Unknown photographer, Jay DeFeo and Hayward King posing with props at SFAI in what appears to be Studio 13, 1962
Jay DeFeo and Hayward King posing with props at SFAI, 1962

The San Francisco Art Institute kicks off the celebration of its 150th anniversary with A Spirit of Disruption, an exhibition that reflects on the school’s profound and sustained influence on contemporary art and highlights the contributions of generations of diverse artists and individuals often overlooked in the historical narrative of SFAI.

A Spirit of Disruption features a selection of artworks from more than thirty alumni and faculty from the 1960s to the present as well as archival materials that both embrace and take a departure from the school’s wide-ranging history, advancing a new breadth of perspectives past, present, and future.

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