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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.

Current Exhibition

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  • After the Smoke Has Cleared: Constructing Community through Chaos

    In 2017, Crossroads Visual Arts faculty member, Vincent Ramos organized an exhibition entitled Neighborhood Watch for Woodbury University’s Nan Rae Gallery. The show looked at various ways that artists considered the idea of community within their practice at that moment in time and specifically through a Chicanx/Latinx lens. It opened the day of the first Women’s March and the day after the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. Four years later, Ramos is reconsidering this concept, from the aftermath of that initial period to everything that has occurred since.

    “After the Smoke Has Cleared: Constructing Community through Chaos” includes the work of Isabel Avila, Maria De Los Angeles, Diana-Sofia Estrada, Stephanie Guerrero and Patricia Valencia. Through their individual work, these artists have continually examined larger notions of community via archives, history, personal experience, language, performance, research, and site-specificity. The work within the show will highlight these numerous directions through the mediums of photography, painting, drawing, and film/video to promote a cross-disciplinary dialogue between the five artists, their respective work, and the larger community of Crossroads.

    Oct. 27-Nov. 18, 2021

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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


The Sam Francis Gallery is temporarily closed.