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Calendar, Night&Day Is This Mission Energy?

Is This Mission Energy?

Despite its rapid gentrification, the Mission District continues to inspire artists to new heights, including in street art, but the neighborhood's most fertile period may have been the early 1990s, when a cavalcade of now-big names (Barry McGee, Chris…
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Arthouse Listings October 9-15, 2013

Artists' Television Access. Other Cinema: Mission School: Short films take a cinematic glance at the street artists who came to be collectively known as the Mission School. Sat., Oct. 12, 8:30 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia, San Francisco, 824-3890,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Recent Acquisitions: A Decade Later, SFMOMA Gets What It Wants

Recent Acquisitions: A Decade Later, SFMOMA Gets What It Wants

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. When Janet Bishop first hung Marget Kilgallen's Untitled on the second…
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Calendar, Night&Day “That’s Where the Beauty Is”

“That’s Where the Beauty Is”

“Summer/Selections” features some never-before-seen work of Margaret Kilgallen’s. (Some of you are already running for the door; good on ya.) Kilgallen is/was one of the linchpins of the Mission School of art, which coalesced in the late 1990s; her husband,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Quilted Charming

Quilted Charming

Painter Clare Rojas likes wrinkles on people's faces. While this makes her a near-terrorist — if anyone stops trying to stop aging, capitalism may grind to a halt — it's only one of her many defiant ways. She also likes…
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