Exhibits

Images of Protest: Selections from the San Francisco State University Strike Collection, 1968-1969

Dates: February 15, 2019 to June 30, 2019
Location: 4th floor gallery J. Paul Leonard Library
Sponsor: Special Collections and Archives
Hours: 1pm - 5pm, Monday-Friday and by appointment
Cost: free
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 7. 5-7pm. Opening reception and presentation
Exhibit Contact: Jack Moorhead
Phone: 415-338-2633
Email: jmoorhea@sfsu.edu

The student-led strike of 1968 didn’t just inspire the creation of SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies. It also inspired some amazing works of art — art that, fortunately, has been collected by the very institution it once criticized. The SF State Strike Collection, located in the Special Collections & Archives unit of the J. Paul Leonard Library, includes works by faculty members and graduate students who would go on to acclaim in the art world. The Images of Protest exhibit will showcase protest posters created by students and faculty during the strike as well as other strike-related artwork, ephemera, and video footage taken during the strike and archived by the Bay Area Television Archives. Anyone interested in reliving 1968 and 1969 in person can come to a special exhibition of the Library's strike collection displayed in the Special Collections Gallery on the 4th floor.

Built Environments

Dates: February 23, 2019 to April 4, 2019
Location: Fine Arts Gallery, Fine Arts building
Sponsor: Fine Arts Gallery
Hours: Tuesdays - Fridays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m
Cost: Free
Opening Reception: Feb. 23, 1 - 3 p.m.
Exhibit Contact: Fine Arts Gallery
Phone: 415-338-6535
Email: fineartsgallery@sfsu.edu

This exhibition examines artistic interventions both inside and outside of the gallery space, where spatial relations and the routine materials of architecture and construction are exploded through artistic experimentation. Organized by Sharon E. Bliss and Kevin B. Chen.

Going Global: From San Francisco to the World

Dates: April 26, 2018 to April 26, 2019
Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 203
Sponsor: Global Museum
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 11am to 4pm, Friday by appointment (Summer hours: Thursday, 1pm to 4pm, and by appointment)
Cost: Free
Opening Reception:
Exhibit Contact: Gina Caprari, Museum Registrar
Phone: 415-405-3734
Email: gcaprari@sfsu.edu
Website: museum.sfsu.edu

Community. Culture. Connections. Going Global: From San Francisco to the World features a selection of objects from the Global Museum's diverse collections to foster dialogue about our common humanity. Showcasing items from Egypt, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas--ranging from ancient to contemporary--the exhibition explores different cultural and artistic traditions, environmental relationships, and connections between past and present that still resonate with us today.