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Fall offerings at museums and galleries

Fall offerings at museums and galleries

  • by Sura Wood
  • Aug 31, 2021

The visual arts have returned in late or revised form, from major museums to intimate galleries, several with solo exhibits of innovative works by women artists.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: Rex's rare 1991 interview

50 Years in 50 Weeks: Rex's rare 1991 interview

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 26, 2021

Let's zoom in, dot by dot, to a rare January 3 interview with Rex, whose erotic images might have answered the question, 'What if Georges Seurat was a late-20th-century South of Market leather man?'

The Lost Leonardo: art world discoveries and deceptions

The Lost Leonardo: art world discoveries and deceptions

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Aug 17, 2021

Leonardo da Vinci, the Renaissance genius and now a global brand, takes a back seat to his artistic creation in the spellbinding new documentary, 'The Lost Leonardo,' about the queer journey of the painting 'Salvator Mundi.'

Sealed with a kiss: Leslie Cohen discusses lesbian bars and becoming 'art'

Sealed with a kiss: Leslie Cohen discusses lesbian bars and becoming 'art'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Aug 17, 2021

In 'The Audacity of a Kiss: Love, Art and Liberation,' the historic art world, opening a historic women's bar, and more events are included in Leslie Cohen's honest and fascinating memoir.

'Women: From Her to Here' at Chinese Culture Center

'Women: From Her to Here' at Chinese Culture Center

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 7, 2021

Now on display at the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (750 Kearny, inside the Hilton Hotel) is Women: From Her to Here, an exhibition of works by women from the Asian diaspora, many of them queer-identified.

Televisionary: Nam June Paik retrospective at SF MOMA

Televisionary: Nam June Paik retrospective at SF MOMA

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 11, 2021

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's new retrospective of more than 200 works by celebrated multimedia artist Nam June Paik is not only absorbing and historic; it's also a lot of fun.

Drawn out: Cartoon Art Museum's Queer Comics Expo's online May 15 & 16

Drawn out: Cartoon Art Museum's Queer Comics Expo's online May 15 & 16

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 9, 2021

Meet your favorite artists, hang out with fans and attend comics-themed chats at the 2021 Queer Comics Expo. Although online this year, the two-day gathering will still provide illustrative fun for attendees.

Documenting David: Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker

Documenting David: Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Apr 20, 2021

"When I contracted AIDS, I contracted a diseased society as well," is the opening quote from the new searing documentary about the late David Wojnarowicz, a scathing iconoclastic artist, cultural critic, writer, musician, photographer, and filmmaker.

Homing's In April 9-16, 2021

Homing's In April 9-16, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 8, 2021

Spring has quite sprung and many arts, nightlife and community organizers and producers have emerged from their Zoom caves. Chirp, chirp.

Dutch Crunch: 'Immersive Van Gogh' arrives

Dutch Crunch: 'Immersive Van Gogh' arrives

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Mar 23, 2021

The sensation of being completely surrounded by animated highlights of Vincent Van Gogh's oeuvre while buffeted by a thunderously amplified soundtrack is great fun and sometimes even a bit uplifting, if not overpowering.

Spirited disruption: Celebrating 150 years of the SF Art Institute

Spirited disruption: Celebrating 150 years of the SF Art Institute

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 16, 2021

San Francisco Art Institute will celebrate its 150th birthday with an extensive exhibition of a diverse array of alumni, and a particular focus on Black, indigenous people of color and LGBTQ+ artists, both online and at their Chestnut St. campus.

Two photo books offer new and historic views on LGBT people

Two photo books offer new and historic views on LGBT people

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 28, 2021

Two photo books, one new, the other re-issued decades after first being published, show stark differences, and similarities, in the depiction of their subjects.

Slow Streets Noe Art Mart

Slow Streets Noe Art Mart

  • Feb 17, 2021

Slow Streets Noe Art Mart kicked off on Sunday, Feb. 14, with artists, craftspeople and others showcasing and selling prints, clothing and more. The free event, on Noe St. at Market, will be held weekly through June. photos by Steven Underhill

Arts upate: 'Hope' awards, arts opportunities & residencies

Arts upate: 'Hope' awards, arts opportunities & residencies

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 13, 2021

Artists and organizations are struggling, but some new local and national opportunities are helping out with awards, residencies and art submission opportunities.