Textiles photo from an "Oakland Textures" collection by Nicholas Lea Bruno.

  • Due Dates and Summer Checkouts

    STUDENTS: All items checked out during Spring semester are due the last day of classes (May 7) or sooner

    Please return all library material by the due dates listed in your library account. Students will not be able to check out items beyond May 7 until they have renewed …

  • The Democratic Multiple Archive

    The Democratic Multiple is a cross-border exhibition and print exchange coordinated by Anthea Black that focuses on experiences of global citizenship and democratic engagement. This program coincided with the midterm elections in the United States and amplifies the political voices of citizens and non-citizens alike, especially international students and faculty …


We received a mysterious package in the mail. It included a copper bowl, a polishing cloth branded as “Craftsman,” and a copper bed-warming pan. The package was mailed to the “California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland,” with no street address, but was successfully redirected to our SF campus by the US Postal Service. It was mailed anonymously from the “Pasadena Main Library” (note that the Pasadena library system has a Central, not Main branch). The shipping box once contained Island Oasis brand garbage bags. The items were packed with a plastic shopping bag and two pages of the March 29, 2020 edition of The Advocate, a daily newspaper in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The only explanation included in this package was a hand-written index card dated 3.12.23 that read “I bought this in Denver. Thank you.” We have taken the items and the packing materials and rendered them as an exhibit. Perhaps the eternal question of “what is art?” is answered that anything is art if it has been given a wall label. #ccarts #californiacollegeofthearts