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These Exhibitions Are A Feast For The Eyes And Soul

Ashlyn Davis Ashlyn Davis

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After a wild year in politics, The Bay Area community has been blessed with a string of exhibitions featuring a number of creative and visionary thinkers that will help you regain your socio-political equilibrium and catapult you into a connected state. From the work that popularized the phrase “Black is Beautiful”, to Himalayan journeys of the consciousness, here are the most inspiring exhibitions for your eyes and soul to feast on. 

1. Black is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite, MOADSF

 

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Una publicación compartida de KQED Arts & Culture (@kqed_arts) el

A showcase of 41 iconic photos from Kwame Brathwaite, a key figure in the second Harlem Renaissance, featuring black and white portraits of artists from the African Jazz-Art Society, along with striking color photographs of the Grandassa Models with natural hair and Afrocentric attire. Kwame’s body of work is a testament to the power of giving a community a voice through a delicately crafted visual lens.

📅Now – March 1, 2020

📍685 Mission Street (at Third), San Francisco, CA 94105

2. Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963–1983, de Young Museum

 

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Una publicación compartida de Beth Beisecker (@bbeiseckerart) el

Tate Modern brings its highly celebrated exhibition to The City, narrated by local legends, Danny Glover and Belva Davis. The De Young’s exhibit will pay special tribute to Bay-born artists, with a provocative collection of murals, paintings, sculptures, and street photography, that spans the most pivotal decades of social and political activism in America, paying homage to the Black Power that forged a new era. It´s hard to think of a better way to kickstart a new decade.

TIP: The last free admission is on Saturday, February 8, 2020

📅Now – March 15, 2020

📍 Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118

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3. Don’t Shoot: An Opus of the Opulence of Blackness, MOADSF

 

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Una publicación compartida de Adrian Octavius Walker (@aoctaviusw) el

Once you’re fueled-up on the vibrant images of Kwame Brathwaite, channel your new-found creative energy into Don’t Shoot, where Black audience members are invited to reclaim the Black narrative, by sharing their vision of beautiful moments of Blackness in a single photograph. Everyone is invited to join the conversation and explore the luxury of being Black with the open-air photo booth filled with tasteful props, so start taking up space! 

📅Now – March 1, 2020

📍685 Mission Street (at Third), San Francisco, CA 94105

4. Awaken, Asian Art Museum

 

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Una publicación compartida de Asian Art Museum (@asianartmuseum) el

Skip the dizzying breathing exercises and dive straight into a flow state with the vivid meditative visualizations of Awaken. This interactive exhibition invites you to ”Wake up! Open your eyes, clear your head and leave the chaotic, fractured world behind. Embark on a journey that will change you forever”. The impressive collection merges Himalayan and Buddhist artworks, textiles and alluring sculptures that are all designed to act as direct lines to your inner self. 

📅Now — May 3, 2020

📍200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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