The University of San Francisco presents Out of Place: The Power of Art in Unexpected Spaces An Evening with Cheryl Haines

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 6, 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: Fromm Hall, University of San Francisco
Free and open to the public

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (January 9, 2019) — The University of San Francisco (USF) presents Cheryl Haines, founding executive director of FOR-SITE, speaking about her experiences presenting thought-provoking artwork in non-traditional 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. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 6 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Fromm Hall on the USF campus, and it is free and open to the public.

Out of Place is presented by the Thacher Gallery at USF in celebration of its 20th anniversary season and in conjunction with the exhibition, Quiet Spaces: Picturing Sanctuary in the Illustrated Book on view through February 10. Curated by the MA in Museum Studies Curatorial Practicum class, Quiet Spaces presents the ways that personal and collective refuge are represented in modern, illustrated books. Co-presenters include USF’s Art History/Arts Management Program and the MA in Museum Studies Program.

About Cheryl Haines and the FOR-SITE Foundation

For more than 25 years, Cheryl Haines has developed site-specific exhibitions and public programs that have exposed new audiences to contemporary art and advanced discourse on art about place. In 2003, Haines established the FOR-SITE Foundation to foster the creation, presentation, and public understanding of place-based art through artist residencies, arts education, and commissions in outdoor, historic, and cultural sites. 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.

About the Thacher Gallery

Celebrating its 20th year, the Thacher Gallery, located in the University of San Francisco’s Gleeson Library, is a public art gallery where creativity, scholarship, and community converge. The gallery is free and open to the public daily 12-6pm. Located at 2130 Fulton Street. (415) 422-5178.

About the University of San Francisco

The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes, and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco’s first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.” For more information, visit