Press Room

To join the press list or receive more information, please contact Sarah Pritchard, Director of Communications, SOMArts Cultural Center, at 415-863-1414 x103 or press@somarts.orgClick for downloadable versions of the SOMArts logo and usage guidelines.


September 12, 2016
A Promise Not to Forget: Día de los Muertos 2016

August 18, 2016
Announcing SOMArts Curatorial Residency 2016–2017 Season

August 3, 2016
The San Francisco Foundation & SOMArts present the Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition, September 1–24, 2016

May 31, 2016
Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party, July 23, 2016

May 20, 2016
The Black Woman is God Exhibition, July 7-August 17, 2016

May 12, 2016
SOMArts Cultural Center Welcomes New Executive Director

January 12, 2016
The News: Queer, Fresh Performance features Working-Class Femmes, February 2, 2016

January 6, 2016
Timeless Motion Exhibition, February 18–March 23, 2016


December 8, 2015
Visions Into Infinite Archives Exhibition, January 14–February 10, 2016

October 13, 2015
Fifth annual Gathering the Embers, Friday, October 23

October 8, 2015
A Place of Hew Own Exhibition, November 19–December 11

September 8, 2015
Today is the Shadow of Tomorrow: Día de los Muertos Exhibition, October 9–November 7

July 30, 2015
The San Francisco Foundation & SOMArts present the Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition, September 3–26

June 4, 2015
Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party, Saturday, July 18, 8:30pm–midnight

May 22, 2015
SOMArts presents Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces, July 9–August 20, and Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party, July 18

May 18, 2015
M-1 of Dead Prez hosts SOMArts SOULstice Party & Fundraiser, June 20, 2–5pm 

March 16, 2015
The News features National Queer Arts Festival preview performances on April 7, 2015

March 5, 2015
SOMArts Announces the Commons Curatorial Residency Exhibitions 2015-16 

February 12, 2015
Periwinkle Cinema guest curates short films with live soundtracks for The News on March 3, 2015 

January 22, 2015
DIS/PLAY coincides with 25th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), shatters assumptions about access in the arts, March 24–April 23, 2015


December 18, 2014
SOMArts receives National Endowment for the Arts grant to support Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces

December 11, 2014
Refuge in Refuse explores the art, culture and ecology of a decommissioned Bay Area landfill peninsula, the Albany Bulb, through group exhibition & activities

November 17, 2014
Glamorgeddon takes you to the edge of excess w/visual art, performances & limo lectures, January 8–February 4, 2015

October 23, 2014
Place/Displaced exhibition considers Bay Area’s rapid loss of shelter, space and culture, November 20–December 13

October 1, 2014
Gathering the Embers brings the spirit of Dia de los Muertos to the stage, Friday, October 24, 7–9:30pm

September 18, 2014
The News: Fresh Queer Performance brings a mix of new work to the stage on Tuesday, October 7, 7:30-9pm

September 9, 2014
SOMArts 15th annual Dia de los Muertos exhibition Visions at Twilight acknowledges a changing Bay Area

August 8, 2014
The San Francisco Foundation & SOMArts Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition (September 2–20, 2014)

June 2, 2014
SOMArts presents Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party (Saturday, July 19, 9pm–12am) & Projected Personae (July 22–August 16, 2014)

March 17, 2014
SOMArts announces recipients of The Commons Curatorial Residency Exhibitions 2015

February 20, 2014
The News: Fresh Queer Performance features Queer Rebels, March 4, 7:30–9pm

February 12, 2014
Dance, drag & contemporary art collide in the gallery for Work MORE! #6, opening Friday, March 28, 2014, 7–10pm

January 28, 2014
Hidden Cities exhibition gives voice to an invisible San Francisco, February 22–March 22, 2014


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