Out of Place: The Power of Art in Unexpected Spaces | An Evening with Cheryl Haines

Wednesday, February 6 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Fromm Hall - FR 120 - Xavier Auditorium

This event is free and open to the public.

Cherly Haines portrait
Cheryl Haines

Join the University of San Francisco for an evening with Cheryl Haines, founding executive director of FOR-SITE, as she speaks about her experiences presenting thought-provoking artwork in non-traditional public spaces. Haines’s curatorial work challenges us to reexamine how we think about place, while emphasizing the role that artists play in fostering dialogue about the environment and human rights. Current and past site-specific installations and exhibitions include Andy Goldsworthy’s Spire, Wood Line, and Tree Fall in the Presidio; @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, Ai Weiwei’s transformation of Alcatraz Island, and group shows in former military batteries and chapels. From sanctuary to freedom of expression, FOR-SITE’s projects address important cultural issues that resonate on both a personal and collective level.

Presented by the University of San Francisco’s Department of Art + Architecture, Museum Studies Program, Art History/Arts Management Program and Thacher Gallery in conjunction with Quiet Spaces: Picturing Sanctuary in the Illustrated Book and in celebration of the gallery’s 20th anniversary season.