Current Exhibitions at the KIA

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David Park: A Retrospective
December 20, 2019 - March 15, 2020

An artist who helped make San Francisco famous for a figurative style of painting, David Park (1911-1960) has been called one of the most art-historically underrated artists of the mid-20th century. More than 100 works comprise the first Park exhibition in a major museum in over 30 years, organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.




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December 20, 2019 - March 8, 2020

An exhibition dedicated to the vast creative talents of the art school s accomplished and award-winning faculty members. This biennial presentation highlights the working artists in the Kirk Newman Art School faculty roster, highlighting the artistic gifts they share with our students, and offering a visual sampler of the range of media taught at the KIA.




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Natural Forms: Contemporary Works by Japanese Women
October 26, 2019 - March 15, 2020

This exhibition pairs KIA collection works in ceramics and on paper with works from private lenders to examine the rich history and new innovations of Japanese ceramic making. Works on view explore the influences of nature and the diverse array of practices women artists are continuing; the barriers they are breaking; and how they are expanding upon the traditional to forge new ways of creating and thinking about ceramics.




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Resilience: African American Artists As Agents of Change
September 14-February 16, 2020

This exhibition presents outstanding artworks created by artists who have enlightened and uplifted America in myriad ways. The exhibition honors aspects of African American history and culture that contribute to all of our nation's history and culture. The exhibition spotlights a group of artists who use art as an indispensable tool for social commentary and change.