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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 …

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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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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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Katie Dorame in The Ramp Gallery, April 19–May 14, 2016

This work reconfigures history by blending the troubled legacy of colonialism with Hollywood revealing how fiction, fantasy and horror have shaped American culture. In Dorame’s narrative paintings and drawings, characters and storylines are inspired by history books, anthropological field notes, …

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APICC’s Resistance, Opening Reception, May 6

Opening with a reception at SOMArts from 7-10 pm on Friday, May 6, 2016, Resistance kicks off Asian Pacific Heritage Month with a group visual arts exhibition and performances. A multidisciplinary visual arts exhibition presented by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC), …