Art & Museums

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.

Just about anything goes at free community space

The strangest chair you'll ever sit in is tucked into a corner…

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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Man of Steel in spotlight on his 75th anniversary

“It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman!” Seventy-five years after crashing…

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SFMOMA, CJM zone in on spirituality

For a museum that recently closed its building for three years, the…

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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.

Good hair on view in Ojeikere show

In Chris Rock's documentary "Good Hair," Maya Angelou says, "Hair is a…

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.

Larry Ellison's treasures on view

Emily Sano is back, bearing treasures to share. The former director of…

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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Japanese-American WWII vets honored

A new, free exhibit in the main lobby of the de Young…

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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.

A 'Honky Tonk' life

Henry Horenstein photographed bookies, bettors and racetracks, lonely roads and pre-commercialized NASCAR,…

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.

Diebenkorn retrospective explores Berkeley period

Richard Diebenkorn's blandly named "Berkeley #44" — and other paintings in a…

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.

Bonanza of butterflies at Conservatory of Flowers

Butterflies are on the loose in Golden Gate Park's Conservatory of Flowers…

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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Ginsberg offers rare peek with beatnik family album

It can be easy to be jaded about the Beat writers in…

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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.

Sendak's magical works, life in spotlight in Presidio

Maurice Sendak had illustrated more than 50 books when he pitched his…

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 PhotoPierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Oarsmen at Chatou” captures French society’s growing interest in boating.

Impressionism masters take delight in water

Everyone knows the impressionists loved water: Claude Monet’s lilies, Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s boating…

Courtesy PhotoPierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Oarsmen at Chatou” captures French society’s growing interest in boating.
Courtesy PhotoWorks from the huge collection of late graphic designer Rex May are on view at the Mexican Museum.

Legacy of May lives on at Mexican Museum

The late Rex May was a successful graphic designer, best known for…

Courtesy PhotoWorks from the huge collection of late graphic designer Rex May are on view at the Mexican Museum.
Courtesy Janos GerebenCindy Shih’s watercolor “Selfishness

Asian-American artists fighting stereotypes

In one corner is Cindy Shih’s Bill O’Reilly-inspired, impish watercolor. In the…

Courtesy Janos GerebenCindy Shih’s watercolor “Selfishness
Courtesy PhotoJames Baldwin is among the iconic figures pictured in “We Live Here: San Francisco

Phiz Mezey documents turbulent times in San Francisco

The 1960s and ’70s were among San Francisco’s most exciting times. Photographer…

Courtesy PhotoJames Baldwin is among the iconic figures pictured in “We Live Here: San Francisco
Courtesy PhotoTed Pushinsky’s “Approach-24th and Mission” is among many vivid city scenes in Guerrero Gallery’s show featuring works by local photographers.

A people’s history of San Francisco at Guerrero Gallery

San Francisco’s rich and varied history comes to life in a tiny…

Courtesy PhotoTed Pushinsky’s “Approach-24th and Mission” is among many vivid city scenes in Guerrero Gallery’s show featuring works by local photographers.
Courtesy PhotoEach minute and hour in “Christopher Marclay: The Clock” is represented by clips of timepieces compiled from thousands of films.

24-hour art film ‘The Clock’ takes its time

The proverb “Time waits for no man” has never seemed more poignant…

Courtesy PhotoEach minute and hour in “Christopher Marclay: The Clock” is represented by clips of timepieces compiled from thousands of films.
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Fine Arts Museums await new director

  The troubled Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco may soon name…

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Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA future home at 706 Mission Street will allow San Francisco's Mexican Museum a place to showcase their entire collection.

Mexican Museum receives key approval for new building

Tens of thousands of art pieces and artifacts from Latin America are…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA future home at 706 Mission Street will allow San Francisco's Mexican Museum a place to showcase their entire collection.
Courtesy PhotoAllison Renshaw's collage "Pervette" is on view at Mirus Gallery

Allison Renshaw's colorful collages put sweetness in chaos

Beautiful, colorful fragments inspired by modern living and nature compose abstract collages…

Courtesy PhotoAllison Renshaw's collage "Pervette" is on view at Mirus Gallery