Explore Art in the Parks today with any of these creative works now open for visitors. Come back soon to see more current exhibitions and programs—new opportunities and creative works are always making their way to to the national parks!

Man in a prison holding a handmade

Connection Lost: Families Unraveled by Prison >>
The San Quentin Arts in Corrections Program of the William James Association presents their fourth exhibit on Alcatraz Island. The exhibit shows paintings, drawings, prints, and writings by inmates from San Quentin State Prison, California’s oldest correctional institution.


"Portal" at Presidio Main Post >>
Portals is an ongoing global art project created by Shared_Studios, a multidisciplinary art, design, and technology collaborative. The project is focused on connecting individuals from across the world, inspired by the importance of understanding each other’s cultures and hearing each other’s stories.

Spire by Andy Goldsworthy

Andy Goldsworthy, Spire >>
Presidio Trust and the FOR-SITE Foundation
This 90-foot sculpture, like most of Goldsworthy’s work, was constructed out of objects already existing in nature. 

Andy Goldsworthy's Tree Fall

Andy Goldsworthy, Tree Fall >>
Presidio Trust and the FOR-SITE Foundation

Made from the trunk of a tree from the Presidio Parkway project, Tree Fall introduces a different side of Goldsworthy’s work, bringing nature indoors. 

Headlands Center for the Arts

Headlands Center for the Arts >>
The Headlands Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary and international art center located in the Marin Headlands, and is a crucial component to the success of the Art in the Parks program. Learn more at www.headlands.org.

Art in the Parks is a cooperative effort of the National Park Service, the Presidio Trust, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the Headlands Center for the Arts to work with a variety of community partners to bring the arts to park settings to provide new ways of experiencing and learning about place. Some of our current and past partners include the FOR-SITE FoundationWe Players, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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