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French designer Pierre Hardy’s Powerama is among the cool shoes in “Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture” at the Oakland Museum. (Courtesy Ron Wood/ American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum)
French designer Pierre Hardy’s Powerama is among the cool shoes in “Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture” at the Oakland Museum. (Courtesy Ron Wood/ American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum)
Palace of Fine Arts (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Nonarts proposals for Palace of Fine Arts anger residents

As San Francisco moves closer to selecting a future long-term tenant for…

Palace of Fine Arts (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. ExaminerThe City's Recreation and Parks Department has been tasked with finding a new long-term leaseholder for the century-old Palace of Fine Arts.

Rec center, hotel among ideas pitched for long-term use of SF Palace of Fine Arts

San Francisco has taken its first step in selecting a future long-term…

Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. ExaminerThe City's Recreation and Parks Department has been tasked with finding a new long-term leaseholder for the century-old Palace of Fine Arts.
COURTESY  PHOTOVisitors to The Exploratorium can enjoy wine

Get your tipple on in S.F. cultural institutions

There’s only so much art you can process without taking a break.…

COURTESY  PHOTOVisitors to The Exploratorium can enjoy wine
COURTESY GAYLE LAIRD/EXPLORATORIUMThe Trust Fountain is part of the Exploratorium’s new "Science of Sharing" exhibit

Trust on trial in ‘Science of Sharing’

"Science of Sharing," a permanent new area of 15 displays and games…

COURTESY GAYLE LAIRD/EXPLORATORIUMThe Trust Fountain is part of the Exploratorium’s new "Science of Sharing" exhibit
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe new innovation zones in San Francisco

SF rolls out 'innovation zones' with 'Whispering Dishes' piece

San Francisco announced Tuesday that it will be rolling out science and…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe new innovation zones in San Francisco
Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunchMayor Ed Lee

S.F. celebrating our innovative spirit in October

Last year, I declared October to be Innovation Month, and this year…

Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunchMayor Ed Lee

San Francisco is poised for success in 2013

San Francisco is kicking off the year on strong economic footing with…

Exploratorium director Dennis Bartels on lifelong education

Dennis Bartels is the executive director of the Exploratorium, which makes science…

Scary times at the Exploratorium

Melissa Alexander, the director of public programs for the Exploratorium, discusses fear,…

Supes embrace Exploratorium’s waterfront move

The Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee supported on Wednesday a…

Exploratorium nears approval of new waterfront home

Construction of a new waterfront home for the Exploratorium could begin as…

On Target: Yo-yo Championships

Bay Area residents will have a chance to unwind at the 2008…

Exploratorium thinks bigger at waterfront site

Expansion plans for the Exploratorium may receive a significant boost today, allowing…