Tag: Art

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Seeing California Vol. 6, No. 4

SEEING CALIFORNIA Read the latest from Boom, Volume 6, Number 4.  All articles from Boom: A Journal of California are free […]

University of California, Berkeley campus, viewed from the east circa 1874. Photograph courtesy of the Bancroft Library.

The Inside-Out Museum/ The Inside-Out University

Walter Hood Shannon Jackson Editor’s note: In 1873 when California’s flagship public university moved to its present location, then part […]

Loterı´a Urbana
Loterı´a is a traditional bingo game common in Mexico City. Here it has been developed into a platform for community engagement
in Los Angeles and Mexico City, representing a world where alternative reality gaming can bring neighbors closer together.
Image by Angelica Becerra and William Davis.

Learning the City: Developing New Networks of Understanding

Jonathan Banfill Angélica Becerra Jeannette Mundy In 2016, the borders that divide cities in California and Mexico (and even internally […]

Displaying La Caja Ma´gica (the Magic Box), a chrome-coated plywood box that unfolds to expose an interior of grass serving as a stool.
The box stores grass mats to create seating for an audience.

Seeking Literary Justice: La Caja Mágica in Boyle Heights

Maricela Becerra Cat Callaghan Will Davis Grace Ko Benjamin Kolder Alejandro Ramirez MendezIt is two-thirty in the afternoon on Sunday, […]

Photograph by Greg Niemeyer.

Waves of Data: Illuminating Pathways with San Leandro Lights

Greg Niemeyer On 20 May 2014, Brittney Silva, a student nearing graduation from San Leandro High School, was walking along […]

The Albany Bulb, looking northwest. Photograph by Robin Lasser.

The Battle of the Bulb: Nature, Culture and Art at a San Francisco Bay Landfill

Susan Moffat On a misty afternoon in early 2014, you sail into San Francisco Bay under the Golden Gate Bridge, […]

Unknown maker, Untitled (Clenched Fist), circa 1965. Collection of the Oakland Museum of California.
Berkeley—The City and its People by Romare Bearden. © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Relocating Romare Bearden’s Berkeley: Capturing Berkeley’s Colorful Diversity

Lauren Kroiz In 1972, the black artist and writer Romare Bearden traveled from his home in New York to spend […]

Front of temple looking at one of the faces of Tlaloc, Mexican god of rain and harvest.

Monumental Hydraulics: Diego Rivera’s Lerma Waterworks and the Water Temples of San Francisco

Rafael Tiffany Susan Moffat The water pouring readily out of our private faucets is a modern production that belies the […]

Consuelo Flores’s altar created for Self Help Graphics’ exhibition ‘‘The 43: From Ayotzinapa to Ferguson.’’

The 43: Remembering Ayotzinapa

Maricela Becerra Lucy Seena K. Lin Gus Wendel Tragedy does strange things to our conception of proximity. Sometimes we can […]