Selections from the McEvoy Family Collection illustrate the transformative potential of words in modern and contemporary visual arts.
A look at twentieth century Bay Area video art that addresses power and language, organized by guest curator Steve Seid.
Drawing from a diverse palette of many creative practices, Zheng shares her perspective on several artworks in What are words worth?
Bay Area writer Dodie Bellamy joins McEvoy Arts for a conversation about artworks and ideas in What are words worth?
Christopher Nolan’s classic feature follows an amnesiac who writes notes to himself to combat memory loss
Artworks celebrate profound acts of spirituality and love, both earthly and otherworldly.
Uplifting portraits of interpersonal and spiritual relationships reflect the ways we stay rooted in the past and sustain future generations.
This acclaimed music documentary is a joyous, funny, and deeply emotional ode to gospel music and African American culture.
Helen Shewolfe Tseng draws from their divination practice in a tour through Rituals of Devotion.
Hayao Miyazaki’s animated masterpiece explores familial bonds that transcend the boundary between earthly and spiritual realms.
Liz Hernández leads a conversation on mythology, tradition, and imagination in Rituals of Devotion.
McEvoy Arts’ fifth anniversary exhibition celebrates the many ways that color is used to convey meaning and elicit emotion.
Bold filmmakers use a wide array of cinematic techniques and materials to illuminate the chromatic spectrum through the moving image.
Visible Light film curator Sam Sharkland brings a discerning eye to works on view in Color Code.
Discover your personal color palette in this meditative experience led by Lise Silva Gomes.
San Francisco artist and colorist Leah Rosenberg considers the languages of color in select works on view in Color Code .
Take home a custom mask from this workshop led by Toxic Waste Face that investigates color and character tropes.
Multimedia artworks harness the vastness of time to explore humanity’s impact and longevity on Earth.
Artist and biohacker Heather Dewey-Hagborg and science writer Annalee Newitz engage in a lively discussion about art and science.
An experimental music performance with animation and live dance explores imagined ecologies
A collage of Asian American home movies with an original score fills San Francisco’s Chinatown with light and sound.
A radical sci-fi fantasy of Otherness and communication told through a live performance and video game.
Experimental portraiture from the McEvoy Family Collection and new artistic commissions cultivate alternative images of selfhood and womanhood.
Short films offer new temporal spaces for considering how images and narratives construct meaning, artifice, and memory.
A lively discussion on technology and the female body with pioneering media artist Lynn Hershman Leeson and feminist scholar Peggy Phelan.
A selection of short films by women artists explore the moving power of portraiture and feminism.
A participatory social sculpture by Lawrence Weiner highlights the playful themes in 'Next to You.'
Discover a site-specific, GPS-enabled musical installation with new music by Kronos Quartet in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
Next to You is a secret reverie for those longing for the energy of a crowd and a meditative space for recovering long dormant senses as a new world unfolds.
Hearing Aids considers a new sensory sensitivity to our surroundings and a greater awareness of the body’s intricacies of communication.
Composers Danny Clay and Theresa Wong perform a newly commissioned score to accompany a film collage exploring Asian American history.
A selection of short films reveal the soft power of dance to spark joy and dismantle dominant narratives.
A free concert with performances by Mexican American performing arts organizations celebrates the Bay Area’s vibrant community of farmworkers.
A site-specific performance empowers dancers and electronic musicians to create an improvisational zone governed by collaboration and fluidity.
Alison O'Daniel presents this meta-film marvel from Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi in conjunction with her guest curated Screening Room program Hearing Aids.
A road movie soaked in music, culture, and history featuring Linda Ronstadt and Los Cenzontles.
An immersive, meditative portrait of Frederick Douglass by British filmmaker and installation artist Isaac Julien.
Emerging and established filmmakers explore contemporary visions of America and concepts of transnational Blackness.
This exhibition of photography from the McEvoy Family Collection, on view within Lessons of the Hour, is organized chronologically from 1935 to 2015. This temporal
This online conversation with Celeste-Marie Bernier, Judith Butler, and Isaac Julien, explores Douglass’ legacy and the influence of key historical figures
Filmmakers discuss contemporary visions of America and concepts of transnational Blackness as embodied in this collection of short and eclectic films.
Curator Leila Weefur and filmmakers discuss resonant themes and topics in New Labor Movements' final chapter, Creation/Emergence.
Isaac Julien’s Lessons of the Hour is explored as a pioneering artistic effort at the intersection of education, curatorial practice, and immersive installation.
The history of photography and its potential as a tool for racial justice guides this scholarly conversation between Deborah Willis and Isaac Julien.
Selections from New Labor Movements, a program of short films exploring concepts of transnational Blackness, are available for online viewing during the
An at-home educational art project about photography, portraiture and representation, inspired by Frederick Douglass.
Artist Isaac Julien and historian Robin D.G. Kelley discuss Julien’s 'Lessons of the Hour' as part of UC Santa Cruz’s ‘Visualizing Abolition’ event series.
Activist and scholar Angela Davis joins artist Isaac Julien for a conversation about the influence of Frederick Douglass on contemporary movements for racial
Isaac Julien is joined by editors and contributors to Film Quarterly for a discussion about sensorial immersion and human rights in the artist’s moving-image
Artist Isaac Julien and curator Leila Weefur appear in conversation to discuss their exhibitions concurrently on view at McEvoy Arts.
In This Light, a virtual and offsite exhibition, celebrates the resiliency of artists from The Minnesota Street Project Studio Program in times of uncertainty.
Orlando draws upon the themes of Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel to celebrate openness, curiosity, and human possibility.
An international collection of short films on transformation and self-invention, inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Orlando.
Lynn Hershman Leeson’s genre-bending, bio-tech “documentary” starring Tilda Swinton forecasts uncanny similarities to society’s current moment.
Brontez Purnell explores Virginia Woolf’s Orlando in an immersive, multidisciplinary performance.
Photographer Paul Mpagi Sepuya and professor Julia Bryan-Wilson discuss the artist’s work in this online conversation co-presented by McEvoy Arts and UC Berkeley.
Oakland-based artist Brontez Purnell participates in a live, online event co-presented by McEvoy Arts and UC Berkeley.
A double-feature of two groundbreaking films starring Tilda Swinton by artist Lynn Hershman Leeson, in conjunction with the exhibition Orlando.
Artist Zackary Drucker and special guests honor the legacy of the late transgender rhythm and blues singer Jackie Shane.
An Orlando-inspired evening of performances and conversations on transformation and empowerment in the arts.
A rare 35mm screening of Sally Potter’s now-classic adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s pioneering novel.
"Michael Jang’s California" surveys the artist’s varied oeuvre through photographs, ephemera, and complementary works by Jang’s major influences.
This collection of underground films paints a highly-charged portrait of San Francisco during a unique period in the city’s filmmaking and cultural history.
Michael Jang and Sandra S. Phillips in conversation with McEvoy Arts' Founder and President Nion McEvoy about the exhibition Michael Jang’s California.
Writer Kim Addonizio curates an evening of performance that explores the self, place, and portraiture through poetry, prose, film, music, and more.
An award-winning documentary portrait of the iconic Garry Winogrand and conversation between director Sasha Waters Freyer and SFMOMA’s Erin O’Toole.
Score from the Day Before is at once a live score, film screening, and tape recording by the punk band No Age.
Artists and collectors explore the concept of the “edition” as an idea reproduced in limited quantities.
Alison O’Daniel’s 'The Tuba Thieves' (2013–) comprises several short films that center on acts of listening and producing sound.
Daniel Clowes takes visitors through his personal collection of Popsies figurines and their impact on his seminal comic book series Eightball.
Favianna Rodriguez leads a political printmaking workshop inspired by editions’ historical roles in social movements.
Enrique Chagoya discusses the satire and social commentary of his work "One Recession Watchdog (Instant Update)," 2011.
Filmmaker Alison O’Daniel discusses her ongoing series The Tuba Thieves with guest curator Tanya Zimbardo.
Thomas Cvikota presents works from his personal collection that formed the basis for Mana Contemporary Chicago’s 2018 presentation of 'What is an edition,
Stephanie Syjuco elaborates on the themes and objects embedded in her commissioned vending installation "Excess Capital (Double or Nothing)," 2013–.
That’s Funny is a stand-up comedy performance emceed by Bonanza featuring artists on the mic alongside comedic ringers.
Ala Ebtekar discusses his monumental work Thirty-six Views of the Moon, 2019 and marks the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 11 with a poetry reading.
Former SFFILM Executive Director Noah Cowan appraises film’s inherent “efficiency” as editioned art.
An afternoon of stories about repetition, hosted by Porchlight Storytelling Series.
'True Blue Mirror' stages a theatrical dialogue between Ellen Berkenblit's gestural paintings and Sarah Braman's blocky, quasi-mystical sculptures and environments.
'Introspections' presents five short videos that satirize several key moments in the history of American TV and social media culture.
Artist and curator Mads Lynnerup leads a conversation about 'Introspections,' currently on view in McEvoy Arts' Screening Room.
McEvoy Arts presents "My Art," the feature directorial debut from acclaimed contemporary artist Laurie Simmons.
McEvoy Arts presents Ellen Berkenblit and Sarah Braman in conversation with curator Kevin Moore.
'Take Only Memories, Leave Only Footprints' is a daily program of videos presented in two alternating cycles in the Screening Room.
'No Time' explores human relationships to the natural world in the past, present, and future.
Exploratorium Cinema Arts curators Sam Sharkey and Kathleen Maguire discuss their Screening Room program.
McEvoy Arts presents a vivid new digital restoration of "Stalker," directed by Andrei Tarkovsky.
McEvoy Arts presents a film screening of "Koyaanisqatsi," directed by Godfrey Reggio.
McEvoy Arts presents a panel discussion with four artists, each focusing on one of the four elements, who discuss their investigations into various causes and
This rotation of single-channel videos by contemporary artists in the Screening Room offers complementary perspectives on themes found in 'Ragnar Kjartansson:
'Scenes from Western Culture' explores Ragnar Kjartansson’s fascination with social norms, theatrical artifice, and idle pleasure in an homage to French Rococo
Christopher Willits & Danny Paul Grody perform as part of 'For the Sake of Summer,' McEvoy Arts' film and music series featuring an eclectic mix of musicians and
Lomelda & Spellling perform as part of 'For the Sake of Summer,' McEvoy Arts' film and music series featuring an eclectic mix of musicians and filmmakers.
Young Lovers & There's Talk perform as part of 'For the Sake of Summer,' McEvoy Arts' film and music series featuring an eclectic mix of musicians and filmmakers.
McEvoy Arts hosts 'Love it or Leave it,' a free screening of short, experimental 16mm films, co-presented with Canyon Cinema.
Angelo De Augustine & Many Rooms perform as part of 'For the Sake of Summer,' McEvoy Arts' film and music series featuring an eclectic mix of musicians and
FAN & Screaming perform as part of 'For the Sake of Summer,' McEvoy Arts' film and music series featuring an eclectic mix of musicians and filmmakers.
McEvoy Arts hosts a free screening of Sofia Coppola's 2003 film, "Lost in Translation," co-presented with the Roxie Theater.
Lia Ices & r beny perform as part of 'For the Sake of Summer,' McEvoy Arts' film and music series featuring an eclectic mix of musicians and filmmakers.
The “Dilexi Series” features groundbreaking video and film works for television created by artists in the late 1960s.
'Stories' features photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia's "A Storybook Life" and writer and performer Constance DeJong's "Radios".
Curator Steve Seid, former Dilexi Gallery owner Jim Newman, and artists Anna Halprin and Philip Makanna discuss the "Dilexi Series," the radical 1969 broadcasts
An exploration of vinyl records as sculptural and sonic prints, "Turntable Drawings" invites guest artists from various disciplines and students to interact with
An immersive and interactive 3-D stereo imaging experience, "Shadows in Stereo" questions what role analog techniques play amid digital technology and modern
McEvoy Arts' inaugural exhibition, 'la mère la mer,' (the mother the sea) features works from the collection of Nion McEvoy and the collection of his mother, Nan
McEvoy Arts' first public program assembles an interdisciplinary group of artists, academics, and activists to explore the conceptual currents and depths of 'la