April 14, 2009

California College of the Arts 2009 Graduate Thesis Events

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California College of the Arts 2009 Graduate Thesis Events

California College of the Arts proudly announces its 2009 graduate thesis events, taking place this month and next, featuring the work of our graduating MFA, MArch, and MA students in Architecture, Curatorial Practice, Design, Fine Arts, and Writing.

Our graduates will enter a nation and a world that have changed unimaginably since they entered their respective fields of study two to three years ago. Marvelous new histories have been made, vast political terrains have shifted, and the collapse in global economic structures has us all bracing for the realities of our own brave new world.

Each graduating class presents an exciting exchange, and this year’s thesis events promise to deliver “the goods” in defiance of our somewhat fragmented and murky present. Thesis exhibitions are on the one hand a joyful culmination of graduate studio and research work, and on the other hand the end of unrestricted experimentations removed from the market’s gaze. With so many new and inventive solutions to that end, we prepare to send our graduate students off into the public sphere once again. Don’t miss these exciting previews of the many contributions they will make to contemporary discourse and practice.

For further details and an online catalog of student work, please visit

Reviews: April 25, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Exhibition: May 7–16, 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. daily

Curatorial Practice
Exhibition: April 24 – May 24
Opening: April 24, 7 – 11 p.m.
[at Queen’s Nails Projects (3191 Mission Street, San Francisco) and Photo Epicenter (26 Lilac Street, San Francisco)]

Presentations: May 6 – 8, 1 – 5 p.m. daily
Exhibition: May 6 – 15, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily

Fine Arts
Exhibition: May 7 – 16, 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. daily
Opening: May 7, 6 – 9 p.m.

Readings: March 27, April 3, April 17, and April 24, 7–9 p.m.

With the exception of the Curatorial Practice exhibition, all events take place at CCA’s San Francisco campus, 1111 Eighth Street (at 16th and Wisconsin). All events are free and open to the public. Please visit to confirm dates and times, and for directions to campus.

About California College of the Arts
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is noted for the interdisciplinarity and breadth of its programs. It offers studies in 20 undergraduate and seven graduate majors in the areas of fine arts, architecture, design, and writing. The college offers bachelor of architecture, bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, master of architecture, master of arts, master of fine arts, and master of business administration degrees. With campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, CCA currently enrolls 1,740 full-time students. Noted alumni include the painters Nathan Oliveira and Raymond Saunders; the ceramicists Robert Arneson, Viola Frey, and Peter Voulkos; the filmmaker Wayne Wang; the conceptual artists David Ireland and Dennis Oppenheim; and the designers Lucille Tenazas and Michael Vanderbyl. For more information about CCA, visit

California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco CA 94107-2247
T: 415.551.9271

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