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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Reflecting with Gratitude, Looking ahead with Hope
With 2021 coming to a close, we want to express our deepest thanks to our powerful community of artists, curators, culture bearers, performers, advocates, and friends. Throughout this time of ongoing uncertainty, you’ve repeatedly affirmed the unique ability of the arts to guide, inspire, and bring us together. If you enjoyed SOMArts’ groundbreaking programming in 2021, please consider making a tax-deductible donation or joining our Friends of SOMArts program to ensure that San Francisco continues to have space for radical, socially conscious art in 2022 and beyond. Yes, I want to donate! SOMARTS NAMED BEST ART GALLERY BY THE [...]
Press Release: The Black Woman is God celebrates the ingenuity and imaginations of Black women
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del Rosario Communications & Partnerships Manager [email protected] THE BLACK WOMAN IS GOD CELEBRATES THE INGENUITY AND IMAGINATIONS OF BLACK WOMENThe Blueprint: If the Universe Can Be Imagined, It ExistsThe Black Woman is God On view December 12, 2021–February 6, 2022 Thursday, November 18, 2021, San Francisco, CA — SOMArts Cultural Center proudly presents The Blueprint: If the Universe Can Be Imagined, It Exists: The Black Woman is God, on view from December 12–February 6, 2022 with the virtual gallery launching December 12 on SOMArts’ website. This visual arts exhibition celebrates the Black feminine presence as [...]
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