Art Review | Jul 23, 2013
Carroll's show at Highlight Gallery collects images that visually string together phenomena large and small in support of G.U.T, science's Grand Unified Theory. And you don't need a background in science to enjoy it. By Sarah Hotchkiss
Help Desk | Jul 22, 2013
In which our sympathetic advice columnist provides tips on how to deal with angry customers. By Bean Gilsdorf
Event | Jul 14, 2013
The work of Alexandra Fischer, Carolyn Ferris, Junko Mizuno, Criesta Jerray, Laura Edmisten-Matranga, and Casey Castille along with the posters of a couple dozen guys, will be on view Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the annual Rock Art By the Bay exhibition. By Ben Marks
Art Review | Jul 10, 2013
The Crocker Art Museum's An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle plus the West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiments in America, 1965-1977 show at Mills equals a history lesson in the Bay Area's rich history of experimentation and play. By Glen Helfand
Help Desk | Jul 08, 2013
In which our plucky advice columnist rattles the cage of our irascible arts editor to get tips on how to write a better press release -- and maybe get your work covered. By Bean Gilsdorf
Art Review | Jul 08, 2013
A small group show of seven local and national artists presents works that source from photography and its materials to create poetic sculptural works. By Sarah Hotchkiss
Art Review | Jul 06, 2013
In his moving photographic series, Joshua Lutz presents a deeply felt account of his mother's struggle with mental illness. By Roula Seikaly
Event | Jun 26, 2013
Artists Seth Curcio and Dan Swindel were tapped to install their work on and around a stairwell in a Fruitvale live/work space for the latest in Stairwell's ongoing exploration of the Bay Area's staircases and their surroundings. By Roula Seikaly
Help Desk | Jun 24, 2013
In which our learned advice columnist ponders the value of art school to a professional art career. By Bean Gilsdorf
Art Review | Jun 18, 2013
A giant pink inflatable elephant, a yeti hugging a unicorn, and a big blue head -- what could be better? By Kristin Farr
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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