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"The Red Sweaters Deployment Project." Past wars affected American civilian life in the form of shortages, rationing, and proactive responses like victory gardens and can drives. We haven't been asked to sacrifice or contribute anything in response to the war in Iraq — we're encouraged to blithely continue business as usual while the far-off quagmire claims thousands of American lives and tens of thousands of Iraqi ones. Inspired by the lack of an acknowledged home front to this war — and by WWII propaganda posters encouraging civilians to "Knit for Victory!" — S.F. artist Nina Rosenberg began a campaign to knit one small red sweater for each American soldier killed in the war. Now gathered together and hung as an art installation, the tiny objects form an odd, poignant plea to recognize the death toll (nearly 3,000 U.S. lives at press time). Television viewers haven't seen a single coffin return from the Middle East, but one look at these thousands of little crafts, contributed by Rosenberg and concerned knitters around the world, acknowledges the tragedy by paying respect to both the loss of individuals and the numbing horror of a senselessly mounting body count. Through Oct. 28 at the Hardware Store Gallery, 3824 Mission (at Crescent), S.F. Admission is free; call 642-1505 or visit www.hardwarestoregallery.com. (Frances Reade) Reviewed Sept. 13.

"Seydou Keita: Portraits." Seydou Keita, a 1950s African portrait photographer, set up shop on a street in Bamako, Mali; provided patterned backdrops and a cache of props (including mens' suits, radios, watches, a Vespa — the insignia of modernism at that time); and invited people to have their pictures taken. They lined up in droves outside his stall. What he ended up with is a collection of enormously tender and highly artistic shots of handsome couples, dignified elders, and groups of girlfriends. There's a nonclinical warmth and closeness in these pictures. Artist and sitters came from the same place; they trusted and liked each other. Keita made them look grand and fashionable, like country royalty. And when you see the photographer's self-portrait you know why: He was shy, engaging, a guileless knockout. What phrases and cues must he have uttered to inspire his subjects' direct gazes and coy smiles? In a season when artists and galleries (including the William T. Wiley show downstairs) are compelled by conscience to pour out their anger and despair over the dire state of the world and its people, Keita gives us heartwarming images from a less global and more optimistic time. The large-format, drawing roomÐsize images, sensitively printed, show the sheen on the skin, the burnished bracelets, the lively patterns and gathered flounces of the local dresses. The sheer megawatt style of the sitters in their artful poses blows you away. Even so, nothing is simple: Further research reveals the troubled history of these images. An article in the Jan. 22 issue of the New York Times — "Who Owns Seydou Keita?" by Michael Rips — explains how the Keita negatives were unearthed and details the wrangling between French and American galleries over their presentation and over the contested estate. To quote Rips: "When it comes to photography, authenticity is artificial." Through Nov. 4 at John Berggruen Gallery, 228 Grant (at Post), S.F. Admission is free; call 781-4629 or visit www.berggruen.com. (Lea Feinstein) Reviewed Oct. 25.

"Terror?" Intersection for the Arts Program Director Kevin B. Chen sorted through 1,600 responses to the call for this show to pick the 360 entries (each smaller than 8 1/2 by 11 inches) that line the gallery walls. More than 200 artists from 15 states and 20 countries submitted work, which includes photographs, prints, drawings, relief sculptures, stamps, Braille embossings, embroidery on handmade paper, Band-Aids, and found objects. Terror is everywhere, and there are as many versions of it in this high-octane show as there are contributors. Some pieces focus on private fears: not knowing the language, losing one's sanity and being institutionalized, being raped or beaten, growing old alone and dying. Others express political fears. A contact sheet of "surveillance portraits" highlights issues of privacy invasion and loss of civil rights. Global violence provides a subject for haunting images from Spain, Haiti, Lebanon, Uganda, and Vietnam. There is a difference between depictions of the terror you imagine and the terror you know firsthand; the evidence here proves that these artists know what they're talking about. The fear-mongers are represented as well: Bush and company decode color alerts and cover their "butt[on]s" as one artist raids the sewing kit and the toy box. Artists from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, contribute sharp and memorable graphic images. The exhibition is a slide show of snapshots, its cumulative effect more personal and powerful than the evening news. What causes terror? There's no easy answer to the question, but many works in this show are successful at evoking what it feels like to be overwhelmingly afraid. Through Nov. 11 at Intersection for the Arts, 446 Valencia (at 15th St.), S.F. Admission is free; call 626-2787 or visit www.theintersection.org. (Lea Feinstein) Reviewed Oct. 25.

"Who's Afraid of San Francisco?" While we're busy spearheading social change, San Franciscans are also (perhaps without realizing it) manufacturing national anxiety. This exhibition peers behind the city's liberal gestalt to explore how our support for gay marriage, the anti-war movement, and medical marijuana, as well as the supposedly looming "Big One" earthquake, inform the rest of the country's perceptions and fears about the Bay Area. The 20 featured artists include Enrique Chagoya, who weds pre-Columbian symbolism to American pop culture in massive works like Adventures of a Minimalist Cannibal, a guerrilla take on Ellsworth Kelly's celebrated color paintings that looks wryly upon the immigration debate. Frederick Loomis' prophetic, William Blake-esque pencil drawings delve into Judeo-Christianity and Space Age mysticism; Rodney Ewing's celebratory painting A Change Is Gonna Come envisions social change as a giant tsunami that, despite all those harbingers of dread, carries the fearless safely to shore. Through Nov. 16 at Frey Norris Gallery, 456 Geary (at Taylor), S.F. Admission is free; call 346-7812 or visit www.freynorris.com. (Nirmala Nataraj) Reviewed Oct. 4.

111 Minna Gallery. "Five Painters": New work by Eric Bailey, Kim Cogan, Joel Dugan, Rogelio Martinez, and Dennis McNulty. Through Oct. 28. 111 Minna (at Second St.), 974-1719, www.111minnagallery.com.

Precita Eyes Mural Center. "Adult Free-Play Art Time": Ongoing drop-in workshop with instructor Kristin Olsen; no experience necessary and no one turned away for lack of funds. Wednesdays, 7 p.m. $12. 348 Precita, 285-2287.

Andrea Schwartz Gallery. "John Belingheri": New work. Opening reception is Sept. 6 at 5:30 p.m. Through Oct. 27. 525 Second St. (at South Park), 496-2090, www.asgallery.com.

Art Waves Gallery. "Sand, Sea, and Sky": New photography and mixed media work by Jean Lannen. Through Oct. 30. 3848 Judah (at 44th Ave.), 661-8502, www.artwavesgallerysf.com.

Aspect Gallery. "Hipster Profiles": New paintings by Justin "Proj" Rowley. Through Nov. 17. 731 Polk (at Willow), 606-7170, www.framingaspect.com.

Catharine Clark Gallery. "Julie Heffernan": Through Oct. 28. 49 Geary (at Kearny) (Second Fl.), 399-1439.

Creativity Explored. "The Beat Goes On": Through Nov. 22. 3245 16th St. (at Dolores), 863-2108, www.creativityexplored.org.

Dolby Chadwick Gallery. "Small Changes": New paintings by Gary Ruddell. Through Oct. 28. 210 Post (at Grant) (Second Fl.), 956-3560, www.dolbychadwickgallery.com.

Fraenkel Gallery. "Eye of the Beholder": Photographs from the collection of Richard Avedon. Through Oct. 25. 49 Geary (at Kearny) (Fourth Fl.), 981-2661.

Frey Norris Gallery. ""Who's Afraid of San Francisco?": Through Nov. 16. 456 Geary (at Taylor), 346-7812, www.freynorris.com.

Gallery 16. Alex Zecca: Daily. 501 Third St. (at Bryant), 626-7495.

Gallery Paule Anglim. "David Ireland": New sculpture. Through Nov. 4. 14 Geary (at Kearny), 433-2710, www.gallerypauleanglim.com.

Hackett-Freedman Gallery. "Milton Avery": Selected paintings. Through Oct. 28. 250 Sutter (at Kearny) (Fourth Fl.), 362-7152, www.hackettfreedmangallery.com.

Hardware Store Gallery. "The Red Sweaters Deployment Project": Through Oct. 28. 3824 Mission (at Crescent), 642-1505, www.hardwarestoregallery.com.

Hua Zang Si. "Exhibition of Twenty-one Categories of World-Class Treasures": Work by Master Wan Ko Yee (Dharma King Yangwo Yisinubu Wan Ko). Through Nov. 9. 3134 22nd St. (at Capp), 920-9816.

Jack Hanley Gallery. "Simone Shubuck": New mixed media work. Through Nov. 4. 395 Valencia (at 15th St.), 522-1623.

Jenkins Johnson Gallery. "Sonya Sklaroff": New paintings. Through Nov. 11. 464 Sutter (at Powell), 677-0770, www.jenkinsjohnsongallery.com.

The Lab. "Epidemic": New work by Amber Stucke. Through Nov. 11. 2948 16th St. (at Capp), 864-8855.

The Luggage Store. "Crestfallen: A Selection of Americana": New work by David Flanagan. Through Nov. 11. 1007 Market (at Sixth St.), 255-5971, www.luggagestoregallery.org.

Mama Buzz Cafe. "The Pelican of Baffin Island": New paintings by Zefrey Throwell. Through Oct. 27. 2318 Telegraph (at 23rd St.), Oakland, 510-465-4073.

Micaela Gallery. "The Atomic Family": New work by KRK. Through Oct. 31. 333 Hayes (at Franklin), 551-8118, www.micaela.com.

Receiver Gallery. "Kings & Queens": Through Oct. 29. 1415 Valencia St. (at 25th), 504-7287, www.receivergallery.com.

Newmark Gallery. "Public Space/Private Space: A Journey Through Drawing and Painting": New work by Larry Morace. Opening reception is Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. Through Oct. 28. 251 Post (at Stockton), No. 412, 392-3692, www.newmarkgallery.com.

Paul Thiebaud Gallery. "Michael Tompkins": New works on paper. Opening reception is Sept. 5 at 5:30 p.m. Through Nov. 4. 718 Columbus (at Filbert), 434-3055.

Presidio Officers' Club. "Plants + Insects: Art + Science": Through Nov. 19. 50 Moraga (at Arguello), 561-5500, www.presidio.gov.

Richmond Art Center. Fall Exhibitions: "Geographic Premonitions," "Richmond Field Reports," "Members' Showcase," and "Members Only." Through Nov. 11. 22540 Barrett (Civic Center Plaza), Richmond, 510-620-6772.

Robert Koch Gallery. "David Parker": New photography. Opening reception is Sept. 7 at 5:30 p.m. Through Oct. 28. 49 Geary (at Kearny), 421-0122.

Scott Richards Contemporary Art. "Shaperspectives": New paintings by Patrick Hughes. Through Oct. 31. 251 Post Street, Ste. 310 (at Stockton), 788-5588, www.srcart.com.

Sculpturesite Gallery. "Firings": New work by John Toki, Lu Bin, Alfred McCloud, Kathy Venter, Susannah Israel and Cybele Rowe. Through Dec. 2. 201 Third St. (at Howard), Suite 102, 495-6400, www.sculpturesite.com.

Southern Exposure. "COMMONspace": Through June 29, 2007. 2901 Mission (at 25th St.), 863-2141, www.soex.org.

Steven Wolf Fine Arts. "Roadside Attractions" and "Architexturism": Through Oct. 28. 49 Geary (at Kearny), 263-3677.

Toomey Tourell. "Fascination": New paintings by Gregg Renfrow. Through Oct. 31. 49 Geary (at Kearny) (Fourth Fl.), 989-6444.

Varnish Fine Art. "A Collection of Souls from the Borderland": New pinhole photography and cameras by Wayne Martin Belger. Opening reception is Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. Through Nov. 4. 77 Natoma (at Second St.), 222-6131, www.varnishfineart.com.

Asian Art Museum. "Shadows, Masks and Music: Aspects of the Performing Arts in Asia": The museum displays a diverse collection of musical instruments, set designs, costumes, and masks that are used in Asian performances. Tuesdays-Sundays. Free with museum admission. "In a New Light: The Asian Art Museum Collection": A display of more than 2,500 objects from the museum's permanent collection explores the major cultures of Asia. Daily. Free with museum admission. Gallery Tours: Trained museum docents offer both general introductions to the museum's collections as well as tours that highlight special exhibitions. Tuesdays-Sundays, 11, 11:30 a.m., 1 & 2 p.m. Free with museum admission. Architectural Tours: Learn about the transformation of the old San Francisco Main Public Library into the Asian Art Museum's new quarters with this regular tour. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays, 12 & 2:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 12, 2:30 & 6:30 p.m. Free with museum admission. "Asian Art Museum Storytelling": Each weekend the museum leads a family-oriented tour through a particular exhibit, followed up by a retelling of stories related to the exhibits. Sundays, 1 p.m.; First Saturday of every month, 1 p.m. Free with museum admission. 200 Larkin (at McAllister), 581-3500, www.asianart.org.

Bay Area Discovery Museum. "Your House, My House": Take a journey into the homes of people around the world in this international, hands-on traveling exhibition. Through Jan. 7, 2007. free-$8.50. 557 McReynolds (at Murray), Sausalito, 339-3944, www.baykidsmuseum.org.

Berkeley Art Museum. First Impressions: Free First Thursdays: Check out a world of art and film with free entry to the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive each month. Thursdays, 11 a.m. Free. 2626 Bancroft (at Telegraph), Berkeley, 510-642-0808, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.

Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture. "Between Science & Art: Work in Botanical Illustration": A collection of art created in the San Francisco Botanical Garden's botanical illustration courses taught by Mary Harden. Through Dec. 30. free. Strybing Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (Golden Gate Park, Lincoln & Ninth Ave.), 661-1316, ext. 303.

Cable Car Museum. Permanent Exhibit: Located in a historic cable car powerhouse, the museum displays a variety of cable car gear, historic photographs, installations explaining how the cars work, and several antique vehicles. Daily. Free. 1201 Mason (at Washington), 474-1887.

California Academy of Sciences. "Astrobiology: Life in the Extreme": A permanent exhibition that explores the types of environments in the universe that could support life. Daily. Docent Highlight Tours: Tours given by Academy docents highlight the HOTSPOT exhibit and Steinhart Aquarium. Ask the Information Desk for meeting place and times. Wednesdays-Fridays. "Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries": An exhibition that shatters many preconceived notions by presenting some of the most recent dino discoveries in the fields of paleontology, biomechanical engineering, and paleobotany. Daily. "Illustrating the Sierra's Wildlife: The Artist's Studio Live": See first-hand the process of creating a field guide to more than 1,200 species of plants, fungi, and animals of the Sierra Nevada. Naturalist Jack Laws creates scientific illustrations inside a specially designed studio within the HOTSPOT exhibit. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10:30 a.m. African Penguin Feedings: Watch an Academy biologist enter the penguin tank to toss vitamin-stuffed fish to the African penguins. Visitors can ask questions and talk to the birds' caretakers during the feeding shows. Daily, 11 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. Snake Feeding: Watch whip snakes feed on fish. Fridays, 2 p.m. free with museum admission. "Hands-on Science": Visitors of all ages can examine microscopic aquatic life or study adaptations of marine animals with Academy docents and interns. Wednesdays-Fridays, 4 p.m. 875 Howard (at Fifth St.), 750-7145, www.calacademy.org.

California Historical Society Museum. "Theodore Wores in the Southwest": Wores' paintings and photographs created between 1915 and 1917. These works depict images of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International exhibition in San Francisco, the Grand Canyon, the Southwest Indians, along with a few landscapes of the old Pueblo and Taos Mountain. Through Jan. 27, 2007. 678 Mission (at Third St.), 357-1848.

Cartoon Art Museum. "The Rejection Collection: Not in The New Yorker Cartoons": Through March 18, 2007. Monthly Cartooning Classes for Adults: An intensive monthly workshop for aspiring comic artists, writers, and fans of the medium, taught by a professional cartoonist focusing on an area of his or her expertise. Fourth Saturday of every month, 1 p.m. $40-$50. 655 Mission (at New Montgomery), 227-8666, www.cartoonart.org.

Chabot Space & Science Center. "Skywise — Astronomy Cartoon Exhibit": Help your child understand that vastness and majesty of space with this exhibit of astronomy comic strips. Daily. Free with museum admission, $9-$13. "Destination Universe": Take a virtual journey from the sun to the end of the cosmos with exhibits on nebulae, space travel, black holes, and moving galaxies. Daily. Free with museum admission, $9-$13. "Mars Encounter": The National Aeronautics and Space Administration sponsors this exhibit on travel to Mars, which includes data on current and past missions, a giant tactile Mars globe, and Martian meteorites. Daily. Free with museum admission, $9-$13. "One Giant Leap: A Moon Odyssey": Take a simulated moonwalk, try on a space helmet, climb into a space capsule, and virtually land a lunar module in this exhibit. Daily. Free with museum admission, $9-$13. "Astronomy in California 1850-1950: Telescope Makers, Telescopes, and Artifacts": Take a look at California's rich history in astronomy with this display of telescopes, astronomy history documents, and other ephemera. Daily. Free with museum admission, $9-$13. Discovery Lab: Intended for kids aged 3-7, the Discovery Lab contains hands-on science experiments that illustrate scientific phenomena like wind and moving machines. Wednesdays-Fridays, 1 p.m.; Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.; Sundays, noon. free with museum admission, $9-$13. "Garden Days in the EnviroGarden": Explore the mysteries of planet Earth with hands-on activities, including worm composting, hiking in the forest, or building mini volcanoes. Saturdays, noon. "Escape From the Red Planet!": The hour-long simulated mission on Mars casts kids as the crew on a struggling space shuttle. Saturdays, 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.; Sundays, 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. free with museum admission, $9-$13. 10000 Skyline (at Joaquin Miller, in Joaquin Miller Park), Oakland, 510-336-7300.

de Young Museum. "Since 2001: Recent Prints by Ed Ruscha": The approximately 25 prints featured in this exhibition are recent additions to the Edward Ruscha Graphic Arts Archive, a body of work that was acquired by the Fine Arts Museums in 2000. Through March 4, 2007. "Armando Rascon: Naco Nocturnes": Rascon uses museum and other personal artifacts as a platform to engage individual memories that redefine cultural perspectives. Through Nov. 5. "The Quilts of Gee's Bend": The quilts of Gee's Bend make San Francisco the final stop in their widely acclaimed nationwide tour. Through Dec. 31. "Highlights of the Art and Architecture of the New de Young": Enjoy a 50-minute, docent-led tour. Through Dec. 31, 10:30 a.m. "Introduction to the Masterworks of the New de Young Collections": Enjoy a 50-minute, docent-led tour. Through Dec. 31, 12:30 p.m. "Friday Nights at the de Young": An art-focused happy hour, with special performances and hands-on activities plus cheap admission. Fridays, 5 p.m. $5. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden (at JFK), 863-3330, www.thinker.org.

Exploratorium. "Traits of Life": A major exhibition area with 30 biology exhibits and demonstrations that help visitors understand the fundamental elements common to all living things from humans to amoebas. Daily. Free with museum admission. 3601 Lyon (at Marina), 397-5673, www.exploratorium.edu.

The Holocaust Center of Northern California. "Holocaust Center of Northern California": The newly opened center's first exhibit showcases its facilities, including a library with more than 15,000 historical volumes, a reading room for screening documentaries and holding educational talks, and ongoing displays of the center's thousands of photographs and artifacts. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 1-6 p.m.; Mondays, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 121 Steuart (at Mission), 777-9060, www.holocaust-sf.org.

Lawrence Hall of Science. "Prove It — A ChemMystery": Kids and adults attempt to solve crimes using the basic forensic skills they learn step-by-step at the exhibit. Daily. Free with admission, free-$8.50. "Forces That Shape the Bay": The museum's permanent science park exhibit explores new ways to understand the bay. Daily. Centennial & Grizzly Peak, 510-642-5132.

Legion of Honor. "Claude Lorrain — The Painter as Draftsman: Drawings from the British Museum": The French 17th-century landscape artist is featured in this exhibition showcasing his unique response to the topography and atmospheric effects characteristic of the Roman countryside. Through Jan. 14, 2007. The Reverend Howard Finster (1916Ð2001) joins a long tradition of visionary American artists who worked outside the structure of the fine arts establishment. Through April 6, 2007. "Transparent Reflections: Richard Pousette-Dart Works on Paper 19401992": This exhibition and catalogue of 52 works bring together a substantial body of Pousette-Dart's drawings, which might more accurately be called paintings on paper, as well as several of his ethereal hand-colored etchings. Through Jan. 14, 2007. "Big Kids/Little Kids": Children aged 3 1/2 to 6 years and their parents take a gallery tour and then participate in a related hands-on art activity. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. Free with museum admission, free-$8. "Doing and Viewing Art": Kids aged 7-12 and their families tour the Legion of Honor's galleries before taking part in a hands-on creative workshop led by a professional artist. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. Free with museum entrance fee, free-$8. Organ Concert: Weekly organ concerts. Saturdays, Sundays, 4 p.m. free. Ford Free Tuesdays: Get in free to the Legion of Honor every Tuesday, thanks to a grant from the Ford Motor Co. Tuesdays. Free. 100 34th Ave. (near Clement), 863-3330, www.thinker.org.

Museum of the African Diaspora. "Painting Ethiopia: The Life and Work of Qes Adamu Tesfaw": At the age of 70, Ethiopian artist Qes Adamu Tesfaw is regarded by many as Ethiopia's finest living artist. Through March 5, 2007. "Beaded Blessings": The exhibition is comprised of over 4,000 beaded prayers inspired by African amulet traditions. Oct. 25-Jan. 15. St. Regis Hotel, 685 Mission (at Third St.), 358-7200, www.moadsf.org.

Oakland Museum of California. "Oakland to the Rescue!": Exhibition of items from the 1906 earthquake. Through Dec. 31. "Video Work by Bill Viola": Newly acquired video work by the internationally known artist Bill Viola. Through Dec. 31. 1000 Oak (at 10th St.), Oakland, 510-238-2200, www.museumca.org.

Randall Museum. "Drop-In Art and Science Workshops": Each week kids and parents can participate in artistic activities that illuminate some aspect of science. Saturdays, 1 p.m. $3 per person. "Saturdays Are Special": Ongoing weekly drop-in, hands-on art and science workshops. Saturdays, 1 p.m. Free-$3. 199 Museum (at Roosevelt), 554-9600, www.randallmuseum.org.

San Francisco Fire Museum. "Permanent Exhibits": Included among the items on display at this museum are antique fire extinguishers, old uniforms, cast-iron replicas of historic fire engines, hooks, ladders, and other ephemera. Daily. Free. 655 Presidio Avenue (at Bush), 563-4630.

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. "Sparks, Waves & Wizards: Communication at Sea": The permanent exhibit presents artifacts exploring the means of maritime communications. Daily. Free-$6. Fort Mason Building E (Marina & Buchanan), 561-7000.

San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum. "150 Years of Dance in California": The exhibit spotlights over a century of dance in the Golden State with photographs and programs. Daily. "In Character: Actors Acting": Captures actors who are doing what they do best — acting — instead of merely having their pictures taken. Through Feb. 24, 2007. "Maestro!: Photographic Portraits by Tom Zimberoff": The artist captures a generation of national and international conductors in his portraits. Daily. 401 Van Ness (at McAllister), 255-4800, www.sfpalm.org.

San Jose Museum of Art. "Inside Out: Selections From the Permanent Collection": Highlights of the museum's 35th-anniversary exhibition include Mildred Howard's Abode: Sanctuary for the Familia(r), a chamber built of blue glass bottles, and Brian Goggin's Desire for the Other, a couch stuffed with household appliances. Daily. Free. 110 South Market (at San Fernando), San Jose, 408-271-6840.

SF Maritime Museum. Permanent Collection of Ship Models: A big collection of figureheads, maritime paintings, photos, and artifacts. Daily. Fisherman's Wharf (at Polk), 556-3002.

SF Museum of Modern Art. Is It Really So Strange?: A documentary that examines the cult following of Stephen Morrissey — the former front man and singer/songwriter of British band The Smiths — that flourishes in the eastern suburbs of Los Angeles, primarily among Latino and Hispanic youth. Thu., Oct. 26, 7 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 28, 2 p.m. free with Museum admission. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org. SF Museum of Modern Art. "Picturing Modernity: Selections From the SFMOMA Collection": An exhibition of photographs from SFMOMA's own collection that illustrate a wide range of photographic styles. Daily. "The Art of Design": A permanent exhibition of works in the museum's architecture and design collection, including works of graphic and industrial design (such as the famous Fillmore rock posters by Bonnie MacLean, Victor Moscoso, and Stanley Mouse). Daily. Tina in Mexico: A film by Brenda Longfellow. Through Jan. 2, 2007. "Mexico as Muse: Tina Modotti and Edward Weston": An exhibit of the most significant photographs that Tina Modotti and Edward Weston, two of the major figures in 20th-century photography, made during their time in Mexico. Through Jan. 2, 2007. "Matisse and Beyond: The Painting and Sculpture Collection": Magnificent works of painting and sculpture culled from SFMOMA's own collections provide a quick tour of modern art from Fauvism to Minimalism. Daily. "Anselm Kiefer: Heaven and Earth": The first American survey of Kiefer's work in almost 20 years, this exhibition features more than 40 paintings, sculptures, books, and works on paper created between 1969 and the present. Through Oct. 21, 2007. "SFMOMA Collection Highlights": In addition to spotlighting photographs, paintings, and sculptures in the SFMOMA collection, this audio guide includes a musical tour. Daily. $3. "Paul Klee: Innocence and Insanity": This selection of works on paper examines Klee's interest in the playfulness, ornamentation, and compulsive patterning characteristic of the art of the innocent and the insane. Through April 1, 2007. "Imposing Order: Contemporary Photography and the Archive": This exhibition highlights contemporary critiques of the notion of the archive, presenting artworks that explore the documentary nature of photography as well as the human compulsion to create order. Through Jan. 2, 2007. "Between Art and Life: The Contemporary Painting and Sculpture Collection": The ongoing exhibition presents works from SFMOMA's own collections, with special installations on artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Robert Gober, Eva Hesse, Anish Kapoor, Sherrie Levine, Brice Marden, Gordon Matta-Clark, Barry McGee, Bruce Nauman, Robert Rauschenberg, and Kara Walker. Daily. "Architecture & Design Permanent Collection": An ongoing presentation featuring more than 100 works illustrating concepts in design and architecture. Daily. "Charged Space: Jane and Louise Wilson/Fikret Atay": "Charged Space" features two video installations that allude to the loaded histories of specific sites. Through Jan. 21, 2007. "Alexander Girard: Vibrant Modern": A selection of Girard's lively, bold designs from the SFMOMA collection, including textiles designed for Herman Miller in the 1960s and works created for La Fonda del Sol Restaurant in New York. Through Feb. 25, 2007. "New Work: Phil Collins": Collins' video installation dünya dinlemiyor (the world won't listen) features young people in Istanbul, performing karaoke versions of tracks from the eponymous album by the Smiths, recorded with musicians in Bogot. Through Jan. 1, 2007. Daily Tours: Topics change daily for these free tours led by SFMOMA docents. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30 p.m. Spotlight Tours: These innovative tours bring artists' voices directly to visitors, beginning with a short video clip of a featured artist, then moving into the galleries for viewing and discussion. Fridays-Sundays, noon. Art and Conversation: Tina Modotti in Mexico: A talk by Patricia Albers, writer and independent curator. Fri., Oct. 27, noon. free with Museum admission. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

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