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Thacher Gallery

Located in the Gleeson Library/Geschke Center, the Mary and Carter Thacher Gallery is a crossroads where creativity, scholarship, and community converge.


With a focus on art from California, we present exhibitions of emerging artists, Bay Area icons, and major collections that explore aesthetics, stimulate cross-disciplinary dialogue, and reflect the university’s commitment to social justice.

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We offer free exhibitions, lectures, programs, tours, and artmaking workshops. We also host university gatherings, performances, and pop-up exhibitions.

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The gallery serves as a professional hands-on training laboratory for students interested in museum studies and arts management.

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Visit Thacher Gallery

The Thacher Gallery is free and open to the public 12-6 p.m. daily whenever the library is open. For library closures, visit Gleeson Library’s Hours. If you do not carry a USF identification card, please ring the exterior doorbell and let Circulation know before passing through the gates. Check back later for exhibitions on the sculpture terrace.

All visitors are welcome. To request disability-related accommodations, please call (415) 422-5178 or email

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  • Victoria Farlow, Program Assistant
  • Glori Simmons, Director
  • Jabor Al Dosari (‘25)
  • Priscilla Arrighi (‘25) 
  • Cecelia Baldwin (‘25)
  • Diego Davidson-Gomez (‘26)
  • Mella Lissner (‘25)

Curatorial Advisory Board

  • Jenifer Wofford, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Art + Architecture

  • Javier Plasencia, Program Manager, Museum Studies
  • Chanda Briggs, MLIS, Outreach Librarian, Gleeson Library | Geschke Center
  • Donovan Hernandez, MA in Museum Studies, ‘24

Submit Your Work

The Thacher Gallery accepts submissions from California-based artists and collectors. Send an email inquiry with a brief description of your work or collection to

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Thacher Gallery

Gleeson Library | Geschke Center
2495 Golden Gate Ave
San Francisco, CA 94117

Thacher Gallery is free and open to the public from 12-6 p.m. daily. Please check USF’s pandemic protocols before planning your visit.