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SOMArts Welcomes New Executive Director

Maria Jenson admires the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC)’s exhibition “RESISTANCE,” on view in SOMArts’ Main Gallery. Photo credit: Michael Macor, San Francisco Chronicle. After an extensive executive search conducted by SOMArts’ Board of Directors with valuable input from …

Black Woman Is God

The Black Woman is God, July 7–August 17, 2016

Curated by Karen Seneferu and Melorra Green, The Black Woman is God: Reprogramming That God Code celebrates the Black female presence as the highest spiritual form and challenges viewers to do the same. More than 60 intergenerational artists working in sculpture, painting, …

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Emma Brown in The Ramp Gallery, June 14–July 9, 2016

If her first camera was her eyes, Emma’s second camera was a big old digital camera with its batteries held in by black mechanical tape, which arrived about seven or eight years after her first one. Since then, there have …

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The Black Woman is God Opening Reception, July 7, 2016

“Hotcomb: The Masquerade” by Karen Seneferu and Idris Hassan. Image courtesy of the artists. Opening with a public reception on Thursday, July 7, 6pm to 10pm, The Black Woman is God celebrates the Black female presence as the highest spiritual form and challenges …

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Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party, July 23, 2016

One-night-only, Saturday, July 23, 2016, Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party blankets SOMArts in luminous art installations, including audiovisual performances and performative interventions by 22 artists, and digital and cinematic projections and multimedia installations by 44 artists. The galleries open at 8:30pm and …

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Modern Ethnic Fashion Show Gala, Jul 9

  For the third year running, Modern Ethnic Fashion Show Gala is bringing it’s exciting melange of ethnically inspired haute couture from around the world, to San Francisco’s SOMArts Cultural Center. The all-day cross-cultural event, blends cutting-edge global fashion, with …

StyleREBORN 2016 Student Fashion Show

StyleREBORN 2016 Student Fashion Show, Jun 11

Visionary student designers display the bebirth of style in contemporary fashion collections at 2016 fashion show, presented by The Art Institute of California- San Francisco

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Queer Cultural Center presents Creative Labor, June 5–24, 2016

Presented as part of the 2016 National Queer Arts Festival, Creative Labor: Queer-It-Yourself (QIY) Expo and Faire focuses on how material and immaterial labor manifests itself in the work of queer Bay Area artists. The exhibition focuses on the use of traditional …