Arts & Culture :: Art

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

  • by Michael Yamashita
  • May 1, 2020

Thank you very much, it has been both humbling and encouraging receiving your generous support when so many are also in need of help. So far, we have raised just over $25,000 and are just 15% away from reaching our goal of $30,000.

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

  • by Michael Yamashita
  • Apr 15, 2020

San Francisco is one of 11 US cities that is fortunate to have a legacy LGBT publication by us, for us, and about us. Help preserve the BAR as an historic and important community institution for the future.

Museum at Home with the California Academy of Sciences

Museum at Home with the California Academy of Sciences

  • by Advertising Department sponsored content
  • Mar 24, 2020

The California Academy of Sciences is committed to providing free, high-quality resources to our community, even while closed.

Quilting frenzy! Rosie Lee Tompkins at BAM

Quilting frenzy! Rosie Lee Tompkins at BAM

  • by Sura Wood
  • Mar 10, 2020

Considered one of the most accomplished, artistically inventive American quilt-makers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, Rosie Lee Tompkins deserves an appreciative retrospective, and a comprehensive new show at BAMPFA demonstrates why.

Sympathy for the art thief

Sympathy for the art thief

  • by David Lamble
  • Mar 10, 2020

If fiendishly concocted escapism is what you hanker for right now, consider "The Burnt Orange Heresy," a highly entertaining new Italian melodrama opening Friday.

Jean genie

Jean genie

  • by Sura Wood
  • Feb 25, 2020

"Levi Strauss: A History of American Style," a new exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, has a promising backstory.

Colors in a Japanese rainbow

Colors in a Japanese rainbow

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Feb 25, 2020

Japanese manga artist Gengoroh Tagame is well-known for his intricate drawings of men tied up in various forms of Japanese-style bondage and rope play.

Bey watch

Bey watch

  • by Sura Wood
  • Feb 18, 2020

"Dawoud Bey: An American Project," co-curated by Corey Keller, opened at SFMOMA last week, and it's a winner.

Orlando's odyssey across time & gender

Orlando's odyssey across time & gender

  • by Sura Wood
  • Feb 11, 2020

Tilda Swinton has curated her first art exhibition, a photography show named for "Orlando," a fable she has called a "wild goose chase of a fantasy" and a "magic carpet ride."

10th annual readers' poll starts

10th annual readers' poll starts

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 29, 2020

This year marks the 10th annual Bay Area Reporter readers' poll, the Besties, and voting begins Thursday, January 30.

Rashaad Newsome takes San Francisco

Rashaad Newsome takes San Francisco

  • by Sura Wood
  • Jan 28, 2020

"Collage is the connective tissue for all the work I do," says queer black artist Rashaad Newsome. The medium, coupled with movement and a propulsive soundtrack, informs his videos.

Subversive ceramics: Ron Nagle at BAMPFA

Subversive ceramics: Ron Nagle at BAMPFA

  • by Sura Wood
  • Jan 21, 2020

"Handsome Drifter," Ron Nagle's first survey in 25 years, is now at BAMPFA.

Looking ahead: 2020 in Bay Area art museums

Looking ahead: 2020 in Bay Area art museums

  • by Sura Wood
  • Dec 30, 2019

The big news of a year packed with a surfeit of retrospective exhibitions is the transformed Asian Art Museum, whose grand opening is slated for May.

Masterpiece theatre

Masterpiece theatre

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Dec 30, 2019

It's a brand-new year, and the Asian Art Museum is right in the moment by unveiling its completely transformed collection galleries with new installations.