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Past Exhibitions 2019

All Library Locations

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1938 Scale Model of San Francisco

January 25 – April 28, 2019, all library locations

Jewett Gallery and Skylight Gallery

Image from exhibitionAnne Frank:
A History for Today

July 6 - August 15, 2019, Main Library, Skylight Gallery

Image from exhibitionHow We Play

April 20 - August 11, 2019, Main Library, Jewett Gallery

Image from exhibitionWhen We Were Very Young
Children's Books from the Schmulowitz Collection of Wit & Humor

April 1 - May 31, 2019, Main Library, Skylight Gallery Exhibit Area

Image from exhibitionImmigrant Girl, Radical Woman

February 2 - May 19, 2019, Main Library, Skylight Gallery Exhibit Area

Image from exhibitionVisual Poetry: A Lyrical Twist
Thomas Ingmire Calligraphy and Poetry in Collaboration

November 17 - March 31, 2019, Main Library, Jewett Gallery

Image from exhibitionTender Souls

September 15 - January 13, 2019, Main Library, Skylight Gallery Exhibit Area

Other Exhibition Areas in the Library

Image from exhibitionArmchair Travel
Summer Stride

June 21 - August 20, 2019, Main Library, Magazines & Newspapers Center 5th Fl

Image from exhibitionThe Man Who Lit Lady Liberty
The extraordinary rise and fall of actor M. B. Curtis

May 18 - August 22, 2019, Main Library, Art, Music & Recreation Center

Image from exhibitionLight of Nanjing
Photo exhibit of a city

May 18 - July 18, 2019, Main Library, Library Café Display Case

Image from exhibition61st Annual Potrero Hill Artists' Exhibition

May 4 - July 26, 2019, Potrero, Potrero General Floor Area

Image from exhibitionThread that Connects
Quilt and Fabric artwork

May 4 - August 1, 2019, Main Library, International Center

Image from exhibitionThe Port Chicago Story
Lighting the Fuse to Civil Rights

April 27 - July 25, 2019, Main Library, African American Center

Image from exhibitionFact Check
Getting to the Facts in our News

April 2 - June 20, 2019, Main Library, Magazines & Newspapers Center 5th Fl

Image from exhibitionFake News Is for Real

March 30 - June 20, 2019, Main Library, Government Information Center

Image from exhibitionStrike! Ethnic Studies Now

March 23 - June 20, 2019, Main Library, General Collections

Image from exhibitionHERstory: past, present, future

March 1 - March 31, 2019, Main Library, Grove Street entrance exhibit cases

Image from exhibitionIn Search of the Glass Slipper
San Francisco, 1974: Photographs by Perci Chester

February 16 - May 16, 2019, Main Library, LGBTQIA Center Exhibit Space

Image from exhibitionLooking for the Sealed Memories
US-China Air Force Alliance - War of Resistance Photo Exhibition

February 9 - May 9, 2019, Main Library, Chinese Center

Image from exhibitionBe Our Valentine!
Victorian Valentine cards from the Duane Weston Collection

February 1 - February 28, 2019, Main Library, Grove Street entrance exhibit cases

Image from exhibitionIllusion and the Magic City
A Celebration of the 80th Anniversary of the Golden Gate International Exposition

January 26 - April 18, 2019, Main Library, San Francisco History Center

Image from exhibition3D Model of West Portal Area on Display
Take Part

January 22 - April 28, 2019, West Portal, West Portal General Floor Area

Image from exhibitionUnsung Heroes
Black Shipyard Workers, 1940 - 1945

January 15 - April 11, 2019, Main Library, African American Center

Image from exhibitionThe Mothers Building
Photography by Richard Rothman

December 15 - March 15, 2019, Main Library, San Francisco History Center

Image from exhibitionART/WORK
Art created by the staff at SFPL

December 8 - March 8, 2019, Main Library, Art, Music & Recreation Center

Image from exhibitionSF Wildlife
San Francisco Wildlife Photography by Jouko van der Kruijssen

December 8 - March 28, 2019, Main Library, Government Information Center

Image from exhibitionHoliday Train at the Main Library

December 7 - January 3, 2019, Main Library, Children's Center Exhibit Space

Image from exhibitionSHAPED:
Sharing HIV/AIDS Photos Essentially Deaf

December 1 - April 30, 2019, Main Library, Deaf Services Center

Image from exhibitionBringing Dharma West
Celebrating 100 Years of Chan Master Hsuan Hua’s Teaching

October 6 - January 11, 2019, Main Library, Chinese Center

Image from exhibitionWuhan Stories
China through the Lens of American Photographers

September 8 - January 10, 2019, Main Library, Library Café Display Case

Image from exhibitionPortals: A Group Show of Speculative Fictions

August 18 - February 7, 2019, Main Library, LGBTQIA Center Exhibit Space