In honor of the annual November day of the day tradition, SOMArts Cultural Center will be holding a number of events dedicated to giving Bay Area visitors and students a chance to experience firsthand an important cultural celebration for many communities around the world.
With borders separating nation-states becoming less fluid and travel between widely separated regions assailable and affordable, people and places are bound to increasingly resemble one another as information and ideas circulate with ever increasing rapidity.
Now reputed as one of the best documentary photographers to emerge in the 1960s, Danny Lyon transformed the medium of photography by choosing to become a vulnerable and active participant in his photographs, rather than ensconce himself behind a protective and isolating lens.
Artist Martin McMurray has a knack for capturing the emotional drama and ritual of human everyday life with his paintings that offer a glimpse of the role chance plays in determining events that impact and mold the shape of our lives.
During his career at the Paris-based fashion empire Hermès , Xavier Guerrand-Hermès amassed a substantial collection of North African jewelry and a significant number of historical portraits of the people inhabiting this region around the turn of the twentieth century.
Upcoming at the weekly Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences is a lecture series with Stanford researchers and casino-game experts being called a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the statistics and artistry behind gambling.