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“Weeping Willow” (1918–19) in "Monet: The Late Years," loaned from Kimbell Art Museum in Texas, displays Monet’s ability to conjure emotion. (Photo courtesy Robert LaPrelle)

Monet as modernist: Impressionist master changes style in final years

Having helped change how artists depicted the world in the late 1800s,…

 

The 1894 oil “Reclining Tahitian Women” is a centerpiece of the deYoung Museum exhibition. (Courtesy Ole Haupt © Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen/ FAMSF)

Gauguin’s changing styles reflect a spiritual journey

Paul Gauguin, the French post-impressionist painter and rule-breaker whose flattened imagery, bold…

 

The City should be able to find a solution for those opposed to keeping Golden Gate Park’s JFK Drive free of cars on Saturdays during the summer. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

The City is open to closing JFK Drive

Two years ago, this month, Heather Miller was killed bicycling through Golden…

 

Dozens of ancient artifacts, functional and decorative, are on view in “Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire” through Feb. 11. (Courtesy Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)

Archaeological wonders in ‘Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire’

Art and artifacts excavated from Teotihuacan -- Mexico’s most significant archaeological site…

Dozens of ancient artifacts, functional and decorative, are on view in “Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire” through Feb. 11. (Courtesy Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)
“The Maori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer’s New Zealand” recently opened at the de Young with special guests including visitors from New Zealand and Bay Area residents of Maori ancestry. (Courtesy Janos Gereben)

‘Maori Portraits’ grace de Young

Museum exhibit previews are rarely emotional, but a recent one for the…

“The Maori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer’s New Zealand” recently opened at the de Young with special guests including visitors from New Zealand and Bay Area residents of Maori ancestry. (Courtesy Janos Gereben)
A room of colorful posters from the era is a highlight of "The Summer of Love Experience" at the de Young Museum. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

de Young Museum show recalls seminal 1967 summer

The phrase “summer of love” seems to be everywhere in the Bay…

A room of colorful posters from the era is a highlight of "The Summer of Love Experience" at the de Young Museum. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
“Standard Station, Amarillo, Texas” is among the eye-catching works on view in “Ed Ruscha and the Great American West” at the de Young Museum. (Courtesy Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)

An American road trip inspired Ed Ruscha works

Painter and photographer Ed Ruscha is known for his gas-station pictures and…

“Standard Station, Amarillo, Texas” is among the eye-catching works on view in “Ed Ruscha and the Great American West” at the de Young Museum. (Courtesy Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)
The Oscar de la Renta retrospective at the de Young includes the silk tulle gown Amy Adams wore on the red carpet at the Academy Awards in 2013. (Courtesy Steve Granitz/Getty Images)

Oscar de la Renta created designs to make women feel lovely

Quite a bit about “Oscar de la Renta,” the first major retrospective…

The Oscar de la Renta retrospective at the de Young includes the silk tulle gown Amy Adams wore on the red carpet at the Academy Awards in 2013. (Courtesy Steve Granitz/Getty Images)
Atlantic and Pacific, a nearly 100-year-old commissioned piece of art for the 1915 world's fair, hangs inside the de Young Museum as part of the forthcoming exhibition "Jewel City: Art from San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition." (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

100 years: de Young showcases works of art not seen together since the 1915 SF world’s fair

Along San Francisco’s northern waterfront in 1915, thousands of residents and visitors…

Atlantic and Pacific, a nearly 100-year-old commissioned piece of art for the 1915 world's fair, hangs inside the de Young Museum as part of the forthcoming exhibition "Jewel City: Art from San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition." (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
J.M.W. Turner’s vivid and historical oil "The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, October 16, 1834” is on view at the de Young Museum. COURTESY PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART. THE JOHN HOWARD MCFADDEN COLLECTION

J.M.W. Turner’s radical masterworks grace ‘Painting Set Free’

Joseph Mallord William Turner created staggeringly luminous paintings – mythological, historical and…

J.M.W. Turner’s vivid and historical oil "The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, October 16, 1834” is on view at the de Young Museum. COURTESY PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART. THE JOHN HOWARD MCFADDEN COLLECTION
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 KEITH HARING FOUNDATIONKeith Haring’s 1984 painting “Untitled (Apartheid )” exemplifies the artist’s penchant for politics.

Politics permeate Keith Haring works at de Young

Keith Haring, the 1980s art star who captured the energy of the…

COURTESY KEITH HARING FOUNDATIONKeith Haring’s 1984 painting “Untitled (Apartheid )” exemplifies the artist’s penchant for politics.
COURTESY FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SAN FRANCISCO“Young Hustlers

Friedkin captures 1970s gay life in fine art photos

When photo essayist Anthony Friedkin elected to spend 18 months capturing the…

COURTESY FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SAN FRANCISCO“Young Hustlers
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Meyerhoffs’ modern masterpieces come to de Young

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., is renovating some of…

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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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Rose Mandel’s experiments show roots of modernist pioneer

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

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The stunning boldness of Bulgari

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

Formerly worn by Elizabeth Taylor
Formerly worn by Elizabeth Taylor

Fall Preview: From Bulgari to Hockney

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

Formerly worn by Elizabeth Taylor
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.

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.