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Xandra Ibarra | Penelope Houston : Artists in the Archive
Mar 11 - Jun 08 2023 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 22 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.
Heavy Metal - The Humor of Mechanization
Apr 01 - Jun 30 2023 - 23 days left
Book Arts & Special Collections presents the annual exhibition selected from the Library’s Schmulowitz Collection of Wit & Humor, opening on April Fool's Day. This exhibition takes a comic look at mechanization as it takes command of the home, factory, business, transportation, entertainment, and communication.
Treasured Stories
Apr 01 - Jun 30 2023 - 23 days left
Treasure Island Oral Histories 1997–Present. SFPL has partnered with One Treasure Island to present an exhibit highlighting oral histories conducted as part of Treasured Stories: Treasure Island Oral Histories, 1997–Present. The exhibit uses digital art, quotes and audio recordings to showcase the unique aspects of life and work on Treasure Island over the last twenty-five years.