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HORIZON/you hold my shape: Solo exhibition by yétúndé ọlágbajú

SOMArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA

Plan Your Visit | Exhibition Programs HORIZON/you hold my shape is the first iteration of a large-scale video installation, performance, and sculpture series, as conceived by yétúndé ọlágbajú. On view at SOMArts July 31–August 21, this solo exhibition features beautifully vignetted videos, Black devotion, and ritual movement. In this in-between space of longing, Black creation, pleasure, and improvisation are woven together into an intergenerational narrative unbound by time or geography. This [...]

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Jason Villegas at The Ramp Gallery

Jason Villegas Who I was & want to be August 4– September 18, 2022 Featured image: Good puss About the exhibition Who I was & want to be Jason Villegas' work celebrates queer culture and explores gender fluidity, identity, and body positivity by using repurposed materials, fabric, ceramics to create sculpture, painting, drawing, performance, photography, video and installation. Jason shares, “I am interested in how [...]

2022 Murphy & Cadogan Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony

SOMArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA

SOMArts is proud to partner with the San Francisco Foundation to present the 2022 Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition, a focused look at the future of the Bay Area visual arts. Join us for a free, all-ages opening reception and awards ceremony on Friday, September 9, 6–9 PM PST! Murphy Award Gericault De La Rose, University of California Berkeley Cadogan Award Irma Yuliana Barbosa, University of California Berkeley Carolina Cuevas, California College of the [...]

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2022 Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition

SOMArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA

SOMArts is proud to partner with the San Francisco Foundation to present the 2022 Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition, a focused look at the future of the Bay Area visual arts, on view September 10–October 7, 2022. Made possible by the San Francisco Foundation and its donors, we’re excited to feature promising visual artists working across disciplines and identifying young artists from Master of Fine Arts programs throughout the Bay Area whose work [...]

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To Love and Be Loved In Return: Día de Los Muertos 2022

SOMArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA

Now in its 23rd year, SOMArts’ annual Día de Los Muertos exhibition is one of the most internationally diverse Day of the Dead celebrations in the United States. Founded by beloved San Francisco artist and curator René Yañez, Día de Los Muertos at SOMArts merges traditional altars with contemporary installations, continuing to be a multigenerational gathering of remembrance while asserting the role of art as a platform for collective action. Continuing the legacy of René Yañez’s [...]

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The Indigo Project

SOMArts' 12th Curatorial Residency season launches with The Indigo Project on view December 10–February 5, 2022. Curated by Bushmama Africa and Isha Rosemond, The Indigo Project demonstrates the living connection between Indigo, Cotton, and Denim across the temporal geography of the African Diaspora. Stay tuned for upcoming exhibition and program announcements! CuratorsBushmama AfricaIsha Rosemond Opening ReceptionDecember 9, 2022, 6–9PM PST About SOMArts' Curatorial Residency Program Designed to offer emerging to established curators tools to further their [...]

Muni Raised Me

SOMArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA

The second exhibition of SOMArts' 12th Curatorial Residency season and curated by Meymey Lee, Sasha Vu, and Celi Tamayo-Lee, Muni Raised Me is a love letter to working-class San Francisco and an exploration of belonging; to a land that is not ours, that we will never own, but that we owe. Stay tuned for upcoming exhibition and program announcements CuratorsMeymey LeeSasha VuCeli Tamayo-Lee Opening ReceptionFebruary 23, 2023, 6–9PM PST About SOMArts' [...]

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