Fine Arts

A showcase of S.F. midcentury masters

The seeds of rebellion, characterizing American culture in the 1950s and ’60s,…

Photographic record of The City’s tumultuous ’64

Arthur Tress was a 23-year-old unknown when he arrived in The City…

Plastic cameras reveal the cheap and cheerful

Never underestimate the power and pleasures of a cheap toy camera. The…

Surrealistic fables from Remedios Varo

An intriguing sense of mystery pervades each of the 13 oil paintings…

Amazing cityscapes by Ben Aronson

The unique and varied richness in “Ben Aronson: Here and Now,” an…

De Staebler show opens de Young post-Buchanan era

A new exhibit of works by sculptor Stephen De Staebler at the…

Characters from ‘Oz’ fill comics, too

In 1900, the children’s book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L.…

SFMOMA exhibit has challenges, rewards

Acronyms for some organizations are easily identifiable. Most people know what IBM…

San Francisco classical and dance programs abound in 2012

The year 2012 is making a great start, with classical and dance…

California Historical Society exhibit depicts an oyster farm in action

The thoroughness with which photographer Evvy Eisen has documented all aspects of…

Painter John Waguespack takes apart Tinseltown

Painter John Waguespack is the consummate outsider artist. A former ad agency…

Meatyard’s gruesome images provoke varied interpretation

Masks scare people. Their stony visages — frozen fixtures in place of…

Holiday greetings from Disney artists

Walt Disney is rightfully respected and beloved as an artistic figurehead and…

Legion exhibit showcases SF views from artists’ eyes

With the exhibition “Artistic San Francisco,” Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco…

Caminos' ‘Solo Flamenco’ goes to heart of the genre

For the past three years, Yaelisa, artistic director of Caminos Flamencos, experimented…

A look at Sun Yat-sen’s life and legacy

“Sun Yat-sen: His Life and Legacy” is a rich exhibition celebrating  the…

Liss Fain Dance goes literary in ‘The False and True Are One’

Dance audiences pay to watch dancers move. But Liss Fain Dance, not…

Krissy Keefer celebrates 35 of dance inspired by feminist activism

“Feminism is an f-word at this point,” says Krissy Keefer, the activist,…

‘Masters of Venice’ at de Young Museum in San Francisco

The origin of the de Young Museum’s current exhibition, “Masters of Venice:…

Francesca Woodman exhibit displays haunting beauty

It’s hard to imagine an artist barely out of college deserving a…