The Sam Francis Gallery, located in the Peter Boxenbaum Arts Education Centre, is dedicated to the display of student art and to presenting cutting edge exhibitions of work by locally and nationally prominent artists.

Thematically based group exhibitions are often organized by independent curators and participating artists give public lectures and student workshops. Each spring a group of student curators works with the Gallery Director to organize an exhibition of works by local artists.

Current Exhibition

EXHIBITION: Moonlighting: An exhibition of Work by Crossroads’ Teaching Artists
Susan Arena, Melissa Bouwman, Janice Gomez, Kate Johnson, Peter Melville, Rich Mudge, Pam Posey, Jesse Robinson, Jean Robison, Leslie Rosdol, Vernon Salyers
DATES: September 17 – October 17, 2014

 Wednesday, September 17, 6-8 p.m.

  Crossroads School
  1714 21st Street Santa Monica, CA 90404
  Peter Boxenbaum Arts Building, 2nd floor
HOURS: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Moonlighting features artworks made by the members of Crossroads School K -12 Visual Art Department. Each teacher has her/his own art practice, and each brings a unique creative voice to the department. The works in this show run the gamut of contemporary art practices and present a wide array of materials and methods – from installation, video and performance art to painting and sculpture. Every day, Crossroad’s teaching artists bring their extensive knowledge, experience and passion from their own studio into the classroom.

Learn more about the work and the artists here.

Upcoming Exhibitions

EXHIBITION: Logistical Gymnastics
RECEPTION: Thursday, October 23, 6-8 p.m.
DATES: October 23 – November 21

Curated by Janice Gomez and Jesse Robinson, Crossroads Art Faculty. 
Work exhibited will be by LA based contemporary artists.
Distribution, redistribution, and dissemination. The exhibition titled Logistical Gymnastics brings together artworks that travel out from the gallery space into the larger world.  Using various forms of physical and digital transmission these works invite chance, collaboration, and contingency in ways that expand our traditional notions of both authorship and the static art object.     

Contact Information

Sam Francis Gallery
Crossroads School
2nd Floor, Peter Boxenbaum Arts Building
1714 21st Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 829-7391
Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(Monday - Friday) 
Middle and Upper School: 21st Street Campus | 1714 21st St., Santa Monica, Calif. 90404 | Phone: (310) 829-7391
Elementary School: Norton Campus | 1715 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, Calif. 90404 | Phone: (310) 828-1196
Crossroads School provides a unique K-12 program built on a progressive, developmental model of education.