War is hard, but it is especially hard on children. If you view the photographs of Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson, now at the de Young Museum, be prepared.
“Eye Level in Iraq: Photographs by Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson,” which runs through June 16, looks at the impact of the U.S.-led coalition’s invasion of Iraq in 2003 through the lens of everyday life.
The 62 digital inkjet prints, on loan from the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, were taken during a two-year period. Read More
Bay Area balletomanes are about to go to church.
“Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance,” on view through February at the de Young Museum, is an exquisite shrine dedicated to the late, groundbreaking dancer — and to ballet itself.
Satin, sequins and silk are in the spotlight in this sumptuous show, organized by the de Young and the Centre national du costume de scene in France. Read More
With a Paul Gaugin front and center, Francis Bacon to the right and Paul Cézanne to the left, the first room in the new de Young Museum show starts off with a bang.
“The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism,” on view through Dec. 30, includes more than 60 big-name paintings, sculptures and drawings.
The works, against hunter green walls, give the exhibition an intimate feel, as if the visitor has been allowed inside an exclusive British gentlemen’s club. Read More
Last week, Supervisor Eric Mar took the curious step of publicly standing with union members who are locked in protracted contract negotiations with what he acknowledged in an opinion piece are two of The City’s “crowning jewels” — the de Young and Legion of Honor museums. Read More
The de Young and Legion of Honor museums are crowning jewels of our city.
San Francisco not only provides services such as parks and street maintenance, but also helps fund these gateways to art, community, history and pop culture.
Behind these priceless collections of art and artifacts are hundreds of hard-working men and women who make these exhibits possible and show us new ideas and worlds. Read More
A list of events and exhibits happening in the San Francisco art scene.
‘Partners in Surrealism’ Read More
Art from around the world is more accessible to people on their computers after Google announced a major expansion of its Art Project on Tuesday. Read More
If the de Young Museum’s “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From Sidewalk to Catwalk” proves anything, it’s that Jean Paul Gaultier is the Andy Warhol of the fashion world.Madonna’s cone bras, as ubiquitous as Warhol’s soup cans, are on view with Gaultier’s costume illustrations for the film “The Fifth Element”; a cubic corset for Kylie Minogue; and photographs of Nirvana, Depeche Mode and Lady Gaga in Gaultier gear. Read More
Arthur Tress was a 23-year-old unknown when he arrived in The City from Coney Island, N.Y., in 1964. He shot some 900 black-and-white photographs on San Francisco streets, capturing civil rights demonstrations, political rallies and everyday scenes. His subjects were both prominent and common people. Dozens of those images, illustrating the social and cultural upheaval of the times, are on view in “Arthur Tress: San Francisco 1964,” running through June at the de Young Museum. Read More
Nearly 1,000 mourners filled every seat in Grace Cathedral on Wednesday afternoon at the Requiem Eucharist for John Edward Buchanan Jr., the 58-year-old director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco who died of cancer Dec. 30.Cathedral dean the Very Rev. Jane Shaw, who presided over the requiem, praised Buchanan’s “enthusiasm, leadership, risk-taking and advocacy of truth and beauty.” Read More