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In the Galleries This June

In the Galleries This June

  • by Chris Sosa
  • Jun 1, 2012

Memorial Day weekend is the official launch of summer, and though the same might not be said for the local galleries, there’s plenty to check out around town.

’Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past’ Opens at the Asian Art Museum

’Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past’ Opens at the Asian Art Museum

  • by Chris Sosa
  • May 28, 2012

Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past, the big summer show that opened at the Asian Art Museum last weekend, does no less than ponder the nature and origins of the universe and the invisible forces that shape our lives.

Photography Shows: Tom Chambers and Eric William Carroll

Photography Shows: Tom Chambers and Eric William Carroll

  • by Chris Sosa
  • May 19, 2012

Check out these must-see exhibitions in the San Francisco Bay area.

’The Dick Show’ at the Center for Sex and Culture

’The Dick Show’ at the Center for Sex and Culture

  • by Chris Sosa
  • May 14, 2012

The Dick Show brushes against ideas of gender. The show has been curated by Jack Davis, a long-time Radical Faerie well known for crocheting and exhibiting penis covers.

’Radically Gay: The Life of Harry Hay’ Shows at SF Main Library

’Radically Gay: The Life of Harry Hay’ Shows at SF Main Library

  • by Chris Sosa
  • May 4, 2012

The exhibition, now at the San Francisco Main Library Gallery, brings its subject to life on the centennial of his birth, and illuminates the intersection of activism and personal biography, political conscience and humanity.

Cartoonist Daniel Clowes’ Art Shows at OMCA

Cartoonist Daniel Clowes’ Art Shows at OMCA

  • by Chris Sosa
  • Apr 27, 2012

Underground commix bad boy R. Crumb, the big daddy of 1960s San Francisco counterculture, is having his very first comprehensive museum show - in Paris, no less.

’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...