Art & Museums

courtesy photoThe bold “Self-Portrait in Red” is among the works on view in “Anders Zorn: Sweden’s Master Painter” at the Legion of Honor.

Swedish painter Anders Zorn back in the spotlight

Artists from Turner to Monet have been praised for their paintings of…

courtesy photoThe bold “Self-Portrait in Red” is among the works on view in “Anders Zorn: Sweden’s Master Painter” at the Legion of Honor.
courtesy photoPre-revolutionary Mexico comes to life in postcards on view at the Main Library.

Postcards send a message from Mexico in early 1900s

“A Little Piece of Mexico: The Postcards of Celebrated Photographers Guillermo Kahlo…

courtesy photoPre-revolutionary Mexico comes to life in postcards on view at the Main Library.
David Hockney’s Yorkshire landscapes – including the oil on canvas “Woldgate Woods

Hockney exudes charm, color in ‘A Bigger Exhibition’

British artist David Hockney is, in a word, adorable. In town for…

David Hockney’s Yorkshire landscapes – including the oil on canvas “Woldgate Woods
Courtesy photoThe dazzling 19th-century painted panel “Sun

A grand Korean dynasty on view at Asian Art Museum

Continuing to make global strides in its attention to Korean art and…

Courtesy photoThe dazzling 19th-century painted panel “Sun
COURTESY PHOTOArt deco furnishings are among the multitude of decorative objects on view and for sale at the the 32nd San Francisco Fall Antiques Show.

New features, old treasures at S.F. Fall Antiques Show

What’s old is “moderne” again. With a new director, new theme and…

COURTESY PHOTOArt deco furnishings are among the multitude of decorative objects on view and for sale at the the 32nd San Francisco Fall Antiques Show.
courtesy photoDistinctly American images by photographer George Tice are on view at the Scott Nichols Gallery in The City.

George Tice retrospective captivates

Richness and variety describe the Scott Nichols Gallery’s current show, a 60-year…

courtesy photoDistinctly American images by photographer George Tice are on view at the Scott Nichols Gallery in The City.
courtesy photoTamas Dezso’s provocative images of Romania are on view at Robert Koch Gallery.

Photos reveal post-industrial Romanian romance

A few years ago, Hungarian photographer Tamas Dezso was tipped off to…

courtesy photoTamas Dezso’s provocative images of Romania are on view at Robert Koch Gallery.
Courtesy photoKing Henry VIII is the subject of one-half of a diptych — the other section features his beheaded better-half Anne Boleyn — on view at the Peninsula Museum of Art.

Escher champion shows off his own complex art

A small, vibrant exhibit of oil paintings by Muldoon Elder at the…

Courtesy photoKing Henry VIII is the subject of one-half of a diptych — the other section features his beheaded better-half Anne Boleyn — on view at the Peninsula Museum of Art.
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Rose Mandel’s experiments show roots of modernist pioneer

“Errand of the Eye: Photographs of Rose Mandel,” an exhibition of some…

“Jerold Davis
Courtesy photoDivers plunge into Steinhart Aquarium's Philippine Coral Reef every day at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Academy of Sciences holding free day for aquarium anniversary

The most spectacularly renovated component of the California Academy of Sciences, Steinhart…

Courtesy photoDivers plunge into Steinhart Aquarium's Philippine Coral Reef every day at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
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The stunning boldness of Bulgari

The fact that Roman jeweler Bulgari has a strong glitterati following becomes…

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courtesy photoJosh Faught’s “BE BOLD For What You Stand For

SFMOMA takes show on the road

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s renovation overhaul has confused a…

courtesy photoJosh Faught’s “BE BOLD For What You Stand For
Courtesy photoAvant-garde artist Bernice Bing is the subject of a film screening at the de Young Museum on Friday in an event presented by the Asian American Women Artists Association.

S.F. artist's life, work celebrated

From a world of pain and anger came superb art. The late…

Courtesy photoAvant-garde artist Bernice Bing is the subject of a film screening at the de Young Museum on Friday in an event presented by the Asian American Women Artists Association.
Courtesy photoAvant-garde artist Bernice Bing is the subject of a film screening at the de Young Museum on Friday in an event presented by the Asian American Women Artists Association.

The magical world of Tyrus Wong

After seeing the dreamy paintings of artist Tyrus Wong, watching "Bambi" will…

Courtesy photoAvant-garde artist Bernice Bing is the subject of a film screening at the de Young Museum on Friday in an event presented by the Asian American Women Artists Association.
Courtesy photoAvant-garde artist Bernice Bing is the subject of a film screening at the de Young Museum on Friday in an event presented by the Asian American Women Artists Association.

Gordon Parks' provocative portraits

Artist Gordon Parks was a Renaissance man — a photographer, writer, filmmaker…

Courtesy photoAvant-garde artist Bernice Bing is the subject of a film screening at the de Young Museum on Friday in an event presented by the Asian American Women Artists Association.
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Fall Preview: From Bulgari to Hockney

Jewels, pop culture, cinema and paintings by masters fill museums, while galleries…

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Courtesy photoAvant-garde artist Bernice Bing is the subject of a film screening at the de Young Museum on Friday in an event presented by the Asian American Women Artists Association.

Vatican's ethnic art spans many cultures

Visitors to the de Young Museum dazzled by glamorous exhibits featuring famed…

Courtesy photoAvant-garde artist Bernice Bing is the subject of a film screening at the de Young Museum on Friday in an event presented by the Asian American Women Artists Association.
Courtesy photoAvant-garde artist Bernice Bing is the subject of a film screening at the de Young Museum on Friday in an event presented by the Asian American Women Artists Association.

'Summertime' showcases varied styles and themes

It's rare that such large and varied group exhibition — photos, paintings,…

Courtesy photoAvant-garde artist Bernice Bing is the subject of a film screening at the de Young Museum on Friday in an event presented by the Asian American Women Artists Association.
Courtesy photoSculptures by Cheryl Coon are among the offerings in the fifth annual "50|50 Show" at the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica.

Sanchez Art Center has been making artists hustle

Once again, Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica is hosting an unusually rigorous…

Courtesy photoSculptures by Cheryl Coon are among the offerings in the fifth annual "50|50 Show" at the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica.
Courtesy photoAvant-garde artist Bernice Bing is the subject of a film screening at the de Young Museum on Friday in an event presented by the Asian American Women Artists Association.

Persian Cyrus Cylinder is artifact of human rights

One of the seminal figures of ancient Persia, King Cyrus the Great,…

Courtesy photoAvant-garde artist Bernice Bing is the subject of a film screening at the de Young Museum on Friday in an event presented by the Asian American Women Artists Association.