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Themes + Projects began as Modernbook Gallery in November 1999.

In the early days, we focused on carrying art books that were not readily available at the big chain books shops. As time passed, we began to show artwork by local artists and our concept shifted into an art gallery/bookstore hybrid. In 2010, Modernbook relocated from Palo Alto to the historic 49 Geary art building in San Francisco. By this time our business model had changed to full time gallery and book publisher. In spring of 2015, Modernbook re-branded to Themes + Projects. We are very excited to announce that Themes + Projects will be part of the new art center, The Minnesota Street Project, located in the Dogpatch neighborhood in San Francisco.

Our new gallery space will not be ready until late 2015, early 2016. In the interim, we will meet by appointment in our office. Call or email for an appointment.

About our program
The artists represented, span the spectrum from emerging to mid-career. Their techniques may fall in the tradition of darkroom practices; venture into the realm of alternative or mixed media; or experiment with digital technology.

In addition to the gallery space in San Francisco, Modernbook Editions, our publishing division, has published photographic monographs for artists such as Tom Chambers, Fan Ho, Brigitte Carnochan, Fred Lyon, Geir Jordahl, among others. To connect with art enthusiasts, outside the San Francisco Bay Area, Themes + Projects participates in numerous art fairs throughout the United States and Canada.

If you are interested in learning more about our artistis, books or exhibitions please join our emailing list. Visit our services page to learn more about portfolio reviews, book packaging, and art consulting.



Beginning April 1, 2015 we will be by appointment only.
Call or email to schedule an appointment.
2339 3rd Street, Floor 3R Suite 41, San Francisco CA 94107
   t (415) 732-0300