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Schlomer Haus art gallery opens in the Castro

Schlomer Haus art gallery opens in the Castro

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 20, 2021

A new art gallery kicks off its opening on October 26 with the work of six different artists. The gay couple who own Schlomer Haus Gallery, located in the Castro/Duboce district, hopes to draw art fans from all over.

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love Opening Day is October 23

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love Opening Day is October 23

  • by Advertising Department -- Sponsored content
  • Oct 19, 2021

Join us as we honor the life and legacy of Black fashion designer Patrick Kelly with an all-day celebration at the de Young museum on Saturday, October 23!

Superman's son's bisexual in new DC comic series

Superman's son's bisexual in new DC comic series

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 12, 2021

The son of Superman comes out as bisexual in the fifth edition of the DC comic series 'Superman: Son Of Kal-El.' The announcement came on October 11, National Coming Out Day.

Forever de Young: A Judy Chicago Performance

Forever de Young: A Judy Chicago Performance

  • by Advertising Department -- Sponsored content
  • Oct 7, 2021

Forever de Young: A Judy Chicago Performance Saturday, October 16, 2021 in front of the de Young Museum, San Francisco 5.30 pm (Pacific Time)

Erotic Avenue: Mark I. Chester's 'Street Sex Photos'

Erotic Avenue: Mark I. Chester's 'Street Sex Photos'

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 21, 2021

For anyone who misses having sex in a back alley, parking lot, or atop a bulldozer, the new hardcover book of photos by veteran photographer Mark I. Chester makes a perfect gift for Folsom time.

Shapeshifter: bisexual Surrealist poet Alice Paalen Rahon unmasked in new compilation

Shapeshifter: bisexual Surrealist poet Alice Paalen Rahon unmasked in new compilation

  • by Mark William Norby
  • Sep 14, 2021

Alice Paalen Rahon, a Surrealist poet and painter, has been largely overlooked, but her works reemerge in 'Shapeshifter,' a new compilation of her poetry.

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.