Community Leadership Roundtable Series: New Frontiers and Seismic Upheavals in Curatorial Practice

Join a discussion Monday, December 5, 6:30PM, about curating for a shifting cultural landscape.


Creating Community with Social Media: An Artist Workshop – December 14

What: Creating Community with Social Media: An Artist Workshop When: Wednesday, December 14, 6–9pm Where:934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th) How Much: Free admission. RSVP on Facebook. The Queer Cultural Center and SOMArts Cultural Center present Creating Community with …


Community Volunteer Orientation – December 6

What: Community Volunteer Orientation When: Tuesday, December 6, 6–7:30PM Where: 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th) Your generous volunteer support makes SOMArts programs successful and vibrant, and we are excited to tell you all about what’s going on at …

Holiday Closure Notice – Thanksgiving Weekend

SOMArts will be closed November 24, 25, and 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.


Jack Leamy in The Ramp Gallery through November 28

What: MYSTIC SUPERHERO by Jack Leamy Where: The Ramp Gallery When: November 17–28, 2011 In the words of the artist, Jack Leamy, “Painting is a vital spiritual experience, a living thing with the potential to be confrontational.  I bring an ethical and moral inquiry to the viewer-­‐participant. A painting is a window in the sense that it opens up to the  ages inspiring a reckoning. To stop and  enter a painting is a transcendent and  transpersonal  experience revitalizing the mind.  It is the nearest thing to primordial religious vitality  possible  -­‐without the religion.”

Laura Hartford, "Graham Reclining"

Film Screening & Discussion with Featured Artists from Man As Object

Celebrate the closing of Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze on November 30th with a screening of historic feminist film “fuses” and a panel discussion “Looking at Men Then & Now” with Carolee Schneemann, Annie Sprinkle, and Melissa P. Wolf.


Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck

Eat, write, and share with Angie Chau and Ren Buenviaje on the theme “objectified.”


Peepshow Drawing Circle & Performance

Participate by drawing a nude male model in his “man cave” or observe the gaze reversal in practice, and enjoy a performance by Chanel Matsunami Govreau on Sunday, November 13, 12-3PM.