Museums

When rattling off major artistic influences in Western art during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, U.S. Navy Commodore, Matthew Perry, might not be the first name to spring to mind. But it was Perry, who — after roughly 200 years of national seclusion — insisted that Japan open itself up to international trade. […]

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  What is the Artist Studio/Demonstration Program? This program enables museum visitors to meet artists and gives artists an opportunity to work with the public. By watching an artist work, talking with an artist, and engaging in art-making activities, visitors will learn more about various techniques and processes, thus gaining a greater understanding and appreciation […]

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The Asian Art Museum kicks off its “Summer of Contemporary” series with the much-anticipated 28 Chinese, an exhibition illustrative of over a decade of research, exploration, and collecting in Chinese contemporary arts by major American art collectors Don and Mera Rubell. Comprised of work by 28 contemporary Chinese artists whose practices span media and over 35 years, this exhibit includes art by both internationally acclaimed […]

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Ben Venom has lived in San Francisco for 10 years, 3 years specifically in the Haight/Ashbury apartment where he resides now with his wife. Her striking landscape photographs of upstate New York fill the apartment entrance where he leads us towards his workspace at the end of the hallway where he makes the extraordinary sewn textiles and large […]

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The Scottish National Galleries in Edinburgh contain some of the most celebrated and influential paintings, drawings, and sculpture in the history of Western art from the Middle Ages to the modern era. Naturally, the three institutions that comprise the National Galleries—the Scottish National Gallery, founded in 1850; the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, opened in 1889; and the […]

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For the next month The Contemporary Jewish Museum will present the tenth iteration of The Dorothy Saxe Invitational, a recurring exhibition unique to the Museum that is a significant part of its rich history, and an important example of its mission as a forum for contemporary interpretations and representations of Jewish material culture, art, and […]

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Artist and activist Keith Haring and his artwork have been a part of San Francisco since before he began to rise to prominence in the burgeoning street art and public art scene, and later in galleries and museums around the world. Many of the artist’s works in San Francisco were intended for a wide variety of audiences: from murals […]

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Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection, now on view at San Francisco’s de Young Museum is a presentation modest in number, but grand in both its breadth and scope; illustrating critical stages and achievements of postwar, American modern art. Within just several gallery spaces hang 46 predominantly large-scale paintings and sculptures promised or already gifted […]

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Since its inception in 1915 by founders Adolf and Alma Spreckels to create a new art museum modeled after the French Pavilion at Panama Pacific International Exposition, which itself was a three-quarter-scaled replica of Palais de la Légion d’Honneur in Paris, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor’s commitment to the exhibition and preservation of European, particularly French […]

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California Academy of Science’s weekly Thursday night, adults-only event NightLife, complete with music, creatures and cocktails held a special “Gallery Crawl” theme last week that included several of San Francisco’s galleries, museums and artists taking part. In the African Hall, local galleries Roll Up Gallery, Modern Eden Gallery, and CAS Creative & Exhibits Studio displayed […]

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