Stories about Art Looks

‘Queer California: Untold Stories’: a confetti shower of the overlooked

Bracing, sometimes exhausting show at Oakland Museum brims with hidden history, magical connections, and fascinating footnotes.

Surprising looks and gorgeous silks in ‘Kimono Refashioned’

Asian Art Museum exhibit takes in everything from Van Gogh to Anime in considering the impact of the traditional Japanese garment.

Monet’s late bloomers hold surprises at de Young

Working through personal tragedy and the onset of war, the French impressionist deepened his exploration of nature and his own garden.

‘Recycle’ artist Romanowski looks back ‘Every Now & Then’

With a retrospective at 111 Minna, the iconic Lower Haight artist and musician presents 30 years of assemblages and collaged sounds.

For tech pioneer, preserving SF’s classic vinyl culture is a ‘Family Affair’

Freddy Anzures talks about his journey from iPhone designer to Lower Haight gallery owner, displaying local hip-hop heroes.

Peter Hujar’s brilliant, too brilliant icons

The photographer immortalized the gay NYC downtown scene of the 1970s-'80s, now on display at BAMPFA.

Unraveling Rene Magritte’s late riddles

In major SFMOMA show, curator Caitlin Haskell looks beyond the Belgian surrealist's famous men in bowlers. (There are those, too.)

Touching down on ‘Planet Celadon’

Inspired by a Korean moon jar, 'Asianaut' artist Genevieve Quick brings an eclectic performance to the Asian Art Museum, tap dancing and all.

Blackface betrayal and ‘Black Lies’ in Edgar Arceneaux’s new YBCA installation

The LA artist takes on Ben Vereens' infamously truncated performance at Ronald Reagan's 1981 inaugural gala, and more.

SFMOMA’s immersive ‘Sublime Seas’ mixes ‘Blue Planet’ beauty with unfathomable brutality

A legendary British painting and a contemporary Ghanaian artist's video work combine for a visceral new show.