Art School | Mar 05, 2014
Draw a cartoon portrait of your favorite person or historical figure and enter to win a signed painting by Sirron Norris!
Art School | Feb 28, 2014
Olek is an artist who works in the traditional medium of crochet and transforms the soft material into massive-scale art installations around the world.
Visual Arts | Feb 27, 2014
The late artist Walter De Maria's The Lightning Field in Western New Mexico is an immersive Land Art sculpture designed to attract lightning. Different ways of experiencing the work come to the fore when the skies are clear. By Christian L. Frock
Art Review | Feb 23, 2014
The Mills College Art Museum presents moving and expansive work by artist Anne Colvin and filmmaker Margaret Tait, creating a space for discovery and contemplation. By Sarah Hotchkiss
Art School | Feb 22, 2014
Chris Johanson is an artist who works in various mediums including painting and sculpture. His work is influenced by DIY aesthetics, humor, subcultures, and the struggles and victories of everyday existence.
Help Desk | Feb 18, 2014
In which our wise columnist offers tips on how to break up with your gallery. By Bean Gilsdorf
Visual Arts | Feb 06, 2014
An eclectic group show featuring the paintings, drawings, watercolors and mixed-media creations of several local artists and cyclists opens this Saturday, February 8. By Jenny Oh
Visual Arts | Feb 06, 2014
Zubair Simab fled Afghanistan at 17, eventually emigrating to the Bay Area. With his calligraphy, he seeks both to preserve the ancient art of beautifying Arabic texts and to build understanding among cultures. By Cynthia Stone
Event | Feb 05, 2014
Some highlights from last weekend's art book fair, which featured over 260 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers -- the Bay Area very well represented among them. By Sarah Hotchkiss
Visual Arts | Jan 31, 2014
Photojournalist Robin Bowman has been working on her American Teenager Project in various locations across the U.S. since the early 2000s. The latest iteration is a collaboration with Richmond teens that runs through March 7, 2014 at the Richmond Art Center. By Kristin Farr
Art & Design
For most of Geena Rocero's career modeling lingerie and swimsuits, no one knew she was born a boy. Rocero talks about her decision to risk her career and reveal her background.
A team of researchers are using multispectral imaging to uncover hidden text on a 1491 Martellus map, one of the most important maps in history. Lead researcher Chet Van Duzer thinks the discoveries will allow historians and scholars to see just how the map influenced cartography in its time.
Do you want to be a lab rat? That's what teenagers are doing when they smoke marijuana, the state of Colorado says. But since hard evidence of marijuana's harms is scanty, it may be a tough sell.
Commentator Erika Nicole Kendall writes about a history of the full figure that far predates J.Lo.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Latino Heritage Month
KQED proudly celebrates the diversity of our community by commemorating Latino Heritage Month. During September, KQED Public TV 9 and KQED 88.5 FM schedule programs that focus on Latino themes and issues.
San Francisco Opera on KQED
Get your front row seat at one of the leading opera companies in the world! Shot in brilliant HD, the fifth season of San Francisco Opera's acclaimed series brings you four spectacular productions performed by world-class singers.