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  1. Sarah Lucas Squashes Rodin's IdealismRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 1 | Hyperallergic

    The British sculptor Sarah Lucas is facing off against Auguste Rodin at the Legion of Honor museum. Sarah Lucas: Good Muse is the latest in a series of exhibitions celebrating and contextualizing the work of Rodin, who died 100 years ago this year.


  2. Degas and His Fascination with 19th-Century Hat CultureRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 24 | Hyperallergic

    It's hard for a major museum exhibition to surprise us, so the fact that San Francisco's Legion of Honor Museum does is one of the many pleasures of Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade . The museum, which recently presented something fresh about Claude Monet with an exhibition showing the evolution of his style, now has something new to show us about Edgar Degas.


  3. The Power and Complexity of Children's Art: An Interview with Brian BelottRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2017 | Hyperallergic

    Children's scribbles may appear random but they often repeat shapes, like the mandala or the Greek cross, that suggest the beginning of language. Installation view, Brian Belott's Dr. Kid President Jr. at Gavin Brown's Enterprise.


  4. Highlights from Five Decades of Bay Area Queer CinemaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2017 | Hyperallergic

    Bay Area filmmaker and lecturer Irwin Swirnoff will host a program on June 30 at the Echo Park Film Center showcasing five decades of queer films from northern California. Long before the Bay Area became ground zero for the tech industry, it was home to one of the most active and creative queer communities in the country.


  5. Beer with a Painter: Paul WackersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2017 | Hyperallergic

    The cozy studio environment and the casual, gonzo aesthetic of the ceramic objects, not to mention Wackers's personality, may bely how technically precise and complexly orchestrated his paintings are. Paul Wackers, "Cold Got Hot" , oil, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 40 inches Paul Wackers greets me outside his building with his puppy, Buddy.


  6. 50 Years of Lynn Hershman Leeson's Tricks and Tech Art InnovationsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | Hyperallergic

    Lynn Hershman Leeson's retrospective at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts reveals an artist who's introduced cutting-edge technologies to the art world and pulled stunts that surprise and unsettle. Lynn Hershman Leeson, "The Infinity Engine" , installation view at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO - Lynn Hershman Leeson revels in the role of artist as innovator and trickster, though it's not always clear whom she is tricking.


  7. Photographs that Pick Apart Gay Archetypes of the 1970sRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2017 | Hyperallergic

    A current show of Hal Fischer's photography at Project Native Informant confirms a renewed interest in gay life in the 1970s. Hal Fischer, "Leather Apparel" from Gay Semiotics carbon pigment print, 24 prints in handmade case with denim covering, each print: 20 x 16 inches LONDON - In a scene of William Friedkin's movie Cruising Al Pacino, who plays a straight New York officer who is under cover to investigate a series of murders linked to the gay S&M scene, goes in a sex shop.


  8. Diaristic Maps Composed of Tens of Thousands of PhotographsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2017 | Hyperallergic

    Skies and oceans like paint swatches. Squares spread across walls full of swans, people, faA ades shot from myriad views.


  9. A Floating Noise and Drag Club Celebrates San Francisco's Lost UndergroundRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Hyperallergic

    As a huddle of adventurous art-seekers stood at the edge of the San Francisco Bay under the first full moon of 2017, a glimpse of purple neon appeared in the darkness ahead. A small white yacht twinkling with lights - the Noise Club - came into focus, and a booming voice called out from the water: "Come aboard!" We shuffled across a bridge of floating platforms, adjusting to the soft swells of the sea as we unmoored ourselves from the comforts and constraints of the city.


  10. It is Important to Let Someone KnowRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2017 | Hyperallergic

    Throughout his life, he believed that even if you could not beat them, that didn't mean you had to join them. Bruce Conner, "CHILD" , wax, nylon, cloth, metal, twine, and high chair, the Museum of Modern Art, gift of Philip Johnson , New York.


  11. The Snapshots of a Globe-trotting Geographer Before GlobalizationRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2016 | Hyperallergic

    "Indian cemetery" in Kitwanga, British Columbia, Canada The Department of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley recently joined Flickr Commons , an ongoing catalogue of public photo archives, and they shared captivating images from a 20th-century globetrotting scientist. According to UC Berkeley , the Belgium-born Urbain J. Kinet avidly explored "with the eye of a researcher, studying the world through the lens of Geology, Volcanology, Biology, Phytogeography, Climatology, Glaciology, Ecology, Lichenology, etc."


  12. Art MovementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2016 | Hyperallergic

    This week in art news: San Francisco's Academy of Art University agreed to pay the city a $60-million settlement, a Manhattan art dealer was charged with trafficking illegal antiquities, and the first UK exhibition dedicated to the Moomins opened in London. The Academy of Art University agreed to a $60-million settlement with the city of San Francisco.


  13. Who Profits from Waste? A Tale of Two Bay Area CitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2016 | Hyperallergic

    In the midst of the housing and employment crisis in the Bay Area, intrepid laborers are making the best of the waste that the rest of us leave behind. Yet while one group of recyclers is valorized and financially rewarded for their efforts, another constituency is criminalized and harassed for simply trying to live.


  14. Beep Beep: An Interview with Brandon BrownRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2016 | Hyperallergic

    Brandon Brown is a poet and translator living in the Bay Area, where he received a B.A. and M.F.A. from San Francisco State University, and where he helps curate the Heart's Desire reading series at the Bay Area Public School. Brown's books include The Good Life , Top 40 , Flowering Mall , The Poems of Gaius Valerius Catullus , and The Persians by Aeschylus .


  15. Thousands of Minor White's Photographs Go OnlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | Hyperallergic

    Thousands of prints by the American photographer and founding editor of Aperture magazine have been digitized and uploaded to a website launched by Princeton University Art Museum. Minor White, "San Francisco" , from The Minor White Archive, Princeton University Art Museum, bequest of Minor White When Minor White, the prolific American photographer and founding editor of Aperture magazine passed away in 1976, he bequeathed his entire archives to Princeton University.


  16. Origins of Originality: 'Matisse/Diebenkorn' at the Baltimore Museum of ArtRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2016 | Hyperallergic

    Henri Matisse, "Interior, Flowers and Parakeets" , oil on canvas, 46 1/4 x 29 inches, The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. clarinet Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland For almost half a century, I've been checking out Matisse's "Interior, Flowers and Parakeets" at the Baltimore Museum of Art, which houses the world's largest collection of works by the French master. I don't remember ever thinking much about the birds in this image before, especially not as stars of the show.


  17. After the Election, US Museums Affirm Their Roles as Safe, Open SpacesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2016 | Hyperallergic

    After the election last week of Donald Trump to the American presidency, some museums have maintained a political silence; others, however, have issued statements on their roles as cultural and community spaces. One of the most proactive responses came from Scott Stulen, the director and president of the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma - a state where the majority of voters supported Trump.


  18. Stories of War and Survival Unfold in San Francisco's PresidioRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2016 | Hyperallergic

    Homeland Security takes over three decommissioned military bunkers, a church, and the former headquarters of the Nike Missile Program by staging paintings, installations, and social practice projects throughout. "Ohlone Sacred Land" was tagged on Battery Marcus Miller the evening before the opening of Home Land Security; FOR-SITE Foundation and Presidio staff will not remove it for the duration of the show.


  19. On Anniversary of the Patriot Act, Artist Passes Out Pocket Knives at the AirportRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2016 | Hyperallergic

    Last week, performance artist Michele Pred handed out small pocket knives passengers arriving at San Francisco's International Airport to replace those that have been confiscated since the passage of the Patriot Act 15 years ago. Michele Pred's "Patriot Act" performance at the San Francisco International Airport on October 26 Last Wednesday, some travelers flying into San Francisco's International Airport had an odd encounter while waiting at baggage claim.


  20. The Early Life of Bruce Conner and His Rat Bastard BohemiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 | Hyperallergic

    To say that Conner was an outsider who also wanted to belong is to barely scratch the surface of his paradoxical persona. Burchard contact sheet: Conner in his studio In 1967 I quit the art bizness.


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