New Exhibit Feb 26 - March 29: Growing Up Asian

Please come join us at the Skyline College Art Gallery for the viewing of "Growing Up Asian," a photo exhibition that tells a visual story of a Chinese American family's journey from mainland China to San Francisco's Chinatown.

Growing Up Asian Art Show by Timothy Hall, a collection of photographs and artifacts

The Hall family's arrival from China in the 1850's resulted in the opening of the first Chinese herbal medicine shop in San Francisco's Chinatown in 1864 and became a hub for the local community. The business was open until it was unlawfully shut down by the FBI in 1957. This tragedy led to a family tradition in photography that spanned generations.

The exhibition features archived photographs and artifacts from the Hall Family Collection, including the family herb shop signage. It also features photographs by Timothy Hall and his experiences growing up in San Francisco from the 1950's to contemporary times. The exhibition explores themes of ancestry, family, discrimination, and all that comes with growing up as Chinese Americans in San Francisco's Chinatown in the mid to late 20th century.

Hours / Contact

Current Exhibition Dates: Feb 26 - March 29, 2024

Mon: 10am-12:30pm
Tue: 4pm-6pm
Wed: 10am-12:30pm
Thu: 4pm-6pm
Fri: 11-4pm

Opening Reception:
Monday, Feb 26 | 12-2 p.m.

Building 1, Room 1‑121

Gallery Coordinator:
Amir Esfahani

Reserving the Gallery

In an era where the vast majority of "photographs" are a series of captured data points stored in the etheric realm of a digital universe, it becomes a delightful trip to step into the authentic past and to awaken to the sensations conveyed through the experience of an actual photograph. Please join us. 

About the Gallery

Skyline College’s Art Gallery is an artistic venue with programming that reflects the cultural diversity of the Skyline College community.

Admission is free. Hours vary, check contact information for current visiting hours.

Getting to the Gallery

The Skyline College Art Gallery is located on the ground floor of Building 1. There is parking available close by in Visitor lots D or M. See the parking website for updated information regarding parking requirements and availability.