Event has passed (Thu May 16, 2013 - Sun May 19, 2013)
The Old San Francisco Mint
11 am - 6 pm


The San Francisco Art Institute is proud to present Currency, a showcase of provocative new work from nearly 100 emerging artists. At a time in our society when many are reflecting upon national economic conditions, this exhibition at The Old Mint offers a unique opportunity for SFAI’s artists to juxtapose contemporary expression with a stunning National Historic Landmark that was central to the country’s economic development.

SFAI’s 2013 MFA graduates—working in painting, photography, printmaking, film, sculpture, installation, digital media, performance, and across media—will present work that embraces the Institute’s signature spirit of experimentation and conceptual risk-taking. The result of an intense period of collaboration, critical engagement, and artistic development, the work reflects both current dialogues in contemporary art and strong individual points of view. In addition, many artists have created site-specific pieces that respond to the history, character, and physical spaces of The Old Mint.

SFAI has been at the vanguard of contemporary art for more than 140 years. Currency invites curators, collectors, critics, family, friends, and the general public to discover the next generation of pioneering artists from this celebrated institution.


  1. The Old San Francisco Mint 88 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA