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Art

Sirron Norris’ cartooning classes take to internet for COVID summer

No reason for kids to lay down their pencils in the pandemic, says the iconic Bay Area artist.

Artist Tim Presley rediscovers spark robbed by addiction in new book

These painted figures that fill the pages of Tim Presley's new book Under the Banner of Concern seem to know your secrets. No matter what bizarre and erotic contortions...

Visions of Angela Davis: An archivist shares her rare political poster trove

Angela Davis’ image is one the most widely recognized in the world. But what generations of activists, especially those born of the Internet era, might forget is that behind...

With colorful street art, 100 Days of Action represents essential workers

When artist Christo Oropeza was asked to create a painting for a storefront as part of Art for Essential Workers (a program by local artist collective 100 Days of Action), he first...

Let your mind take ‘a darling walk’ through Creativity Explored’s latest

We’re more than halfway into 2020, and yet, many of us are still adjusting to major changes in our daily routines. For some of us, that’s included skipping out...

A display of belonging and hope in Chinatown (and on Instagram)

For the last few years, the Chinese Culture Center (CCC), has been working to democratize how art is experienced, says curator Hoi Leung. The Center opened a gallery in...

Aquarium vibes on Folsom: Inkletterman, others beautify shuttered storefronts

"It was perfect timing as I was looking for an artist to do the work, knowing the ugliness that boarded-up storefronts have created all over the city overnight," said...

The museum’s closed, but ‘The de Young Open’ poises for launch

Starting June 1, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will welcome submissions from any artist over 18 years old from the nine Bay Area counties: Contra Costa, Alameda,...

‘Change the dynamics’: Dawoud Bey on photography, place, and history

On February 15, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opened An American Project, a retrospective, of the work of multi-award-winning photographer and teacher Dawoud Bey. The show was...

How do you represent Black and Latino communities at major museum shows?

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco started its Community Representatives program back in 1992 when it hosted an exhibit of the work of Henry Ossawa Tanner. But it...