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Past Exhibitions 2010

Jewett Gallery and Skylight Gallery

Image from exhibitionCelebrating Fabulous/Activist Bay Area Lesbians with Disabilities: A 40 Year Retrospective

September 18 - November 21, 2010, Main Library, Skylight Gallery

Image from exhibition*Singgalot (The Ties That Bind)

August 14 - October 24, 2010, Main Library, Jewett Gallery

Image from exhibition*Empire of Thirst
Robert Dawson's Photographs of Water in the West

June 26 - August 1, 2010, Main Library, Jewett Gallery

Image from exhibition*Hand Bookbinders of California: 38th Anniversary Exhibition

June 8 - August 15, 2010, Main Library, Skylight Gallery Exhibit Area

Image from exhibitionA Dog's Life (With a Special Appearance by Cats)
Selections from the Schmulowitz Collection of Wit & Humor

A comic take on dogs and their sometime sidekicks, cats. Drawn from the Schmulowitz Collection of Wit & Humor, the Library’s annual wit & humor exhibition features the work of classic magazine illustrators, beloved characters from newspapers and comic books and doggish anecdotes and images from around the world.

April 1 - May 31, 2010, Main Library, Skylight Gallery

Image from exhibitionDog Me Around
Comic Dog Portraits by Irene Dogmatic

Comic dog portraits by Berkeley artist Irene Dogmatic on display in the Skylight Gallery wall cases, Sixth Floor, Main Library.

April 1 - May 31, 2010, Main Library, Skylight Gallery

Image from exhibition*Korean Comics: A Society Through Small Frames

The exhibition examines the changing social relativities of Korean society from the 1950s through the 1990s by reading its comic books.

March 13 - June 13, 2010, Main Library, Jewett Gallery

Image from exhibitionRenewal: Printmakers from the New Northern Ireland

Exhibition of contemporary Northern Ireland printmakers featuring a variety of techniques and includes many spectacular landscapes.

February 19 - March 21, 2010, Main Library, Skylight Gallery Exhibit Area

Image from exhibitionCelebrating Art with Elders

Exhibition showcases artwork ranging from pen and ink to watercolor by diverse senior citizens residing in long-term care facilities around the Bay Area.

January 9 - February 28, 2010, Main Library, Jewett Gallery

Image from exhibitionThe Portola Festival of 1909:
A Party with a Purpose

The Portola Festival of 1909 was a grand celebration to declare that San Francisco had rebuilt and was ready for business and tourists after the 1906 earthquake and fire.

October 20 - January 8, 2010, Main Library, Skylight Gallery

Other Exhibition Areas in the Library

Image from exhibitionIris Chang and her Unfinished Dream

An exhibit of personal photographs, manuscripts and documents that explore the life and work of Iris Chang, author of The Rape of Nanking.

October 2 - December 2, 2010, Main Library, Chinese Center

Image from exhibitionBlack and Brown Images

September 4 - October 31, 2010, Main Library, International Center

Image from exhibitionFilipinos in San Francisco

September 4 - October 31, 2010, Main Library, International Center

Image from exhibition*United in Peace: Artists Leading The Way
AfroSolo Arts Festival 17

A mixed media group-show that explores the theme of peace in its many facets. Subject matter will range from human connections, family matters, racial harmony, global concerns and/or religious dilemmas.

August 15 - October 15, 2010, Main Library, African American Center

Image from exhibition*Baha

July 10 - October 28, 2010, Main Library, Library Café Display Case

Image from exhibitionCalifornia Delta
Rural Charm and Natural Beauty

July 10 - October 7, 2010, Main Library, Environmental Center

Image from exhibitionFun with the Feds!

July 1 - August 5, 2010, Main Library, Children's Center Exhibit Space

Image from exhibition*Golden Voices
Life Stories of San Francisco Seniors

June 25 - August 25, 2010, Main Library, San Francisco History Center

Image from exhibition*Military Career & Family Life
of Mr. Chiang Ching-kuo (1910-1988)

June 12 - August 26, 2010, Main Library, Chinese Center

Image from exhibitionCalifornia's Russian Colony: Fort Ross 1812-1841

June 5 - August 12, 2010, Main Library, International Center

Image from exhibitionCLUB FOOT: Moving In The Direction Of History
Artifacts from SF's Art Punk Cabaret

June 5 - August 5, 2010, Main Library, Music Center

Image from exhibition*Juried Japanese Art Kite Show

June 4 - July 29, 2010, Main Library, International Center

Image from exhibitionGirl Who "Wed" Another Girl
Pre 1950 Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Marriages in the U.S.

June 1 - July 30, 2010, Main Library, General Collections

Image from exhibitionCartoon Art Museum - Talking Points Presents
Fridgeland & Art Is Your Voice, Speak Up!

cartoon animation exhibit

May 15 - July 15, 2010, Main Library, Teen Center

Image from exhibition100th Anniversary of the U.S. Immigration Station, Angel Island

May 1 - July 22, 2010, Main Library, Larkin Street Bridge

Image from exhibitionColoring Outside the Lines:
Black Cartoonists as Social Commentators

Several Black cartoonists, whose comic strips appear in newspapers across the country, share their experiences, inspiration and perspectives as social commentators and provocateurs.

April 11 - June 30, 2010, Main Library, African American Center

Image from exhibitionForbidden City: The Golden Age of Chinese Nightclubs

This exhibit, looking back at San Francisco’s Chinese nightclubs of the 1930s-1950s, includes vintage photographs, costumes, menus and other mementos from the clubs and performers.

April 10 - June 12, 2010, Main Library, San Francisco History Center

Image from exhibitionHorses, Horses, Horses: Work, Rescue, Retirement
Books and photographs from the collection

A display of photographs and artifacts on the life of retired San Francisco Police horses. In the Business, Science, & Technology Center, Fourth Floor, Main Library.

April 1 - May 31, 2010, Main Library, Business, Science & Technology

Image from exhibitionPerfectly Beastly: Exemplary Books on the Animal Condition

Display of books presented by the General Collections & Humanities Center, Third Floor display case, Main Library.

April 1 - May 31, 2010, Main Library, General Collections

Image from exhibitionIt's Raining Cats and Dogs!

A selection of children's books will be on view in the Fisher Children’s Center, Second Floor, Main Library.

April 1 - May 31, 2010, Main Library, Children's Center Exhibit Space

Image from exhibitionFierce Sistahs!
Activism, Art & Community of Bay Area Lesbians of Color 1975 – Present

Photographs by Lenn Keller.

March 20 - May 20, 2010, Main Library, Gay & Lesbian Center

Image from exhibitionIf I am Killed, I Shall Arise in the Salvadoran People

On exhibit are images of El Salvador by photographer Karen Ande from her 2009 visit.

March 6 - May 6, 2010, Main Library, International Center

Image from exhibitionElegant Needlework: Embroidery from Shanghai

Shanghai exhibition that features vivid and beautiful handmade works of elegant embroidered art.

March 1 - May 31, 2010, Main Library, Chinese Center

Image from exhibitionFaces of Ghana-Photo Reflections

Photo exhibit presenting the land and the people of the West African nation of Ghana, presented by Dr. Marcus Lorenzo Penn.

February 19 - March 11, 2010, Main Library, African American Center

Image from exhibitionOccupation!
Economic Justice As a Civil Right In San Francisco, 1963-64

A collaborative exhibit highlighting the massive 1963 civil disobedience actions in San Francisco.

February 19 - March 27, 2010, Main Library, San Francisco History Center

Image from exhibitionSnap/Shot: 99 Years of Looking Fabulous

Exhibition of photographs that were donated to the San Francisco Public Library by gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) community members from throughout the city.

November 14 - June 30, 2010, Eureka Valley, Eureka Valley General Floor Area