The Office of the Assessor-Recorder's Gallery 190 strives to engage, educate, and inspire San Francisco residents and visitors with thought-provoking exhibits that elevate historically marginalized experiences and illuminate the intersection of the work of the office and racial equity through art, storytelling, events, and dialogue. Over the next year, Gallery 190 will host exhibits that amplify underrepresented perspectives on values, policies, and practices that have shaped our communities that define our city.
We believe acknowledging and challenging our inequities can take many forms of activism including through creative and educational experiences. Our goal is to spur conversations that bridge mutual understanding and support critical thinking around institutionalized structures and norms that lead to unequal outcomes. Gallery 190 provides a brave space to humanize and advance conversations toward institutional change and transformation.
- My Home is in San Francisco - a collaboration with 826 Valencia youth. Currently on view.
- Assembly Bill 1466 Real Property: Discriminatory Restrictions - a historic perspective of racial restrictive covenants, it’s impact in defining San Francisco neighborhoods, and the office’s current work to remove Jim Crow-era racist language in housing deeds that intended to keep neighborhoods segregated. On view in late Spring 2023.
- Reassessing Values - in partnership with ArtSpan through their Art-In-Neighborhoods program. The exhibit features local artists Soad Kader and Sophia Lee. Spring 2022.
We invite you to visit and engage with Gallery 190 in our main lobby at City Hall.
My Home is in San Francisco
My Home is in San Francisco is a collaborative project between 826 Valencia youth writers.
Youth voices often stand at the forefront of social justice movements, challenging our positions on our most pressing issues - economic justice, human rights, racial equity, technology, climate change, healthcare, and housing. Our collaboration with 826 Valencia youth fills our office with their insight and honest perspectives, their hopeful and resilient spirits and playful ferocity, and joyfully invite us to explore what we mean when talk about home, family, identity and our desire to belong to a diverse and beloved community.
During the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, we were all called to question many aspects in our lives. A predominant factor that arose at the onset of lockdown was a recognition of what we value. Reassessing Values aims to amplify voices centered around reconsiderations and critical perspectives that analyze the worth of moral and financial values as well as temporal investments. Exhibiting artists Soad Kader and Sophia Lee present reflections on how repercussions from the health crisis influenced changes in priorities and a revaluation of our values. Reassessing Values is on display until July 1, 2022.