Stories about Visual Art

‘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.

Arts Forecast: The week’s best moments to honor Momma

Plus: The 48th annual Stanford Powwow, a musical benefit for immigration advocates RAICES, Diana Gameros, and the Walking Distance Dance Festival.

A stellar Mutek.SF refreshed spirits weary of tech’s cynical slide

The fest's four days of gorgeous animations, rumbling techno, and puckish experiments injected the scene with new energy.

Arts Forecast: Behold, the mighty Litquake!

Plus: Open Studios, Forbidden Futures, Treasure Island Music Fest, Street Food Fest, Moby Dick Marathon, more

A swell wave of female talent rolls in with TIDES

Vibrant showcase of local, women-led bands and visual artists with a charitable twist comes to El Rio August 29.

Arts Forecast: Gray Area Festival lineup, Laborfest, Fillmore Jazz Fest…

Pink Flamingos, Stereo Argento, The Go-Go's, All Day I Dream, and more this week—plus a protest against family separations at the border.

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.

Architecturally sound neon Pomeranians: Our top 5 from Mexico City Art Week

As the art world flocked to CDMX for the latest, we downed medicated chocolates and took in some great work—on and off the beaten path.

Arts Forecast: Trans Film Fest, Renegade Craft Fair, Rebirth Brass Band …

David Sedaris, 3rd-i South Asian Film Fest, International Tea Fest, "Mumu," and more upcoming arts picks.

Arts Forecast: Autumn Lights, Space Visitors, Clarion Alley Block Party …

Gathering of the Tribes, Liszt Gala, Open Carry Guitar Rally, Ed Asner, and more cool things ahead this week.