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
Visual Arts | Jan 30, 2014
When he became a graffiti artist, Edward Martinez adopted the alter-ego "Scape," for Screaming Creative and Positive Energy. That positive charge is evident both in his vividly pulsating paintings and in his work with the underserved youth he mentors in East Palo Alto. By Cynthia Stone
Visual Arts | Jan 29, 2014
Fraenkel Gallery's Love & Lust collects photographs by Peter Hujar, an important figure in the New York art scene in the 1970s and '80s whose erratic career was cut short by his untimely death in 1987 due to complications from AIDS. By Glen Helfand
Art Review | Jan 28, 2014
ArtComplex's pop-up exhibition capitalizes on redevelopment and reflects on history. By Christian L. Frock
Art Review | Jan 26, 2014
LA-based artist Laeh Glenn's solo show at Altman Siegel puzzles and thrills. By Sarah Hotchkiss
Visual Arts | Dec 29, 2013
Consider the Museum of Modern Art 's latest curatorial project, Design and Violence, as comparable to an experimental online course. It has an intriguing class description, set topics for each week, and a comments section akin to the discussion following a lecture. By Liz Mak
Visual Arts | Dec 17, 2013
Gift guide alert! File under "art" and "books" and "art books." By Kristin Farr
Visual Arts | Dec 08, 2013
Local book shop and publisher Last Gasp has a large collection of devilish items celebrating Krampus, Santa's Satanic twin. By Kristin Farr
Art Review | Dec 07, 2013
An exhibition by local artist Greg Ito in a new SOMA arts space brings together workplace and vacation references to create a surreal playground of delectable surfaces, high contrast patterns, and humorous gestures. By Sarah Hotchkiss
Art & Design
When Mexican artist Diego Rivera was commissioned to do a mural for Rockefeller Center, some may have wondered whether industrialist tycoon John D. Rockefeller Jr. knew what he was getting into.
It's time again for the show that people love to hate: the Whitney Biennial, an overview of American art. Critics often trash it, but as Karen Michel says, this year's showcase has a few surprises.
Bill Watterson drew the poster for the upcoming documentary Stripped, a self-described "love letter" to comics. The project marks a break in Watterson's relatively anonymous post-Calvin life.
Plans for man-made islands — designed by Rice University architecture students — have attracted the attention of one of the world's largest oil companies as a way to house way-offshore oil workers.
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Women's History Month
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