RECEPTION & PRESENTATION FEBRUARY 2, 530-7PM | RSVP BELOW
EXHIBITION ON VIEW JANUARY 30 – FEBRUARY 6, 9AM-5PM
Join us for an exhibition of work by renowned artist and architect William Lumpkins. Over the last three months, SFAI has worked with William Lumpkins’ daughter, Jennifer Mudd Lumpkins, by helping to catalogue his works, including paintings, papers, blueprints, and ephemera, all of which are currently archived at SFAI.
The relationship between the Lumpkins family and SFAI is a rich one. SFAI was founded in 1985 by Pony Ault and the noted architect and artist William Lumpkins, both of whom sought to provide a unique opportunity for emerging artists to pursue a brief, intense period of study with critically acclaimed visiting artists. Richard Diebenkorn was SFAI’s first visiting artist, and he became a major force in the establishment of SFAI, helping to attract both students and other visiting artists, among whom are such renowned contemporary artists as John Baldessari, Elizabeth Murray, Susan Rothenberg, Donald Sultan, and Joel-Peter Witkin. SFAI remains, as it was founded, an independent, educational, nonprofit organization. In 1999, the Institute moved to its extraordinary facility designed by renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta.