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Tony Bravo

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San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Tony:

New shows at S.F.’s Asian Art Museum deserve your attention

“Kongkee Warring States Cyberpunk” and Bernice Bing exhibitions are among stellar offerings at the San Francisco art institution. → Read More

Richard Anderson, artist known as ‘Momo’ popular in S.F.’s North Beach, dies at 74

The self-described outsider artist was a beloved neighborhood fixture who left his paintings against buildings, sold his works on the street and wrote poetry. → Read More

San Francisco artist Joan Brown comes home in compelling retrospective at SFMOMA

The exhibition shows the painter’s skill as a storyteller through self-portraits. → Read More

Catherine Wagner’s Central Subway installation aims to reflect S.F.’s past and present

The San Francisco photo artist examines the structures of civilization — seen and unseen — in the South of Market neighborhood. → Read More

House and gardens, traditions and innovation come together at Filoli during holidays

It takes 20 miles of lights, 26 Christmas trees and two dedicated staff members to transform the historic landmark each season. → Read More

End-of-year art shows play up Bay Area artists, technology and new horizons

An all-city light show, an immersive look at Asian Futurism and the debut of new African contemporary art program are among the holiday season's highlights. → Read More

After ‘Dahmer,’ Ryan Murphy must reconsider how he tackles true crime

With 'Monster' becoming an anthology series for Netflix, the serial killer fascination feels more exploitative than entertaining. → Read More

How new director plans to change SFMOMA and move it beyond recent turmoil

Christopher Bedford discusses new initiatives with an emphasis on building community in an exclusive Chronicle interview. → Read More

Exclusive: Anonymous donors to make 21 S.F. museums admission-free

The Asian Arts Museum, Fine Arts Museums and SFMOMA lead the announcement celebration of visual art in San Francisco on Dec. 3 and 4. → Read More

Earth to climate activists: Don’t wreck art in my name

The planet is glad someone is paying attention to the environment, but souping a van Gogh doesn’t help the cause. → Read More

Exclusive: Fine Arts Museums of S.F. to unveil 3 major artists' exhibitions in 2023

John Singer Sargent, Ansel Adams and Kehinde Wiley will be featured at the de Young and Legion of Honor, which also announced a new show to close out 2022. → Read More

S.F. drag icon Juanita More celebrates 30 years of queendom in exhibition

Three decades' worth of the entertainer's fashion, art and work with the queer community is on display at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery. → Read More

Jeri Ospital, hip matriarch of S.F.’s storied Modern Appealing Clothing, dies at 94

The longtime retailer co-founded the popular MAC boutique, a unique fashion destination specializing in avant-garde apparel. → Read More

Making sure visitors’ screams come true at S.F.’s Terror Vault

Staff writer Tony Bravo took a shift at the horror attraction, playing the pivotal part of “Rotting Prisoner #2” in the basement dungeon of the old S.F. Mint. → Read More

S.F.'s art scene, disparaged by the New York Times, pushes back

With the new ICA SF, re-evaluations of missions at institutions and hyperlocal exhibitions in the works, visual arts in the Bay Area hardly feel in decline. → Read More

Oakland painter Mary Lovelace O’Neal honored at On the Edge gala at de Young Museum

The benefit for the Fine Arts Museums included a late-night afterparty with singer Madame Gandhi. → Read More

New Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco an ambitious addition to Bay Area art scene

Inaugural show by Jeffrey Gibson acknowledges land with video installation and removing museum floor. → Read More

'A rite of passage': Miss Tilly’s ballet class takes its final bow

After 52 years teaching San Francisco children to dance, Tilly Abbe starts a new chapter. → Read More

‘Rescuers’ portraits ask big moral questions about heroism during Holocaust

Gay Block’s photos of citizens who hid Jewish people during WWII are timely amid discussions of history. → Read More

Exclusive: New contemporary African art program to launch in December at de Young Museum

“Lhola Amira: Facing the Future” will respond to the museum’s permanent African holdings and look to the future. → Read More