Envision: Community Portrait Day

Group wearing holiday outfits getting portrait taken

Image courtesy of First Exposures

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Join us for Envision: Community Portrait Day and enjoy Family Art Making, Compelling Conversations, and pop-up portrait studios where you can take home a holiday photo.

Please also join us in welcoming families from the Women’s Building and mentees from First Exposures. Note that visiting families from the Women’s Building will be prioritized for holiday portraits. 


Family Art Making

  • Location: Main Level
    11 am to 3:30 pm
    Get creative with an art activity focused on the theme of migration. This activity is hosted in collaboration with Cultural Power and the Women’s Building team. Open to all ages.

Compelling Conversations

  • Location: Meet in Wilsey Court
    Noon to 12:40 pm + 3 to 3:40 pm
    Enjoy engaging, in-gallery conversations with our welcoming interpretation and outreach associates.

Pop-up portrait studios

  • Location: Wilsey Court
    Noon to 4 pm
    Immerse yourself in the power of portraiture with First Exposures, a nationally-recognized, Bay Area youth photography mentorship program. The focus will be on making a picture — not just taking a picture — and creating meaningful memories for families. Studios will feature backdrops focused on the theme of migration designed by Favianna Rodriguez. 

About our partners

The Center for Cultural Power is a women of color, artist-led organization, inspiring artists and culture makers to imagine a world where power is distributed equitably and where humans live in harmony with nature. The Center for Cultural Power supports artists through fellowships, training, and opportunities for activation, engages groups in cultural strategy, and creates intersectional stories and content addressing issues of migration, climate, gender, and racial justice.

Favianna Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural strategist, and social justice activist based in Oakland, California. Her art and praxis address migration, gender justice, climate change, racial equity, and sexual freedom.

First Exposures, a project of Tides Center, is a Bay Area photography mentorship program for youth ages 11 to 18 who have been impacted by socioeconomic inequity. Serving 140 youth annually, First Exposures uses the power of art and creativity to cultivate courage, confidence, and well-being in young people.

The Women’s Building is a historically women-led and community-driven space on a mission to provide resources for women to recognize their collective power and self-determination. 

Ticket info

This event takes place during SF Free Museums Weekend and is open to all. A ticket for museum admission is not necessary to participate in this event. 

COVID-19 guidance 

Masking is strongly recommended, but no longer required for members of the public or employees while in the museum.

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