Skylight Gallery at the San Francisco Public Library

27 Jul 2011 3:24 PM | Anonymous
As the August 15, 2011 deadline for the submissions for BiblioTech, the juried exhibition of work by members of the College Book Art Association approaches, this blog turns its focus to the venue for the upcoming exhibition, the Skylight Gallery at the San Francisco Public Library, Main Library.

The Skylight Gallery crowns the Beaux Art style building at the top of its grand staircase. Specially-designed blinds protect sensitive artwork from ultraviolet light while allowing illumination to fill the 2,200 square foot space. During regular library hours, the gallery is open to the public. Just beyond the gallery is the Marjorie G. & Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections Center, where visitors can drop in to see the collection of artist books and printed matter that the library houses.

The exhibition space is airy and inviting, with numerous free-standing cases offering viewers the ability to see 360 degree views of books. Carpets, adhesives, and paint for the gallery and the rest of the library were selected to ensure minimal outgassing of harmful materials to protect visitors and the environment.

The Main Library of the San Francisco Library is located at 100 Larkin Street, at the intersection of Larkin and Grove, with close proximity to the Civic Center BART station.
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