Message from the Director

Kotaro Nakamura Headshot

Hello All,

Spring semester is off to a great start! We currently have 700 enrolled Art and Design majors and our School is abuzz with activity. This is always our busiest time of year, and with 12 events on the calendar, this semester will be no different.

Don’t miss two exhibitions at the SDSU Downtown Gallery: Every Which Way which runs  through March 15, 2017 features works by SDSU students and faculty focused on the theme “Experience Movement.” The second show, All Natural, will feature works from seven artists whose art is comprised of natural materials or naturally occurring elements. All Natural runs from April 20 – July 16, 2017.

Be sure to visit our annual Open Studios event on Thursday, May 4. Open Studios provides an opportunity for the public to become acquainted or reacquainted with the School of Art + Design. Students and faculty will be on hand to show their work, demonstrate art processes, answer questions and provide tours of studios and classrooms.

Immediately following open studios at 7 pm, LA Times Art Critic David Pagel, will discuss his work at a presentation open to the public.

Thank you to the support of our generous donors and Art Council Ambassadors who provide valuable funds that help underwrite scholarships, grants, lectures, workshops, and other School programs. To donate or become an Art Council Ambassador, please visit:

Please stop by and visit an exhibit, or attend a lecture or event. We look forward to seeing you!

Kotaro Nakamura
Director, School of Art a + Design, SDSU