Art School | Dec 01, 2013
Ala Ebtekar grew up as a graffiti artist and studied traditional Persian art forms, later hybridizing these two interests to create work that is inspired by literary narratives, mythology, history, and hip hop culture.
Art Review | Nov 27, 2013
Mounting two shows, one at Stanford, the other in Los Altos, SFMOMA brings new commissions and selections from its collection to the South Bay. By Ben Marks
Visual Arts | Nov 27, 2013
In the Richmond, a garage exhibition space showcases one piece of art at a time, providing locals with rare, international treats. By Sarah Hotchkiss
Help Desk | Nov 25, 2013
In which our sage advice columnist provides thoughts on getting schooled. By Bean Gilsdorf
Art Review | Nov 25, 2013
Glass in the Garden, Runcio's show at Romer Young Gallery, finds art in urban geometry. By Mark Taylor
Art Review | Nov 17, 2013
A new retrospective views the work of one of the most famous and famously tragic 20th century photographers in reverse to reveal the artist in the making. By Roula Seikaly
Help Desk | Nov 11, 2013
In which our optimistic advice columnist gives a pep talk to an artist struggling to keep the faith. By Bean Gilsdorf
Visual Arts | Nov 10, 2013
Andy Goldsworthy's latest installation in the Civil War-era Powder Magazine at the Presidio offers provocative new possibilities in considering how man-made conditions collide with nature. By Christian L. Frock
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
Art & Design
For an online community of crafty bakers, a cookie is more than just crumbly delights. They're taking cookie decorating to new heights of intricacy, from carnival carousels to beach-themed treats.
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.
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Women's History Month
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