Arts & Culture :: Art

’Photography in Mexico’ at SFMOMA

’Photography in Mexico’ at SFMOMA

  • by Chris Sosa
  • Apr 21, 2012

If you’re interested in uncovering a wealth of photography, Mexico might not be the first place you’d look.

Bali :: small island, great art

Bali :: small island, great art

  • by Kevin Mark Kline
  • Mar 7, 2011

Bali, a Southeast Asian mecca for Western tourists seeking the promise of paradise, a tropical tan and the sort of spiritual awakening glamorized by the pop culture phenomenon Eat, Pray, Love, gets a thorough and rather fine art-historical treatment

The Finest Arts 2010

The Finest Arts 2010

  • by Kevin Mark Kline
  • Jan 3, 2011

Well, 2010 is nearly out the door, and the time has come to reflect on the year that was. An eclectic year at the museums, 2010 was also a year of milestones.

New exhibit looks inside Curious George

New exhibit looks inside Curious George

  • by Kevin Mark Kline
  • Dec 3, 2010

A new exhibit Curious George Saves the Day: The Art of Margret and H.A. Rey, at the Contemporary Jewish Museum explores the world of the children’s book icon.

’Exposed’ & Henri Cartier-Bresson shows at SFMOMA

’Exposed’ & Henri Cartier-Bresson shows at SFMOMA

  • by Kevin Mark Kline
  • Nov 7, 2010

Two wonderful new photography shows opened at SFMOMA last week: Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century, and Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera since 1870.

New show explores Confessional Comics by Jewish Women

New show explores Confessional Comics by Jewish Women

  • by Kevin Mark Kline
  • Oct 1, 2010

"Catholics may confess through a screen in a box, but Jews do it in public - preferably with an audience," write Sarah Lightman and Michael Kaminer, curators of Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women.

LGBT art show asks: what’s next?

LGBT art show asks: what’s next?

  • by Kevin Mark Kline
  • Sep 21, 2010

’Suggestions of a Life Being Lived’ at SF Camerawork

What’s up at the galleries this fall?

What’s up at the galleries this fall?

  • by Kevin Mark Kline
  • Sep 10, 2010

What to see at the galleries this fall...

What’s up at art museums this fall?

What’s up at art museums this fall?

  • by Kevin Mark Kline
  • Aug 31, 2010

Can it be that autumn is already upon us? One perusal of the upcoming exhibition schedule for area museums, and you know that summer is over and it’s time to get serious.

Humor, wonder & insight

Humor, wonder & insight

  • by Kevin Mark Kline
  • Jul 15, 2010

Although many won’t recognize Maira Kalman’s name, they’re likely familiar with her witty covers for The New Yorker magazine; her online, illustrated odysseys for The New York Times such as "Principles of Uncertainty" or "And the Pursuit of Happiness," an

Daniel Nicoletta - Words On Pictures

Daniel Nicoletta - Words On Pictures

  • by Kevin Mark Kline
  • Jun 11, 2010

Photographer Daniel Nicoletta discusses his storied career

John Waters - The bard of Baltimore (& SF & Provincetown)

John Waters - The bard of Baltimore (& SF & Provincetown)

  • by Kevin Mark Kline
  • Jun 10, 2010

In his new creative nonfiction book Role Models (Farrar Straus Giroux), independent film director John Waters writes about people who have inspired him in his brilliant career.

’Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musee d’Orsay’

’Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musee d’Orsay’

  • by Kevin Mark Kline
  • May 28, 2010

If you’ve been looking forward to Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musee d’Orsay, the blockbuster exhibition of nearly 100 paintings that opened at the de Young Museum last week, and you’re expecting an easily digestible parade of familiar, iconic works of Classical Impressionism, you will be in for something of a surprise.

Exhibits preview :: Burgeoning art before the blockbusters

Exhibits preview :: Burgeoning art before the blockbusters

  • by Kevin Mark Kline
  • May 21, 2010

During this brief lull between the wind-up of winter museum shows and the launch of summer blockbuster attractions like the Fisher Collection unveiling at SFMOMA in late June, there’s an assortment of interesting, idiosyncratic gallery shows to tickle the palette. Here’s a small and by no means comprehensive sample itinerary for the adventurously inclined.