The Bob Mizer Foundation is located in a beautiful and historic building in the Tender-Nob District in San Francisco. This space, totalling 4,800 square feet, holds the Foundation Gallery, and several rooms of archival storage of photographs, periodicals and other research materials.
Here, we strive to:
- Fulfill our long-planned exhibition schedule.
- Add a book/gift shop along with visitor services.
- Develop our educational programming.
- Improve our collection storage and volunteer-powered archival spaces.
- Provide a quiet area for research and develop a reference library.
- Continue our mission while building a destination exhibition space on par with other small, excellent museums in San Francisco.
Dennis Bell, Director and Founder of the Bob Mizer Foundation remarked, “Since I acquired his estate in 2003, I’ve envisioned building a research institution dedicated to masculinity in photography, anchored by Bob Mizer’s pioneering legacy,” said Bell. “Bob and Trent’s gift of their historic building puts this dream on the fast track. Their own legacy and dedication to the preservation of physique photography is a perfect match to the Foundation’s mission, and I couldn’t be more excited to call The Magazine Building our new home.”