Art & Museums

Courtesy PhotoA widely circulated photo of the Golden Spike celebration in 1869 excluded Chinese laborers who built the Transcontinental Railroad.

‘Remnants’ examines Chinese-American lives

An opium pipe in a museum exhibit is an awkward sight, a…

Courtesy PhotoA widely circulated photo of the Golden Spike celebration in 1869 excluded Chinese laborers who built the Transcontinental Railroad.
Courtesy PhotoAECOM has a lot of experience designing sports facilities. They will be working with design firm Snohetta on the Warrior's arena.

Warriors announce San Francisco arena's architecture team

The Golden State Warriors on Sunday announced the architecture team chosen to…

Courtesy PhotoAECOM has a lot of experience designing sports facilities. They will be working with design firm Snohetta on the Warrior's arena.
Courtesy photoLess is more: Vogue artist René Bouché’s “La Parisienne 1945” is among the charming and intriguing illustrations on view at the Legion of Honor.

René Bouché illustrations evoke post-war Paris

In today’s media culture, it’s hard to imagine recording the aftermath of…

Courtesy photoLess is more: Vogue artist René Bouché’s “La Parisienne 1945” is among the charming and intriguing illustrations on view at the Legion of Honor.
Courtesy PhotoPhoto by Naoya Hatakeyama

Masterful photos recall Romantic-era paintings

It’s a rare artist who can make a quarry recall 18th- and…

Courtesy PhotoPhoto by Naoya Hatakeyama
Courtesy PhotoWonder of wildlife: Reproduction is the theme of “Animal Attraction” at the California Academy of Sciences. Among the creatures in the exhibition’s 18 tanks are orange spotted filefish

Animals playing mating game at academy

If you think love bites, be glad you’re not a praying mantis.…

Courtesy PhotoWonder of wildlife: Reproduction is the theme of “Animal Attraction” at the California Academy of Sciences. Among the creatures in the exhibition’s 18 tanks are orange spotted filefish
Courtesy PhotoTogetherness: Lee Miller and Man Ray are pictured in this 1930 vintage postcard print; the image is attributed to Man Ray

Surrealist love story

“Man Ray, Lee Miller: Partners in Surrealism” at the Legion of Honor…

Courtesy PhotoTogetherness: Lee Miller and Man Ray are pictured in this 1930 vintage postcard print; the image is attributed to Man Ray
Courtesy photoSeminal work: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has all of Cindy Sherman’s “Untitled Film Stills” — #21 is pictured — on view. The renowned photographer’s pictures

The many faces of Cindy Sherman

For more than 30 years, photographer Cindy Sherman has used herself —…

Courtesy photoSeminal work: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has all of Cindy Sherman’s “Untitled Film Stills” — #21 is pictured — on view. The renowned photographer’s pictures
courtesy photoTwin sisters: “Las Cuatas Diego” is a 1990 work by Cecilia Concepción Alvarez.

Provocative images at Mexican Museum

A portrait tells two stories: one about the artist and one about…

courtesy photoTwin sisters: “Las Cuatas Diego” is a 1990 work by Cecilia Concepción Alvarez.

Enjoy camaraderie and activities in San Francisco neighborhoods with “Sunday Streets”

Around Town DanceFringe-style festival: The Walking Distance Dance Festival SF offers the…

Courtesy photoInteractive institution: Visitors to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art take play the character-driven game I Know What I Like

Game on! at SFMOMA

ArtGameLab at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is the result…

Courtesy photoInteractive institution: Visitors to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art take play the character-driven game I Know What I Like
COURTESY MIR AND SNOHETTAA rendering of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s new building shows the Howard Street entrance to a glass-walled gallery the on ground level

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art closing for expansion

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is working to make its…

COURTESY MIR AND SNOHETTAA rendering of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s new building shows the Howard Street entrance to a glass-walled gallery the on ground level

Require bicyclists to get liability insurance

Thanks for your excellent article (“Speed push cited in bike death,” June…

Courtesy photoBig guy: “Plantosaurus Rex” at the Conservatory of Flowers showcases dinosaurs — an allosaurus is pictured — and what they ate.

Dinosaur diet featured in ‘Plantosaurus Rex’

Hungry dinosaurs are on the prowl at the Conservatory of Flowers —…

Courtesy photoBig guy: “Plantosaurus Rex” at the Conservatory of Flowers showcases dinosaurs — an allosaurus is pictured — and what they ate.
Courtesy PhotoEric Mar

Museum workers deserve fair pay

The de Young and Legion of Honor museums are crowning jewels of…

Courtesy PhotoEric Mar
Festival favorites: Jane’s Addiction headlines Live 105’s BFD 2012 at Shoreline Amphitheatre June 2.

Perry Farrell survives as escape artist

As career milestones go, Perry Farrell’s alt-rocking Jane’s Addiction can claim a…

Festival favorites: Jane’s Addiction headlines Live 105’s BFD 2012 at Shoreline Amphitheatre June 2.
Kenneth Patchen’s “(#137) 3 Cats” is among the works on view in “The Painted Word.”

Poets go graphic in ‘The Painted Word’ at Meridian Gallery

In the 1950s and ’60s, San Francisco’s creative energy inspired notable poets.…

Kenneth Patchen’s “(#137) 3 Cats” is among the works on view in “The Painted Word.”
Courtesy PhotoAnimal kingdom: Heinrich Kley’s drawing “The Steeplechaser” has a similar theme as “Ben Ali-Gator holding Hyacinth Hippo

Discover Walt Disney’s ‘Fantasia’ origins

When you think about Walt Disney’s “Fantasia,” what comes to mind isn’t…

Courtesy PhotoAnimal kingdom: Heinrich Kley’s drawing “The Steeplechaser” has a similar theme as “Ben Ali-Gator holding Hyacinth Hippo
Courtesy photoIndigenous life: Graciela Iturbide’s 1979 “La Nuestra Senora de las Iguanas

SFMOMA showcases vivid images from Mexico

Based in a culture with artistic traditions going back centuries, Mexican photography…

Courtesy photoIndigenous life: Graciela Iturbide’s 1979 “La Nuestra Senora de las Iguanas
Courtesy photoFamed designs: Patterns by William Morris — including a “Pomegranate” wallpaper sketch illustrating his grid system — are among dozens of objects on view.

Legion’s exhibit showcases Victorian pursuit of beauty

In 1851, a 17-year-old William Morris vomited outside London’s Crystal Palace. Having…

Courtesy photoFamed designs: Patterns by William Morris — including a “Pomegranate” wallpaper sketch illustrating his grid system — are among dozens of objects on view.
Grand ideas: A screen print of Buckminster Fuller and Chuck Byrne’s patent for the Dymaxion car is among the items on display at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

The extraordinary plans of Bucky Fuller

A strange and wondrous world is on view at the San Francisco…

Grand ideas: A screen print of Buckminster Fuller and Chuck Byrne’s patent for the Dymaxion car is among the items on display at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.