Memento mori in The Ramp Gallery, October 17–November 3

What: Momento mori, photography by Jennifer & David Nicholson When: October 17–November 3, 2012 Where: The Ramp Gallery, a community curated space at 934 Brannan St. (between 8th and 9th) Memento mori is a Latin phrase that translates as “remember your mortality.” It originally referred to a …


Gathering the Embers: A Día de los Muertos Tribute Show

On Saturday, October 20th, twelve Bay Area artists pay tribute to love, life, loss and resiliency through song, story and performance.


Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck features Anna Pulley

Eat, write and share on Tuesday, October 16th with guest writer Anna Pulley and culinary artist-in-residence Yasmin Golan!


Calling On the Spirits to Face the Future: Día de los Muertos Exhibition 2012

The centuries-old tradition of building altars to welcome and celebrate deceased loved ones fuses with present-day artists’ sentiments on the state of life and politics. Elaborate, traditional altars and multi-dimensional art installations are on display through November 10th with extended viewing hours.


SF Open Studios Exhibition on view through November 3rd

Peruse over 400 SF Open Studios artworks as a preview of what you will discover when visiting San Francisco’s open studios on the upcoming weekends!


ArtLaunch 2012: Kick-off Party for SF Open Studios

Wednesday, October 10th, preview over 400 original artworks at the SF Open Studios Exhibition’s ArtLaunch, the kick-off party for SF Open Studios 2012!

Holiday Closure Notice

SOMArts Cultural Center will be closed Monday, October 8th for Indigenous People’s Day.

Guest Blog by Erica Gomez: Deconstructing Memory

Erica Gomez takes a closer look at the incorporation of repurposed materials and tactics of deconstruction and memory by young Bay Area artists in The San Francisco Foundation and SOMArts’ Annual Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition, which is …