Fort Mason—Opening Spectacle

Join us for the free weekend-long Opening Spectacle on November 10, 7–10pm, and November 11, 12–5pm.

Featuring:

Weekend hours include:

November 10, 2017 | 7–10pm: Fort Mason Campus
November 11, 2017 | 12–5pm: Fort Mason Campus + Chestnut Street Campus

ARTIST COMMISSIONS

To open the new Fort Mason Campus, SFAI is commissioning artists over the next year to share new works in, around, and beyond the building. Here's a preview of what's on, and (also) what's to come.

This series is developed in partnership with SFAI and THE OTHER THING (a creative studio formed in 2013 as an offshoot of THE THING Quarterly).

Alicia McCarthy

Alum and faculty Alicia McCarthy (BFA 1994) kicks off this series with a mural of interwoven color, energy, and gesture—visible throughout the entire space.

Sans façon

You are here, an outdoor installation by art collective Sans façon, will debut for the Opening Spectacle on November 10. The blimp-sized inflatable arrow will fly above our pier as a beacon for the new campus.

Jon Rubin

Jon Rubin's newly-commissioned project will reveal the hidden histories of SFAI in the form of famous and infamous retired student art pieces. Descriptions of these projects will be displayed on banners, which will hang from the ceiling rafters—much like the retired jerseys of famous basketball players.

Bill Fontana

Internationally-renowned sound artist Bill Fontana will re-present his 1981 work Landscape Sculpture with Foghorns. Originally installed on the eastern wall of Pier 2, the temporally-specific installation layers and overlaps with the contemporary soundscape of the San Francisco waterfront.
 

Photo credits: 1. Robert Campbell and Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. 2. Alicia McCarthy, Untitled, 2017; Water based spraypaint on marine grade plywood, 186 x 186 in. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Stephanie Smith and Miguel Novelo. 3. Aerial view of Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture.

Cine | Club
Friday, Sep 8, 2017 - Friday, Dec 15, 2017
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PhotoAlliance
Friday, Sep 15, 2017 - Friday, Dec 8, 2017
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Landing on the Veil
Friday, Oct 6, 2017 - Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
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Contact Print
Friday, Oct 6, 2017 - Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
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Drawing the Curtain
Friday, Oct 13, 2017 - Friday, Oct 20, 2017
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FOOTWORK
Sunday, Oct 15, 2017 - Saturday, Oct 21, 2017
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Stefan Kürten: Perfect World
Thursday, Oct 19, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Closing Reception: Drawing the Curtain
Friday, Oct 20, 2017
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Strange Stirring
Friday, Oct 20, 2017 - Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
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Opening Reception: Strange Stirring
Friday, Oct 20, 2017 - Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
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San Francisco Graduate Portfolio Day (GNPD)
Sunday, Oct 22, 2017
12:00PM - 4:00PM
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Lava Thomas
Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Fred Martin Speaks! Talk + Reception
Thursday, Oct 26, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Undergrad Fall Open House | SoCal
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017
12:00PM - 2:00PM
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Ingrid LaFleur: In the Face of the Unchanging: Pleasure, Politics & Possibilities
Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Michelle Handelman: Hustlers & Empires
Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Fort Mason—Opening Spectacle
Friday, Nov 10, 2017 - Saturday, Nov 11, 2017
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Alumni Weekend 2017
Friday, Nov 10, 2017 - Saturday, Nov 11, 2017
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Undergrad Fall Open House | On-Campus
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017
10:00AM - 11:30AM
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Grad Fall Open House
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017
10:00AM - 3:00PM
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Terry Powers: Method Acting
Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Tonel: Self-Portrait of the Artist as an Organic Intellectual
Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Isaac Julien: Playtime
Friday, Dec 1, 2017 - Sunday, Feb 11, 2018
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Past Events

Screening: Five Artists: BillBobBillBillBob by Gunvor Nelson and Dorothy Wiley
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Opening Reception: FOOTWORK
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Opening Reception: Drawing the Curtain
Friday, Oct 13, 2017
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Portraits in Ceramics
Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 - Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017
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Opening Reception: Portraits in Ceramics
Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Opening Reception: Contact Print
Friday, Oct 6, 2017
4:30PM
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Opening Reception: Landing on the Veil
Friday, Oct 6, 2017
4:30PM - 7:00PM
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Laura Kipnis
Monday, Oct 2, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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The Open Book Show
Sunday, Oct 1, 2017 - Saturday, Oct 7, 2017
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Opening Reception: HELL
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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HELL
Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 - Saturday, Sep 30, 2017
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President’s Address + Naming Ceremony: Osher Lecture Hall
Friday, Sep 22, 2017
5:00PM
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Opening Reception: Happy Accidents
Friday, Sep 22, 2017
4:30PM - 7:00PM
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Happy Accidents
Friday, Sep 22, 2017 - Sunday, Oct 1, 2017
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Opening Reception: American Typhoon
Friday, Sep 22, 2017
4:30PM - 7:00PM
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American Typhoon
Friday, Sep 22, 2017 - Sunday, Oct 1, 2017
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Opening Reception: In My Blood
Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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In My Blood
Monday, Sep 18, 2017 - Saturday, Sep 23, 2017
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Closing Reception: Ghosts of the Tower
Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
4:00PM
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Opening Reception: Poetics of Displacement
Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Poetics of Displacement
Sunday, Sep 10, 2017 - Saturday, Sep 16, 2017
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Opening Reception: The Act of Seeing
Friday, Sep 8, 2017
4:30PM - 7:00PM
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Opening Reception: THIS DOESN’T LOOK LIKE ART
Friday, Sep 8, 2017
4:30PM - 7:00PM
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The Act of Seeing
Friday, Sep 8, 2017 - Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
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This Doesn’t Look Like Art
Friday, Sep 8, 2017 - Sunday, Sep 17, 2017
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Opening Reception: Internal Something
Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Internal Something
Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 - Saturday, Sep 9, 2017
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Opening Reception: Languages of (A)scape
Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Opening Reception: On Blue
Friday, Aug 25, 2017
4:00PM - 7:00PM
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Languages of (A)scape
Friday, Aug 25, 2017 - Saturday, Sep 2, 2017
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Opening Reception: Lightly Heavy
Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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On Blue
Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 - Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017
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Lightly Heavy
Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 - Saturday, Aug 26, 2017
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Opening Reception: Forbearance in Finitude
Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Forbearance in Finitude
Sunday, Aug 6, 2017 - Saturday, Aug 12, 2017
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Opening Reception: I Bruise Easily
Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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I Bruise Easily
Sunday, Jul 30, 2017 - Saturday, Aug 5, 2017
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Remnants Salon Series: Fred Martin Speaks!
Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017
6:00PM - 7:30PM
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Opening Reception: Frida’s Mustache
Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017
5:00PM
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Frida’s Mustache
Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 - Saturday, Jul 29, 2017
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Chris Sollars: S.O.S. Sollars on Site
Friday, Jul 21, 2017
6:30PM
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SFAI + 2017 San Francisco Art Book Fair
Friday, Jul 21, 2017 - Sunday, Jul 23, 2017
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Opening Reception: Below the Threshold
Friday, Jul 21, 2017
5:00PM - 6:30PM
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Below The Threshold
Sunday, Jul 16, 2017 - Saturday, Jul 22, 2017
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2017 Summer Symposium // I Object!
Saturday, Jul 15, 2017
9:00AM - 6:00PM
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Taraneh Hemami: Common Space
Friday, Jul 14, 2017
6:30PM
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Closing Reception: 2017 Low-Residency Juried Exhibition
Friday, Jul 7, 2017
8:00PM - 9:30PM
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Frank Smigiel: Notes on Imagined Community
Friday, Jul 7, 2017
6:30PM
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2017 Low-Residency Juried Exhibition: Skins and Selves
Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 - Saturday, Jul 8, 2017
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Asma Kazmi: Cranes & Cube and Other Works
Friday, Jun 30, 2017
6:30PM
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Eric Carson: The New Cosmograph—Performance
Sunday, Jun 11, 2017
3:00PM
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Eric Carson: The New Cosmograph—Opening
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017
6:00PM - 10:00PM
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Opening Reception: Articulated Identities
Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017
5:00PM
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Articulated Identities
Sunday, Jun 4, 2017 - Friday, Jun 9, 2017
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Opening Reception: BFA Exhibition
Sunday, May 21, 2017
4:00PM - 6:00PM
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Commencement
Sunday, May 21, 2017
2:00PM
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BFA Exhibition
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - Saturday, May 27, 2017
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Opening Reception: MFA\MA Exhibition
Friday, May 19, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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MFA Film Festival
Friday, May 19, 2017
2:00PM
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MA Symposium
Thursday, May 18, 2017
1:00PM - 4:00PM
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MFA\MA Exhibition
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - Sunday, May 21, 2017
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PhotoAlliance
Friday, May 12, 2017
7:30PM
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Academic Honors + Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 12, 2017
4:00PM
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Opening Reception: Metamorphic
Thursday, May 11, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Ghosts of the Tower: Part Two
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - Saturday, Sep 30, 2017
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Katrín Sigurdardóttir: Metamorphic
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - Saturday, Oct 7, 2017
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Opening Reception: You’re welcome.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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You’re welcome. Sincerely Diana, Criselda, and Kezia.
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - Saturday, May 13, 2017
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BA Symposium
Friday, May 5, 2017
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Opening Reception: WikiHow To Set Up an Art Exhibition
Thursday, May 4, 2017
7:00PM
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Liz Cohen
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
7:00PM
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Opening Reception: Eponymous
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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WikiHow to Set Up an Art Exhibition
Monday, May 1, 2017 - Friday, May 12, 2017
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Eponymous
Monday, May 1, 2017 - Saturday, May 6, 2017
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2017 ANNUAL GALA: THE ORIGINAL DISRUPTOR
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017
6:00PM
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Special Lecture: Paffard Keatinge-Clay
Friday, Apr 28, 2017
7:00PM
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With Wings and Roots
Friday, Apr 28, 2017
4:00PM - 6:30PM
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Donna Haraway: Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
7:00PM
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Opening Reception: Sanctuary
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017
12:00PM - 5:00PM
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Graduate Open Studios
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017
12:00PM - 5:00PM
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Graduate Reception + Studio Preview
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017
9:30AM - 5:00PM
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Sanctuary
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 - Friday, Apr 28, 2017
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SFAI = Safe for All Immigrants: “Know Your Rights” Training
Friday, Apr 21, 2017
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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SFAI = Safe for All Immigrants: Skill Sharing, Community Organizations, and Celebration
Friday, Apr 21, 2017
1:00PM - 4:30PM
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Miguel Calderón
Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
7:00PM
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Opening Reception: Evolving Office
Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Evolving Office: An Arte Útil Project
Sunday, Apr 16, 2017 - Saturday, Apr 22, 2017
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Alva Noë: Art and Entanglement
Friday, Apr 14, 2017
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Camille Norment
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
7:00PM
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Opening Reception: Figuratively Speaking
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Figuratively Speaking
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 - Saturday, Apr 15, 2017
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Sharon Louden: The Artist as Culture Producer
Friday, Apr 7, 2017
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Opening Reception: The Apartment Show
Thursday, Apr 6, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Mel Ziegler
Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017
7:00PM
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