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Fresh Eyes It’s rare when works of art — books, movies, photos — can change your perspective. But Anthony Hernandez, whose photo retrospective is the first special exhibition of San Francisco’s recently re-opened SFMOMA, did just that for me. Like Ed Ruscha, whose retrospective is featured a few miles away at the de Young, many […]

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The B-Side Two sister museums, the de Young and the Legion of Honor, are hosting western-themed exhibits. The star attraction, Ed Ruscha and the Great American West, is at the de Young in Golden Gate Park. The B-side, Wild West: Plains to the Pacific, is at the more remote Legion. But like “I Will Survive” […]

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Bill Graham (1931–1991). Most people know Bill Graham as one of the greatest rock concert promoters ever. He opened Fillmore West and Fillmore East as public stages for rock music legends such as Big Brother and the Holding Company, Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead and the Rolling Stones. He partied with the likes of Janis Joplin, […]

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Let us introduce you to Anders Zorn. Zorn (1860 – 1920) was a Swedish painter and printmaker in etching. He studied at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts in Stockholm, Sweden and became well known in his time as a portrait painter. He painted portraits of two American presidents, Cleveland and Taft, and he made an etching portrait of […]

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For years, MoAD, San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora, languished. Opened with much fanfare in 2005, it was pretty much static until late 2013. In 2013, Linda Harris, a human dynamo from Chicago, took over the reins. Since then, the museum, which sits between SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) and CMJ (Contemporary Jewish Museum), […]

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