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 as its beneficiary, with an initial donation led by Phillips.

Founding Committee

Claudia Altman-Siegel, Kelly Huang, Sophia Kinell, Micki Meng, Daphne Palmer, Chris Perez, 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, Phillips, The Space Program

Haines Gallery
Shiva Ahmadi, Ai Weiwei, Kota Ezawa and Mike Henderson
The Art of Protest

To speak to these turbulent times, Haines Gallery presents The Art of Protest, a group exhibition that finds inspiration in the vital and creative acts of dissent registered by artists through their work. Always on the vanguard of social change, the artists included here offer new forms of resistance to injustice, dare to speak truth to the mendacity of power, and remind us that many of the concerns we face today are not new—and are all the more urgent for enduring. 

Featuring artworks by Shiva Ahmadi, Ai Weiwei, Kota Ezawa, and Mike Henderson

To view any of these works in person, please contact kira@hainesgallery to schedule a visit.

Ai Weiwei
Bicycle Basket with Flowers in Porcelain, 2014
11 x 14 1/2 x 13 1/4 inches
27.9 x 36.8 x 33.6 cm
Price Upon Request

Ai Weiwei
Handcuffs, 2012
16 x 5 x 1 inches
40.6 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm
Price Upon Request

Shiva Ahmadi
Gabriel’s Horn, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
72 x 60 inches
182.9 x 152.4 cm

Shiva Ahmadi
Untitled, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
20 x 16 inches
50.8 x 40.6 cm

Kota Ezawa
Jimi Hendrix meets Josef Albers, 2016
Duratrans transparency and light box
20 1/2 x 30 1/2 x 3 inches
52 x 77.5 x 7.6 cm

Kota Ezawa
National Anthem (Oakland Raiders), 2019
Watercolor on paper
Paper: 13 x 23 inches / Frame: 16 x 26 inches
Paper: 33 x 58.4 cm / Frame: 40.6 x 66 cm

Mike Henderson
The Singers, c. 1960s
Oil on canvas
69 x 120 inches
175.3 x 304.8 cm
Price Upon Request

Mike Henderson
Watercolor on paper
6 x 9 inches
15.2 x 22.9 cm