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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, there are 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 highest art gallery in the world, the Gallery 181 art program is directed by Holly Baxter of HBA Art Advisory™. This on-site exhibition space is in a half-floor penthouse 700 feet high and is the crowning glory of 181 Fremont’s acclaimed art program. This space was created to host ongoing pop-up exhibitions and events celebrating art, the performing arts and more. Partners have included renowned galleries Sprueth Magers, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Blum & Poe, Lehmann Maupin and Nara Roeseler.

Recent exhibitions have included artworks by Jenny Holzer, Cao Fei, Keltie Ferris, Angel Otero, Eddie Martinez, POPE.L, Jessica Stockholder, McArthur Binion, and Teresita Fernandez.

Gallery 181


Artur Lescher | 3 Esferas, 2017
Tomie Ohtake | Untitled, 1978
Abraham Palatnik | W-533, 2014
Amelia Toledo | Mina de azul # 02, 2006/2021

Nara Roesler

Nara Roesler’s Lines of Abstraction showcases Brazilian artists Artur Lescher, Abraham Palatnik, Amelia Toledo, and Tomie Ohtake. The exhibition proposes a reflection on the legacy of Constructivism in Brazilian Modern and Contemporary art, offering an overview of different approaches to its vocabulary and principles. This exhibition also offers the first opportunity to see more works by Tomie Ohtake, whose work was recently acquired by SF MOMA, joining its permanent collection.

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Lines of Abstraction
September 22 – November 19, 2022

Viewings by appointment only
Contact Holly Baxter
Holly Baxter & Associates
(415) 350-5595

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.