• Crossroads School
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: Animated Adjectives, Language Into Form
An artist workshop-residency with Los Angeles artist Kiel Johnson wherein student participants make and animate their own sculptural words with cardboard and other materials and, in the process, reflect on themselves.

Jan. 25-Feb. 11, 2016

 Thursday, Feb. 11, 6-8 p.m.

SAM FRANCIS GALLERY at Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences 
  Peter Boxenbaum Arts Building, 2nd floor
  1734 21st Street Santa Monica, CA 90404
HOURS: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Past Exhibitions

EXHIBITION: “Wear and Tear: The Joy and Frustrations of a Line Junkie”
                               Paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures by Tanner Goldbeck 

Nov. 8-Dec. 16, 2015
Learn more about the exhibition here.


 “Suzanne Anker: Culturing Life”

Sept. 17-Oct. 30, 2015


Crossroads Advanced Studies (CAS) Art Senior Thesis Show

April 15-17, 2015
Learn more about the exhibition here.


EXHIBITION: Feigned: Real and Not Real Everyday Things
Joshua Callaghan, Ben Jackel, Rachel Lachowicz, Dave Lefner, Jean Lowe, Dana Maiden, Ry Rocklen 

Organized by Amanda Glickman, Sam Hardy, Max Hertz, Katherine Hoy, Zane Kaufmann and Isabel Levin

Feb. 24 – March 19, 2015
This exhibition was organized by Crossroads students in the Gallery Curators class and includes work by LA artists who examine the relationship between the idea and the object and its tangible form and function. 

Learn more about the exhibition here.

EXHIBITION: In a Mere Full of Rime: a search for photography’s essence
DATES: Jan. 15 – Feb. 13, 2015
As part of an ongoing investigation into phantom worlds, the Institute of Cultural Inquiry will bring a mobile field station to the Sam Francis Gallery, for a one month collaborative and interactive residency exploring the limits and potentialities of photography.

Learn more about the exhibition here.


Logistical Gymnastics—An Exhibition of Work by LA-Based Contemporary Artists: Amy Garafano, Patrick Killoran, Devon Tsuno and Jemima Wyman​​

Curated by Janice Gomez and Jesse Robinson, Crossroads Art Faculty
DATES: October 23 – November 21, 2014
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.    

Learn more about the work and the artists here.


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

Moonlighting featured 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 ran 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. Everyday, 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.

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, CA 90404 | Phone: (310) 829-7391
Elementary School: Norton Campus | 1715 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404 | Phone: (310) 828-1196