Next to You

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts is pleased to announce ‘Next to You,’ an exhibition of modern and contemporary artworks from the McEvoy Family Collection that celebrate the joy, vitality, and healing power of the performing arts. As the world emerges from the coronavirus pandemic and its requisite isolation, ‘Next to You’ is a farewell ballad to a strange and challenging time and a look forward to a future where we are reunited. In appreciation of the recovery of our senses and the joy of reconnection, the exhibition, along with related screenings and events, showcases dance, theater, music, circus arts, film, and other creative forms.

‘Next to You’ is on view at McEvoy Arts in San Francisco from Friday, May 28 through Saturday, December 4, 2021. Visit or call 415-580-7605 for the gallery’s public hours, admissions and safety policies, directions, and more information to plan your visit.

In the Screening Room, Alison O’Daniel guest curates ‘Hearing Aids,’ a program of short films and videos that consider a new sensory sensitivity to our surroundings and a greater awareness of the body’s intricacies of communication. The films, spanning the 1970s to the 2010s, explore sensory experience in relation to topics as varied as urban surveillance, the natural landscape, and Indigenous history. Session 1 screens daily from May 28 through August 31, 2021. Session 2 debuts September 1 and runs through December 4, 2021.

Live and virtual events that celebrate the Bay Area’s performing arts traditions, with Kronos Quartet, the Roxie Theater, Los Cenztontles Cultural Arts Academy and others, are scheduled throughout the run of the exhibition. Visit to browse the schedule.

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