Stanley Mouse: Mouse House
June 11 – July 28, 2022
San Francisco Heritage’s Gallery 1506 Haight
1506 Haight Street near Ashbury Street
Exhibition Schedule: June 11 – July 28, 2022
Wednesday-Sunday, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Special book-signing with Stanley Mouse at 1506 Haight Street: July 17, 2022, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Celebrating our new artist-in-residence program, from June 11 through July 28, 2022, San Francisco Heritage will host the Haight-Ashbury’s original resident artist, counterculture icon Stanley Mouse at its Gallery 1506 Haight exhibition space, located in the historic Doolan-Larson Building on the world-famous corner of Haight & Ashbury streets.
Widely known for his psychedelic poster art promoting San Francisco’s art and music scene in the 1960s and ’70s, Mouse created pieces at a time when artists, musicians, organizers, and participants all contributed as the architects of the Haight-Ashbury’s short lived countercultural revolution. “I don’t do art for music, there’s music in my art,” Mouse had said in 1967.
Mouse’s new exhibit will showcase a career that now spans 60 years. He will also unveil a new painting of the Doolan-Larson Building, a San Francisco landmark that is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Over the years, Mouse’s posters have been displayed in museum shows around the world, from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to the Louvre in Paris, France. His artwork is also included in private and public collections ranging from the Oakland Museum of California to The Hermitage.
“I don’t do art for music, there’s music in my art.”
– Stanley Mouse
San Francisco Heritage first launched its pilot artist-in-residency program in the fall of 2020 with visual artist Jeremy Fish, and has since hosted musicians, choreographers, non-profit organizations, and journalists.
“We are honored to be hosting Stanley Mouse for a special residency at our Gallery 1506 space in the Haight-Ashbury,” said Karalyn Monteil, President & CEO of San Francisco Heritage. “Mouse’s work is synonymous with the Haight’s legacy as a center for art and music, and we are excited for him to share his work in our space and to debut his special drawing of our historic Doolan Larson Building,” she added.
To read more about Mouse and his body of work, visit his website.