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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 …

SOMArts Communications & Development Assistant

SOMArts Cultural Center seeks an organized and detail-oriented Communications & Development Assistant to support administrative tasks associated with organizational communications and fundraising. This part-time role will work closely with SOMArts’ staff to execute a comprehensive communications and development strategy for …

SOMArts Communications Internship

SOMArts Cultural Center seeks a creative and detail-oriented Communications Intern to support the development and execution of a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy for the organization. The Communications Intern is supervised by the Director of Communications & Strategy and will …

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Zerena Diaz in The Ramp Gallery, August 8–September 3, 2017

Visions of a Queer Future explores the queering of landscapes and science fiction. Genderqueer and trans species coexist and intermix with the landscapes, forming a familiar-strange universe. Fantasy and science fiction are used to re-imagine our relationship with our bodies and the …

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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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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 …

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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 …