Saturday, September 26, 2020

Tag: Asian Art Museum

Reviving Pride’s protest origins, with ‘The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot’

Last year, the Tenderloin Museum hosted 22 sold-out performances of The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot. One of the writers, Donna Personna, saw about half of them, and she says she...

Asian American women artists on creativity, activism—and COVID racism

While the Asian Art Museum, like other arts institutions, is closed during the COVID crisis, the staff is stepping up its museuming from home, offering many digital programs, including...

First sanctioned tent city opens in SF

San Francisco's first city-sanctioned safe sleeping site began operations yesterday afternoon. The site, referred to as the Safe Sleeping Village, has 50 spaces for tents to be pitched six...

The dangerous, inaccurate reporting on homelessness and the COVID crisis

Take some salacious information, add a single person with a point of view, and suddenly you have a major international story – that can do serious damage to a...

Why turn affordable SROs into tourist hotel rooms?

While the supervisors and the mayor are engaged in a critical, and bitter, debate about moving homeless people into hotels, the Planning Department is moving forward a plan to...

‘Hip-hop to Hamilton’ urges youth to pursue arts careers, despite COVID

Lily Ling, the music director and conductor for the tour of Hamilton, says we need the arts now more than ever. She saw that working on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s wildly popular...

The joy of big bamboo—and lots of it

ART LOOKS Tanabe Chikuunsai IV has been surrounded by bamboo since he was born. A fourth generation Japanese bamboo artist, he studied at sculpture at Tokyo University of the Arts...

Screen Grabs: A wave of women behind the camera

SCREEN GRABS Though some aspects of filmmaking have been edging slowly towards gender equity for a while, there’s no question that the #MeToo movement has provided an energizing jolt...

Hello Kitty to ‘Happy Cleaners’: Asian American film shines at CAAMFest

From SF’s own Chinatown to the crisscrossing currents of transnational adoption, this year’s CAAMFest—formerly known as the San Francisco Asian American Film Festival—covers the globe as usual in its...

Surprising looks and gorgeous silks in ‘Kimono Refashioned’

ART LOOKS There are many reasons kimonos can fascinate—the fabric, the embroidery, botanical motifs like bamboo or plum blossoms, or the loose construction and simple lines. All this is on...