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The Arts at CIIS

The Arts at CIIS

A renowned San Francisco exhibition center, where people from different identities and communities connect through the arts and culture.

Image: Zora J. Murff's Remaking the Mark exhibition in the Desai | Matta Gallery (2018).

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About the Arts at CIIS

The Arts at CIIS is rooted in the belief that arts and culture advance civic participation and engagement in our communities, nourish curiosity, and foster discourse across differences about the challenges we share and the future we’re creating.

Image: Karla Diaz' exhibition, While You Were Sleeping, in the Desai | Matta Gallery (2022).

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We have been curating evocative exhibitions for a decade and a half.

Image: Chaksam-Pa Tibetan Dance and Opera Company, performed in front of Ang Tsherin Sherpa's exhibition, Himlayan Contemporary (2017).

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Learn about our current exhibitions and those that are upcoming.

Image: Photo of curator Kija Lucas at Karla Diaz' exhibition, While You Were Sleeping (2022).