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Sam Francis Gallery

The Sam Francis Gallery, located in the Peter Boxenbaum Arts Education Centre on the 21st Street Campus, 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.

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  • Justice & Joy: Artist Residency Project with April Banks

    The Sam Francis Gallery at Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences announces a virtual artist residency project with April Banks entitled Justice & Joy, running Jan. 26 through Feb. 3, 2021. During Banks’ residency, students will be invited to critically examine historical photos of Black life in Santa Monica and use their creativity to imagine more of the story beyond what is seen in pictures. They will then create a fictional history through hands-on or digital manipulation and photo captions. Students’ work will be part of a video installation on the Main Street side of the Civic Auditorium in February; the Crossroads community and all passersby will have the opportunity to view the projected work from their cars on Monday, Feb. 15, 7-9 p.m. Documentation of the student work will also be entered into the Santa Monica Cultural Affairs’ 2070 time capsule at the end of February.

    Virtual Residency:
    Jan. 26-Feb. 3, 2021

    Drive-by Video Installation:
    Monday, Feb. 15, 7-9 p.m.

Sam Francis Gallery

Upcoming Events
The 2020-21 school year is beginning remotely, and all events will take place online. All future events—including their dates, times and locations—are subject to change based on the progression of COVID-19 cases in LA County and in accordance with local ordinances.

Sam Francis Gallery

Contact Information
Crossroads School
2nd Floor, Peter Boxenbaum Arts Building
1714 21st Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404


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