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Art in the Library

Artist in Residence Program​

The Artist in Residence program promotes health humanities by exposing and re-purposing historical materials preserved in the Archives and Special Collections. Through collaboration with the Makers Lab, the artist creates work that explores connections between art and healing, examines the process of scientific discovery, addresses contemporary issues related to health care and social justice, or addresses historical subjects in health sciences inspired by the Archives and Special Collections holdings including rare books, personal papers, photographs, artifacts, university publications, East Asian and Art collections.

Intrinsic Value: Art Celebrating the San Francisco Bay Area BIPOC Community

The theme of this series was unlikely connections.  The artists question the meaning of connection and explore the concept of unlikely. Artists present meditations on mysterious or deep connections while showcasing unique interpretations of the theme.

Permanent exhibits at Parnassus Kalmanovitz Library

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Fifth floor

  • Portrait of Sir Isaac Newton
  • Sunbather sculpture