John Cage Centennial

Posted on Monday, September 24, 2012 by coffeecritic

Where the Heart Beats This year the American contemporary composer, John Cage, would have turned 100 and venues around the world are holding events to celebrate. Although his work is obscure to most of us, he's had an enormous influence on classical music and modern dance. He's best known for his collaboration with the choreographer Merce Cunningham, and for his score entitled 4'33" (Four minutes, thirty-three seconds), which is . . . more »

Cindy Sherman Selects

Posted on Monday, September 17, 2012 by coffeecritic

Cleo from 5 to 7 In addition to the photographs in the Cindy Sherman exhibit now showing at the San Francisco Museum of Art, there is a film series. These movies were selected by Cindy Sherman to illustrate their influence on her work. Fortunately, we don't have to travel to San Francisco to see these films, as all but two are available at the Santa Clara County Library. Cleo from . . . more »

Cindy Sherman Comes to Bay Area

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012 by coffeecritic

Cindy Sherman Can art change how we see the world? After viewing the photographs of Cindy Sherman, you might never look at ordinary people, especially women, in quite the same way. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is having a retrospective of her work, which will run until Oct. 8. It is the only West Coast presentation of this traveling exhibit. Much of her work consists . . . more »