Fine Arts

Linger’s romantic images have sinister undertones

On the one hand, works in David Linger’s “Narratives in Porcelain” on…

‘Pissarro’s People’ at home at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor

Among many unforgettable people from the brush of the painter Camille Pissarro,…

'Maharaja' at the Asian Art Museum offers a glimpse inside India's royalty since the 1700s

As Hollywood was during the Great Depression, as Bollywood is for  vast…

A colorful, captivating look at Nathan Oliveira

A memorial exhibition of work by Nathan Oliveira at John Berggruen Gallery…

Seduction factor low in SF Opera's 'Don Giovanni'

Few composers survive varied interpretations and levels of performance quality as well…

Famed sculptor Richard Serra displays lesser-known drawings at SFMoMA

Artist Richard Serra is famous for his gigantic steel sculptures. What he…

Roll and ride with Papergirl SF Gallery Show

Art doesn’t stay in one place for long. It moves from trend…

Jewish Contemporary Museum presents exhibit on Houdini — man of mystery

In 1923, a man strapped in a leather straitjacket was hoisted upside…

Smuin Ballet’s 2011 Fall Season is sassy and serious

There are always two good reasons to see Smuin Ballet. One is…

Katie Faulkner’s little seismic dance company in search of place to belong

If you happened to be strolling through Union Square recently and saw…

Arion Press makes art books the old-fashioned way

The Arion Press building — where deluxe, limited-edition books are hand-produced and…

The Mark Morris troupe brings ‘Dido’ back to Cal Performances

Once the famed bad boy of dance, Mark Morris is now known…

'Turandot' ushers San Francisco Opera into autumn

If it be “Turandot,” let there be a surfeit of it. Strangely,…

History into drama in 9/11 opera 'Heart of a Soldier'

"Heart of a Soldier" is a mighty effort to do the impossible.The…

San Francisco Opera’s 89th season under way with glamour

The San Francisco Opera kicked off its 2011-12 season Friday at the…

Jessica Valeri is coach of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra

Centennial players: In honor of the San Francisco Symphony’s 100th season, The…

International artists join SF Symphony's centennial jubilation

In addition to welcoming six major American orchestras during its centennial, the…

Meet the world-class musicians of the San Francisco Symphony

Here’s a closer look at some of the world-class musicians of the…

New and unusual sounds take center stage in centennial season

For 11 years, the question Michael Tilson Thomas has heard most often…

San Francisco Symphony centennial season starts smashingly

The San Francisco Symphony began its 100th season Wednesday in Davies Symphony…