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Where Art Is Right At Home

The Art Program at 181 Fremont

Led by art advisor Holly Baxter, 181 Fremont’s art program is among the most innovative and comprehensive ever to exist in a private residential building. In addition to a permanent collection of over 200 paintings, sculptures and mixed material works displayed throughout the building, 181 Fremont also hosts world-class exhibitions within residences, including Gallery 181, located in a half-floor penthouse 700 feet in the sky.

The Collection

Curated to perfection

181 Fremont’s permanent collection rivals some of the nation’s foremost galleries. From the lobby’s bronze sculpture by Eva Rothschild to the private Residents’ Lounge’s more than three dozen pieces of art, 181 Fremont’s unprecedented array of contemporary creations adds a new facet to the San Francisco art scene and takes the concept of residential artwork to stunning new heights.

The highest art gallery in the world

The crowning glory of 181 Fremont’s art program is Gallery 181. This on-site exhibition space is located in a half-floor penthouse 700 feet high. This space was created to host ongoing pop-up exhibitions and events celebrating art, the performing arts and more. Partners have included renowned galleries Blum & Poe, Lehmann Maupin and Albertz Benda. Recent showcases have spotlighted artwork by Nicholas Hlobo, Erica Deeman, David Salle, Ming Smith, Alex Prager and Erwin Wurm.

Gallery 181

Current Exhibition

PODIUM II​

PODIUM II—showcased in Residence 62B—is a special exhibition featuring works by 14 international women artists, including Lalla Essaydi, Ming Smith, Monica Hernandez, Nnenna Okore, Philemona Williamson and Toni Scott. PODIUM II follows the resoundingly well-received PODIUM I, an exhibition that featured 20 artworks by 15 highly regarded, international black artists.

Past Exhibitions

“Art is so important—it helps you reflect, it’s uplifting and thought-provoking. Great architecture, design and art were always going to be a focal point of this development.” —Matt Lituchy, CIO, Jay Paul Company

An art program with global acclaim

181 Fremont’s exceptional art program has garnered acclaim from publications the world over, from Robb Report to ArtNet, Art & Museum Magazine and beyond. Explore recent press articles and blog posts on the art program below.

In the News

181 Fremont’s commitment to art includes support for artists in the global community through Gray Area and SFMOMA as well as the support of music and dance programs in San Francisco.