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The Black Woman is God, July 20–August 26, 2017

Co-curated by Karen Seneferu and Melorra Green The Black Woman is God: Divine Revolution is a group visual art exhibition with free admission celebrating the Black female presence as the highest spiritual form. More than 60 intergenerational artists working in sculpture, painting, new …

Ave-Ameenah Long

Ave–Ameenah Long in The Ramp Gallery, July 18–August 8, 2017

As an Oakland native, black woman, African culture has a rich influence in Avé’s home town. This is what inspired the photographic journey in search for where Avé’s ancestors have landed in the African Diaspora. Keep it Diasporic: Colombia is …

Day of the Dead 2016

Calling artists for Día de los Muertos 2017

Now in its 18th year, SOMArts’ Day of the Dead exhibition co-curated by father and son Rene and Rio Rañez, is one of the most internationally diverse Día de los Muertos celebrations in the United States. Over the years, this …

Marissa Arterberry

The Black Woman is God Opening Reception, July 20, 6pm–midnight

Marissa Arterberry, “Kreation Funkstress,” Acrylic paint, oil pastel, and glitter on canvas, 2014. Opening with a public reception on Thursday, July 20, 6pm–midnight, The Black Woman is God celebrates the Black female presence as the highest spiritual form and challenges viewers to do the …

Yasmin Sayyed

The Black Woman is God Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, July 22, 1–4 pm

The Black Woman is God exhibiting artist Yasmin Sayyed, “Complicated, lovely Sisters,” Acrylic on canvas. 2016. SOMArts, the California Digital Library and Art Practical present a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon in conjunction with The Black Woman is God exhibition to raise the online visibility …

The Third Muslim

Calling Artists for SOMArts Curatorial Residency exhibition The Third Muslim

The Third Muslim: Queer and Trans* Muslim Narratives of Resistance and Resilience is a series of curated events and a mixed-media exhibition organized by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Yas Ahmed. The Third Muslim will debut January 25–February 25, 2018 as …

LidijaRistic

Lidija Ristic in The Ramp Gallery, June 20–July 18, 2017

With the visual metaphors made possible by collage Ristic can force contradictory ideas, like preciousness and waste or vulnerability and virility to co-exist in the same reality. The result of such combinations creates new perspectives through which we can view …

KiaLaBeija

The Queer Cultural Center presents From Self to #Selfie, June 3–30, 2017

Presented by the Queer Cultural Center (QCC) as part of the 2017 National Queer Arts Festival, From Self to #Selfie will open on Saturday, June 3. Curated by artistic director Rudy Lemcke, the exhibition features the work of eight nationally recognized performance/video …