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Events & Exhibition Calendar

The Thacher Gallery presents free public programs, including artist talks, craft demonstrations, and docent-led tours for all ages. The facility also serves as a professional training laboratory for students interested in arts management, museum studies, and exhibitions. The gallery often collaborates with faculty and classes for linked programming.

The Thacher Gallery is open to the public from 12-6 p.m. daily, except during library closures. Please confirm the library schedule prior to visiting, especially during holidays.

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

Upcoming Events

Yolanda M. López: Women's Work is Never Done

(Aug. 31–Nov. 12, 2023) These recently rediscovered works on paper, photographs, and process pieces by renown Bay Area artist and activist Yolanda M. López (1942-2021) chart the evolution of her creative projects from the 1960s to the 2010s.

Yolanda M. López, detail of In Solidarity with the Women of Central America, 1985, pen and ink on paper

Offerings Somatic—the body as a substance of ritual

(Nov. 30, 2023–Feb. 18, 2024) This group exhibition, including Chris Evans, Evelyn Leder, Tossie Long, and Midori, features Bay Area multi/interdisciplinary artists engaging the body as vessels, offerings, and conduits for ritual. Presented by the MA in Museum Studies program’s Curatorial Practicum class led by Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen.

Midori, video still from Kimono 2 What We Wear (Reliquiae), 2017/2022

Visions of the Past, Islands of the Future

(March 6–April 14, 2023) These new multimedia artworks by Rivka Valérie Louissaint investigate the stories of the artist’s homeland of Haiti and its island neighbor, Cuba, to reveal their roles in the inception of African Diaspora in the American continent and as sources for visions of possible futures for the descendants of Africans brought to the Americas long ago.

Rivka Valérie Louissaint, Visions of the Past, Islands of the Future Series (detail), mixed media on canvas, 2023

25th Thacher Art + Architecture Annual

(May 3–June 30, 2024) This annual juried exhibition showcases juniors and seniors in the Department of Art + Architecture. Presented by the BA in Art History and Museum Studies program’s Thacher Practicum class.

Mary Lou Grace Robison, Leaning with Intent to Fall (detail), oil, spray paint, air brush, collaged drawings from Marquis, 2023

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.