Many of the Arts Commission's public art programs take years to come to fruition due to multi-year construction timelines. Here you can check in on the status of several of our largest projects currently underway.

Liz Glynn Terra-Techne, 2019 Cast Stainless steel; terracotta
San Francisco International Airport: Liz Glynn, Terra-Techne, 2019.

Treasure Island Arts Program

The Treasure Island Public Art Program is guided by the Treasure Island Arts Master Plan, which is funded by one percent of the construction costs of Treasure Island’s redevelopment.

Learn more about the Treasure Island Arts Program

 

Dr. Maya Angelou MonumentMaya Angelou rendering

In 2018 the Board of Supervisors passed the Women’s Recognition Public Art Fund ordinance which called for the Arts Commission to erect a statue of Dr. Maya Angelou at the Main Library. This marked a new City policy requiring that at least 30% of nonfictional figures in the public realm represent significant women whose accomplishments embody our City's values and ideals. The proposal by Berkeley artist Lava Thomas was selected for this commission. The sculpture representing Dr. Angelou will be located outside of the San Francisco Main Public Library. (Thomas's rendering is seen at right.) This monument will honor one of the most significant literary artists and activists of our time, and will be an ever-present role model and inspiration to all, and especially to girls and young women. Most of the sculptures that honor individuals were gifts to the city made in the late 19th Century, and recognize white men. The sculpture of Dr. Maya Angelou will begin to redress this gender imbalance by venerating a woman of color. 

We anticipate the sculpture will be installed in fall 2024. (Please note, this date is subject to change.)

Learn more about the Dr. Maya Angelou Monument

 

49 South Van Ness Video Art ProgramMaya Angelou rendering

Eleven artists were commissioned to create site-specific videos for 49 South Van Ness. The works in this program represent a broad range of thought, ideas, and a diversity of video artmaking processes that reflect the work performed at this building, notions about labor both seen and invisible, and San Franciso’s unique history, culture, and people. Artists include: Zeina Barakeh, Lindsay Rothwell, David Bayus, Selina Trepp, Miguel Arzabe, Susana Barrón, Kota Ezawa (Co-Directed by Julian Brave NoiseCat), Patrick Sean Gibson, Jeremy Rourke, Aron Kantor, and Chitra Ganesh.

We anticipate the videos will begin playing at 49 South Van Ness starting in spring 2024. (Please note, this date is subject to change.)

Learn more about the 49 South Van Ness Video Art Program

What's Coming Up

Public Meeting

Executive Committee Meeting

December 18
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1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Hybrid: 401 Van Ness | Rm 125 and Online
Public Meeting

Visual Arts Committee Meeting

December 16
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2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Hybrid: City Hall | Rm 408 and Online
Public Meeting

Civic Design Review Committee Meeting

December 11
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2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Hybrid: City Hall | Rm 408 and Online
Public Meeting

Community Investments Committee Meeting

December 09
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1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Hybrid: City Hall | Rm 416 and Online