Visual Arts | Apr 10, 2014
Kapa is the traditional Hawaiian cloth made from the bark of a tree. Wendeanne Ke`aka Stitt has studied the art and makes kapa today using natural dyes and ancient techniques. As a master quilter, she's also pushing the tradition to new places. By Cynthia Stone
Visual Arts | Apr 03, 2014
As evictions climb and stories of escalating rents spiral to astonishing heights, artists are being displaced and many are forced to leave the city. Will rising costs bring about a San Francisco without artists? By Christian L. Frock
Event | Apr 02, 2014
A film screening and photo exhibition on two sides of the Bay explore the mystery of the nanny who became famous when her life's work was discovered in a storage unit after her death. By Roula Seikaly
Art Review | Apr 01, 2014
A collection of collections, Matt Lipps' large-scale glossy photographs combine images culled from the Time-Life Library of Photography into cabinets of curiosity. By Sarah Hotchkiss
Art School | Mar 31, 2014
Rarely-seen images of Bay Area graffiti in the 1980s by photographer Jim Prigoff and an interview with graffiti writer, Neon.
Visual Arts | Mar 21, 2014
So much Wendy MacNaughton goodness, it's ridiculous! Read a review and watch an interview -- and check out some how-tos with the artist who lovingly documents San Francisco's intimate details. By Kristin Farr
Visual Arts | Mar 19, 2014
San Francisco: boom town, progressive leader, Mecca for misfits -- which myths are still true today? How much are we dazzled by our own projections and how much is really there? How much was always a myth? By Mark Taylor
Art Review | Mar 15, 2014
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh's traveling exhibit, Stop Telling Women to Smile, which empowers women living in major cities across America to challenge street harassment through public art, is at Oakland's Betti Ono Gallery through mid-April. By Adrienne Blaine
Visual Arts | Mar 07, 2014
The first in a series of articles exploring the impact of new tech wealth on the Bay Area art scene. By Christian L. Frock
Visual Arts | Mar 06, 2014
Ed Drew's tintype portraits of his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan evoke the timelessness of war. Now he's turning his lens on an organic garden project that's empowering at-risk youth. By Lori Halloran
Art & Design
Martin Ramirez was a self-taught artist who spent much of his life confined to hospitals, where he began to make remarkable art. Now some of it is featured on a new series of U.S. postage stamps.
Tyrus Wong's expressive paintings caught Walt Disney's eye and became the visual guide for Bambi. Born in China, Wong — now 104 — used forged papers to enter the U.S. under the Chinese Exclusion Act.
In Lagos, Iké Udé's family engaged in a West African tradition: photographing people wearing new clothes. Clothing and portraiture are still at the center of the New York-based photographer's work.
It has been a while since we've seen an upgrade to either roller skates or the skateboard. But which one is it? These wheels give skating in the 21st century an effortless new look.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
KQED Celebrates Women's History Month
KQED proudly celebrates the richness and diversity of the greater San Francisco Bay Area by commemorating Women's History Month. In March, KQED Public TV 9 and Public Radio 88.5 FM schedule a special lineup of programs focused on themes and issues related to women.
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.