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January 29, 2007

CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS TURNS 100

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS TURNS 100

A Host of Events Highlight a Year of Celebration

From its humble beginnings in 1907 with three classrooms, 43 students, and three teachers, California College of the Arts (CCA) has developed into one of this country’s most prestigious art colleges. Today CCA boasts state-of-the art campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, 19 undergraduate and six graduate programs, 1,650 fulltime students, nearly 500 faculty members, and an estimated 14,000 alumni.

A Yearlong Series of Events

A host of celebratory events will be held at locations both on- and off-campus. As a tribute to the college’s influence and reputation, more than 30 galleries and museums from New York to Los Angeles and the Bay Area have organized exhibitions to celebrate the centennial. Highlights for coming weeks include:

January 30: Centennial Kickoff with lecture by artist Carrie Mae Weems, San Francisco campus

Through April 22: 100 Families Oakland: Art & Social Change, Oakland Museum of California

Through April 8: CCA: A Legacy in Studio Glass, San Francisco Museum of Craft Design

Through February 16: Alumni at the Centennial exhibition, Oakland campus

February 1–25: Wide Lens: A Retrospective of Oscar Documentaries, SFMOMA

Other exhibitions include California College of the Arts at 100: Innovation by Design at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art March 23–August 16; Celebrating a Centennial: Contemporary Printmakers at CCA at the de Young Museum September 29, 2007–April 20, 2008; and CCA: 100 Years in the Making, at Oakland Museum of California October 13, 2007 through January 27, 2008.

For a complete list of CCA’s centennial events, please visit http://www.cca.edu/100 .

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