The Oakland Museum of California's "Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California" utilizes art and ephemera to explore local social forces and history in California art via four creative communities. They include Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in 1930s S.F. Sept. 20-April 12. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $15, seniors/students $10, youth $6, 8 and under free. Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland. (510) 625-6873. www.museumca.org.
|Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, 1931. Oil on canvas. Image courtesy of SFMOMA and the Oakland Museum of California.|
|Diego Rivera Sketching Mural in the early 1930s. Photo by Peter Stackpole. Image courtesy of the Oakland Museum of California.|
SF Open Studios
Meet artists, see their work and visit their studios in neighborhoods throughout the city during ArtSpan's 2014 SF Open Studios, the largest such program in the country. Participants choose from more than 900 artists, map out a self-guided tour and go. Preview: Oct. 11-12 at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St., S.F. Open Studios: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 18-19 and 25-26, Nov. 1-2 and 8-9. Free. www.artspan.org/sfopenstudios.
“Young Family Walking Through It All,” (cropped) by Joshua Coffy. Image courtesy of ArtSpan.