Fine Arts

From ancient treasures to photographs

Although the fine arts scene in The City will be dominated by…

 

Impressionism masters take delight in water

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

 

Legacy of May lives on at Mexican Museum

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

 

Asian-American artists fighting stereotypes

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

South African dissident honored in photo exhibit

South Africa’s infamous apartheid regime is often considered one of the worst…

SFMade Week celebrates local manufacturing boom

As the trend for quality, local craftsmanship continues to grow in The…

Oakland gears up for new natural sciences gallery

Oak trees, snow geese, night herons eating Chinese takeout, a mastodon excavation,…

Kinseys shed new light on African-American culture

Packed with photographs, a diverse selection of paintings and other contemporary fine…

Heartrending ‘Eye on Iraq’ at de Young Museum

War is hard, but it is especially hard on children. If you…

Challenging, revealing images of China by Hung Liu

Oakland-based artist Hung Liu is a quiet pioneer. The 65-year-old painter and…

'Rembrandt’s Century' displays Dutch masters' drawings at De Young Museum

There are many gems in “Rembrandt’s Century,” but perhaps none quite as…

Fine Arts Museums await new director

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

Take time for notable 2012 books

For those who haven’t gone completely digital yet, here are recommendations for…

Legion loaded with Louis

The French royal court was never known for subtlety. Louis XIV had…

Rhode Island Street gets inked — with a steamroller

On Saturday afternoon, a 3-ton steamroller will drive up and down roped-off…

Seductive portraits by Alex Katz

“Sculptural Elegance (New Portraits)”  couldn’t be a more apt title for Alex…

René Bouché illustrations evoke post-war Paris

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

Up-and-coming stars of opera at S.F. Merola

Few traditions in the art of singing have proven so valuable and…

Make the scene at Oakland Art Murmur

Danielle Fox, the owner of Slate contemporary gallery who recently celebrated her…

The many faces of Cindy Sherman

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