Local events: Tuesday, March 20th

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Today: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Artists Gallery presents “City Life.”

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Artists Gallery, Building A, Fort Mason Center, Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, San Francisco

PRICE: Admission is free

INFO: Call (415) 441-4777 or visit www.bouquetstoart.org

Art sale

More than 1,000 works from the archives of the Vorpal Gallery are available for purchase at a large liquidation sale presented by Charyn Auctions.

WHEN: 1 to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Building D, Fort Mason Center, Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, San Francisco

PRICE: Admission is free

INFO: Call (800) 827-9799 or visit www.charynauctions.com

Masami Teraoka

“Correspondence: Masami Teraoka and Ukiyo-e,” a gallery show, features 20 watercolors and prints (1977-2001) by acclaimed painter and cultural critic Masami Teraoka.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto

PRICE: Admission is free

INFO: Call (650) 329-2366 or visit www.cityofpaloalto.org

Women’s art show

Works by 11 local, national, and international female artists are on view in “Intimate Bodies Public Spaces.” The exhibit is inspired by French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s book “The Phenomenology of Perception” and features images of women in public spaces.

WHEN: 5 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Mina Dresden, 312 Valencia St., San Francisco

PRICE: Admission is free

INFO: Call (415) 863-8312 or visit www.minadresden.com

WEDNESDAY

Glass act

Elio Quarisa, master Italian glassblower, presents a slide show. In his presentation, he discusses his method of creating traditional Venetian goblets and gives a history of his professional career in high-end glass design and production.

WHEN: Wednesday at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Public Glass, 1750 Armstrong Ave., San Francisco

PRICE: Admission is $10

INFO: Call (415) 671-4916 or visit www.publicglass.org

FRIDAY

Outdoor art show

Red Umbrellas, a nonprofit group dedicated to beautifying public spaces with works of art, returns to Union Square. Independent artists show and sell their work, under red umbrellas, throughout the day.

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Union Square Plaza, Geary and Stockton streets, San Francisco

PRICE: Admission is free

INFO: Call (415) 477-2600 or visit www.unionsquarepark.us/events.html

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