June 2 to June 16 – Headlands Center for the Arts Annual Benefit Art Auction: This event kicks off on June 2nd via Zoom with a program by Fog Beast and a live auction of five artworks, with the silent auction extending through June 16. Get a sneak peek at the Auction Preview Exhibition, featuring 25 select artworks included in the live- and silent-auction by visiting the Headlands Center for the Arts. The preview exhibition is open by reservation only, for groups of up to 10 visitors. Make your reservation here.
June 2 at 6pm – Live auction and performance via Zoom, purchase tickets here.
Ongoing to July 24 – Ruth Laskey at Ratio 3: This exhibit features the latest weavings from Laskey’s ongoing Twill Series, a sustained exploration of color and form that has defined fifteen years of artistic production. Taken together, the exhibition’s three new bodies of work reflect a remarkably prolific and inventive period in the artist’s practice. On the occasion of Laskey’s most ambitious exhibition to date, Ratio 3, in collaboration with RITE Editions, announces the publication of Twill Series, Laskey’s first monograph. Every aspect of the book’s design was overseen by the artist. The resulting publication is a tactile artifact that provides an immersive survey of a singular artistic practice. Pre-order the publication here. Ratio 3 is open by appointment, book your visit here.
Ongoing to December 4 – Next to You at McEvoy Foundation for the Arts: Next to You is an exhibition of artworks from the McEvoy Family Collection that celebrates the joy, vitality, and healing power of the performing arts. The exhibition, along with related screenings and events, showcases dance, theater, music, circus arts, film, and other creative forms. As the world emerges from the coronavirus pandemic and its requisite isolation, Next to You is a farewell ballad to a strange and challenging time and a look forward to a future where we are reunited. The McEvoy Foundation for the Arts is open by appointment, make your reservation here.
June 12 to December 4 – Kronos Festival: Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK: San Francisco’s beloved Kronos Quartet joins forces with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid to bring this self-guided, musical experience to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK is a GPS-enabled work of public art that uses music to illuminate the natural environment. Download the app to participate here.
June 19 to July 31 – Alan Rath: Remembering Alan Rath at Hosfelt Gallery: In this exhibition, Hosfelt Gallery surveys the 35-year oeuvre of the sculptor and electronic art pioneer, who died in October of 2020 at age 60. Spanning the entirety of the artist’s career and incorporating every type of work he made, this encyclopedic show navigates the breadth of an extraordinary practice. Hosfelt Gallery is open by appointment, schedule your visit here.
Ongoing to July 18 – Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective at the Berkeley Art Museum (BAMPFA): Rosie Lee Tompkins (1936–2006) is widely considered one of the most brilliant and inventive quiltmakers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Her reputation has grown to the point where her work is no longer considered solely within the context of quilting, but celebrated among the great American artistic achievements of our time. This exhibition is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of the artist’s work to date, featuring approximately seventy quilts, pieced tops, embroideries, assemblages, and decorated objects. It reveals Tompkins to be an artist of extraordinary variety, depth, and impact. Reserve timed tickets to see the exhibition here.