Gallery History

Thacher Gallery

The gift of Mary and Carter Thacher, the Thacher Gallery at USF mounted its first exhibition "Coyolxauhqui • Madre Cosmica" in the winter of 1998.

Since its inception, the gallery has been committed to presenting a range of artistic media and expression, from regional to international, from traditional to experimental. Each year the gallery presents a diverse range of exhibitions, including an annual student showcase.

Previous group exhibitions and solo shows include:

  • Bay Area icons, past and present, such as Eleanor Dickinson, David Lance Goines, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Tom Killion, Henry Evans, Carleton Watkins and William Keith;
  • Emerging California artists such as Desiree Holman, Tahiti Pehrson, Mitra Fabian and Jamil Hellu;
  • Exemplary spiritual and historical exhibitions such as Georges Rouault’s Miserere et Guerre, Sacramental Light: Latin American Devotional Art, Galleons and Globalization: California Mission Arts and Pacific Rim and Interwoven: Native California Basketry Arts from the Missions Forward;
  • and innovative collaborations with groups such as the Indigenous Arts Collective, 3.9 Collective, Taller Tupac Amaru, Women’s Environmental Artists Directory (WEAD) and the Faithful Fools/Kopanang Women’s Group from South American.

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