Visual Arts

An artist wired for humanity

“I love San Francisco,” wire sculptor Kristine Mays laughed, realizing she had…

Monet as modernist: Impressionist master changes style in final years

Having helped change how artists depicted the world in the late 1800s,…

Formerly homeless man sketches art gallery tribute to a Muni act of kindness

One moment is all it took to inspire artist Kurt Schwartzmann for…

For a roving and well-traveled local, there’s no place like home

“I spent my entire adult life trying to run away from here…

Winter 2019 Arts Preview: Museums and Galleries

Monet, Calder and kimono fashion are on the winter exhibition slate. OPENING…

Fine art assembly at sixth Fog Design+Art

Designed with the adventurous nature of Bay Area art lovers in mind,…

Untitled, Art gathers exhibitors from across the world

Untitled, Art, another haven for fine art and design lovers, is in…

Gauguin’s changing styles reflect a spiritual journey

Paul Gauguin, the French post-impressionist painter and rule-breaker whose flattened imagery, bold…

Contemporary conceptual Chinese art urges inquiry

Provocative and conceptual Chinese artists from three turbulent decades address globalism and…

Bay Area arts organizations see changes at the top

After years, sometimes decades, of steady leadership, major Bay Area arts organizations…

Wesley Tongson’s evocative ‘finger’ paintings at Chinese Culture Center

Continually exploring the possibilities of ink, Wesley Tongson created exquisite pictures of…

Activists unite for change at YBCA 100 Summit

For each one of the 100 people and organizations being honored at…

Bernal Heights artist Anna Lisa Escobedo thrives in a painter’s paradise

“I didn’t grow up with art on the walls or art around…

Colorful abstracts at Museum of the African Diaspora

Paintings by Eritrean-American artist Ficre Ghebreyesus, whose colorful landscapes reflect life in…

Galeria de la Raza to lose main art space after major rent hike

A major rent hike is forcing longtime Latino art gallery Galeria de…

Lively Mithila village art graces museum walls

Qamar Adamjee laughed when asked how much travel was involved in her…

A colorful portrait of art legend Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama, the painter, sculptor, installation maker, performer, provocateur and 89-year-old art-world…

Artists of color reclaim heritage in ‘Black Woman is God’

Having established firm roots, defying gravity, resisting withering and growing in leaps…

Expanded gallery, dining, cocktail options in The City

Ever Gold [Projects], a gallery at 1275 Minnesota St., is on summer…

Truly awesome art at new downtown transit center

Artist Julie Chang had some inspirational words about “The Secret Garden,” her…