CIIS Main Building Galleries
1453 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103
Monday-Friday: 9 am-6:30 pm(Excluding Holidays) Saturday and Sunday: 9 am-3pm
Current Exhibitions


2015 Exhibition Schedule


The Arts at CIIS maintains an active program of 12 to 15 exhibitions per year, making visible a diverse array of voices grappling with today's urgent social, ecological, and aesthetic questions. We are currently focusing on the complexities, histories, and challenges of our relationship with the landscape, whether through myth, memory, or revealing natural processes.

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The mission of CHROMA is to reframe pluralism in photographic exhibitions and publications.


CHROMA is an exhibition and publications project of The Arts at CIIS, fostering pluralism within the field of photography and lens-based media by supporting the work of emerging artists of African, Latino, Native American, Middle Eastern, North African, Asian, and Pacific Island heritage.


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Exhibiting artists since January 2010 include: Pablo Cristi, Maria Adela Diaz, Pato Hebert, Jesse Houlding, Deborah Jack, Christopher Lavery, Oscar Palacio, Omar Pimienta, Karen Seneferu, Pallavi Sharma, Shizue Siegel, Masako Takahashi, Cynthia Tom, Julie Tsuchiya, Renee Prisble Una, Annie Vought, Debra Walker, Suné Woods, and Ethan Worden.

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Building community through the arts.


Working with student organizations to foster dialogue about the intersections between art and other disciplines, and participating in local efforts to use the arts to empower individuals and communities, we strive to build community through the arts, both within the Institute and beyond.

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With 12-15 annual art exhibitions, artist lectures, and interdisciplinary conversations, The Arts at CIIS promotes dialogue across disciplines, and within and between communities, about the arts, visual culture, and social change. The Arts at CIIS relies on the generosity of its donors to fulfill its mission of celebrating creativity, community engagement, and integrative approaches to the social questions facing contemporary society through art. We thank you in advance for your generous contribution.