Exhibits

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Exhibits

29th Annual Stillwell Student Exhibition

Painting of Leo D. Stillwell Jr.

Dates: November 9 – December 1

Location: Fine Arts Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Sponsor: Fine Arts Gallery

Hours: Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

Opening reception: November 9, 4 – 6 p.m.

Contact: Fine Arts Gallery

Phone: (415) 338-6535

Email: gallery@sfsu.edu

Website: lca.sfsu.edu/events/2016-11-08-080000-2016-12-01-080000/815301

Juried by their peers, this 29th 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.

 

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.

 

Revolution Times: Underground Press of the ’60s and ’70s

Logo for "Revolution Times"

Dates: October 20 – December 1

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

Sponsor: School of Design

Hours: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

Opening reception: November 3, 5 – 7 p.m.

Contact: Design Gallery

Phone: (415) 338-2211

Email: sfsudesigngallery@gmail.com

Website: http://lca.sfsu.edu/events/2016-10-20-070000-2016-11-18-080000/815379

The history of 1960s and 1970s radical newspapers comes to life in this visual exhibit, featuring historically significant counterculture newspapers from of the archive of Black Panther Party historian Billy X Jennings. The exhibit features selections from The Black Panther Newspaper, The Berkeley Barb, The East Village Other, Basta Ya, Berkeley Tribe, San Francisco Oracle, Chicago Seed and many others. Curated and designed by Stacy Asher, Aaron Sutherlen and students at University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

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