We're swinging into the final round of summer, which means it's time for the California Academy of Sciences' annual "BigPicture" show, where a cavalcade of eye-popping color photographs is now on view.
The atmosphere over the Sierra Nevada was brown and smoky last month, a result of the many horrific wildfires raging all over the region. It felt apocalyptic and thus very much of the historical moment.
Any show that has the balls to call itself "Lew the Jew" has a leg up on the competition in my book.
It's remarkable but not altogether surprising that over 3,000 people attended the opening of "The World of Frida," an expansive new exhibition now at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek.
"Pop Trash: The Amazing Art of Jason Mecier," a coffee-table book with full-page pictures of meticulously crafted celebrity portraits, rolled off the presses this month.
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.
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.
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.
June is the official start of the summer gallery season. Here are a few outstanding choices to check out this month.
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.
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.
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.
"Weapons of Mass Seduction: The Art of Propaganda" is a new show at the de Young Museum.