Exhibits

(Dis)Location: Black Exodus
Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, to Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022

Design Gallery at San Francisco State University is pleased to announce the opening of the first sited exhibition of (Dis)Location: Black Exodus, presented in collaboration with the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project. Anti-Eviction Mapping Project is a data visualization and multimedia storytelling collective in San Francisco, New York City and L.A. that creates maps, tools and narratives for housing and racial justice. (Dis)Location is a multi-platform publication and public workshop series centered around the issue of local housing justice in the Bay Area. Black Exodus builds upon the Anti-Eviction Mapping project's commitment to centering communities as producers of social and historical knowledge. Activated by the unprecedented out-migration of Black San Franciscans from their historic neighborhoods, the aim with this project has been to foreground Black storytelling and artmaking. .

View online: Virtual Exhibit 1Virtual Exhibit 2Virtual Exhibit 3Virtual Exhibit 4

For more information about this exciting exhibition, visit the College of Liberal & Creative Arts website

The Museum at the Cliff
Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, to Friday, April 10, 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.

The museum is free and open to the public: Thursdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., from October 23, 2021, through mid-April, 2022.

Location: Former Cliff House Gift Shop in the Richmond District of San Francisco at 1090 Point Lobos Ave, SF, CA, 94121

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

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
Saturday, April 4, 2021, to Friday, April 22, 2022

Master of Fine Arts candidates Keisha Mrotek, Beril Or and Kristen Wong present their new work, viewable online in 3D and virtual reality. These emerging artists showcase the creativity and diversity in the School of Art's rigorous and competitive three-year MFA program. A virtual opening reception is schedule for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24. View online

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