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
Ballerina Marie Van Goethem started modeling for Edgar Degas around 1878 and inspired his statue Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. But history lost track of her after she left the Paris Opera.
Peter Mendelsund has designed hundreds of book covers, including two new ones of his own: Cover and What We See When We Read. He talks about his process and why "dead authors get the best" covers.
This month, the National Portrait Gallery presented its largest portrait yet, a 6-acre face rendered in sand and soil on the National Mall.
A new biography by Meryle Secrest looks at the troubled life of designer Elsa Schiaparelli — renowned as the Queen of Fashion, a glamorous innovator whose career never recovered from World War II.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Disability Culture Month
Each October, KQED hosts a Celebration of Disability Culture, airing special programs that explore the complex web of experiences and issues faced by people with disabilities.
California Election Watch 2014: The Voter Guide
Don't have time to sort out all the statewide propositions and races for the upcoming November 5 election? Get help from KQED's Voter Guide!