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Gender fluidity & mutable identity

Gender fluidity & mutable identity

By Sura Wood

"Show Me as I Want to Be Seen," a scintillating in-house exhibition filled with the new and different, is, by turns, revelatory and unsettling, and one of the most intriguing shows mounted by the Contemporary Jewish Museum in a while.

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By Roberto Friedman | February 5, 2019

"The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment, and Idealism" is a small but vital exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, on view through April 28.

By Sura Wood | February 1, 2019

The year is off to a thought-provoking start at local galleries and nonprofit spaces, with artists zeroing in on topical issues from the environment to immigration.


By Sura Wood | January 22, 2019

Harlem's temporary loss is a gain for San Francisco's Museum of the African Diaspora, the first stop for "Black Refractions," the largest touring exhibition The Studio Museum in Harlem has ever undertaken.

By Roberto Friedman | January 22, 2019

There was a certain electricity in Davies Symphony Hall last Friday night as Esa-Pekka Salonen conducted the San Francisco Symphony for the first time since his appointment as Music Director Designate was announced at the end of last year.


By Sura Wood | January 15, 2019

After rebelling against the constraints and realism of street photography in 1974, Steve Kahn commenced what became known as "The Hollywood Suites."

By Roberto Friedman | January 15, 2019

In every community there is an artist who best captures the zeitgeist of that place, that time, and what it was like to live there then. For AIDS activist-era San Francisco, that artist was Jerome Caja.


By Sura Wood | January 8, 2019

German artist Johannes Brus delivers a rare and welcome jolt to the jaded in his first American solo exhibition, now at SFMOMA.

By Roberto Friedman | January 8, 2019

Before the holiday season was over, Out There was offered an overnight stay at a landmark San Francisco hotel to add to our continuing investigation into excellent places to indulge in a Bay Area staycation.


By Sura Wood | January 8, 2019

Here's a sneak peak of art just around the bend.

By Roberto Friedman | January 4, 2019

When composer Bryce Dessner was named one of the collaborative partners who will be joining Music Director Designate Esa-Pekka Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony in 2020, his name rang a bell with Out There.


By Sura Wood | December 25, 2018

They say the unexamined life is one not worth living, but we won't allow the same to be said of this past year in art. Herewith, some thoughts on 2018.

By Sura Wood | December 18, 2018

Vija Celmins is an obsessive, technically astonishing artist, and from all appearances, a very patient one.


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