Events

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Remembrance and Resistance: Día de los Muertos 2017 exhibition unveiling, October 6

Update: Advance tickets for tonight’s event are officially sold out! Doors open to ticket holders at 6:00pm. We will be selling a limited number of walk-up tickets at the door for $15. If capacity permits, we will release a limited …

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Remembrance and Resistance: Día de los Muertos 2017 Mission Salon, October 20

Now in its 18th 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, …

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The Annual Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition, September 7–29, 2017

SOMArts is proud to partner with The San Francisco Foundation to present The Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition, a focused look at the future of the Bay Area visual arts, September 7–29, 2017. The exhibition, made possible …

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Advancing Equity in Arts Education Summit, September 16, 2017

On Saturday, September 16, SOMArts will host a day-long summit focused on advancing equity in arts education in conjunction with the Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition. Featuring interactive panel discussions and live performances, the summit will bring …

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The Annual Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition Opening Reception, September 7, 2017

Opening with a reception and awards ceremony Thursday, September 7, 6:30–9pm, awards at 7:00pm, The San Francisco Foundation & SOMArts Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition surveys new work from the 18 recipients of the competitive Jack K and …

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Night Light Multimedia & Performance Festival, August 25 & 26, 2017

Now in its seventh year, Night Light returns for an expanded, two-night festival that will blanket SOMArts’ postindustrial space in luminous art installations, durational and time-based performances, and digital and cinematic projections. The galleries open at 8:30 pm on both …

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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 …

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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 …