Artist Kehinde Wiley reinterprets the art of classic portraiture, painting young, black, urban men dressed in T-shirts while striking heroic poses akin to those found in the works of old European masters. Read More
Ezra Jack Keats’ classic children’s book, “The Snowy Day,” was groundbreaking when it was published in 1962.
Beautifully written and illustrated, it was the first full-color picture book with a black child at the heart of the story.
Keats’ lush illustrations, which evoke the magic of winter, are the subject of an exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco through Feb. 24. Read More
Contemporary Jewish Museum tribute: Museum officials, patrons and city leaders honored CJM director Connie Wolf, who is leaving the post to assume directorship at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. The City proclaimed Nov. 16 “Connie Wolf Day” at the event, which also kicked off the institution’s newest exhibition, “California Dreaming: Jewish Life in the Bay Area from the Gold Rush to the Present.” Read More
In 1923, a man strapped in a leather straitjacket was hoisted upside down and dangled outside The San Francisco Examiner offices at the Hearst Building on the corner of Third and Market streets, 100 feet above 30,000 people. Read More
WHO’S IN TOWN
Violinist Corey Cerovsek appears in recital. [7:30 p.m., Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]
Akiva Tor: The consul general for Israel for the Pacific Northwest discusses the conditions required for advancing peace in the Middle East. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.] Read More
Renovation of the troubled Metreon complex at Fourth and Mission streets was hailed Thursday by Mayor Ed Lee, who used a commemorative press event to highlight the important role that he believes is played by San Francisco’s Redevelopment Agency. Read More
A new mobile-phone application is designed to reduce the use of the ubiquitous devices — an irony that is not lost on the people behind the new "Sabbath Manifesto" program.
"Yes, it’s using a high-tech app to tell people you’re having a low-tech day," said Tanya Schevitz, a spokesperson for Reboot Communications who is promoting the app in conjunction with the second annual National Day of Unplugging that goes from sundown Friday to sundown on Saturday. Read More
“Reclaimed: Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker,” on display at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, is much more than an exhibition of artwork — it also functions as an art history lesson dealing with post-Holocaust restitution. Read More