Arts & Culture :: Art

Out There :: Museum Collection, by the Book

Out There :: Museum Collection, by the Book

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • May 28, 2016

Since the re-opening of SFMOMA has already garnered so much press, we thought we'd read and review the new accompanying catalog, in which there is both scholarship and art-loving glee on display.

Out There :: Colorful Museum Encounters

Out There :: Colorful Museum Encounters

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • May 7, 2016

Pressies from around the world and down the block toured the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) last week, set to open to the public on May 14.

Out There :: Besties in Arts & Culture

Out There :: Besties in Arts & Culture

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Apr 9, 2016

Eagle-eyed readers who have been following Besties coverage in Arts & Culture over the years will have noticed that many of the winners in various categories have been previous awardees as well.

Out There :: Leading Light of AIDS-Era Art

Out There :: Leading Light of AIDS-Era Art

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Mar 12, 2016

"Stone's Throw" by art historian, critic and curator David Deitcher (Secretary Press) is an appreciation of the work of the gay late-20th-century artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres, who died 20 years ago of AIDS complications.

Miracle on Capp Street

Miracle on Capp Street

  • by Sura Wood
  • Jan 24, 2016

The house, Ireland's residence for three decades until several years before his death in 2009, is possibly his greatest, most enduring achievement, and his legacy.

Out There :: Artistic Tourism in Washington

Out There :: Artistic Tourism in Washington

  • by Richard Dodds
  • Dec 5, 2015

A week away, in Washington DC for familial holiday obligations, also meant a few happy afternoons spent amidst the bounty of our national art museums. An inveterate museumgoer, Out There can recommend the following exhibitions.

Treasures From An Exhibition

Treasures From An Exhibition

  • by Sura Wood
  • Oct 25, 2015

It has been 100 years since the San Francisco Panama-Pacific International Exposition opened its gates to the 19 million visitors who flocked to see it in 1915. A fraction of what was once displayed there is currently on view at the de Young.

Chinese Contemporary

Chinese Contemporary

  • by Sura Wood
  • Jun 14, 2015

The Asian Art Museum's latest embrace of contemporary art can be counted as a surefooted success.

'High Style' is Here

'High Style' is Here

  • by Kilian Melloy
  • Mar 29, 2015

The arrival at the Legion of Honor of the latest extravaganza, tastefully titled "High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection," is a much-anticipated event.

'Seduction: Japan's Floating World' Opens at the Asian Art Museum

'Seduction: Japan's Floating World' Opens at the Asian Art Museum

  • by Sura Wood
  • Mar 1, 2015

The Asian Art Museum is offering up an enticement with "Seduction: Japan's Floating World," an enthralling new show that casts a spell and captures the aura of a place and time.

High Aristocratic Style

High Aristocratic Style

  • by Sura Wood
  • Oct 26, 2014

A step back in time, and for most of us a vicarious step up in class, "Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House," the latest decorative arts exhibition at the Legion of Honor, is a stroll through history, art, culture and architecture.

Pop Culture & Psychodrama in the May Galleries

Pop Culture & Psychodrama in the May Galleries

  • by Sura Wood
  • May 18, 2014

Jaimie Warren, an emerging photographer and performance artist based in Kansas City and Brooklyn, is the winner of the 2014 Baum Award, whose prize includes this solo show at SF Camerawork.

What’s Up in the April Galleries?

What’s Up in the April Galleries?

  • by Sura Wood
  • Apr 23, 2014

To enter the realm of prolific African American artist Romare Bearden is to surrender to the rhapsody of color, an exuberant concert enlivening "Romare Bearden: Storyteller," a show at the Jenkins Johnson Gallery.

Colin Bailey Takes the Helm at the Fine Arts Museums

Colin Bailey Takes the Helm at the Fine Arts Museums

  • by Sura Wood
  • Feb 16, 2014

Last June, when Colin Bailey came on board as the new director of the Fine Arts Museums, it was a tough time for the institution. Diplomatic and well-spoken, the London native appears to have a mix of steely determination and wry humor.