Chris Johnson is a photography and video artist, writer, and arts administrator. He has also produced highly regarded performance works in collaboration with Suzanne Lacy. In recent years, his artwork has been exhibited in two museum shows: Being There: 45 Oakland Artists (Oakland Museum of California, 2002) and Reflections in Black: A History Deconstructed (Mills College Museum, 2003). In 1994, he co-produced The Roof Is on Fire, a large performance work in Oakland that brought together inner-city high school students and adults.
Colleen Terry is the assistant curator for the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
The traditional definition of sculpture was expanded and exploded by 20th-century artists. This survey of more than 30 sculptors reveals tremendous variety, including figures by Picasso and Giacometti, geometric abstrations by Calder and Hepworth, and architectural constructions by Smith and DiSuvero.
From 1860 through the end of the 19th century, an artistic community flourished in and around the 10th Street Studio Building in New York.
Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection brings paintings by the great masters of postwar art — Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, and Frank Stella, and more —to San Francisco in an exclusive exhibition from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Eskimo and Inuit people believe that all living things—and even inanimate objects—possess yua, a spirit or soul. Carved masks, sculptures, and everyday objects reflect not only their time-honored beliefs and traditions, but also their gratitude and respect for spirits, animals, land, and sea.
A lonely, struggling writer becomes enchanted with his neighbor, an independent young woman with a penchant for high fashion and wild parties who strives to be a high-climbing socialite. But he soon uncovers the vulnerability she has at heart. Starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard.
"[El Anatsui] has become a global star and achieved that status by working at home, finding a grand and modest beauty there, and spreading that beauty everywhere." —New York Times
Frameline presents Tongues Untied, the acclaimed account of Black gay life by Emmy Award-winning director Marlon T. Riggs. Using poetry, personal testimony, rap, and performance (featuring poet Essex Hemphill and others), Tongues Untied describes the homophobia and racism that Black gay men often face.
This is Burning Man’s very popular annual artist lecture series, which offers a sneak preview of some of the many notable art projects in progress for Burning Man 2014. You will hear from artists who are creating revolutionary works of art, often in highly collaborative ways. Some have been creating work for the inhospitable tabula rasa of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada for many years, while others are creating work for the first time.