Dear friends and fans of McEvoy Arts, On September 2, McEvoy Arts permanently closed to the public. While news of any institution’s closure may be difficult, I
Thursday, September 28, 2023, 6:30pmFort Point National Historic Site, 201 Marine Dr, San Francisco, CA 94129Free with RSVP McEvoy Arts is pleased to announce a
–Edith Wharton, The Reef In “Notes on Photography & Accident” Moyra Davey expresses a disdain for grandiose presentations, especially large-scale
Does a map tell you where it wants you to go? To what extent do you control the paths you take, the window through which you enter the flattened schema of a
Creativity Explored Wonderful Blackiful People Creativity Explored, which supports artists with developmental disabilities, has a new book, Wonderful Blackiful
“What Are Words Worth?” at McEvoy Foundation for the Arts is very good. The show is also, unfortunately, the last one the San Francisco arts organization will
A New York Times article published in August 2022 decried the twilight of the Bay Area art scene, citing the departure of two blue-chip galleries. But the
Ed Ruscha, Idea, 1976. Pastel on paper. McEvoy Family Collection. © Ed Ruscha. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.-McEvoy Foundation for the Arts announces What are words worth?
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts Final Exhibition June 13, 2023, San Francisco, CA — McEvoy Foundation for the Arts announces What are words worth? (June 16 –
With surprising range, “Rituals of Devotion” explores the many languages of love. When Amanda Nudelman started working on the show that became
Portia Munson, ‘Bound Angel,’ 2021; Found figurines, lamps, candles, string and rope, wedding gowns, tablecloth, extension cords, oval
Easter Morning is the title of Bruce Conner’s final film, made in 2008. It’s featured in Rituals of Devotion, an exhibition containing works
March 17, 2023, San Francisco, CA – McEvoy Foundation for the Arts (McEvoy Arts) announced today it will be closing following the summer exhibition, What are
Well, the rain is back. Looking for an indoor activity to while away the weeks ahead? Good thing there’s plenty of art to see in San Francisco this month. From
San Francisco, CA. February 14, 2023 – McEvoy Foundation for the Arts announces the short film program and feature-length film screenings for Rituals of Devotion
Colour is fundamental to art practices. Even monochromatic images derive meaning and create an impact from the way tones are selected, applied and combined. But
The McEvoy Foundation for the Arts has extended its fifth anniversary exhibition, titled “Color Code,” through Feb. 11. The group show explores how artists have
Every December, we look back at all the exciting projects that went through our presses and highlight a handful that stood out. This year we printed over 2.6
Autumn is a nice time to look at art. It’s quiet and contemplative, and we could all use a little time to ourselves between holidays — or maybe you’re
Color Code is an exceedingly complex and well-curated exhibition featuring works by 35 artists, almost all of whom bring a 21st-century perspective to the
The Asian Art Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art have announced the creation of the San Francisco Free Museum
This summer has been defined by record heat around the world due to climate change, with global communities facing floods, fires, famine and pestilence. In the
San Francisco, CA. August 18, 2022 – McEvoy Foundation for the Arts announces new programs for Color Code (September 23, 2022–February 11, 2023), its fall
Aspirational cephalopods, verdant curtains, a custom-made love virus—all poking holes in the paradigm of human exceptionalism For thousands of years, humans have
On Aug. 6, the electronic synthesizer duo Red Culebra will be at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, which currently has the exhibition MYR asking
Asimulation of Mars millennia from now, verdant but utterly devoid of human inhabitants. A set of ten glass vials, each filled with a custom retrovirus that spurs
McEvoy Arts’ Fifth Anniversary Exhibition Explores How Color Shapes Our World McEvoy Foundation for the Arts announces its fifth anniversary exhibition, Color
Experimental Musical Performance and In-Depth Conversation Both Focus on Transformation of the Human Body to Achieve Greater Balance Our Environment SAN FRANCISCO,
When gray wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone Park at the turn of the century, rapid changes ensued. Elk herds had to move more quickly to evade the
Internationally acclaimed media artist Lynn Hershman Leeson has a knack for divining the cultural bent of the future through her art. On Saturday,
Opening ReceptionSaturday, June 4, 5–7pm McEvoy Foundation for the Arts is pleased to announce the upcoming spring opening of MYR, an exhibition of multi-media
At the close of 2021, we lost three legendary female writers in a single month. These writers were, of course, bell hooks, Eve Babitz and Joan Didion. The losses
Photography has often functioned as a kind of theft: taking possession of someone’s likeness for purposes beyond their desire or control. Women, historically,
Inspired by Image Gardeners, an exhibition of portrait photography by women and non-binary artists, The Good Curator is a lively conversation about curating today
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts proudly announces three distinctive Spring public programs that explore modern and contemporary perspectives on the self and
Visitors to Fort Mason and the Embarcadero will be greeted by something out of the ordinary – if they stop to look down. In late September and
Music and mental health connect at The McEvoy Foundation for the Arts current exhibit, ‘Next To You’ which focuses on the healing power of the arts in a
Short Film Program Showcases Interdisciplinary Work of Women and Non-Binary Artists McEvoy Foundation for the Arts is pleased to announce Image Gardeners, an
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts in Dogpatch celebrates the City’s masked reopening with Next to You, an ode to in-person gatherings. The exhibition features
Friday, September 17, 2021 • 6pmWatsonville City PlazaPresented by McEvoy Foundation for the Arts and Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy with the Watsonville
Presented by McEvoy Foundation for the Arts and Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture with Minnesota Street Project OUT OF SIGHT, an interactive social sculpture
Daria Martin, still from ‘Theatre of the Tender,’ 2016; Single-channel video, 16mm film transferred to digital, color, sound; 9:38 min. (Courtesy
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts’ current exhibition, Next to You, is a fitting farewell to a year of isolation. The thematic group exhibition celebrates
Music, Dance, Film, and Cultural Heritages Take Center Stage in Collaborations with Center for Asian American Media, CounterPulse, Los Cenzontles, Tiny Dance Film
Fun photographs from the collection, juxtaposed with colorful abstract works that play like musical phrases.
Los Cenzontles Cultural Academy and McEvoy Foundation for the ArtsCelebrating Regional Performing Arts for McEvoy Arts’ Next to You Exhibition Roxie Theater, San
With The Roxie Theater, Center for Asian American Media, CounterPulse, Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy, Kronos Performing Arts Association, and the Watsonville
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts is pleased to announce Hearing Aids, a program of short films and videos that consider a new sensory sensitivity to a world emerging
Time is growing short for Lessons of the Hour. On view through April 24 at McEvoy Arts, a gallery with an increasingly high profile role in the
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts is pleased to announce Next to You, an exhibition of modern and contemporary artworks from the McEvoy Family Collection that
After reading the satirical novel, The Good Lord Bird by James McBride (the great African American novelist), and then watching Ethan Hawke’s streaming
'Lessons of the Hour' is a 10-screen film project — just one of many art exhibits worth checking out this weekend.
At McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, curator Leila Weefur's latest installment of short films offers glimpses of multiple histories.
If you’ve taken a stroll down Fulton St. anytime since this past June, odds are you’ve seen the bold yellow letters reading “BLACK LIVES MATTER.” A
Film series is 'doing emotional and physiological labor, defining the Black body across all parallels of time and history.'
Overwhelming. Pummeling. Invigorating. Meditative. Visceral. These are the words I wrote down after viewing Isaac Julien’s “Lessons of the Hour — Frederick
He was a writer, orator and social reformer, each of those roles shaped by his former status as an enslaved person. Frederick Douglass committed his abundant
Artist Charlene Tan shares how her "Research and Remembering" series is a deeply personal act of resilience to reclaim and foreground the aesthetics of her Filipino
McEvoy Arts presents 'New Labor Movements,' a collection of short films that explore contemporary visions of America and Black life, curated by Leila Weefur.
Artist Richard T. Walker discusses his fascination with landscapes and the American West and his work on view in McEvoy Arts' exhibition 'In This Light.'
Artist Alison Pebworth details how meditative making exercises and Octavia Butler inspired her installation for 'In This Light.'
Artist Miguel Arzabe discusses his works on view in 'In This Light' and how his creative practice has endured and responded to this time of great uncertainty.
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts prioritizes the health and safety of its visitors. Please read on for the full statement.
In May, McEvoy Arts invited Bay Area-based artist Ala Ebtekar as one of several artists and curators asked to share their cultural touchstones during the pandemic
Hito Steyerl, Rachel Rose, Isaac Julien and Lynn Hershman Leeson talk about how they’ve been spending quarantine and just where, in this era of never-ending
McEvoy Arts presents a moving image and photography exhibition by British artist Isaac Julien exploring the life and times of Frederick Douglass.
In 2020, an art show doesn’t just come with gallery notes and a price list. Instead, expect temperature checks, social-distanced viewing and plenty of hand
McEvoy Arts presents an offsite and virtual exhibition of recent works by artists from The Minnesota Street Project Studio Program at 1240 Minnesota Street.
The Exploratorium's Cinema Arts Department shares cross-disciplinary and inter-media recommendations for the latest installment of McEvoy Arts Picks.
Isaac Julien, writing for the Royal Academy of Arts, London, discusses the present-day urgency of his work Lessons of the Hour, opening at McEvoy Arts in 2020.
A statement from executive director Susan Miller in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Visual artist and filmmaker Alison O'Daniel highlights Lonnie Halley, Pedro Costa, and more in the latest installment of McEvoy Arts Picks.
Curator Kevin Moore shares some reading and watching recommendations from home in the latest installment of McEvoy Arts Picks.
Interdisciplinary artist Zackary Drucker reflects on witnessing lineage and shifting consciousness through lyrical film-making in our ongoing conversation series
Austrian filmmaker Rosa John muses on creating work from minimal elements, the idiosyncrasy of the camera, and the liberating power of ambiguity in our ongoing
Filmmaker Rajee Samarasinghe develops a cinematic world through portraiture and landscapes in our ongoing conversation series for McEvoy Arts at Home.
Austrian filmmaker Antoinette Zwirchmayr reflects on the resourceful nature of artists in our ongoing conversation series for McEvoy Arts at Home.
Illustrator and filmmaker Pere Ginard muses on poetics, smallness, and vampirism in our ongoing conversation series for McEvoy Arts at Home.
Experimental filmmaker Karly Stark discusses lyricism and diaristic reflections in our ongoing conversation series for McEvoy Arts at Home.
Music docs, road movies, auteurist cinema, and experimental film all feature on this recommending watching list by McEvoy Arts' staff.
Artist Julia Dogra-Brazell describes taking inspiration from the waves in the next installment of our conversation series.
Professional psychic, acclaimed author, and award winning filmmaker Alice Anne Parker reflects on her film Riverbody series of conversations with artists in the
McEvoy Arts Picks brings you a curated selection of what to listen to, read, watch, and do while at home, selected by our staff and networks of artists, curators,
Artist Zach Blas elaborates upon his explorations of artificial intelligence in the first interview of our new series of conversations with artists in the
McEvoy Arts' staff turns in a weekend-at-home playlist for the next edition of the McEvoy Arts Picks series.
Nion McEvoy, Founder & President, turns in a socially distanced playlist to start your weekend staying in
One of the most famous scenes in Sally Potter’s 1992 film, “Orlando,” contains many of the themes that have kept the story relevant for generations of
I first read Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando when I was in my twenties. Sinking into text for hours at a time was a normal way for a bookish sociophobe to pass the
At last week’s invitation-only opening of the “Orlando” art exhibit in San Francisco, people were murmuring about Tilda Swinton, wondering if the star actress
“Orlando: A Biography,” Virginia Woolf’s slender, remarkably enduring 1928 novel inspired by the writer’s love affair with the glamorous
Orlando at The McEvoy Foundation for the Arts presents recent and newly commissioned photographs inspired by the themes of Virginia Woolf’s
In conjunction with the West Coast debut of the exhibition Orlando, guest curated by Tilda Swinton and organized by Aperture, New York, McEvoy Foundation for the
Not all celebrities should dabble in curation, but if anyone can helm an exhibition inspired by Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel Orlando, it would be Tilda
For immediate Release: McEvoy Foundation for the Arts premieres certainty is becoming our nemesis, a program of experimental media works guest curated by San
Sep 27, 2019 – Jan 18, 2020 Curated by Sandra S. Phillips Discovering the work of Michael Jang at the MFA was this year’s most unexpected gift, four
For most of the twentieth century, the day-to-day lives of Asian Americans were barely depicted in mainstream art and media. While European immigrant groups like
McEvoy Foundation's "Michael Jang’s California" and "Blazing and Blasted" provide memories for our amnesic metropolis.
In 2001, an unknown commercial photographer named Michael Jang submitted a 40–year-old portfolio of prints that nobody except friends and family had ever seen to
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts is pleased to announce that Amy Owen has joined its staff as the Exhibitions & Public Programs Manager.
The McEvoy Foundation for the Arts will be the first West Coast exhibitor for 'Orlando', curated Tilda Swinton and inspired by Viriginia Woolf.
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts is pleased to mark its second anniversary with a catalog of the Foundation’s inaugural exhibition, la mère la mer, now
Once upon a time, on fog-swept evenings on a sleepy industrial block of King Street, the hand-built no nothing cinema showed experimental films by the likes of Dean
He spent 40 years documenting the street life and subcultures of the Bay Area, but kept his work hidden. Discovered by SFMoMA in 2001, Michael Jang’s vast archive
The only thing that bugs me about San Francisco photographer Michael Jang’s beautiful new monograph, “Who Is Michael Jang?,” is the title. What
Seeing Michael Jang’s work for the first time, you might assume he’s long been a fixture of the photography world. His work feels like it belongs
It took 40 years for Michael Jang’s photography career to take off, and to tell you the truth, he’s thrilled. “This delayed gratification thing? It
A Photographer’s Electric Images of ’70s California Out this month — to accompany a show at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts in San Francisco — is a
Michael Jang has kept much of his work hidden in a box at his home in San Francisco for the last forty years. Luckily for us, he decided to drop a selection of
SAN FRANCISCO — Los Angeles punk band No Age on Saturday performed the closing program of the art exhibition “What is an edition, anyway?” at
What separates creation from replication? And at what point does a reproduction of an artistic work or event take on its own context? The McEvoy Foundation for the
Looking too cool for school in a black suit and shades, Michael Jang, an aspiring photographer in his early twenties, stood on a corner in San Francisco’s
Fall always brings a flood of options in the arts, but this year, it’s particularly difficult to create a condensed list of visual art events worthy of your time.
Sometime in 2002, the photographer Michael Jang went to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and dropped off some of his old pictures that he had recently
A work from Michael Jang, a local photographer whose work is included in the SFMOMA permanent collection, has been installed on the side of a building on the 200
The full article with pictures can be viewed on ft.com by clicking on the “View Source Article” button In 2002, the photographer Michael Jang dropped
(Atelier Éditions, 2019) The hefty Who Is Michael Jang?, the artist’s first monograph, makes a case for Jang’s place in twentieth-century photography
The era situated after the influx of punk rock but before the apex of socioeconomic stratification resulting from the dot com boom, the 1990s fostered a period of
When an exhibition’s title takes the form of a question, it’s a reasonable bet that the show will offer an answer. Sometimes — and this is a good thing
Michael Jang’s California, curated by Sandra S. Phillips, opens at McEvoy Foundation for the Arts on September 27, 2019.
Ciarán Finlayson, writing for Artforum, reviews Isaac Julien's Lessons of the Hour for its world premiere in 2019.
What is an edition, anyway?, opening May 24, 2019, at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, engages contemporary artists and curators to present ready-made or
Opening May 24, 2019 at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, Alison O’Daniel: The Tuba Thieves presents a selection of video work by the Los Angeles-based artist
Doppelgängers are enjoying a moment in the zeitgeist, thanks to Jordan Peele’s cinematic depiction of “tethered” selves—lives lived in the shadows of
Opening May 24, 2019, 'What is an edition, anyway?' explores the traditions, conditions, assumptions, and inventive expressions of the contemporary artists’
A year ago, photographer Cristina Mittermeier’s photograph of a starving polar bear on an ice floe transformed “climate change” from vague concept to horrific
One of the reasons a person might drink cannabis tea or a nice martini is to see the world from a different angle. “True Blue Mirror” — a trippy little show
We’re fairly certain we’d never catch Chronicle Books chairman and philanthropist Nion McEvoy wearing a gorilla suit. But Saturday in Napa’s
The year is off to a thought-provoking start at local galleries and nonprofit spaces, with artists zeroing in on topical issues from the environment to immigration.
'Introspections' playfully explores identity through the lens of commercial television and digital media.
I have a confession to make. I have read Roadside Picnic (the 1972 sci-fi novel by Andrei and Boris Strugatsky about a future in which alien spaceships
For some of the world’s greatest cinematic works, the cinema isn’t the place to go. Nor Netflix. Nor anyplace on the internet, really. Rather, it’s art
McEvoy Arts is pleased to announce 'True Blue Mirror,' the premiere Bay Area exhibition for artists Ellen Berkenblit and Sarah Braman.
Fans of classic science fiction or the game S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl will be excited to learn that the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts will be
KQED’s The Do List There’s something inherently show-offy about exhibitions culled from private collections. “Look! I own these really nice things,”
Since November 1997, Paris has lived to the rhythm of photography, with the opening of Paris Photo, the world’s leading photography fair that attracts more
“We are calling on the cultural establishment…at this decisive moment…let us all dare,” declared Agnes Saal of France’s Ministry of Culture on the first
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music celebrated groundbreaking for its new Bowes Center, at 200 Van Ness Ave., Thursday, with a rite that included speeches by
Opening September 21, 2018, 'No Time' explores human relationships to the natural world in the past, present, and future.
As part of the fall exhibition, No Time, McEvoy Arts is pleased to present a mix of engaging public programs.
When asked how he became a collector, Nion McEvoy pauses a moment before answering, “I suppose it’s genetic.” If a taste for art is passed down through
How much time should you spend watching art on what are essentially TV screens?
Ever had the strange experience of discovering a single common denominator behind a bunch of your favorite things? That common denominator just might be Nion
An acquaintance recently wrote on Facebook of a 2012 work of art, “Ragnar Kjartansson’s ‘The Visitors.’ Have no idea why, but I’ve seen it three times and
‘Ragnar Kjartansson: Scenes from Western Culture’, featurestwo major installations by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, shown alongside preparatory
‘For the Sake of Summer’ expands upon the film and music motifs and cultural themes explored in ‘Ragnar Kjartansson: Scenes from Western Culture.’
It’s my third visit in as many days to McEvoy Foundation for the Arts’ screening room in San Francisco, and I’m fully captivated by what it’s showing — a
McEvoy Arts presents a panel on the Dilexi Series, a collection of groundbreaking films that put art on television.
MFA presents a series of interactive workshops and performances in conjunction with 'Stories,' McEvoy Arts' Spring 2018 exhibition.
The Dilexi Series was one of the earliest projects where artists used television to disseminate their work to a wide public audience.
The San Francisco publisher and art connoisseur reflects on his new gallerist role, his literary legacy and the enduring power of books.
McEvoy Arts' latest exhibition features photographer Philip- Lorca diCorcia’s “A Storybook Life” and artist, writer, and performer Constance DeJong’s
By his own admission, there’s nothing special about Nion McEvoy’s shingled two-story home in Jordan Park, a neighborhood so understated it’s not sure if
In San Francisco this holiday season? LSS Art Advisory recommends these must-see gallery and museum exhibitions: Galleries Fraenkel GallerySpanning three decades of
Seeing the works in 'la mère la mer,' the opening exhibition at the new McEvoy Foundation for the Arts at Minnesota and 24th Streets, was like “seeing old
On Saturday, Oct. 28, the newly created McEvoy Foundation for the Arts opens a large and attractive gallery as the most recent element in the ever-expanding
“As a publisher, I have a background in storytelling,” says Nion McEvoy, the owner and CEO of Chronicle Books. “Putting together an art collection is a
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts announces the public opening of its exhibition space, featuring the inaugural exhibition la mère la mer.
Experience an afternoon of talks and performance with Six Sensational Ocean Views, a set of playful and thought- provoking ruminations on 'la mère la mer.'
SAN FRANCISCO — The debut of the photography center at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) last year called attention to the remarkable
On September 2, 2023, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts permanently closed to the public. While we are no longer in operation, you may reference this website for information on past programs for a brief period of time. After that, it will be accessible on the Internet Archive.
We’ve enjoyed serving the greater San Francisco arts community since 2017. We thank you for your generosity, enthusiasm, and support. It’s been an incredible journey. In our absence, please visit the many exceptional arts organizations in the region. We live in a powerful cultural hub with so much to see and do.