Visual Arts | Aug 22, 2013
San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art is closed and won't reopen again until 2016, which begs the question: Where did all the art go? SFMOMA's answer: Everywhere. By Michele Carlson
Help Desk | Aug 19, 2013
In which our gregarious advice columnist provides tips on how to keep friends and write about art. By Bean Gilsdorf
Art Review | Aug 17, 2013
For a wholehearted art adventure and a challenge to your Bay Area art expectations, journey up to the di Rosa for a peek at their expansive collection and current show of Sacramento sculpture. By Sarah Hotchkiss
Visual Arts | Aug 13, 2013
The Cyrus Cylinder, reputedly the oldest known declaration of human rights, is now on view at the Asian Art Museum. By Cyrus Musiker
Art Review | Aug 12, 2013
SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art) Award-winner Zarouhie Abdalian's exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum challenge us, with equal measure of playfulness and menace, to take stock of our perceptions. By Roula Seikaly
Help Desk | Aug 05, 2013
In which our resourceful advice columnist offers helpful travel tips for the artist on the go. By Bean Gilsdorf
Art School | Jul 31, 2013
San Francisco sculptor Meryl Pataky explains the science behind her materials and then demonstrates how to make paper using household items. By Kristin Farr
Art Review | Jul 30, 2013
The exhibition of Stackpole's black and white images of workers building the Bay Bridge portrays a turning point in Bay Area history and subtle commentary on the impact of labor and technology in our daily lives. By Roula Seikaly
Pop Culture | Jul 27, 2013
An art subscription service designed specifically for small apartment living, Button Club celebrates its fourth anniversary this month and will release its fiftieth edition in August. By Kristin Farr
Art Review | Jul 24, 2013
Eighteen artists consider language, communication and globalization at SOMArts this summer. By Roula Seikaly
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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