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Culture, Art Dialogue: Black Artists from South Africa and the United States Carry on a Half-Century Conversation

Dialogue: Black Artists from South Africa and the United States Carry on a Half-Century Conversation

In the second decade of South African apartheid, a young black photographer named Ernest Cole took clandestine images that showed the brutality, despair, and utter senselessness of the National Party government's racial segregation laws. Cole risked everything — including his…
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Calendar, Night&Day Urban Truths and Tales

Urban Truths and Tales

The Museum of African Diaspora, in conjunction with Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena, presents debut novelist Keenan Norris and Crystal Sykes in what is sure to be a lively conversation about race, class, and California. Winner of the 2012…
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Calendar, Night&Day The clothes make the country

The clothes make the country

Nigeria has produced some of the most enduring music, literature, and artwork of the past 50 years. Think Fela Kuti and his Afrobeat music. Think Chinua Achebe and his bevy of books, including the iconic Things Fall Apart. And think…
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Calendar, Night&Day For The Kids

For The Kids

“Freedom Movement: Stories of People in Struggle” intends to share parts of the fight rights equality that books and photographs don’t fully capture. The local organization Bay Area Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement shares personal stories about the civil…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Passion for Collecting

A Passion for Collecting

We have a lot to celebrate during Black History Month. There’s the 50th anniversary of MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech, a second-term for President Obama, and the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. An early draft of that very…
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Culture, Art Rich Impurities: Claymation and Photography at YBCA and MOAD

Rich Impurities: Claymation and Photography at YBCA and MOAD

On a recent Sunday afternoon, a girl no older than 8 stood inside a gallery at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and watched Nathalie Djurberg's claymation short, I Wasn't Made to Play the Son. The video features three characters…
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Calendar, Night&Day Put a Ring on It

Put a Ring on It

While some people collect Hermès purses, a fifth-generation descendent of the French luxury empire turned to North Africa in search of historic jewelry and photographs. Xavier Guerrand-Hermès spent over 30 years amassing treasures from the late 19th to early 20th…
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Culture, Art "Choose Paint! Choose Abstraction!": MoAD's Alluring Exhibit

"Choose Paint! Choose Abstraction!": MoAD's Alluring Exhibit

The de Young Museum's most perused painting might be Robert Colescott's A Taste of Gumbo, which anchors the central corridor that visitors pass through on their way to purchase tickets and enter the permanent galleries. The painting is typical Colescott:…
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Culture, Art San Francisco Art Gallery Reviews for September

San Francisco Art Gallery Reviews for September

Various: "Bay Area Now 6" Through Sept. 25 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission (at Third St.), S.F. $5-$7; 978-2700 or www.ybca.org. Every three years, YBCA showcases a disparate range of artists for its "Bay Area Now"…
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Dining, SFoodie True Grits

True Grits

Shrimp and Grits Taste-Off Where: Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission Street (at 3rd St.), 358-7200 When: Thurs., Feb. 17, 6-10 p.m. Cost: $50 The rundown: Surely there is some mistake. Last year's Shrimp and Grits Taste-Off corralled some…
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Art Review: "Art/Object: Re-Contextualizing African Art"

Go to any major U.S. museum with African art and it's likely the exhibit features masks by themselves, behind glass, with a few words about each mask's origin and year of creation. Nothing wrong with that — except that the…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Museum

On a recent visit to the Richard Mayhew exhibit at the Museum of the African Diaspora, we were struck by one thing: There is nowhere else like this. Its mission and reason for being are so rare, and the execution…
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Calendar, Night&Day History Is Delicious

History Is Delicious

We've heard some people don't like grits. Excellent: More for us. Over the five days of the sf|noir Wine and Food Event, a vast array of Caribbean, African, Creole, Southern, vegan, and soul food items will be on the menu…
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Calendar, Night&Day Out of Africa

Out of Africa

Now that the buzz created by the architectural outlandishness of the recently reopened de Young Museum has dwindled, design aficionados can feast upon something more visually digestible -- namely, the Museum of the African Diaspora. The latest addition to the…
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