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
Help Desk | Sep 16, 2013
In which our industrious advice columnist provides tips on what to include and what to leave out of that all-important artist resume. By Bean Gilsdorf
Visual Arts | Sep 15, 2013
Last Saturday, September 7, a number of galleries opened the doors to their new digs on Potrero Hill. By Roula Seikaly
Art & Design : NPR
On a state visit to Germany, Queen Elizabeth II was given a modernist portrait. As NPR's Scott Simon notes, the queen was unimpressed.
Once the province of nobles, food sculptures became the art of the people in America. Nowhere is this truer than the butter sculpture, a form that is at once familiar and impressive.
Donald Featherstone modeled the lawn ornament after images he saw in National Geographic. "Things I did made people happy, and that's what life is all about," he said in 2006.
Gustav Klimt's 1907 portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer was seized by the Nazis. A film now tells the story of Adele's niece, who fought to recover her family's paintings more than a half century later.
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