Art Review | Nov 04, 2013
The maker of some of the most powerful tools for 2D and 3D design puts on a Modernist abstract sculpture show. By Emily Eifler
Art Review | Oct 31, 2013
"A Bigger Exhibition" features 300 works showing in 18,000 square feet of gallery space, making it the largest exhibition in the de Young's history. By Jonathan Kiefer
Help Desk | Oct 28, 2013
In which our advice columnist consults on how to get "institutionalized." By Bean Gilsdorf
Pop Culture | Oct 22, 2013
Cartoon editor Robert Mankoff admits his magazine's competition is far from perfect. By Jonathan Curiel
Art Review | Oct 15, 2013
A three-person exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum presents visions of and attempts towards utopia, formed by group efforts and the artists' compelling work. By Sarah Hotchkiss
Help Desk | Oct 14, 2013
In which our obliging advice columnist provides a gallerist with ideas on how to root out and support that most elusive creature. By Bean Gilsdorf
Visual Arts | Oct 11, 2013
The government shutdown might seem like fodder for water-cooler jokes until you realize it hurts SF organizations that work on shoestring budgets to bring arts to the community. By Kristin Farr
Art Review | Oct 06, 2013
A thoughtful but patchy exhibit at SF State showcases artist-made books and art about books. By Sarah Hotchkiss
Event | Oct 05, 2013
The nation-wide marketing campaign that featured a who's who of contemporary art superstar "participants" went off the tracks last Saturday, crashing into West Oakland and leaving its stranded passengers wondering, "where's the art?" By Christian L. Frock
Visual Arts | Sep 23, 2013
McGinley is best known for his photographs in which he brings a team of youthful models into all corners of the American landscape and snaps them, naked in the wild. They run, they jump, they roller skate, they hang from trees. They have a blast. By Glen Helfand
Art & Design
Andre Le Notre helped turn an old hunting lodge into the Versailles we know today, taking his profession way beyond a trade. Experts say Le Notre's work was so groundbreaking, it continues to influence contemporary urban architecture. This year marks the 400th anniversary of Le Notre's birth.
Radiant Orchid is the new "in" color for 2014, according to the institute, which gave us Emerald this year.
Food as a symbol of politics, diet, gender roles, technology, isolation, gluttony and blatant commercialism has been with us for ages and in many forms. A massive exhibit explores how American artists, from Pilgrim times to Andy Warhol, used paintings of food to shape and reflect our national identity.
New York City is home to more paintings by Johannes Vermeer — eight — than any other city. And until mid-January, it's playing host to one more: the world-renowned Girl with a Pearl Earring. Critic Lloyd Schwartz says, since the painting's 1994 restoration, "It's even more breathtaking than I remembered."
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