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Painting of six persimmons edged in fabric hangs in plexi box in room with scrim-like walls and soft lighting, a blurry figure in motion approaches

A Rare Glimpse of an 800-Year-Old Painting of Persimmons

A white hand reaches out to touch a black and white photograph of a hand holding dirt against a green background

In Mills College Art Museum Show, Technology Becomes an Active Collaborator

Close-up of light yellow paste pushed through a white fabric, stitched to a bright blue fabric

‘Spirit of Scrappiness’ Revels in a Material Squish at re.riddle

Woman smiles in front of colorful abstract stitched background in tie-dyed dress

At SFMOMA, Pacita Abad’s Painted Textiles Stare Right Back

Traci Bartlow, owner of B-Love's Guesthouse, sits on the porch of her property in West Oakland.

The Hip-Hop Photographer Who Makes Guests Feel At Home

Open book with image of round pin on left page, black and white photo of exterior of bar on right, light green background

A New Book Tells the Stud’s History Through Hundreds of Bartender-Made Pins

Artist Marcel Pardo Ariza, a Latine trans masculine person in their 30s, stands before an open garage door. Parts of their installation of photography and archives are visible in the background.

500 Capp Street Becomes a Trans Sanctuary in Marcel Pardo Ariza’s ‘Orquídeas’

Framework of tepee mounted sideways on wall of gallery

In Duane Linklater’s ‘mymothersside,’ Memory is Buried Deep in Objects

Light brown book cover with the title and author's name overlaid on blue-toned image of Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco.

A New Memoir From a Longtime Bay Area Curator Reflects on ‘A Life Among Artists’