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Castro Art Walk helps local businesses' revival

Castro Art Walk helps local businesses' revival

  • by J.L. Odom
  • Aug 22, 2023

Held the first Friday of every month, the self-guided walking tour steers attendees to neighborhood art galleries, art-focused spaces and other small businesses on Market, Castro and Noe Streets and at adjacent locations.

Art Events For Students in 2023

Art Events For Students in 2023

  • by Advertising Department -- Sponsored content
  • Jun 12, 2023

Discover the best art events for students this year! Learn more about what to look out for, where to find opportunities and how to make the most of them.

'Breaking the Rules' — Paul Wonner and Theophilus Brown at the Crocker Art Museum

'Breaking the Rules' — Paul Wonner and Theophilus Brown at the Crocker Art Museum

  • by Robert Brokl
  • Jun 6, 2023

Sacramento's new dual exhibit, "Breaking the Rules," benefits by the association that Crocker Art Museum curator Scott A. Shields had with both gay artists during their lifetimes.

Going Out, June 1-9, 2023

Going Out, June 1-9, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 1, 2023

While you may not yet have your full-tilt Pride on, never fear. June is already filling up this first week with fun arts and nightlife events. Get going out.

Arts notes: Cal. Academy talks; Frameline's Colin Higgins Foundation grants

Arts notes: Cal. Academy talks; Frameline's Colin Higgins Foundation grants

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 14, 2023

A new series of panels at the California Academy of Sciences reclaims scholarly research to underserved voices, and Frameline announced new young filmmaker grant recipients.

'Queer Threads' exhibit opens in San Jose

'Queer Threads' exhibit opens in San Jose

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 11, 2023

The highly anticipated "Queer Threads" exhibit makes its Northern California debut at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles May 12.

Michael Kruzich: mosaic moments with the local artist

Michael Kruzich: mosaic moments with the local artist

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 22, 2023

Spring Open Studios finds opportunities for artists, fans and potential collectors to meet. One artist in particular, Michael Kruzich, works in the rarified genre of natural stone and Venetian glass called "smalti" mosaics.

Kehinde Wiley's 'An Archaeology of Silence' - stunning new exhibit at the de Young

Kehinde Wiley's 'An Archaeology of Silence' - stunning new exhibit at the de Young

  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Mar 21, 2023

Kehinde Wiley has been a very special, insightful artist for quite a while, but his work always appears fresh, modern and important. His new exhibition at the de Young reshapes the way we see Black people in portraiture and sculpture.

Unusual duo: Capp Street and Headlands paired art installations

Unusual duo: Capp Street and Headlands paired art installations

  • Feb 28, 2023

Although miles apart geographically, two conceptual art exhibits at the David Ireland House and the Headlands Center for the Arts bridge the work of pioneering designers and artists.

Sargent and Spain: John Singer Sargent exhibit graces the Legion of Honor

Sargent and Spain: John Singer Sargent exhibit graces the Legion of Honor

  • by Robert Brokl
  • Feb 14, 2023

Like a swank ocean liner of a bygone era, the John Singer Sargent exhibition, "Sargent and Spain," at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco from the National Gallery in Washington, is a welcome arrival, full of his trademark bravura paintings and drawings.

Sargent's 'Grand Affair' - biography of the painter brings new light on his life

Sargent's 'Grand Affair' - biography of the painter brings new light on his life

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Feb 14, 2023

Paul Fisher, professor of American studies at Wellesley College, begins his full-scale biography, "The Grand Affair: John Singer Sargent in His World," with a confession that Sargent, a great American artist (1856-1925), is also an abiding enigma.

Castro art gallery starts fundraiser as rent doubles

Castro art gallery starts fundraiser as rent doubles

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Feb 6, 2023

Queer Arts Featured, a boutique, gallery and event space located at the former camera shop owned by Harvey Milk, had its rent double this past month. The owners have launched a GoFundMe campaign.

Phillip Hua: artist expands his canvas

Phillip Hua: artist expands his canvas

  • by Jim Van Buskirk
  • Nov 22, 2022

Visual artist Phillip Hua's works have expanded in size and scope. His new and upcoming projects include murals at the Bayview Community Center, and an ambitious and inspirational stairway mural.

Bernice Bing: Asian Art Museum's showcase of the rediscovered artist

Bernice Bing: Asian Art Museum's showcase of the rediscovered artist

  • by Robert Brokl
  • Nov 15, 2022

The powerful exhibition of work by San Francisco artist Bernice Bing recently opened at the Asian Art Museum, with its run extended through June. There's ample reason for the revival of interest in Bing's work and life.