The mission of the Fine Arts Gallery is to showcase recent developments in local, regional, national and international contemporary and historical art with special focus on representing the diversity of our community and furthering the University's commitment to social justice.
The vision of the Fine Arts Gallery is to serve a broad and varied audience that includes students, faculty and staff of San Francisco State University, along with the local arts community and the greater population of the region, while carrying out a program that reflects the range of disciplines taught by San Francisco State's School of Art. To accomplish this, we organize professional artist exhibitions and present the work of student artists. Lectures, performances, film screenings and other public programs serve to expand the discussions initiated in our exhibitions. Student involvement in all aspects of organizing and presenting exhibitions in the Fine Arts Gallery is key to the program.
Current and past funders include the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation, Terra Foundation for American Art, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Irvine Foundation, the California Arts Council, Walter and Elise Haas Fund, Zellerbach Family Fund, Fleishhacker Foundation, and the SF State Instructionally Related Student Activities Fund.