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Blood In The Water, Art Stops Guns: A Peace Angels Project Initiative

Lin Evola | Posted 07.27.2016 | Arts
Lin Evola

I feel as if I have a responsibility as an artist to bring awareness to harm caused by guns.

Warning: If You Put Your Glasses Down In A Museum, People Will Think It's Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.27.2016 | Arts

Let it be known that on May 23, 2016, 17-year-old TJ Khayatan pulled a funny, placing his glasses on the floor of the newly remodeled San Francisco Mu...

CRITIC'S PICK Badass Joan Brown: Smoking and Swimming in San Francisco

Natasha Boas | Posted 05.27.2016 | Arts
Natasha Boas

Joan Brown, The Smoker, 1973, mixed media, 22" x 16" x 9" Courtesy of Anglim Gilbert Gallery BADASS JOAN BROWN: Smoking and Swimming in San Fr...

Can the New SFMOMA Turn Tech-Bros Into Art Patrons?

MutualArt | Posted 05.13.2016 | Arts

Snøhetta expansion of the new SFMOMA. Photo: © Iwan Baan, courtesy SFMOMA. Art + Tech: Strategies for the Digital Age at the #newSFMOMA "I am the l...

Art Speaks and She Listens: An Interview With Curator Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins

Sylvia Sukop | Posted 09.22.2016 | Arts
Sylvia Sukop

The verb "curate" no longer assumes an art world context because these days nearly everything we experience purports to be curated, especially online. In fact the word no longer assumes a person who curates, since algorithms make so many choices for us.

SFMOMA Treasures Apple's Jony Ive

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 01.03.2015 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

Tech-obsessed guests at SFMOMA's Modern Art Council dinner were paying attention -- they even looked up from their iPhones to see Jonathan 'Jony' Ive receive the Bay Area Treasure Award.

Val's Gals and Their Pals

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 05.14.2014 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

San Francisco showed off its bella figura at the splashy opening of the luxe Valentino Store on Grant Avenue. A coveted invitation for the shopping se...

Temporary Contemporary Lifts the FOG

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
Jennifer Raiser

Fantasy and reality continued to meld throughout the show, which highlighted a broad swath of 20th-century and contemporary modern design galleries, artists and concepts. The satisfying result was as cool as a cloud of San Francisco fog.

Passionate Hearts Pining for The Presidio

Sally Fay | Posted 11.23.2013 | San Francisco
Sally Fay

The Presidio Trust is in charge of deciding which of the three proposals, if any, will break ground in the most beautiful urban national park in the world. There is great potential for amazing things to happen.

Could LA Museums Be More Generous to the Public?

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.01.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Having lived in Los Angeles for more than 30 years, I remember a sense of frustration about the fact that, throughout the 1980's, the New York Times m...

What Does It Take To Completely Deconstruct The SFMOMA?

sf mag logo | Posted 07.23.2013 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of San Francisco magazine. Neal Benezra is looking out the window of his surprisingly modest office, surveying a ...

Happy Days, and Hours, Are Here Again

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Last week's Art Talk got particularly passionate responses from KCRW listeners who hear my program on the air, or those who read the text of it on the...

PHOTOS: SFMOMA's Latest Creations Are Artistic And Delicious

The Contra Costa Times | Jackie Burrell | Posted 06.30.2013 | San Francisco

Talk about San Francisco's renowned Museum of Modern Art and at some point, the conversation will turn to Mondrian: the artist, the paintings and, of ...

Slow Art Day

Peter Clothier | Posted 06.24.2013 | Arts
Peter Clothier

For those who habitually spend just a few seconds with an art work in a museum or gallery, and then devote more time than that to the adjacent wall label, the Slow Art Day experience offers an opportunity to slow down and pay attention in a way that proves genuinely rewarding.

LOOK: SFMOMA's Final Exhibit Revealed

Robin Wilkey | Posted 04.04.2013 | San Francisco

San Francisco has been licking its wounds over news that the beloved SFMOMA will be closing for nearly three years starting this summer. (Albeit for a...

'We Have Not Loved Life': Garry Winogrand at SFMOMA

Larissa Archer | Posted 06.02.2013 | San Francisco
Larissa Archer

They're not the sort of images that one blinks at for a while before concluding that art is incomprehensible and wandering off in a state of alienation.

LOOK: Famed Photographer Comes To SFMOMA

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.25.2013 | San Francisco

Every generation has its photographer, and in the early 1960s, it was Garry Winogrand. Famous for his haunting street photography, Winogrand used ...

VideoGame Art: High Art for a New Generation

Lin Evola | Posted 05.13.2013 | Arts
Lin Evola

On March 2, 2013 Jason Warnke had his Curatorial Debut exhibiting 140 video game artists (60 at the gallery and 80 included online) at Gauntlet Gallery in San Francisco. The following interview was held at Zero Zero Restaurant in San Francisco on March 8th, 2013.

LOOK: SFMOMA's Remodel Revealed

Hannah Bricker | Posted 05.23.2013 | San Francisco

SFMOMA is about to get a $555 million facelift. The new space will be outfitted with increased entrances, outdoor galleries and the largest vertic...

There's Something About Garry

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.21.2013 | Arts

When street photographer Garry Winogrand passed away unexpectedly at 56 years old, he left behind approximately 250,000 images he'd never even seen. B...

Salon Culture 2.0: A New Era of Arts Patronage

Mia R. Benenate | Posted 01.20.2013 | Arts
Mia R. Benenate

Working with leading talent from around the globe DK Johnston and his Arts Fund partners have been able to add water to mid-career creatives and help take their marketing, business, and financials to the next level.

San Fran Hires Art Detective After Losing $90M

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

San Francisco has recently hired its very own art detective and announced a moratorium on public art donations to the city, all in response to claims ...

Photos Of Japan's Landscapes In Transition

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts

Japanese photographer Naoya Hatakeyama is exploring the relationship between nature and humanity in a retrospective entitled "Natural Stories." The ex...

SFMOMA Wonders What Cindy Sherman Looks Like?

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 09.12.2012 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

The opening party for the riveting Cindy Sherman retrospective at SFMOMA played out like a bit of Where's Waldo for the contemporary cadre. Amidst the elegant installation of photographs featuring Sherman, where was... Sherman?

PHOTOS: Huge Artist Coming To The SFMOMA

Robin Wilkey | Posted 07.11.2012 | San Francisco

Every once in a while an artist comes to town (Jean Paul Gaultier, Matisse and Picasso, Balenciaga, Warhol) and the entire city takes notice. This...