Art Review | May 21, 2013
Highlights from this year's Mills College MFA Exhibition include towers of speakers, ambiguous objects, impressive ceramics, and immersive installations. By Kristin Farr
Art Review | May 19, 2013
Don't miss the SFAI class of 2013 and their year-end MFA exhibition at the strange and wonderful Old Mint building. By Sarah Hotchkiss
Help Desk | May 13, 2013
In which our eminent advisor seeks out artists' opinions on finding a gallery that's the right fit for you. By Bean Gilsdorf
Visual Arts | May 12, 2013
A recent performance of Mierle Laderman Ukeles "Manifesto for Maintenance Art" 1969 provides an artist's counterpoint to the current considerations of working motherhood. By Christian L. Frock
Visual Arts | May 02, 2013
Watch an interview with Jay and Rie Dion, a husband and wife team who used their skills as ceramic artists to create a small business focused on custom fabrication. By Little Paper Planes
Help Desk | Apr 29, 2013
In which our sage columnist reveals the steps necessary to getting your big art world break. By Bean Gilsdorf
Help Desk | Apr 15, 2013
In which our diligent source for all things art-related advises on changing career paths. By Bean Gilsdorf
Visual Arts | Apr 13, 2013
The Art-o-mat® up-cycles the vintage cigarette machine, dispensing $5 packs of art. By Erika Milvy
Art Review | Apr 10, 2013
An exhibition of Lee Friedlander's 1986 photographs of Wisconsin's Cray Research supercomputer facility provides intriguing making-of shots, but little information on what's being made. By Ben Marks
Help Desk | Apr 01, 2013
In which our tireless advice columnist sorts through the pros and cons of submitting work to juried shows. By Bean Gilsdorf
Art & Design
The city of London boasts centuries of architectural history. But a building boom is threatening the city's traditionally low-rise aesthetic and the views of some of that history. Critics — including UNESCO — are very worried about London's changing skyline.
For women on city streets, unwanted attention from men often comes in the form of cat calls, whistles and roving eyes. New York artist Tatayana Fazlalizadeh says she's had enough and is taking her art to the streets.
Psychologist Nancy Etcoff explains why beauty inspires and motivates us. Etcoff says our response to beauty is visceral.
Designer Richard Seymour says material things like cars and cassette decks can be beautiful. In fact, they should be. He says within microseconds, people fall in love with a well-designed object, and they "feel" the beauty before they think about it.
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"The Bay Bridged" Music for June
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Starting Jan 1, 2014, most Americans will be required to have health insurance or pay a fine. KQED has created a simple guide to explain how the health law affects you, your family or your small business, here in California.