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San Francisco will greet a new Institute of Contemporary Art

Alison Gass, the incoming director of the Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco Ulysses Ortega; Courtesy of the ICA San Francisco Planners today announced the founding of the Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco (ICA SF), a non-collecting museum that will seek to champion local artists and attract international creative names to the Bay Area. The goal is to open to the public with ...

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San Francisco Galleries Look to the Post-Pandemic Future – ARTnews.com

Last year, when the pandemic hit, shuttered art institutions the world over were forced to pivot to the internet—it was the only way to maintain connection with their audiences. Museums organized online curator talks and walk-throughs, auction houses livestreamed sales. Art fairs set up viewing rooms—and so did their clients, the galleries, in some cases collectively. Today, as the pandemic fades in some places ...

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Tensions Over Cuts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Are Nearing a Boiling Point + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Friday, August 6. NEED-TO-READ Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Embattled Vision for the Hirshhorn – Artist Hiroshi Sugimoto’s proposals to revamp the Hirshhorn’s sculpture garden are not going over well. Sugimoto says his original vision has been altered by ...

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Decolonizing Rodin: America’s racial reckoning comes to a San Francisco art museum | San Francisco

The racial reckoning that has swept the US for the last year has touched many institutions, high and low. But it’s only now, as the country reopens, that the results are becoming visible.Fine arts museums have grappled with questions of representation and cultural equity, as well as their historical role in imperialism and outright theft, and now their public programming reflects these discussions.Shavasana I ...

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San Francisco museums submit 12 paintings for review regarding possible ties to Nazi-looted art

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) have submitted at least a dozen paintings in its collection for close review after an inquiry from the Jewish News of Northern California prompted further investigation on their possible ties to Nazi-looted art.Dating from the 15th to 19th centuries, 10 of these pieces, including Francesco Granacci’s “Madonna and Child,” were initially identified by the FAMSF in ...

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San Francisco to pay ‘essential’ artists $1,000 per month basic income in pilot program amid pandemic

You could call it art for art's sake -- plus $1,000 a month.San Francisco plans to start paying 130 local artists $1,000 a month starting in May through the fall in a pilot program announced on Thursday. It follows other so-called "universal basic income" efforts being launched in California amid the coronavirus pandemic."From the first day the pandemic arrived in San Francisco, we knew that this health crisis ...

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City, Asian Art Museum agree to return two Thai religious relics – The San Francisco Examiner

Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday the settlement of a 2020 forfeiture action concerning two ancient relics from Thailand in the possession of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Under the settlement, the city of San Francisco and the museum will relinquish any claim to the objects so they may be returned to the Kingdom of Thailand. The settlement, when fully implemented, will end more ...

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San Francisco Art Institute chair steps down in wake of controversy over proposed Diego Rivera mural sale

The San Francisco Art Institute nearly closed for good in 2020 Courtesy of bart.gov The San Francisco Art Institute announced on Friday that Pam Rorke Levy, who has served as the board chair since 2018, will be resigning her post and is to be replaced by photographer and SFAI-alum Lonnie Graham. Levy’s resignation follows a tumultuous year for the 150-year-old art school, which nearly ...

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S.F. still falling short of goal to represent women in public art – The San Francisco Examiner

San Francisco continues to fall short of a goal to have at least 30 percent of historic figures depicted or recognized in the public realm be women, according to a new city report. Overall representation in city property has not increased from around 12 percent since the goal, which covers public art and city facilities, parks and streets, was set in 2018, according to ...

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Gingerbread monolith delights San Francisco on Christmas Day

In true pop-up art fashion, a nearly 7-foot-tall monolith made of gingerbread mysteriously appeared on a San Francisco hilltop on Christmas Day and collapsed the next day.The three-sided tower, held together by icing and decorated with a few gumdrops, delighted the city on Friday when word spread about its existence.During his morning run, Ananda Sharma told KQED-FM he climbed to Corona Heights Park to ...

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