Our office will be closed Wednesday, June 19, for the Juneteenth holiday.

On Monday, April 29, the Office of the Assessor-Recorder will transition to a new main office phone number, 628-652-8100. For the 12 months following this transition, constituents who call the Office’s prior phone number will automatically be transferred to our new line. As part of this transition, the Office is instituting key upgrades to improve the experience that San Franciscans have when calling us. To learn more, click here.

 

The Office of the Assessor-Recorder's Gallery 190 strives to engage, educate, and inspire San Francisco residents and visitors with thought-provoking exhibits that elevate historically marginalized experiences and illuminate the intersection of the work of the office and racial equity through art, storytelling, events, and dialogue. Over the next year, Gallery 190 will host exhibits that amplify underrepresented perspectives on values, policies, and practices that have shaped our communities that define our city.

We believe acknowledging and challenging our inequities can take many forms of activism including through creative and educational experiences. Our goal is to spur conversations that bridge mutual understanding and support critical thinking around institutionalized structures and norms that lead to unequal outcomes. Gallery 190 provides a brave space to humanize and advance conversations toward institutional change and transformation.

 

2023 Exhibits

  • My Home is in San Francisco - a collaboration with 826 Valencia youth. Currently on view.
  • Assembly Bill 1466 Real Property: Discriminatory Restrictions - a historic perspective of racial restrictive covenants, it’s impact in defining San Francisco neighborhoods, and the office’s current work to remove Jim Crow-era racist language in housing deeds that intended to keep neighborhoods segregated. On view in late Spring 2023.
  • Reassessing Values - in partnership with ArtSpan through their Art-In-Neighborhoods program. The exhibit features local artists Soad Kader and Sophia Lee. Spring 2022.

We invite you to visit and engage with Gallery 190 in our main lobby at City Hall.

 

 

My Home is in San Francisco

My Home is in San Francisco is a collaborative project between 826 Valencia youth writers.

Youth voices often stand at the forefront of social justice movements, challenging our positions on our most pressing issues - economic justice, human rights, racial equity, technology, climate change, healthcare, and housing. Our collaboration with 826 Valencia youth fills our office with their insight and honest perspectives, their hopeful and resilient spirits and playful ferocity, and joyfully invite us to explore what we mean when talk about home, family, identity and our desire to belong to a diverse and beloved community.

 

 

 

Reassessing Values

During the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, we were all called to question many aspects in our lives. A predominant factor that arose at the onset of lockdown was a recognition of what we value. Reassessing Values aims to amplify voices centered around reconsiderations and critical perspectives that analyze the worth of moral and financial values as well as temporal investments. Exhibiting artists Soad Kader and Sophia Lee present reflections on how repercussions from the health crisis influenced changes in priorities and a revaluation of our values. Reassessing Values is on display until July 1, 2022.

 

 

“By acknowledging and by understanding what we find inside we can make choices about what to keep and what to release in the process of our personal and communal healing, growth and evolution. When hung together, the Inner Worlds portraits reveal the interconnectedness of our shared humanity through abstractions of repeating colors, patterns, shapes and textures reflecting qualities of inner life as a call to know and connect to ourselves and each other more deeply, beyond our outer profiles.” - Soad Kader

 

 

 

 

“As an artist of two cultural traditions, my work naturally thrives in the marriage of juxtaposed influences. For as long as I can remember, I have been drawing to connect my inner self with the outer world.” - Sophia Lee