Art & Museums

courtesyCartoons created by women – some as old as 100  years ago – are on view at the San Francisco Public Library in a show called “Pretty in Ink.”

‘Pretty in Ink’ showcases female cartoonists

Historical cartoon art created by — and often about — women is…

courtesyCartoons created by women – some as old as 100  years ago – are on view at the San Francisco Public Library in a show called “Pretty in Ink.”
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See the wonderful world of Disney artist Mary Blair

Mary Blair was one of Walt Disney’s favorite artists — a brilliant…

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COURTESY NATIONAL GALLERY of art“Mound of Butter” by Antoine Vollon is a standout painting in “Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery” at the Legion of Honor.

Impressionism masters shine in intimate setting at The Legion of Honor

The Legion of Honor’s latest show, “Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery,”…

COURTESY NATIONAL GALLERY of art“Mound of Butter” by Antoine Vollon is a standout painting in “Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery” at the Legion of Honor.
Courtesy photoArtist Austin Kleon

Artist Austin Kleon taps into creative sharing

Austin Kleon doesn’t like the word “guru.” “I’m not interested in being…

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Yoga exhibition pretty, baffling

More than 20 million Americans practice yoga, spending million of dollars on…

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COURTESY JEFFREY GOLDSTEIN COLlectionWildly popular documentary-style photos by Vivian Maier

Photographer Vivian Maier’s posthumous fame grows

The late Vivian Maier, a nanny, is one of the hottest names…

COURTESY JEFFREY GOLDSTEIN COLlectionWildly popular documentary-style photos by Vivian Maier
Courtesy photoGeorgia O’Keeffe’s “Autumn Leaves

Big ideas in O’Keeffe’s small pictures

Anyone familiar with reproductions of Georgia O’Keeffe’s looming close-ups of flowers, fruits…

Courtesy photoGeorgia O’Keeffe’s “Autumn Leaves
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Erotic photography in time for Valentine’s Day

Peter Keresztury is an art show producer who has noticed a recent…

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courtesy photoThe kibbutz

Kibbutz history comes in focus at Contemporary Jewish Museum

The kibbutz (Hebrew for “gathering”) foreshadowed the state of Israel. The 20th-century…

courtesy photoThe kibbutz
courtesy photoAn assemblage by Laurie Vanina is among the works in “Impulse

Arc Gallery offers affordable art at ‘Impulse’

In November, Francis Bacon’s painting “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” broke the…

courtesy photoAn assemblage by Laurie Vanina is among the works in “Impulse
“Architektura” (1970) by János Szász is a prime example of the Hungarian photographer’s high-contrast work.

János Szász photos capture 20th century Hungary

Elegant, black-and-white photographs by János Szász hauntingly capture Hungary’s communist era. On…

“Architektura” (1970) by János Szász is a prime example of the Hungarian photographer’s high-contrast work.
COURTESY PHOTOThe Legion of Honor presents a show of impressionist works from the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

Winter Museums/Galleries Guide

The City’s major museums are serving up beloved paintings this season from…

COURTESY PHOTOThe Legion of Honor presents a show of impressionist works from the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.
Courtesy photoWorks of art by Ron Arad are among the offerings at FOG Design & Art at Fort Mason this weekend.

Cutting-edge design fills Fort Mason at first FOG

San Francisco may not have the reputation of New York or London…

Courtesy photoWorks of art by Ron Arad are among the offerings at FOG Design & Art at Fort Mason this weekend.
courtesy photoBeth Van Hoesen’s 1990s-era portraits of Castro residents are on view at George Krevsky Gallery.

Beth Van Hoesen portraits capture Castro personalities

The Castro and its provocative residents and history are being celebrated in…

courtesy photoBeth Van Hoesen’s 1990s-era portraits of Castro residents are on view at George Krevsky Gallery.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerDan Zelinsky is in charge of the antique games and attractions at Musée Méchanique

Old-time fun rules at Musée Méchanique

When Dan Zelinsky isn’t roller skating around the spacious open warehouse where…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerDan Zelinsky is in charge of the antique games and attractions at Musée Méchanique
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West Coast design show flashes furniture back

Wireless technology and touchscreen smartphones have birthed virtually seamless, highly intuitive products…

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Frida Kahlo is among the fascinating personalities captured in portraits in “A Shared Eye” at the Jewish Community Library.

Father-daughter photographers shine in ‘A Shared Eye’

The events and background stories connected to 24 images that make up…

Frida Kahlo is among the fascinating personalities captured in portraits in “A Shared Eye” at the Jewish Community Library.

Arnold Lobel’s ‘Frog and Toad’ come to life at CJM

Few writers have captured the give and take of friendship quite as…

Holiday wreaths are among the many gift items offered by dozens of vendors at the Christmas at Kohl Holiday Boutique.

Gifts galore at Mercy High holiday boutique

If you’re looking for a gift for your topiary-loving friend, you can…

Holiday wreaths are among the many gift items offered by dozens of vendors at the Christmas at Kohl Holiday Boutique.
Diane Arbus’ “Elderly couple on a park bench

Diane Arbus photos revel in solitude

Diane Arbus’ influence on modern and contemporary photography is unparalleled. Known largely…

Diane Arbus’ “Elderly couple on a park bench