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Art in the Library

We love to support our SSU community artists. The Library houses unique art on a permanent and rotating basis, both in our Art Gallery and elsewhere in the building.

University Library Art Gallery

The University Library Art Gallery displays works of art by students, professional artists, selections from the University Library's unique collections, and material from traveling exhibitions. It's located on the second floor near the main entrance, and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. If you're interested in exhibiting in the University Library Art Gallery, please visit the Arts and Lectures Program page, and contact Karen Brodsky for more information.

Cesar Chavez Memorial Mural

Tiene la Lumbre por Dentro/He has the fire within him—mural by Johanna Poethig

Monumento a César E. Chávez
César E. Chávez Memorial
Sonoma State University

Con respeto, cariño y gratitud por sus incansables esfuerzos y sacrificio para lograr una vida digna y humana para los campesinos, dedicamos este monumento a César Estrada Chávez.
With respect, love and gratitude for his sacrifice and tireless efforts to attain a life of dignity and humanity for the farm workers, we dedicate this memorial to Cesar E. Chávez.

Con honda apreciación deseamos reconocer a los siguientes individuos y corporaciones que hicieron este monumento posible:
With deep appreciation, we wish to acknowledge the following individuals and corporations who made this memorial possible.

  • José, Renée and Francisco, Diego, and Estévan Hernández
  • Casa Calmecac Recovery Home
  • Tony and Deanna White
  • Francisco H., Rosa M. and Sofia E. Vázquez-Durán
  • Vanessa and Joaquin Tizoc Vázquez-Esqueda
  • Eagle Distributors
  • SSU Philosophy Department
  • Joaquin and Janet Sanchez
  • Associated Students, Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Pacific Telesis
  • Jim and Shirley Meyer
  • Carol Tremmel
  • Rebecca Treviño
  • Sonoma County Community Foundation In Memory of Luis Hurtado
  • La Tortilla Factory
  • Associated Students, Sonoma State University
  • Peter and Mary Phillips
  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • Anthony Wheeldin
  • SSU Hutchins School Of Liberal Studies
  • Amparo and Richard Novis
  • Matanzas Creek Winery
  • Empire Waste Management


Display cases provide exposure to library collections, curriculum research and interests of SSU faculty, staff, students and regional issues including support of local cultural initiatives.

Find out what's in display cases now!

If you'd like to propose something for the display cases, please visit the Arts and Lectures Program page, and contact Karen Brodsky for more information.