Arts & Culture :: Art

The Aggie and the ecstasy: an interview with filmmaker Catherine Gund

The Aggie and the ecstasy: an interview with filmmaker Catherine Gund

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Sep 22, 2020

Lesbian documentary filmmaker Catherine Gund has an exceptional eye for subject matter when it comes to her movie projects. The subject of her new doc 'Aggie' is about her mother; art collector-philanthropist Agnes Gund.

Fashion on film: 'House of Cardin' directors P. David Ebersole & Todd Hughes

Fashion on film: 'House of Cardin' directors P. David Ebersole & Todd Hughes

  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Sep 22, 2020

The fashion documentary of 2020 is here. At 98 years old, Pierre Cardin still has the magic, as does the film about his incredible life and 70-year career, House of Cardin.

Win Mixter's bus posters celebrate 50 years of Pride

Win Mixter's bus posters celebrate 50 years of Pride

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 26, 2020

Whether you're planning to participate in the June 28 march or watch online events, a stroll or ride up or down Market Street is worthwhile to take in artist Win Mixter's bold series of Pride history works at multiple bus stops.

Artists create new Black Lives Matter mural in Western Addition

Artists create new Black Lives Matter mural in Western Addition

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 13, 2020

The latest Black Lives Matter street mural, created on June 12 by was painted on Fulton Street with a direct view toward San Francisco's City Hall. Photographer Gooch captured a unique angle when he and his husband participated in the painting event.

Online extra: Northwest Press' queer comics postcard project

Online extra: Northwest Press' queer comics postcard project

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 8, 2020

Northwest Press, the Seattle-based publisher of dozens of artist's vibrant comics and graphic novels, has started a Kickstarter project with LGBTQ-themed postcards featuring artwork by five artists.

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."