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Mothers and Daughters
Nov 12 - Mar 30 2023 - 10 days left
This exhibition includes seven portraits painted by San Francisco artist Tsungwei Moo. This project honors and acknowledges the contributions and untold stories of female immigrants who came from different parts of the world including Canada, China, Haiti, India, Japan, Mexico, South Korea and Taiwan. Opening Ceremony: Sun, Nov 20, 1 pm.
Art/Work II
Dec 10 - Apr 09 2023 - 20 days left
Did you know that many of the people who work in the library every day—to select and process the collections, run amazing programs, and myriad other jobs that keep SFPL open and accessible to all—are artists themselves? The library is thrilled to present an exhibit of art created by staff and organized by the Art, Music and Recreation Center. The staff art show offers staff an opportunity to share their work and deepen connections with one another as well as the public they serve every day.
Close to Home
Jan 28 - Apr 27 2023 - 38 days left
Government's Pivotal Role in Redlining and Housing Exclusion. Homeownership has long been equated with the American Dream. From ensuring voting rights, to endowing a sense of pride, to building generational wealth: owning property is key. Government policies involving homeownership have shaped our nation, but the tools used to encourage building of new homes and access to property have also been a force for racial segregation. This exhibit traces the role of government in establishing patterns of neighborhood segregation and shares what local government is doing to change this – and what you can do, too.
Xandra Ibarra | Penelope Houston : Artists in the Archive
Mar 11 - Jun 08 2023 - 80 days left
San Francisco History Center presents Artists in the Archive, an exhibition of photo collage by Xandra Ibarra and oil paintings by Penelope Houston. These two artists used the mug books in the San Francisco Police Department Records to create original artwork. The artists bring their own perspectives to this body of archival work and its representations of identity within the historical record. Gallery Talk: Sat, Mar 18, 1pm.
Xandra Ibarra
San Francisco IDentities
Mar 11 - Jun 08 2023 - 80 days left
San Francisco IDentities shows bureaucratic identification practices, complexities of identification photography and asks questions about identity, identification and belonging. Related program: Hands on History: Identification Photos into Context, Wed, Apr 12, 6:30pm.
I Still Love You
Mar 18 - Jun 29 2023 - 101 days left
Queerness, Ancestors and the Places that Made Us. Queer and trans BIPOC Bay Area writers conjure their queer ancestors and living legends from the archives through original poetry, artwork and historical treasures. An artistic conversation that suspends time and space, this exhibit pays homage to the power of writing and the complex lineages of people and places that made us. Artists: Amalia Macias-Laventure, Izaac Limón, J. Torres, JTL, Joemae Santos, Mason J., Natalia Vigil, S.C. Smith, Shay X. Gee, tanea lunsford lynx, Tiara Mir, Tina Bartolome, Tina V. Aguirre, vero majano, Zara Jamshed, Ziggy Ann DeBerry. Curators: Tina Bartolome, Natalia M. Vigil.