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Calendar, Night&Day Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game

Wayne McGregor has choreographed dances inspired by the physics of the atom, the photography of eccentric Eadweard Muybridge, the abstract paintings of Josef Albers, and more. He has created dances for many of the world's great ballet companies as well…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Here's San Francisco's Version of American Patriotism

Here's San Francisco's Version of American Patriotism

Recently, a press release landed in our inbox (several press releases, actually) announcing the breaking news that Gainesville, a small Texas town north of Dallas, was voted "Most Patriotic Small Town" by USA Today and Rand McNally. While San Francisco…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Fire Department Museum Finds Three Muybridge Photos -- in Its Own Archive

Fire Department Museum Finds Three Muybridge Photos -- in Its Own Archive

Cultural institutions in San Francisco continually search for new acquisitions. Alexis Coe brings you the most important, often wondrous, sometimes bizarre, and occasionally downright vexing finds each week. Curator Jamie O'Keefe was conducting a standard inventory check at the San…
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Calendar, Night&Day Art that Outruns Mere Horses

Art that Outruns Mere Horses

When you hear the name Eadweard Muybridge, the first thing that probably comes to mind is horses. Because he's known for that - getting the stop-motion photographs of horses that for the first time let us see and track their…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Eadweard Muybridge Exhibit at SFMOMA: A Concise, Fascinating View of Innovative Artist

Eadweard Muybridge Exhibit at SFMOMA: A Concise, Fascinating View of Innovative Artist

When you hear the name Eadweard Muybridge, the first thing that probably comes to mind is horses. Because Muybridge is known for that -- getting the stop-motion photographs of horses that for the first time let us see and track…
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Calendar, Night&Day Spirituality and Salmon

Spirituality and Salmon

Author Rebecca Solnit is consistently fascinating no matter what her topic. In 2001's Hollow City, she shone a bright light on the issues created by gentrification. Her award-winning 2003 book, River of Shadows, used photographer Eadweard Muybridge as an entry…
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Culture, Books A Coherent Landscape

A Coherent Landscape

Storming the Gates of Paradise is an oddly bombastic title for the new collection of essays by San Francisco thinker Rebecca Solnit. The thirtysomething activist, intellectual, and writer is a force all right, a restless investigator into the shadows and…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Totally 'Weard

Totally 'Weard

ONGOING 6/1-10/8 The early photographic motion studies made by 19th-century oddball Eadweard Muybridge are so compelling that they've become something of a college dorm room cliché. It's difficult to find an art student without one of Muybridge's film strip-style series…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Reps

Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video…
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Calendar, Night&Day Double Takes

Double Takes

The ambitious 364-piece exhibit "Degas to Picasso: Painters, Sculptors, and the Camera" assesses the impact of photography on the work of late-19th-century European artists, ranging from Picasso, Munch, and Gauguin to Franz von Stuck, Alphonse Mucha, Moreau, and Brancusi. Although…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Lens Crafter

In the spirit of using seats as flotation devices, Steven Pippin turned washing machines into cameras for his ingenious photography series Laundromat/Locomotion. How did he do it? By clamping collapsible film holders onto the drums of 12 front-loading washing machines…
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