Eight bridges connect the San Francisco Bay, so it is an apt name for a gallery platform that brings the Bay Area art world together.

Our mission is to maintain a vibrant gallery scene, despite restrictions on travel, celebrations and other larger gatherings. We want to support our artists by informing and entertaining curators, collectors and critics with potent online exhibitions of their work.

On the first Thursday of every month, we will launch 8 shows of artists relevant to the Bay Area. They may be working in this place, long considered an epicenter of change, or deeply engaged in the conversations the Bay Area holds dear, whether it’s related to technology, the environment, social justice or sexual identity, to name a few. In addition, each month will highlight the crucial work of a Bay Area non-profit arts organization.

Founding Committee

Claudia Altman-Siegel, Kelly Huang, Sophia Kinell, Micki Meng, Daphne Palmer, Ratio 3, Sarah Wendell Sherrill, Jessica Silverman, and Elizabeth Sullivan

Ambassador Committee

Sayre Batton & Maja Thomas, Joachim & Nancy Bechtle, Matt Bernstein, Sabrina Buell, Wayee Chu & Ethan Beard, Natasha Boas, Douglas Durkin, Carla Emil, Matt & Jessica Farron, Lauren Ford, Ali Gass, Stanlee Gatti, Brook Hartzell & Tad Freese, Pamela & David Hornik, Katie & Matt Paige, Putter Pence, Becca Prowda & Daniel Lurie, Deborah Rappaport, Komal Shah & Gaurav Garg, Laura Sweeney, The Battery, Robin Wright, Sonya Yu & Zack Lara


Lobus, The Space Program

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From Moment to Movement: A Conversation on Art, Protest and Public Engagement

March 8, 2022 @ 12:00 pm PST - 1:30 pm PST

Taking inspiration from the exhibition “From Moment to Movement: Picturing Protest in the Kramlich Collection,” on view at the Manetti Shrem Museum, this virtual conversation addresses the vital role of artists and art in the public sphere today and the challenges of critical and creative interventions in a media-saturated culture.

The panel includes Susie Kantor, M.A., associate curator, Manetti Shrem Museum; Fiamma Montezemolo, Ph.D., artist, cultural anthropologist and professor of Cinema and Digital Media, UC Davis; and Marina Pugliese, Ph.D., director of public art, City of Milan; and moderator Katharine Wallerstein, associate director, UC Davis Humanities Institute.

Image: Nalini Malani, Unity in Diversity, 2003. Single channel video installation with sound, furniture, and photographs (7:21 min.). Installation view, Nalini Malani: Splitting the Other, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, France, 2010. Courtesy the artist and Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, France. © Nalini Malani.


March 8, 2022
12:00 pm PST - 1:30 pm PST


Manetti Shrem Museum