Exhibits

The Museum at the Cliff
Saturday, July 2, 2022, to Sunday, August 21, 2022

The Global Museum, SF State’s University museum and teaching lab for the Museum Studies program, has partnered with local Western Neighborhoods Project on a collaborative exhibit, The Museum at The Cliff.

This pop-up exhibition showcases art and objects from the historic Sutro Baths, Cliff House and Sutro Heights, as well as works from local artists and kid-friendly interactives.

A selection of objects from ancient Egypt collected by Adolph Sutro, now stewarded by the Global Museum on behalf of San Francisco State University, are displayed alongside other pieces from the Western Neighborhoods Project and Golden Gate National Recreation Area collections — reunited at the original site of the Sutro Baths “Museum of the World” for the first time since their removal in 1966.

A newly expanded, larger, immersive area of the exhibit called “Naiad Cove” has just opened, further exploring the historic region including items from Playland at the Beach.

Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Former Cliff House Restaurant, Richmond district of San Francisco, 1090 Point Lobos Ave, SF, CA, 94121

Cost: free

For more information about this exciting exhibition, visit the Western Neighborhoods Project website

Climate Stories
Monday, August 2, 2021, to Thursday, November 2, 2023

Recent environmental changes brought on by climate change affect Indigenous people in a unique way, especially because of their relationships with the land, ocean, and natural resources. Organized into four themes — connections to the ocean, relationships with wildlife, the power of plants, and adapting tradition — Climate Stories reveals a few of the world’s many stories of community response and adaptation. While there are many environmental issues affecting the world such as overpopulation, overfishing and overconsumption, this online exhibition focuses on the unique impacts of climate change.

Climate Stories draws from global examples from Hawaii, Alaska, Papua New Guinea, Australia, the Amazon rainforest in Brazil and more. The final section “Action Now” brings the issue home to the SF State campus and the Bay Area, highlighting faculty, staff and student involvement in climate change research and projects, from the arts to the sciences.

Even amidst the COVID-19 crisis, a majority of Americans see climate change as a clear and present threat to the health of people in their community. Join us to explore the climate conversation.

Experience Climate Stories on the Museum Studies website

Things Seen: Experiences of COVID-19
Monday, August 2, 2021, to Thursday, November 2, 2023

This online exhibition presents a selection of observations and artworks created by Museum Studies graduate students in response to the COVID-19 crisis. From humorous to poignant, each piece has an emotional component — something the creators felt compelled to do or talk about. This crisis has established new ways of seeing the world. Click through the gallery to view COVID-19 through the eyes of our students.

How do these observations compare with the things that you have seen?

Student exhibit developers: Maya Colbert, Victor Feyling, Ana Navarro, Gladys Ochoa, Sara Roberts, Rose Tocchini