Art & Museums

COURTESY NATIONAL GALLERIES OF SCOTLAND"Reverend Robert Walker

Masterworks from Scotland on view in 'Botticelli to Braque'

Scotland's population is smaller than that of Houston or Philadelphia, says Michael…

COURTESY NATIONAL GALLERIES OF SCOTLAND"Reverend Robert Walker
COURTESY LU CHUNTAO“No. 008” is among the evocative abstracts in "Mind Traveling: Ink Art of Lu Chuntao” at San Francisco’s Chinese Culture Center.

Chinese Culture Center turns 50 with ink works by Shanghai artist

Rorschach inkblot tests instantly come to mind when looking at the 30…

COURTESY LU CHUNTAO“No. 008” is among the evocative abstracts in "Mind Traveling: Ink Art of Lu Chuntao” at San Francisco’s Chinese Culture Center.
COURTESY YIVO INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH RESEARCH

Vintage home movies from Poland at CJM

Filmmaker Peter Forgacs revisits the Jewish communities of 20th-century interwar Poland, capturing…

COURTESY YIVO INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH RESEARCH
COURTESY PANCHO BARNES TRUST ESTATE ARCHIVEKatharine Hepburn is among the stars featured in “Lights! Camera! Glamour! The Photography of George Hurrell” at the Walt Disney Family Museum.

George Hurrell's Hollywood portraits glow at Disney exhibit

Although the faces are familiar, there is something unusual and striking about…

COURTESY PANCHO BARNES TRUST ESTATE ARCHIVEKatharine Hepburn is among the stars featured in “Lights! Camera! Glamour! The Photography of George Hurrell” at the Walt Disney Family Museum.
COURTESY SAM MAZZA FOUNDATIONHistory abounds in Sam’s Castle

Impressive Sam’s Castle welcomes visitors

Until recently, visitors needed an invitation to go to Sam’s Castle, an…

COURTESY SAM MAZZA FOUNDATIONHistory abounds in Sam’s Castle
COURTESY  PHOTOOtters feast on purple sea urchins in "Habitat Earth

‘Habitat Earth’ spotlights human-ecological connections

"Habitat Earth" opens with a stunning shot: an aerial view of the…

COURTESY  PHOTOOtters feast on purple sea urchins in "Habitat Earth
COURTESY WILSON ART SERVICES/SANDRA LEE GALLERYThe 1943 painting “Shipwrecked” exemplifies Walter Quirt’s modernist

Renewed view of revolutionary painter Walter Quirt

Viewed as revolutionary during his peak decades, 20th-century painter Walter Quirt slipped…

COURTESY WILSON ART SERVICES/SANDRA LEE GALLERYThe 1943 painting “Shipwrecked” exemplifies Walter Quirt’s modernist
COURTESY JOHN C. WEBER COLLECTIONAn 18th-century hanging scroll picturing courtesans promenading under cherry blossoms is among the works on view in the Asian Art Museum's new exhibition called "Seduction"

Japan's pleasure gardens on exhibit in 'Seduction'

Call it what you will, the Asian Art Museum's new exhibit is…

COURTESY JOHN C. WEBER COLLECTIONAn 18th-century hanging scroll picturing courtesans promenading under cherry blossoms is among the works on view in the Asian Art Museum's new exhibition called "Seduction"
COURTESY CREATIVITY EXPLORED LICENSING“Baseball Men” is among the works by Daniel Green on view at Creativity Explored.

Pop culture permeates Daniel Green's mixed media works

San Francisco native Daniel Green takes things that could be seen as…

COURTESY CREATIVITY EXPLORED LICENSING“Baseball Men” is among the works by Daniel Green on view at Creativity Explored.
COURTESY BURLINGAME MUSEUM OF PEZ MEMORABILIAHundreds of vintage dispensers are in a collection at the Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia

Burlingame museum boasts every PEZ dispenser

Hiding on a nondescript block in downtown Burlingame behind a nondescript façade,…

COURTESY BURLINGAME MUSEUM OF PEZ MEMORABILIAHundreds of vintage dispensers are in a collection at the Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia
COURTESY GENE OGAMIGraphic abstracts by Tony DeLap are on view at Rena Bransten Projects.

Tony DeLap paintings touched by magic

Tony DeLap creates abstract art that reflects a search for beauty while…

COURTESY GENE OGAMIGraphic abstracts by Tony DeLap are on view at Rena Bransten Projects.
COURTESY SCOTT NICHOLS GALLERYImogen Cunningham’s evocative 1925 photo “Magnolia Blossom” is among the notable images on view in “Group F.64: Founders and Followers” at Scott Nichols Gallery in The City.

Pioneering U.S. artists in focus in ‘Group f.64’ show

Short-lived but, to this day, popular and admired, Group f.64 revolutionized photography…

COURTESY SCOTT NICHOLS GALLERYImogen Cunningham’s evocative 1925 photo “Magnolia Blossom” is among the notable images on view in “Group F.64: Founders and Followers” at Scott Nichols Gallery in The City.
COURTESY SARAH THIBAULT/MARK WOLFE CONTEMPORARY ARTIn her oil

1960s, modern world meld in ‘Staycation’ paintings

Artist Sarah Thibault paints signs of the times. She brings together 1960s…

COURTESY SARAH THIBAULT/MARK WOLFE CONTEMPORARY ARTIn her oil
COURTESY PRIMO ANGELIOne of graphic designer Primo Angeli’s most iconic images is the packaging for Boudin bakery’s sourdough.

Retrospective showcases Primo Angeli’s bold designs

Primo Angeli, the graphic artist behind event posters and product logos designed…

COURTESY PRIMO ANGELIOne of graphic designer Primo Angeli’s most iconic images is the packaging for Boudin bakery’s sourdough.
COURTESY SHERIE FRANSSEN/DOLBY CHADWICK GALLERY“Pink Wave” is one of Sherie Franssen’s recent bold abstracts at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.

Sherie Franssen abstracts evoke emotion

Sherie Franssen paints abstract canvases in which the human figure, even when…

COURTESY SHERIE FRANSSEN/DOLBY CHADWICK GALLERY“Pink Wave” is one of Sherie Franssen’s recent bold abstracts at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.
COURTESY GAYLE LAIRD/EXPLORATORIUMThe Trust Fountain is part of the Exploratorium’s new "Science of Sharing" exhibit

Trust on trial in ‘Science of Sharing’

"Science of Sharing," a permanent new area of 15 displays and games…

COURTESY GAYLE LAIRD/EXPLORATORIUMThe Trust Fountain is part of the Exploratorium’s new "Science of Sharing" exhibit
COURTESY FAN HO/MODERNBROOK GALLERYEvocative montages by Fan Ho are on view at Modernbrook Gallery.

Fan Ho photos bring mid-century Hong Kong to life

Known for poetic, radiant portraits of 1950s-60s Hong Kong, photographer Fan Ho…

COURTESY FAN HO/MODERNBROOK GALLERYEvocative montages by Fan Ho are on view at Modernbrook Gallery.
COURTESY  PHOTOLilly Belle

Exhibit showcases Disney’s love of locomotives

Of the multitude of young train buffs in the last century, one…

COURTESY  PHOTOLilly Belle
COURTESY SERENA BOCCHINO/ARTHAUSRhythmic abstracts by New York painter Serena Bocchino are on view in a show called “Then and Now” at ArtHaus.

Serena Bocchino’s vivid abstracts inspired by jazz

An intriguing Bocchino creation adorns the approach of ArtHaus gallery. Titled “Rock…

COURTESY SERENA BOCCHINO/ARTHAUSRhythmic abstracts by New York painter Serena Bocchino are on view in a show called “Then and Now” at ArtHaus.
COURTESY SHELLEY AND DONALD RUBIN COLLECTION“Sin titulo

Renovated MoAD bigger, better

The Museum of the African Diaspora has reopened its doors after a…

COURTESY SHELLEY AND DONALD RUBIN COLLECTION“Sin titulo