Category: Visual Arts

‘Sunday in the Park’ colorfully explores meaning of art

Being an artist has never been easy. Consider Georges Seurat, the 19th-century Frenchman who painted the masterpiece “A Sunday Afternoon…

6 days ago

Mid-century masters Park, Avery paint humanity

David Park and Milton Avery -- who bucked the trend and painted the human figure in abstract-expressionist times -- receive…

3 months ago

David Allen’s ‘Ghost Light’ photos illuminate Bay Area actors

For his exhibit “Ghost Light,” performing arts photographer David Allen went old-school: He shot the 20 images of local professional…

5 months ago

‘Game of Color’ spotlights black baseball greats

Sports and civil rights come together in a fun and fan-friendly exhibition celebrating African Americans in baseball, both before and…

6 months ago

Finnish design showcased under the dome

High design from Finland has come to San Francisco. Apparel, beauty products and home decor from 42 up-and-coming -- and…

7 months ago

Chinese Culture Center’s ‘Requiem’ solemnly reflects on Chinese diaspora

Regarded as “permanent aliens” under the 1882-approved Chinese Exclusion Act, Chinese immigrants in the U.S. wanted to be buried in…

8 months ago

Big BiP murals bloom around town

“Figurine,” a huge mural of human-like golden flowers painted on the outside wall of the Alise hotel in the inner…

11 months ago

Sophie Calle ‘Missing’ evokes emotion

French conceptual artist Sophie Calle once received an email from a boyfriend, telling her the relationship was over and ending…

11 months ago