San Francisco Art Institute


Founded in 1871, the San Francisco Art Institute is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious schools of higher education in contemporary art. With an illustrious list of faculty and alumni in all areas of focus, the Institute has consistently held fast to a core philosophy of fostering creativity and critical thinking in an open, experimental, and interdisciplinary environment.

SFAI's alumni and former faculty have spearheaded several of the most significant art movements of the last century, including the Beat movement, avant-garde filmmaking, Abstract Expressionism, Bay Area Figuration, Funk art, and Conceptualism.