San Francisco art association

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The San Fransciso Art Association (SFAA) was founded in 1871 and incorporated in 1889. The California School of Design was established under the auspices of SFAA in 1874, changing its name to the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art in 1893 after the Mark Hopkins mansion was given to SFAA. It became the San Francisco Institute of Art in 1907, and the California School of Fine Arts in 1917. From 1916-1924, SFAA retained the Palace of Fine Arts, which had been part of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. In 1921, SFAA incorporated the San Francisco Museum of Art (SFMA) into its administration although each retained autonomy. In 1961, SFAA merged with the School and was renamed the San Francisco Art Institute. A change in the constitutional by-laws officially dissolved the SFAA in 1966, leaving the SFAI and the SFMA. In 1976, SFMA changed its name to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

On April 8-10, 1949, the SFAA sponsored the Western Round Table of Modern Art, organized by Douglas MacAgy for the purpose of bringing together a representation of the best informed opinion to discuss questions about art of the day.

From the description of San Francisco Art Association and related organizational records, 1871-1978 (bulk 1871-1920). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122291360

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Morley, Grace, 1900-. Grace Morley interviews, 1982 Feb. 6 - Mar. 24. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Alice E. Klauber Papers, 1890-1938 San Diego History Center Document Collection
creatorOf Morley, Grace, 1900-1985. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1936-1967. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf San Francisco Art Association. San Francisco Art Association and related organizational records, 1871-1978 (bulk 1871-1920). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Blanch, Arnold, 1896-1968. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1931.1970. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf San Francisco Art Association. [Palace of Fine Arts, Panama-Pacific International Exhibition : documents]. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
referencedIn Douglas Tilden Papers, 1860-1970 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Morley, Grace, 1900-. Oral history interview with Grace Morley, 1982 Feb. 6-Mar. 24. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Woodward, Robert B. Woodward's Gardens collection, 1872-1877. California State Library
referencedIn Boas, George, 1891-1980. George Boas papers, 1920-1980. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
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associatedWith Bateson, Gregory. person
associatedWith Blanch, Arnold, 1896-1968. person
associatedWith Boas, George, 1891- person
associatedWith Burke, Kenneth, 1897- person
associatedWith California School of Design. corporateBody
associatedWith Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968. person
associatedWith Frankenstein, Alfred V. 1906-1981. person
associatedWith Geddes, Norman Bel, 1893-1958. person
associatedWith Goldwater, Robert John, 1907-1973. person
associatedWith Klauber, Alice Ellen, 1871-1951 person
associatedWith MacAgy, Douglas, 1913- person
associatedWith Mark Hopkins Institute of Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Milhaud, Darius, 1892-1974. person
associatedWith Morley, Grace, 1900- person
associatedWith Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff. person
associatedWith San Francisco Art Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith San Francisco Museum of Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951. person
correspondedWith Tilden, Douglas, 1860-1935 person
associatedWith Tobey, Mark. person
associatedWith Western Round Table of Modern Art (1949 : San Francisco, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
California--San Francisco
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Arts facilities
Art--Study and teaching
Art schools
Art museums
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Active 1871

Active 1978

Americans

English

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