Fine Arts

Provocative images at Mexican Museum

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

Provocative images at Mexican Museum

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

Vivid faces carved in granite

The uniqueness of “Awakenings,” an exhibition of granite sculpted heads by Mexican…

Game on! at SFMOMA

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

A fascinating, in-depth look at gay pioneer Harry Hay

The diverse and remarkable history of social justice and gay activist Harry…

Richard Misrach’s Golden Gate dreams

When photographer Richard Misrach and his wife moved in to their Berkeley…

Historical Society showcases origins of Golden Gate Bridge

With a recent makeover and a timely exhibition in place, the California…

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

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

Push Dance Company presents ‘Bitter Melon’

We pass them every day — quaint historical relics, echoes of local…

Take a gallery or museum break

A list of events and exhibits happening in the San Francisco art…

Asian Art Museum exhibits ‘Phantoms of Asia’

A big, pioneering exhibition is turning the Asian Art Museum inside out…

Lee Friedlander creates surrealistic storefronts

The affair between mannequins and photographers goes back to photography’s early pioneers…

SFMOMA showcases vivid images from Mexico

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

Oakland Museum showcases 1968 in glory, tragedy

What made “The Sixties” so extraordinary comes alive in “The 1968 Exhibit,”…

Legion’s exhibit showcases Victorian pursuit of beauty

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

Phone photos reach fine art proportions

Winning photographs from the inaugural Mobile Photography Awards, an international juried competition,…

Evocative images of a film set

Stunning skill and imagination characterize paintings by Oakland artist Mark Stock, whose…

On Display

Transient SpacesFriday through May 3. Free. Painter Joanna Swan slows the pace…

The extraordinary plans of Bucky Fuller

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

Auction brings art to masses

Offering works by Picasso, Miró, Chagall, Dali, Andy Warhol and Rembrandt, Martin…