From this generous gift endowment, this 3 story building at 920 Larkin Street will become the new home the Bob Mizer Foundation.
Bob Mizer Foundation relies on volunteers to assist with cataloging and archiving the collections. We will be much more accessible from downtown San Francisco.
We look forward to fulfilling our mission to educate and inform you with gallery exhibitions, workshops, and film series, and more.
As we move and grow, our database of collections and artifacts will be made available for research from our new home.
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:
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.”