The Sultan of Ambiguity and the Unbuilt Walls

Serendipity is every artist’s elixir, though certainly not the only one. For…

60th San Francisco International Film Festival, Week Two

One of the shames of the decline in film school attendance is…

Spring Arts Guide: Art

Nina Katchadourian: The Recarcassing Ceremony April 22 – May 27, at Catharine…

Ghosts and Goldfish at “Matisse/Diebenkorn”

In May 1985, the painter Richard Diebenkorn — by then a titan…

Ocean Park, Goldfish, and Women in Hats at SFMOMA

A few years ago, I went on a tour of New York’s…

Windows on the World

Like Persian carpets from hell, Sanaz Mazinani’s art lures in visitors with…

Arbus the Confessor

When SFMOMA officially reopened its doors last year, curators referred to the…

Winter Arts Guide: Art

Auguste Rodin: The Centenary Installation Situated in the entrance to the Legion…

A Map Like No Other: Three Questions for Sohei Nishino

For his “Diorama Maps” series, which is on exhibit at SFMOMA through…

Cartophilia, in Two Exhibits at SFMOMA

On a recent Saturday afternoon, the lone security guard inside Tomás Saraceno’s…