The Capricorn Chronicles
The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries' Golden Capricorn Season kicks off with a special exhibition that opens their 50-year archive to the public.
Opening February 12, The Capricorn Chronicles invites viewers to the SFAC Main Gallery in the Veterans Building to spend time looking through the Galleries' 50-year archive of exhibitions that include catalogues and correspondences, slides of past exhibitions, and video documentation of public programs and openings throughout the Galleries' history.
The Gallery will be set up as a library while staff situate their desks in the gallery and continue organizing, updating, and cataloging historical documents, promotional materials, and other interesting pieces from the Galleries' past.
Saturday Time Warp
Every Saturday afternoon from 3 – 5 p.m., the SFAC Galleries will host a variety of events that invite the public to join featured curators, past directors, artists and others that were influential in the history of the gallery. We’ll spend the afternoon sharing memories and conversations about the SFAC Galleries and the ever-changing San Francisco arts landscape. Watch our website and social media pages for event particulars.
Help us fill in the gaps!
During the run of The Capricorn Chronicles, SFAC Galleries will be accepting materials that will help fill out the archive and help us learn more about the Galleries’ history. Visitors can email the Galleries at email@example.com with snapshots of what they have, and an appointment can be made where visitors can either donate their items or have it scanned and returned. Visitors may also drop by with materials during our special gallery hours, Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 5 p.m. or during our Saturday afternoon programs.
Founded in 1970 as Capricorn Asunder, the SFAC Galleries is celebrating its 50th Anniversary, their golden anniversary in 2020 and has adopted the Capricorn as its anniversary season mascot, acknowledging the Galleries' longevity with a Golden Capricorn Season.