PALM - San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum
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San Francisco 
Performing Arts Library & Museum

SF PALM preserves and makes accessible materials about the performing arts, with a special emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area's rich and diverse performing arts heritage from the Gold Rush to the present. Its unique collection contains more than two million items, including books, periodicals, photographs, programs, playbills, newspaper clippings, audio and video tapes, costume and set designs, and other artifacts. PALM's research facility is open to the public without charge; ours is a non-circulating collection.

PALM also houses the archives of many local performing arts organizations, such as the San Francisco Ballet, Opera, and Symphony, as well as the Stern Grove Festival, the Ethnic Dance Festival, Pickle Family Circus, and The Lamplighters.

SF PALM is founded on the personal collection of designer Russell Hartley which was started over 50 years ago. It is an independent nonprofit organization that relies on a variety of funding sources, including memberships, and corporate, foundation and individual gifts. It is also funded in part by the Grants for the Arts program of the San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, the California Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Drawing on its vast collection of resource materials, SF PALM presents numerous exhibitions, programs and activities that are open to the public. For more information about current and upcoming happenings at SF PALM, UPCOMING EVENTS.

 

                     Employment Opportunity:   EDUCATIONAL DIRECTOR
                                                                                            

San Francisco 
Performing Arts Library & Museum
401 Van Ness Avenue, Fourth Floor

San Francisco, California 94102

telephone: (415) 255-4800
fax: (415) 255-1913
email: info@sfpalm.org
email for members: members@sfpalm.org

Directions Hours

Gallery & Library Hours
Tuesday (Gallery Only) 11 am to 5 pm
Wednesday 11 am to 7 pm
Thursday through Saturday 11am to 5 pm


                           

                UPCOMING EVENTS & NEWS


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CURRENT GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

Gallery 1:  PERPETUAL MOTIVES: John Adams, Composer
                  January 7 through April 17, 2001  


Gallery 2: Ragtime: The Creation Of A Musical
September 13 - May 12, 2001
Gallery 3: SAN FRANCISCO 1900: ON STAGE
Permanent Exhibit
Gallery 4: SAN FRANCISCO IN SONG
Permanent Exhibit
Gallery 5:

MAESTRO! Photographic Portraits
            by Tom Zimberoff 
Permanent Exhibit


OFF-SITE EXHIBITIONS


Dance In California: 150 Years of Invention

         On view: Stanford University

          Roble Gym, West Hall - 375 Santa Teresa Road, Stanford Univ.

September 27, 2000 - June 15, 2001

          
       Hours: Monday-Thursday   8 am - 11 pm
                    Friday   8 am - 8 pm 
                    Saturday & Sunday   10 am - 8 pm

For further information call (650) 723-1234

 


ON-LINE EXHIBITIONS

Dance In California: 150 Years of Invention

Visit Theodore Shank's Color Photographs
  ONLINE GALLERY

THE EARLY SAN FRANCISCO STAGE: 
An On-line Exhibit



CIRCULATING COLLECTION

Thanks to the many individuals who have donated books to PALM over the years, there are now enough duplicate copies so that, for the first time in its 50-year existence, PALM offers its members an opportunity to check out books from a circulating collection of over 1,000 volumes. Members and those who purchase a $15-per-year library card may  remain available to the public without charge. Read more information about PALM, including other PALM programs and membership here.


HIGHLIGHTS OF THE COLLECTION

  • Dance collection includes books, periodicals, videotapes, biographical files, company/subject files, personal papers, archives, scrapbooks, and legacy oral history project
  • Music collection includes books, periodicals, recordings, sheet music, biographical files, company/subject files, personal papers, archives, and scrapbooks
  • Theater collection includes books, plays, videotapes, periodicals, play files, biographical files, company/subject files, and theater building files
  • Opera collection includes books, periodicals, videotapes, vocal scores, Richard F. Larson Libretti Collection, biographical files, company/subject files, and scrapbooks
  • Musical Theater collection includes recordings, vocal scores and selections, libretti, books, periodicals, videotapes, show files, and biographical files
  • Design collection includes books, periodicals, fashion plates, hand-colored copper engravings, and toy theater sheets
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