KQED Arts

June 2016 – LGBT Pride Month

“The Boy in the Dress” (Jack Barnes © BBC 2014)In June, KQED proudly celebrates the diversity of our community with a special Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Month programming lineup on KQED Public Television. Premiere dates are listed below. Please click on each program for additional airdates and information. KQED ...read more

Massive Redevelopment Underway for Treasure Island

Construction has begun to bring 8,000 new housing units to San Francisco's Treasure Island, along with hotels, parklands, new infrastructure and a ferry service. At the same time, billionaire filmmaker George Lucas is reportedly in talks with the city to bring an art museum to the island. We discuss the ...read more

A Peek Into the CIA Art Gallery Reveals [REDACTED]

There's a private art gallery at CIA headquarters — who knew? Museum director Toni Hiley says the agency has a young workforce, and the collection of art and artifacts helps them learn from the past.

Journalist William Finnegan’s Pultizer Prize Winning Surfing Memoir

New Yorker journalist William Finnegan has covered armed conflicts in Africa and urban poverty in the United States. But for decades he shied away from writing about his personal passion: surfing. Last year, Finnegan published a memoir, “Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life,” that describes his journey from boyhood to manhood ...read more

Louise Erdrich Explores Sacrifice and Redemption in ‘LaRose’

Louise Erdrich returns to the fictional town of Pluto in her latest novel, “LaRose,” rounding out the trilogy she began with “The Plague of Doves” and “The Rounding House.” The recent book begins after a man accidentally kills his best friend's five-year-old son while hunting. In a desperate act of atonement, the ...read more