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Ira Watkins: From Waco to San Francisco

When: First Tuesday-Sunday of every month, 6-9 p.m. Continues through Oct. 11 2017
Phone: 415-351-1912
Email: info@tenderloinmuseum.org
Price: FREE
www.tenderloinmuseum.org/public-programs/2017/7/18/ira-watkins-from-waco-to-san-francisco
The Tenderloin Museum presents 'Ira Watkins: From Waco to San Francisco', a collection of paintings by celebrated self-taught artist and current San Francisco resident, Ira Watkins. A true force whose career spans almost 30 years, Watkins’ body of work depicts the communities that he is a part of, and bridges the chasm between the perception of history and the true stories of the events that shaped Black America. By portraying the upper echelon of symbolism and stock characters as African Americans and Tenderloin personalities, Watkins challenges current American social hierarchies and breathes dignity and respect into otherwise marginalized groups.

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