Last Thursday, the Chocolate Heads Movement Band lifted the edge of the curtain to reveal our creation-in-progress: the second annual UnShow. The standing audience looked down from the stairs and balconies of the Cantor Arts Center lobby as our story unfolded in black light.
Cantor Arts Center
Cantor’s newest exhibit, “Flesh and Metal: Body and Machine in Early 20th-Century Art” explores the power of visual art to examine, reveal, and dissolve the line between technology and humanity. Organized jointly by SFMOMA and the Cantor Art Center, the show features photos, paintings, sculpture and video by a wide range European and North American artists, including Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Giorgio de Chirico, Man Ray, Alexander Rodchenko, working between 1910 and 1950.
Coordinators for the Your Art Here program—an initiative to showcase student art and allow students to curate art spaces around campus—are addressing personnel concerns this year in an effort to revitalize the project.
That mansion is Cantor Arts Center, decked out with all the trimmings: marble staircases, near-deserted wings crammed full of antique artifacts, the occasional catered dinner party and, of course, some pretty nice art stuck up on the walls.