¡Escultura! Selections from The Mexican Museum's Permanent Collection 3
¡Escultura! Selections from The Mexican Museum's Permanent Collection
¡Escultura! Selections from The Mexican Museum's Permanent Collection 2

Kalmanovitz Hall Rooftop Sculpture Terrace

¡Escultura! Selections from The Mexican Museum's Permanent Collection

February 3–December 12, 2014
Kalmanovitz Hall Sculpture Terrace and Atrium

Presented in collaboration with The Mexican Museum and USF's new Master of Arts in Museum Studies Program, this exhibition features gems from The Mexican Museum’s Permanent Collection, including works by Byron Galvez, Gunther Gerzso, Manuel Neri and Francisco Zúñiga.

Educational tours available upon request.

Co-sponsored by The Mexican Museum, USF’s Master of Arts in Museum Studies Program, Center for Latino Studies in the Americas (CELASA), Latin American Studies, and Chican@ Latin@ Studies.

Wellness Sculpture Walk
Tuesday, Feb 4, 12-1 pm, Meet in the Thacher Gallery
Take a leisurely walk around campus and learn about the various artworks on the USF grounds. The walk will end at the new outdoor sculpture exhibition ¡Escultura! Selections from The Mexican Museum's Permanent Collection on the Kalmanovitz Hall Rooftop Sculpture Terrace.
Co-sponsored by the GoUSF Wellness Program.

Opening Reception
Tuesday, Feb 11, 5-7 pm, Kalmanovitz Hall Rooftop Sculpture Terrace
Mark your calendars! Join The Mexican Museum and USF as we celebrate the opening of ¡Escultura! on the Kalmanovitz Rooftop.
Co-sponsored by The Mexican Museum, USF’s Master of Arts in Museum Studies Program, Center for Latino Studies in the Americas (CELASA), and Latin@-Chican@ Studies.

Thacher Thursday Pop-Up: ¡Escultura!
Thursday, Feb 13, 12-1 pm, Kalmanovitz Hall Rooftop Sculpture Terrace
Visit the Kalmanovitz Hall Rooftop for a hands-on introduction to ¡Escultura! Led by students in USF’s Master of Arts in Museum Studies Program.
Co-sponsored by the USF’s Masters of Arts in Museum Studies Program.

The Mexican MuseumThe Mexican Museum: From Community Roots to Major Art Museum
Lecture with David J. de la Torre, Director, The Mexican Museum
Tuesday, Mar 4, 1:30-2:30 pm, McLaren 250
David J. de la Torre, Director of The Mexican Museum, will trace the history of the Museum from a community-based arts organization to one that is on a trajectory to become a major American art institution for the serious study of Latino arts and culture. His talk will explore the history, challenges and benefits of creating an identity-based institution.
Co-sponsored by The Mexican Museum, USF’s Master of Arts in Museum Studies Program, Center for Latino Studies in the Americas (CELASA), and Latin@-Chican@ Studies.


Rooftop Sculpture Terrace History

From 2000-2003, the Thacher Gallery sponsored an annual outdoor exhibition and now continues this tradition with biannual exhibitions on the Kalmanovitz Hall rooftop sculpture terrace. It opened in the Fall of 2008 with "The Puma at the End of Fulton Street: San Francisco Sculptor Arthur Putnam" featuring five figurative bronzes from the de Young Museum's collection.

When visiting the sculpture terrace, be sure to view the two historic portals located in Kalmanovitz Hall. The Romanesque Portal located in the Lou and Suzanne Giraulo Atrium dates to around 1175-1200. It came from Northern Italy, and shows Adam and Eve at the Tree of Knowledge. A gift of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the portal was raised through a generous gift of Diane Wilsey in honor of her late husband Alfred Wilsey.

The Santa Maria de Ovila Portal (ca. 1575) in the outdoor amphitheater between Kalmanovitz and Cowell Halls comes from a monastery approximately 90 miles northwest of Madrid, Spain. It features fine renaissance carvings of Saint Catherine and Saint Mary Magdalene, and God the Father. Brought to the United States by William Randolph Hearst, it stood for many years in the former de Young Museum building in Golden Gate Park, and was given to USF by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. It serves as the backdrop of the Ovila Amphitheater, a vibrant new performance space at the center of the USF campus.

Location and Hours

mapThe Rooftop Sculpture Terrace is located on the campus of the University of San Francisco on the third floor of Kalmanovitz Hall. The USF campus can be easily entered at Fulton and Cole, Parker and McAllister, and Golden Gate and Temescal. Directions to USF.

The sculpture terrace is open to the public weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Calendar

Just Passing Through

Feb. 2 – Dec. 11, 2015/Sculpture Terrace

In this group show, large-scale works invite viewers to explore the ways in which we inhabit and pass through space. Artists to be announced.

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For more information, please contact Glori Simmons, Associate Director:

Email: thachergallery@usfca.edu
Phone:
(415) 422-5178

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