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Predicting the Past: Zohar Studios, The Lost Years at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in March 2020 The Contemporary Jewish Museum presents an immersive photography installation by Los Angeles-based artist Stephen Berkman.  Shimmel Zohar was a nineteenth-century Jewish immigrant and photographer who founded Zohar Studios in New York City.  The exhibit is a tribute to Zohar and his studio, the name…

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San Francisco Art Institute Receives Funds from Save America’s Treasures Grant to Restore Recently Discovered New Deal-Era Frescoes

Originally published by the Marina Times San Francisco in January 2020 The San Francisco Art Institute was awarded a $94,000 Save America’s Treasures grant to restore and conserve two New Deal-era frescoes located at SFAI’s campus in the North Beach neighborhood. The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) was founded in 1935 to provide financial relief to…

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Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey toward Enlightenment at the Asian Arts Museum

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in February 2020 The Asian Art Museum, in its latest exhibit Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey toward Enlightenment invites the public to open their eyes, wake up and see the art of Tibetan Buddhism from the perspective of a practitioner, or someone seeking enlightenment through meditation. One…

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Climate Change in the Bay Area is the focus of two new exhibits at MCD

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in December 2019 The Museum of Craft and Design has two new compelling exhibits dealing with the ways in which individuals are addressing issues related to climate change. Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience features ambitious work from artists and architects creating adaptations to a world…

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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power comes to the de Young

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in November 2019 The acclaimed Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power is coming to the de Young beginning on November 9, 2019 through March 15, 2020. Featuring more than 150 works by over 60 artists, key historical events and cultural movements within…

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James Tissot: Fashion and Faith at the Legion of Honor

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in October 2019 Through February 9, 2020 The Legion of Honor will present the first reassessment of the paintings of James Tissot in over twenty years. The French painter and illustrator became known for genre paintings of society women in which he told the stories of modern…

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Site-Specific Interactive Installations this fall in San Francisco

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in September 2019 In September, the public will have the opportunity to visit site-specific installations on Treasure Island and at the Fort Mason Center. Signal by Tom Loughlin is an interactive work made from three 12-ton girders from the former eastern span of the San Francisco Bay…

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Richard Prince “High Times” at the Gagosian

Originally published in The Marina Times San Francisco in August 2019 Richard Prince’s “High Times” paintings will be on exhibit at the Gagosian through August 23rd. These whimsical, color-saturated character studies are the end result of years of figurative explorations and interest in marijuana culture. Bic pen drawings of “dead” heads came first (not related…

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