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Working Hands: Frank Silva Waterfront Photographs

Frank Silva Waterfront photograph

Dates: February 1 to July 6, 2018

Location: Labor Archives and Research Center LIB 462

Sponsor: Design Space

Hours: Monday-Friday, 1 – 5 pm or by appointment

Cost: Free

Opening/Reception: Thursday February 1, 2018 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | program 6 to 7 p.m.

Exhibit Contact: Labor Archives and Research Center

Phone: (415) 405-5571

Email: larc@sfsu.edu

Website: https://library.sfsu.edu/exhibit/working-hands-frank-silva-waterfront-photographs

Frank Silva was a longshoreman who photographed the life on the docks from 1978 through 1988. His photographs are highly compelling images of workers on the waterfront, documenting a significant period of change from break bulk cargo handling to mechanized containerization and the advent of globalization. Because he worked alongside the subjects in the pictures, Silva’s portrayals are very moving and reflect a rare trust and intimacy.

The exhibition opening on February 1st features a discussion with photographer Frank Silva, Brian McWilliams (former President of the ILWU), and Alexis Madrigal (creator of the podcast "Containers").


A People's Museum of LGBTQ History

People Museum Logo

Dates: February 14 to March 16, 2018

Location: DesignSpace (Room 115), Fine Arts building

Sponsor: Design Space

Co-sponsor: GLBT Historical Society

Hours: Tuesdays - Fridays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., and by appointment

Cost: Free

Opening/Reception: Thursday, Feb. 15, 5 - 8 p.m.

Exhibit Contact: Joshua Singer

Phone: (415) 338-6067

Email: jsinger@sfsu.edu

Website: https://lca.sfsu.edu/events/2018-02-14-080000-2018-03-16-070000/817565

A People's Museum of LGBTQ History is a living archive of hundreds of hand-drawn portraits and personal stories contributed by people across the United States and internationally, in collaboration with the art/design collective AK/OK (M. Wright and Kate Jarboe). This exhibition reminds us that LGBTQ history is made up of the countless individual histories of people we have known, including aunts, uncles, cousins, parents, children, friends, lovers, neighbors, coworkers, classmates, teachers and selves. This socially engaged artwork presents an homage to the LGBTQ people we collectively remember, yet whose stories have largely been untold.

Previous workshops have been held at the Bishopsgate Institute in London, Brooklyn Museum, Oakland Museum of California and Southern Exposure in San Francisco.


30th Annual Stillwell Student Exhibition

stillwell selfportrait

Dates: February 21 to March 15, 2018

Location: Fine Arts Gallery, Fine Arts building

Sponsor: Fine Arts Gallery

Hours: Tuesdays - Fridays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., and by appointment

Cost: Free


Exhibit Contact: Fine Arts Gallery

Phone: (415) 338-6535

Email: gallery@sfsu.edu

Website: https://lca.sfsu.edu/events/2018-02-21-080000-2018-03-15-070000/817147

Juried by their peers, this 30th annual exhibition features students latest work in video, photography, textiles, metal arts, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and more. The exhibit also displays works by second-year Master of Fine Arts students and Leo D. Stillwell Jr., a watercolor and oil painter who died at age 22 in 1948.



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