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Globalism Comes to the Galleries

Globalism Comes to the Galleries

  • by Sura Wood
  • Dec 10, 2017

Local galleries are wrapping up 2017 with their final shows of the year. Here's a chance to catch some of them before time runs out.

Globalism comes to the galleries

Globalism comes to the galleries

  • by Sura Wood
  • Dec 6, 2017

Local galleries are wrapping up 2017 with their final shows of the year. Here's a chance to catch some of them before time runs out.

Out There :: Robert the Rule-Breaker

Out There :: Robert the Rule-Breaker

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Dec 2, 2017

SFMOMA director Neal Benezra extolled Robert Rauschenberg's "extraordinary creativity and boundless spirit."

Classical art returned to living color

Classical art returned to living color

  • by Sura Wood
  • Nov 29, 2017

"Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World," a stimulating new exhibition at the Legion of Honor, features reconstructions of mostly Greek and Roman objects painted in authentic pigments that restore their rightful color.

Rauschenberg Rewrites the Playbook

Rauschenberg Rewrites the Playbook

  • by Sura Wood
  • Nov 26, 2017

"Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules" covers six decades of the prodigious, free-ranging career of the iconoclastic gay artist whose body of work has been called "the visual equivalent of the great American novel."

Rauschenberg rewrites the playbook

Rauschenberg rewrites the playbook

  • by Sura Wood
  • Nov 21, 2017

SFMOMA closes out 2017 with a bang in one of its best shows of the year. "Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules."

Teotihuacan Holiday

Teotihuacan Holiday

  • by Sura Wood
  • Nov 15, 2017

Wonder is difficult to come by these days, but it's right there in full view in "Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire," a new exhibition at the de Young Museum.

Couture's Past & Present

Couture's Past & Present

  • by Sura Wood
  • Nov 8, 2017

The Asian Art Museum's new costume exhibition, "Couture Korea," represents an ambitious undertaking outside its comfort zone.

Ganglord Trust

Ganglord Trust

  • by Sura Wood
  • Nov 1, 2017

What direction might a magazine photo essay have gone if it hadn't been complicated, possibly compromised, by editorial agendas?

Twin Titans of Modernism

Twin Titans of Modernism

  • by Sura Wood
  • Oct 25, 2017

Auguste Rodin, the Michelangelo of modern sculpture, and Gustav Klimt, the great 20th-century Austrian symbolist painter and founder of the modernist Vienna Secession movement, met only once.

Mythical Creatures Unbound

Mythical Creatures Unbound

  • by Sura Wood
  • Oct 18, 2017

Long before Walt Disney dreamt up the Magic Kingdom, dancing brooms and evil queens proffering poison apples, wizened Jewish storytellers were unraveling the mysteries of the universe.

Pterosaur Psyndrome!

Pterosaur Psyndrome!

  • by Erinosaurus Blackwellis
  • Oct 12, 2017

The desire for dinosaurs in the digital age is easily met.

Vernacular Eye

Vernacular Eye

  • by Sura Wood
  • Oct 8, 2017

A quintessential American photographer who's inarguably one of the most influential of the 20th century, Evans attempted to define the fundamental features of American culture through photography.

Vernacular eye

Vernacular eye

  • by Sura Wood
  • Oct 5, 2017

Somewhere deep in the heart of the mammoth new Walker Evans retrospective at SFMOMA lies a group of black & white photographs of sidelined circus wagons.