“For years, I couldn’t show my work, I couldn’t get a gallery, and people in New York wouldn’t pay attention to me,” she says. “So I think I deserve it — just for not giving up if nothing else.”
At BAMPFA, Tongson’s paintings hang alongside works from the museum’s collection of traditional Chinese ink paintings.
At the California Historical Society, curator Erin Garcia contrasts how Chinese people were portrayed in the press with the dignified studio portraits taken in Chinatown.
A former restaurant and ballroom on the edge of the Pacific is filled with art responding to the climate crisis.
“They’ve been locked up in boxes and cabinets without having anyone to talk to and sing to them,” shares the tribal historical preservation officer of the Wiyot Tribe.
From a sea lion in Monterey swimming by an N-95 mask to a polar bear in Norway, snuggling down on a small iceberg for the night.
Erlin Geffrard’s bright mural celebrates his parents and the struggle of working-class people.
Mode Brut at the Museum of Craft and Design wants to change people’s perceptions of what fashion can be.
An exhibition at the San Francisco Opera House pairs the work of incarcerated artists with Beethoven’s story of unjust imprisonment.
Hung Liu, an artist who “defied the stereotype that’s thrust on Asian women.”
Afro Hippie examines Huffman’s time at Berkeley and how it continues to influence him today.
Josué Rojas came from El Salvador as a toddler, and his family settled in the Mission.