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Press Release: SOMArts announces 2022–2023 Curatorial Residents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del Rosario Communications & Partnerships Manager [email protected] Now in it's 12th season, SOMArts announces 2022–2023 Curatorial Residents The Indigo Project curated by Bushmama Africa and Isha Rosemond Muni Raised Me curated by Sasha Vu, Meymey Lee, and Celi Tamayo–Lee July 20, San Francisco, CA–SOMArts Cultural Center is excited to announce the curators who will shape the 12th season of the Curatorial Residency program. Designed to offer emerging to established curators tools to further their practice and explore timely social issues through arts & culture, SOMArts’ Curatorial Residents have transformed our large-scale exhibition space into a [...]

July 20, 2022|

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

our shared horizon #1, inkjet print on travertine, 2022. Image courtesy of the artist. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del Rosario Communications & Partnerships Manager [email protected] yétúndé ọlágbajú’s solo exhibition HORIZON/you hold my shapeconnects Yoruba creation myth to family and self memory On view July 31–August 21, 2022Opening reception July 30, 7–9 PM June 29, 2022, San Francisco, CA–Oakland-based artist, maker, strategist, and organizer yétúndé ọlágbajú is partnering with SOMArts Cultural Center to bring to life one of their most ambitious visions: a solo show that reinterprets the Yoruba genesis myth of the Golden Chain, connecting it [...]

June 29, 2022|

Call for Proposals: Día de Los Muertos 2022

CALL FOR PROPOSALS To Love and Be Loved in Return Día de los Muertos 2022 Deadline Extended: Thursday, June 9, 11:59 PM PST 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’ work, curator Rio [...]

May 3, 2022|

Press Release: SOMArts Cultural Center to Receive Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the American Rescue Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del Rosario Communications & Partnerships Manager [email protected]   SOMArts Cultural Center to Receive Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the American Rescue Plan January 28, 2021, San Francisco, CA—SOMArts Cultural Center is pleased to announce they have been approved to receive an American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help the arts and cultural sector recover from the pandemic. SOMArts Cultural Center is recommended to receive $100,000 and may use this funding to save jobs and to fund operations and facilities, health and safety [...]

January 28, 2022|

Press Release: As I Live and Breathe: Angela Hennessy solo exhibition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del Rosario Communications & Partnerships Manager [email protected] As I Live and Breathe: Angela Hennessy solo exhibition On view February 26–April 10, 2022 Virtual Gallery Experience launches February 26, 2022 Monday, January 24, 2022, San Francisco, CA–SOMArts is honored to announce As I Live and Breathe featuring the works of Angela Hennessy, on view February 26–April 10, 2022. The first solo exhibition at SOMArts’ Main Gallery in over a decade, Hennessy draws upon divination practices from chess strategy, archetypal mythologies, and African diasporic traditions, As I Live and Breathe is guided by the impulse to look [...]

January 24, 2022|

2022–2023 SOMArts Curatorial Residency: Call for Proposals

Forever A Moment: Black Meditations on Time and Space, 2019 Curated by Yetunde J. Olagbaju and Kevin Bernard Moultrie Daye Submit your proposal by Tuesday, March 1, 5pm PST DESCRIPTION Now in its twelfth year, the Curatorial Residency provides curators with production support to execute a large-scale visual arts exhibition in SOMArts’ Main Gallery. The residency is designed to offer curators tools to further their curatorial practice and explore timely social issues. ARTISTS/CURATORS SELECTED RECEIVE access and support from SOMArts’ staff and local artists and curators to mount a large scale exhibition and community engagement activities in SOMArts’ [...]

January 19, 2022|
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