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de Young’s Tribal and Textile Art Show Kicks it Off with Gala and Focus on Indonesian Art

San Francisco’s de Young Art Museum recently held an opening night gala for its Tribal and Textile Art Show. Collectors, designers, and well-wishers gathered to celebrate the collection and its focus for this year: art from Southeast Asia, the Oceanic Islands, the Middle East, Central and South America, Africa, Polynesia, and more. With organizers including […]



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A photo of people looking at a painting at the De Young Museum in San Francisco.

Has Silicon Valley Lost its Taste for Art?

In the early days of the Silicon Valley tech explosion, it was pretty common for wealthy execs to invest heavily in their own art collections, many of which were eventually bequeathed to area art museums. The newest generation of tech wealth, however, seems less inclined to invest in quite the same way. Is there less […]



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A beautiful woman wearing a turban. She has tattoos on her hands.

The Forbidden Art Form

In the Middle East, tattoos are considered forbidden. But that doesn’t stop 30-year-old Hazim Naouri from giving them. Naouri is the owner of Huzz Ink, a popular tattoo parlor in Jordan. For him, tattoos are more than just skin deep. “My goal is to give the chance to people to express themselves on their skin,” […]



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A drawing of a Native American Chief.

Honoring Native Americans This Thanksgiving

While most people celebrate Thanksgiving with family get-togethers and food, we must remain culturally sensitive to the fact that it’s a day of great sorrow for many Native Americans. In fact, we as a society have lost sight of what Thanksgiving truly stands for. It commemorates the arrival of the pilgrims, which resulted in mass […]



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A photo of a skull with a knife in front of it.

Honoring the Cultural Heritage of Voodoo

When we think of voodoo, it automatically conjures up images of voodoo dolls and curses. But it’s important to understand that we’ve been conditioned to think that way by a dominant European-Christian ideology. The history of voodoo dates all the way back to ancient Africa. But like many other African traditions, it’s been stripped away […]



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