Show Me As I Want to Be Seen resists imposed and idealized models of being by probing the self — the unstable, performative essence of humanity — and bringing it to life with art.
Most recently, Georgina Kleege led tours at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, where visitors handled materials that artists had used in their work.
With varying degrees of success, a show at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco looks at how storytelling can help us access spirituality.
The CIA’s abstract art collection isn’t as “secret” as a series of articles made it seem—but it’s more politically significant than it appears, and there are still unanswered questions. Here, photographs of the collection are accessible to the public for the first time.
SAN FRANCISCO — In an exhibition on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, nine Bay Area artists play with robotics, sculpture, lights, sound, video, and digital technologies to alternately engage, critique, and embrace our present-day entanglement with the digital world.
Twenty-nine abstract Washington Color School paintings hang in the halls of the CIA’s headquarters in Langley, Virginia. But unless you’re one of the CIA’s undisclosed number of employees, your chances of ever seeing these paintings, or even digital images of them, are pretty slim.
SAN FRANCISCO — Anyone who’s read Arnold Lobel’s iconic Frog and Toad series may wonder: why pick a frog and a toad? And what’s the difference between a frog and a toad anyway?