Tag Archives: San Francisco CA

In Remembrance: People, Times, & Places

In Remembrance, the current exhibit at San Francisco Center for the Book, is a thought-provoking collection of books, photographs, textiles and wall-hangings, sculptures and constructions reflecting on the passage of time. Some are memorial in nature, commemorating the personal loss … Continue reading

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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: In Defense of Culture

I was at the at the Library to check out the Dada exhibits, and it turned out there was also a display of prints in response to the 2007 bombing of Al-Mutanabbi Street, the book sellers district in Baghdad. There were … Continue reading

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The Most Dada Thing: Neo-Dada in San Francisco & Dadamatic Mail Art from Irene Dogmatic’s collection

I’m not sure I understand or know enough about Dada to fully explain it to someone else, but I feel like I have a general sense of it to usually be able to recognize whether something is Dada or Dada-influenced. … Continue reading

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IONTW – November 6, 2016

November is not only Drum Month, but Dinovember! Jiro has some of his Japanese Boat models on display in the San Francisco, CA, Japan Center Mall in the window of the Union Bank Community Room inside the East Mall building. Fancy … Continue reading

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IONTW – October 30, 2016

Just in time for Halloween – do you know jack? ohand not Halloween, but ohmygoodness COSTUMES! and again media on my mind – last week there were the newspaper animals, now, amazingthings done with salt. if you’ve ever noticed a … Continue reading

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Sutro Library

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!!! After much booky goodness from the de Bellis Collection we trooped upstairs (OK, actually took the elevator) to the Sutro Library, which is actually a branch of the California State Library. Who knew? Apparently the Library … Continue reading

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Frank V. de Bellis Collection

From the collection’s web page: The Frank V. de Bellis Collection is a library-museum of Italian authors and subjects representing the civilization of ancient to modern Italy that form a cultural bridge between California and Italy. The de Bellis Collection, … Continue reading

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