Day of the Dead 2016

A Promise Not to Forget: Día de Los Muertos 2016 Exhibition Closing Event, November 5, 6–9 pm

Now in its 17th year, the annual Day of the Dead exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center offers one of the most internationally diverse Día de los Muertos celebrations in the United States. Merging traditional Mexican altars with contemporary art installations, …

Tanea

Amanda and Natalia Vigil host The News: Legacy, November 1

On the first Tuesday of each month, SOMArts Cultural Center presents The News, featuring new, queer work by Bay Area artists. The News is a monthly cabaret evening that spotlights 10-minute or less performance pieces, experiments, and works in progress …

Visions into Infinite Archives

Proposals for the SOMArts Curatorial Residency due October 26

SOMArts Curatorial Residency Program is a unique opportunity for emerging artists and curators to execute their bold vision for our Main Gallery space. The support provided by the Curatorial Residency enables artists to continue their professional development, form new creative partnerships, and …

Day of the Dead 2016 photo

A Promise Not to Forget: Día de los Muertos 2016 Interactive Drawing Circle, October 21, 6:30–9:00 pm

Now in its 17th year, the annual Day of the Dead exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center offers one of the most internationally diverse Día de los Muertos celebrations in the United States. Merging traditional Mexican altars with contemporary art installations, …

Day of the Dead 2016 opening reception

A Promise Not to Forget: Día de los Muertos 2016 Exhibition Unveiling, October 7

Now in its 17th year, the annual Day of the Dead exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center offers one of the most internationally diverse Día de los Muertos celebrations in the United States. Merging traditional Mexican altars with contemporary art installations, …

Davia Amerasu

Event Cancelled: The News hosted by Mia Satya: Trans Future Legends!, October 4, 2016

October is LGBTQ History Month, and in that spirit we are highlighting San Francisco’s trans artists who are bound to be the legends of the future! Bare witness to all original music, poetry, comedy, and mutch, mutch more! – guest curator Mia “Tu Mutch” Satya

Murphy & Cadogan web graphic

The Annual Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition, September 1–24, 2016

The San Francisco Foundation and SOMArts Cultural Center present The Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition, a focused look at the future of the Bay Area visual arts, September 1–24, 2016. The exhibition showcases 15 promising visual artists …

Gabrielle Hill

Murphy & Cadogan Artist Interview: Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill

“A bitch always smokes,” 2016. Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill. Photo by Kelly Wu. You say in your artist statement that you’re interested in exploring the histories embedded in objects. Have you done similar creative investigations of other objects, or are tobacco …