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Current & Future Exhibitions

A Spirit of Disruption
Walter and McBean Galleries, Diego Rivera Gallery
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
March 19, 2021–July 3, 2021

Women, Surrealism, and Abstraction
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art
Utah State University, Logan, UT
August 25, 2020–December 12, 2021

Degree Zero: Drawing at Midcentury
Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY
November 1, 2020–June 5, 2021

Psychic Wounds
The Warehouse
Dallas, TX
February 6, 2020–November 28, 2021

Orbits of Known & Unknown Objects: SFAI Histories/Matrix 277
UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) and the San Francisco Art Institute’s (SFAI) Anne Bremer Memorial Library
September 30, 2020–ongoing

The Whitney’s Collection: Selections from 1900 to 1965
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, NY
June 28, 2019–May 2022

Approaching American Abstraction
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco, CA

Special Events

Jay DeFeo: A Symposium
The Courtauld Institute of Art

May 28, 2021



Jay DeFeo, 1979 journal entry, March 26 - April 1, 1979news
April 7, 2021

From the Archive: Jay DeFeo’s Birthday March 31st

In honor of Jay DeFeo’s birthday on March 31st, we are pleased to share a…
March 4, 2021

Courtauld Symposium

Jay DeFeo: A Symposium, The Courtauld Institute of Art. Now postponed until May 28, 2021
Unknown photographer, Jay DeFeo and Hayward King posing with props at SFAI in what appears to be Studio 13, 1962news
February 17, 2021

A Spirit of Disruption, SFAI

The San Francisco Art Institute kicks off the celebration of its 150th anniversary with A…

About the Foundation

The Jay DeFeo Foundation owns and administers the artist’s art, archive, and intellectual property as charitable resources to further public access to and understanding of DeFeo’s creative works and ideas.

Jay DeFeo, Untitled, 1980

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