Current Exhibitions

Future-Proof Water

Quenching our thirst in the 21st century.
July 10, 2014 to November 30, 2014

© San Francisco Public Utilities Commission; Katherine Du Tiel

More than two-thirds of the Bay Area’s water is imported from outside the region — supplies that are threatened by a multitude of hurdles, from climate change to new regulations. With the Bay Area set to add another 2 million people by 2040, a safe and reliable source of water to support that growth will be crucial for the region’s continued prosperity. SPUR’s latest exhibition follows the course of our water, from its source to our own faucets, and identifies ways we can continue to keep our most precious resource flowing.

Generously sponsored by the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund.

Admission: 

This exhibition is free to the public. Related events may have admission fees.

Location: 
SPUR San Jose
76 South First Street
95113 San Jose, CA
Phone: 408.638.0083

Urban Cartography

October 23, 2014 to February 6, 2015

Image courtesy of Andreas Viglakis

Though its history dates back millennia, cartography has exploded in the digital age. The advent of the personal computer, and more recently the smart phone, has driven the creation of maps at a frenzied pace. From the struggle between open source and proprietary systems to the constant balance between data and artistry, Urban Cartography selectively examines the last 20 years of map making and explores the diverse roles that maps now play in our daily lives.

Admission: 

This exhibition is free to the public. Related events may have admission fees.

Location: 
SPUR Urban Center Gallery
654 Mission Street
94105-4015 San Francisco, CA
Phone: 415.781.8726