Practice graduate program Class of 2020, is on view at May 14–September 14, 2020.

Sofía Córdova, dawn chorusi:_LA PREKUELA, 2016–2020.

Press release / April 28, 2020

CCA Wattis Institute launches a new annual book series, A Series of Open Questions

The first volume in the CCA Wattis Institute's new book series, A Series of Open Questions, is Where are the tiny revolts?, informed and inspired by the work of Bay Area poet and novelist Dodie Bellamy.

Wattis Reader – Where are the tiny revolts? (A Series of Open Questions, vol. 1)

Press release / April 20, 2020

CCA appoints Ed Prohaska as chief financial officer

California College of the Arts (CCA) President Stephen Beal announced Ed Prohaska as chief financial officer, effective on Monday, April 20, 2020.

CCA CFO Ed Prohaska

Press release / April 14, 2020

California College of the Arts to host inaugural CCA Sparks Pitch Day competition

Student-run teams put their new and innovative business ideas to the test at California College of the Arts’ inaugural CCA Sparks Pitch Day event.

Image of CCA Sparks 2020 cohort

Press release / April 2, 2020

CCA Wattis Institute launches free online platform for videos, lectures, and essays

The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts introduces the Wattis Library, a free online platform for videos, lectures, and essays that provides in-depth access and proximity to many of the artists and thinkers of our time.

Entrance to CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

Press release / March 30, 2020

California College of the Arts named one of the nation’s top graduate schools for fine arts by U.S. News & World Report

The 2020 rankings, which assessed 227 MFA-granting colleges and universities across the country, lists CCA 10th overall.

Image of CCA San Fransisco Campus backlot at dusk

Press release / Dec. 18, 2019

CCA Wattis Institute presents صرخة شمسية Solar Cry by Algerian artist Lydia Ourahmane

Ourahmane's ambitious sound installation will envelop visitors creating more of a physical experience than simply an auditory one. On view February 6–March 28, 2020.

lith, ¼ inch freeze frame, 2019.

Press release / Oct. 2, 2019

Brazilian artist Cinthia Marcelle to transform CCA Wattis into a radio station

In a new commission, Marcelle will convert the Wattis galleries into a temporary radio station for her first solo exhibition in California. On view November 26, 2019–January 18, 2020.

Cinthia Marcelle, A morta, 2019; Installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Vermelho, São Paulo.

Press release / Sept. 26, 2019

Community celebrates the launch of California College of the Arts Float Lab in Oakland Bay

A vibrant community celebration brought together civic leaders, CCA faculty, and students of all ages for the historic launch of CCA Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab.

Edna Brewer Middle School marching band.

Press release / Sept. 8, 2019

Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab Launches in San Francisco Bay

Architecture faculty Adam Marcus, Margaret Ikeda, and Evan Jones reach a major milestone in their award-winning Float Lab project. Public celebration is 1–3pm September 21 at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park.

CCA Float Lab prototype in the San Francisco Bay.

Press release / Aug. 22, 2019

CCA Hubbell Street Galleries presents Surfacing Histories Sculpting Memories

Surfacing Histories Sculpting Memories celebrates five women artists in the Bay Area and one will represent Northern California in Paper Routes—Women to Watch 2020 at the National Museum of Women …

Julia Goodman, Rag Sorters (1964), 2013. Pulped, discarded fabrics gleaned during residency at Recology SF