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
Visual Arts | Sep 17, 2013
THE THING is a quarterly "publication" designed by guest artists that has taken many forms: from James Franco's switchblade to Miranda July's window shades. With Moment to Moment, the latest edition is in billboard form, providing its own unique take on advertising. By Roula Seikaly
Art Review | Sep 16, 2013
With SFMOMA closed for renovation, this year's SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art) Awards reward the search for the Bay Area's best with visits to some of the region's more interesting locations. By Christian L. Frock
Art & Design
Reading in Chinese can be difficult for language learners. So ShaoLan Hsueh and a team of visual designers have created Chineasy, a new book of pictograms featuring more than 400 Chinese characters.
For an online community of crafty bakers, a cookie is more than just a crumbly delight. 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.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Women's History Month
KQED proudly celebrates the richness and diversity of the greater San Francisco Bay Area by commemorating Women's History Month.
Where's the Rain?
KQED covers news about California's drought, offers water-saving tips, and more.