CATCH IT | April 2016


photo credit: Flora Grubb | Gingersnap Blog

April is an important month for us here in the Bay. It's the time when the rains are finishing their work, the soil around us is rich and fertile and all around us life begins to bloom.


It seems only fitting that as plants and flowers begin to emerge, we also take a moment to celebrate where they come from — which is why we are reminding everyone that Friday, April 22 is Earth Day. Art is everywhere — earth, moon and sky. Take time to do your part in giving back to this amazing place we get to call the ultimate art studio! If there are little ones in your life, teach them too the importance of treating earth and this amazing Bay with kindness. A few ideas - spend an afternoon in a local garden like Berkeley Rose Garden or San Francisco's Flora Grubb, plant a tree in a deserving urban space, channel your inner-Andy Goldsworthy by making an earthwork or up-cycle a cardboard box to a cool canvas for your next painting a la John Burgerman. Whatever you do, have fun and get creative for earth-sake!


A few April highlights: The Asian Art Museum, the BAMPFA, De Young Museum and the Oakland Art Museum all have exhibits closing mid-April. Make time to catch any that interest you before they move on. Reminder, the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive is hosting Family Fare on the second Saturday of each month throughout spring. See details below.


Happy earth, Happy us!




To See This Month : Bay Area

Museums

AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM & LIBRARY

ONGOING

The second floor museum regularly hosts traveling and original exhibitions that highlight the art, history, and culture of African Americans.

ASIAN ART MUSEUM

EXTRACTED: A TRILOGY BY RANU MUKHERJEE

NOV 6, 2015 — AUG 14, 2016

PROTOTYPING
NOV 13, 2015 — APR 10, 2016
HIDDEN GOLD: MINING ITS MEANING IN ASIAN ART
MAR 4 — MAY 8, 2016
CHINA AT THE CENTER: RARE RICCI AND VERBIEST WORLD MAPS
MAR 4 — MAY 8, 2016
PEARLS ON A STRING: ARTISTS, PATRONS AND POETS AT THE GREAT ISLAMIC COURTS
FEB 26, 2015 - MAY 8, 2016

CHINESE LACQUERWARE

NOV 10, 2015 — JUL 31, 2016

ELEPHANTS WITHOUT NUMBER

NOV 24, 2015 — JUN 26, 2016

JAPANESE LACQUERWARE

DEC 9, 2015 — JUL 17, 2016

BAMPFA (Berkely Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive) NOW OPEN

The new building designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro opened February 3, 2016

Review Here

FAMILY FARE

SPRING 2016 - Second Saturday of Each Month

Connects art viewing with art making in ways that engage the entire family

ARCHITECTURE OF LIFE

JAN 31–MAY 29, 2016

DOCUMENTARY VOICES 2016

FEB 10–APR 13, 2016

FULL

JAN 1–DEC 31, 2016

ARCHITECTURE OF PLANT LIFE: FOUR GARDEN TOURS

FEB 11–APR 17, 2016


CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM SF

ROMAN VISHNIAC REDISCOVERED R

FEB 11–MAY 29, 2016

IN THAT CASE: HAVRUTA IN CONTEMPORARY ART

Jenny Odell and Philip Buscemi

JAN 28–JUL 5, 2016

LAMP OF THE COVENANT: DAVE LANE

ONGOING

HARDLY STRICTLY WARREN HELLMAN

ONGOING

DE YOUNG MUSEUM


BRICE DAVIDSON: GIFTS TO THE COLLECTION

FEB 27 – SEP 11, 2016

GALLERY 12

OSCAR DE LA RENTA: THE RETROSPECTIVE

MAR 12 - MAY 30

HERBST EXHIBITION GALLERIES

LEGION OF HONOR


PIERRE BONNARD: PAINTING ARCADIA

FEB 6, 2016–MAY 15, 2016

ROSEKRANS COURT, SPECIAL EXHIBITION GALLERIES 20B-F

SUBLIME BEAUTY: RAPHAEL'S PORTRAIT OF A LADY WITH A UNICORN

ENDS APR 10, 2016

GALLERY 1

THE WORK IN A BOOK: "THE NUREMBERG CHRONICLE" AND THE ART OF GERMAN RENAISSANCE ILLUSTRATION

ENDS MAY 1, 2016

REVA AND DAVID LOGAN GALLERY OF ILLUSTRATED BOOKS

MEXICAN MUSEUM SF

¡QUE RICO, QUE BUENO!

FEB 1 – JUN 31, 2016

ART OF NEW SPAIN

Highlights from The Mexican Museum Colonial Collection

FEB 19 — MAY 20, 2016

OAKLAND ART MUSEUM

UNEARTHED: Found + Made

DEC 12, 2015–APR 24, 2016

BEES: TINY INSECTS, BIG IMPACT

JAN 31, 2015–JUL 24, 2016

SAN JOSE ART MUSEUM

NEW STORIES FROM THE EDGE OF ASIA:

Tabaimo: Her Room

THROUGH AUG 21, 2016

KORET FAMILY GALLERY: MAKER SPACE

ENDS MAY 22, 2016

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Artists in Residence: San Jose's 20th-Century Vanguard

MAR 11 - SEP 18

Galleries / Special Shows

YUERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

FLORA GRUBB GARDENS

MINNESOTA STREET PROJECT

Other top shows/sites of interest hitting galleries this month

SF Arts HERE

For a comprehensive list of names and addresses for Bay Area museums and galleries, see

SF Bay Area Gallery Guide HERE

Top news on art in the Bay

SF Arts HERE

SF Gate HERE

SF Weekly HERE

Art & Craft Fairs

Jack of All Trades Market

Jack London Square - Oakland, CA

APRIL 9, 2016

San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival

Japantown - San Francisco, CA

APRIL 9-17, 2016

Petaluma Butter & Egg Day Parade & Celebration

Historic Downtown - Petaluma, CA

APRIL 23, 2016

Engage Art Fair

Napa County Fairgrounds - Calistoga, CA

APRIL 30 - MAY 1, 2016



Renegade Craft Fair

Fort Mason Center Herbst Pavilion, San Francisco, CA

APRIL 29 - MAY 1, 2016

How Weird Street Faire

Downtown - San Francisco, CA

MAY 1, 2016

Coming Soon...

SF MOMA - Opens May 14th

artist credit: Andy Goldsworthy

“The 'Earth' without 'art' is just 'Eh'”

– unknown

Happy Making.

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