Exhibits at Sutro

Current Exhibit

Golden Gate Park: 150 Years of Recreation, Green Space, Entertainment, and Culture

On a list of what to do while in San Francisco, at the top is most certainly a visit to Golden Gate Park. This year marks the 150th anniversary with 100 institutions throughout San Francisco participating in some way to celebrate Golden Gate Park’s past, present, and future. One of the largest parks in the world at 1017 acres (New York’s Central Park is 843), its origins and that of San Francisco’s rise to prominence are parallel tales.

Other Exhibits

Egypt Through the Eyes of Sutro

This exhibition unites objects from the Sutro collection of Egyptian artifacts (now under the stewardship of SF State's Global Museum) with archival material and antiquarian books from the Sutro Library. Items in the exhibit range from 1550 BCE through the nineteenth century.

Game of Thrones Pop-up Exhibit

Peruse themes and imagery related to George R. R. Martin's epic medieval fantasy.

Images of the Industrial Revolution: From the Crystal Palace to the Locomotive, 1851–1895

Explore the making of the modern world through illustrations and photographs of the technology, machinery, and culture of the nineteenth century.

Images of Mexico: From the Aztecs to the Republic

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, this exhibit focuses on the extensive collection of Mexicana at the Sutro.

Women in the Archive

Explore the many and varied representations of women through the ages.

Women's March

The Women's March was a worldwide protest that happened on January 21, 2017. Marches occurred across California, the United States, and the world. The event drew millions of people, and photographs of posters from the march were immediately circulated on social media as well as traditional media.