Beatnik parade downtown in Union Square, August 13, 1958. Photo: Bancroft Library

Contribute to the Wiki for Collective Memory/Making a Scene

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism is creating articles for the Collective Memory: Art & Activism Archive for the alternative spaces listed here and any other alternative space that has had an impact. Additionally, it would be great to get …

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Making a Scene Opening Reception, July 9

Opening reception for group exhibition Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces features a 7-monitor “Pollination Pod,” a mobile museum of alternative sexual identity, and a special performance.

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Jose Antonio Galloso in the Ramp Gallery, July 2–July 21

[See Spanish Translation below] The photos shown here are based on an initial position of respect. On the one hand, respect understood as the value that allows us to recognize, accept, appreciate and value the qualities of others and their …

Tweet-Sized Performance Descriptions to get you ready for Night Light

There’s a ton to see at Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party 2015, Saturday, July 18, 8:30pm–midnight, including over 30 performances by Bay Area artists. Here are tweet-sized performance descriptions to get you pumped for a series of robust, sometimes overlapping …

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Making a Scene Interview: Precita Eyes Muralists Association

For Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces we interviewed Susan Cervantes the Founding Director of Precita Eyes Muralists Association in the Mission District of San Francisco. As a community-based mural arts organization, Precita Eyes Muralists Association looks …

Joyce Gordon Gallery celebrating 10 years

Making a Scene Interview: Joyce Gordon Gallery

Leading up to Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Spaces, a visual art exhibition with accompanying events that spotlights a rich history of Bay Area artist-run, independent and alternative spaces, intern Michael Fontana talked with founder Joyce Gordon about …

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Making a Scene Interview: DSF Clothing Co. & Print Shop

  For Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces we interviewed Devon Chulick, Co-Owner/Company Director of DSF Clothing Co. & Print Shop (formerly D-Structure) located in the Lower Haight neighborhood of San Francisco. As a store and gallery …

Building closed for 4th of July holiday, Friday and Saturday, July 3-4

On Friday and Saturday, July 3-4, SOMArts is closed for the Fourth of July, a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on that date in 1776. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, July 6; please join us …