Library spaces open to UCSF ID holders. See timeline for reopening.

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 Intrinsic Value of Art Series is a UCSF student-led organization that promotes and celebrates the voices of Bay Area BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) artists. As a program within a health sciences institution, we strive to create opportunities for collaboration and develop events that support, uplift, and expand the reach of the creative community in the Bay Area.

The 2023 iteration of the Intrinsic Value of Art Series focused on organizing art-based activations that center partnership building between local artists, community organizations, and UCSF.

Permanent exhibits at Parnassus Kalmanovitz Library

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Fifth floor

  • Portrait of Sir Isaac Newton
  • Sunbather sculpture