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