920 Larkin Street
San Francisco, California
We are located in San Francisco's original "Magazine Building".
From this generous gift endowment, this 3-story building at 920 Larkin Street is the new home of the Bob Mizer Foundation.
Better Public Programmin
Each 3rd Friday of the Month, the Foundation holds a Film Screening evening or a Speaker Series lecture.
Exhibitions from our Permanent Collection are a regular thing.
Join us at our gallery exhibitions, workshops, and film series, and more.
Our vast library and archives are open for research.
Explore our Collections link above to discover what is within our walls.
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920 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94109
Gallery Open Tues-Sat 12-6pm and by appoinment
The Bob Mizer Foundation is located in a beautiful and historic building in the Tender-Nob District in San Francisco. This space, totaling 4,800 square feet, holds the Foundation Gallery, and several floors 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.
Den 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.”