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From the SFAI History Timeline 1970

Richard Berger, joined the faculty in 1970 and teaches until 2014.  Berger wrote that the Art Institute “has a natural singularity that has catalyzed the poetic imagination” a place that “is simultaneously indelible and diffuse about its being, the sense that dreaming happens here and that it has left its traces in the same way that a parade of shadows can animate a place by making all of its past a presence and an immediacy. That presence was never the intention of any of the many contributors to its being, yet they all dreamed here.”

Richard Berger, sculptor, teacher, muscician                Berger’s motorcycle jacket

With permission, SFAA is re-posting the emails Jeff Gunderson Librarian/Archivist Anne Bremer Memorial Library has been sending out since March 2020. Please enjoy this magnificent archive.


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