San Francisco Opera Ball Marks a Revolutionary New Season

San Francisco Opera Ball Marks a Revolutionary New Season San Franciscans like to play a bit fast and loose with history –  so nobody questioned the period accuracy of French poodles welcoming patrons to the opera ball.  Why would you? They were beautifully groomed, as were their observers. So what if the gamines in Marie…

SFMOMA Modern Art Council Makes George Lucas a Star

SFMOMA’s Modern Art Council presented a lifetime-achievement award to Bay Area filmmaker George Lucas at the 14th Annual Bay Area Treasure Award dinner. With over 200 people in attendance at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco, the Modern Art Council hosted a presentation celebrating Lucas’ career and contributions. During the elegant dinner, Lucas shared…

Holly Lane & Herman Miller Under One Roof

From grandiose Gothic-style works to modern and practical designs, two very different types of art will be sharing a home through mid-September at the Museum of Craft and Design. The works of painter and sculptor Holly Lane can be seen there until September 15th; and the stories and designs behind one of the nation’s most…

San Francisco is Ready to Converse

If Willy Wonka diversified into shoemaking, his factory would look like the new Converse store on Market Street. Part art studio, part do-it-yourself laboratory, part concert venue, part tourist magnet, this stretches the conversation about what a shoe store can be. While the canvas sneakers display a huge variety of artistic designs, the store itself is…

Stonescape Revels, Revealed

We have decided to put Norah and Norman Stone in charge of the world. In their universe, all ages, backgrounds, vocations, and opinions break bread at one long table. They pass abundant bowls of nature’s bounty to one another, sharing stories as the full moon rises over dusky fronds of lavender.  They drink nectar from…