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Appreciating the late great Peter Hujar

Appreciating the late great Peter Hujar

By Sura Wood

Peter Hujar, now considered one of the greatest American photographers of the late 20th century, was living in poverty at the time of his death in 1987 from complications of AIDS.

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By Sura Wood | July 11, 2018

The 1886 Edwardian-style Italianate home at 500 Capp Street in the Mission District, where the late San Francisco conceptual artist David Ireland lived for three decades until several years before his death in 2009, is possibly his greatest achievement.

By Sura Wood | July 4, 2018

Though the cumulative effect of the Legion of Honor's "Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters" can be overwhelming, seeing its assembled paintings at close range is a natural high.


By Sura Wood | June 6, 2018

June is the official start of the summer gallery season. Here are a few outstanding choices to check out this month.

By Sari Staver | May 23, 2018

The San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF) will present more than 40 different dance, cirque, musical, comedy, theatre, and performance art pieces in its upcoming festival at Fort Mason Center, May 24-June 3.


By Sura Wood | May 23, 2018

Wonderful and amazing is the way to describe "Rene Magritte: The Fifth Season," a fab new show at SFMOMA that kicks off the summer art season with panache.

By Roberto Friedman | May 23, 2018

Ask anyone who has ever tried improvisational theatre: a cardinal rule is always to say "yes" to whatever your improv partner has come up with during a scene.


By Sura Wood | May 16, 2018

"Weapons of Mass Seduction: The Art of Propaganda" is a new show at the de Young Museum.

By Sura Wood | May 9, 2018

Packing a helluva title, the Asian Art Museum's "A Guided Tour of Hell" proves that good and sometimes wicked cosmic things come in small packages.


By Sura Wood | May 8, 2018

Julian Schnabel brought his celebrity, a sextet of specially created, jumbo-sized artworks, and a titanic ego to the Legion of Honor's courtyard last week.

By Sura Wood | April 25, 2018

SFMOMA's "The Train: RFK's Last Journey," a slim but thought-provoking exhibition, assembles the work of three artists from different eras and parts of the world.


By Sura Wood | April 18, 2018

Since first seeing "Maggie Smoking," a frank, implicitly carnal picture shot in 1970 by Berkeley-based photographer Judy Dater, it has been impossible to get it out of mind.

By Sura Wood | April 11, 2018

Launched in 2008, the Chinese Culture Center's "XianRui" ("Fresh and Sharp") initiative is led by CCC's dynamic artistic director Abby Chen.


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