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A photo taken from the outside of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).

Upcoming SFMOMA Exhibits You Won’t Want to Miss

Some stellar exhibits are coming to SFMOMA in the coming months—not to mention some recently-added displays that are available right now. Robert Rauschenberg, Julie Mehretu, Isamu Noguchi, and more will have multidisciplinary work on display in the coming months. As you might expect, these exhibits are made possible by a series of donors and arts […]

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5 Tips for Overcoming Stage Fright

Nothing kills creativity faster than fear. Those who struggle with stage fright know this better than anyone else. But here’s the good news: stage fright can be overcome. Professional musicians, dancers, speakers, and other performing artists use the following tips to subdue the effects of stage fright. 1. Medication A medication called propranolol can be […]

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A French bulldog covered in paint.

‘Dogumenta’: The Art Exhibit By Dogs for Dogs

Rocky is a Maltese mix, a ten-pound little scruff of a fellow rescued by art critic Jessica Dawson. And she thinks very, very highly of him. “I was surprised to see that Rocky could sniff out some of the best artwork in New York,” Ms. Dawson said in a statement to The New York Times about […]

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A painting of three ghostly figures by Eugène Gabritschevsky.

Eugène Gabritschevsky: The Scientist Turned Mad Artist

Eugène Gabritschevsky, born in 1893, was a Russian artist and biologist from a family of noted scientists. His father worked with Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch, and Eugène built a solid career both in Russia and the United States before his thirties. And then at 38, he had a nervous breakdown. He spent the rest […]

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A photo of Chinese artist Ai WeiWei taking questions from the press.

Art That Pushes Societal Boundaries

The art world is a great place to push the boundaries of what feels “safe” and to ask questions we might not be able to ask anywhere else. Whether an artist is a student or a full-blown professional, the art that’s really capturing the world’s imagination right now is the kind that dares to go […]

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Making Art With Recycled Materials

For years, artists have used discarded objects to create art. Vickie Frémont is one such artist. Using items as humble as a used tea bag, she can create a whimsical masterpiece. Fremont, a French/Cameroonian, teaches her “Recycled Art Program” in schools, senior centers, hospitals, and libraries. She was once invited by the French Cultural Services (Alliance […]

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Artist Uses Chelsea Manning’s DNA to Create 3D Portraits of Her

While Chelsea Manning, the U.S. Army soldier who spent several years in jail for leaking classified data to the internet was in prison, it was prohibited to take photos of her. For all that time, only one mugshot was released, a picture of the intelligence analyst with a shaved head in her army uniform. And […]

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A desktop computer, a laptop, a camera, and some printed pictures on a desk.

Multimedia Works Are Taking the Art World By Storm

Whether it’s combining sculpture and architecture, video and fabrics, or photography and paper, the art world is no stranger to multimedia artists these days. Pieces in modern exhibits are often full-on visual and auditory experiences rather than just opportunities to meander through a hall and looking at paintings on a wall. Whether it’s art students […]

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An illustration of a blonde woman without any eyes.

Journey Into a Dark World With ‘Another Place’

Shrine is an artist-run gallery on Henry Street, near Two Bridges. It hosts surrealist art, mostly, and sells custom skateboard decks. From now through September 3rd, Shrine is hosting an eerie exhibition called “Another Place.” It is a collection of very loosely figurative work by a dozen painters and multimedia sculptors. All of the works […]

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A New York City street vendor selling hot dogs.

3-D Image Installation Pays Tribute to New York City’s Street Vendors

There’s something special about street food in New York City, and it’s not really the food at all. It’s the people, the tough-as-nails community of vendors running the cars and vans that sell hot dogs, pretzels, crepes, and gyros. They hawk their goods on strategically-chosen corners, some staking out a particular site for years at […]

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