A TALE OF THREE LEGACIES

920 LARKIN


THE WORLD'S LARGEST ARCHIVE OF WORK BY ONE PHOTOGRAPHER WAS ALMOST LOST FOREVER. BUT IT WASN'T. AND NOW WE HAVE TO ARCHIVE IT.

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920 Larkin St 
San Francisco, CA 94109

Currently by Appointment Only

  • Location

    We've moved to San Francisco's original "Magazine Building". 

     

    From this generous gift endowment, this 3 story building at 920 Larkin Street is the new home the Bob Mizer Foundation

  • Exhibitions

    Exhibitions from our Permanent Collection will be a regular thing.

     

    We look forward to fulfilling our mission to educate and inform you with gallery exhibitions, workshops, and film series, and more.

  • Access

    Better Public Access

     

    Bob Mizer Foundation relies on volunteers to assist with archiving the collections. We will be much more accessible from downtown San Francisco.

  • Research

    Our vast library and archives will be open for Research.

     

    As we move and grow, our database of collections and artifacts will be made available for research from our new home.

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Bob Mizer Foundation | expansion in planning stages

The Bob Mizer Foundation​ will be undergoing a major expansion that will nearly quadruple its current space from 1,200 square feet to 4,800 square feet. The new space, which is has been donated by our good friends Trent Dunphy and Robert Mainardi at The Magazine, will enable the Foundation to continue their legacy and:

 

  • Commerce our long planned  exhibition schedule.
  • Be open to the public.
  • 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 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 our new home.”

 

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