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SF State Designs: Alumni Exhibition

Image from "SF State Designs: Alumni Exhibition," depicting a woman in black clothing standing in front of a white background.

Dates: September 15 – October 11

Location: Design Gallery (Room 115), Fine Arts building

Sponsor: School of Design

Hours: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesdays – Saturdays

Cost: Free

Opening reception: Sept. 15, 4 – 6 p.m.

Contact: Design Gallery

Phone: (415) 338-2211

Email: sfsudesigngallery@gmail.com

Website: https://lca.sfsu.edu/events/2016-09-20-070000-2016-10-11-070000/815311

San Francisco State University's new Design Gallery launches its inaugural exhibition with a showcase of alumni working in design disciplines including graphic, product, user experience, service design, interior, fashion and accessories and material development. The work displays a range of interests and practices engaging aesthetics, social innovation and sustainability reflecting the ethos and spirit of the University. 


When I Remember I See Red: California Native American Contemporary Art

Image from "When I Remember I See Red" exhibit

Dates: September 17 – October 13

Location: Fine Arts Gallery, Fine Arts building

Sponsor: Fine Arts Gallery

Hours: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesdays – Saturdays

Cost: Free

Opening reception:  Sept. 17, 1 - 3 p.m.

Contact: Fine Arts Gallery

Phone: (415) 338-6535

Email: gallery@sfsu.edu

Website: lca.sfsu.edu/events/2016-09-17-070000-2016-10-13-070000/815221

This exhibition is the first historical survey of California-based modern and contemporary Native American art. "When I Remember I See Red" shows how contemporary Native American artists in California are reclaiming their identity and culture through provocative work that emphasizes the paradox of living in contradictory worlds, environmental issues, a commitment to remembering and more.


Worshiping the God of Dynamite

Poster for "Spect: The 27th annual Design and Industry Exhibition"

Dates: May 5 – December 1

Location: Library Gallery, 4th floor

Sponsor: Labor Archives and Research Center

Hours: 1-5 p.m.

Cost: Free

Contact: Tanya Hollis

Phone: (415) 405-5570

Email: thollis@sfsu.edu

Website: library.sfsu.edu/exhibit/worshiping-god-dynamite

"Worshiping the God of Dynamite" is an exhibition of historic materials from the collections of the Labor Archives and Research Center to mark the 100th anniversary of a significant event in the city's history that has long been forgotten — the 1916 Preparedness Day bombing.

Despite significant public opposition, the Preparedness Day Parade was organized by the city's Chamber of Commerce to generate support for U.S. involvement in World War I. During the course of the parade, a bomb exploded at the corner of Steuart and Market Streets; 10 bystanders died and 40 were injured as a result of the blast. Despite never being identified by witnesses and evidence proving they were not at the site of the bombing, labor organizers Tom Mooney and Warren K. Billings were found guilty of the crime; Mooney was sentenced to death, and Billings to life in prison. Immediately after their trials, evidence came to light that exonerated them, but it took over two decades, and persistent international pressure, for them to secure their freedom by pardon.

Curated by Tanya Hollis, the exhibition includes photography and film footage of the parade, materials related to Mooney's arrest along with the photographic and documentary evidence used to exonerate him and Billings, materials from the national and international campaigns to free Mooney, and publications and other items related to anarchism, the Wobblies, and the Socialist Party in San Francisco during the period.

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