Fine Arts

San Francisco’s long love affair with music

The San Francisco Symphony’s centennial season, opening this week, is an important…

The Symphony’s centennial celebration draws nation’s top orchestras

The San Francisco Symphony’s seasons usually feature dozens of visiting artists. For…

Violinist Melissa Kleinbart brings skill honed in two countries to Katharine Hanrahan Chair

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

Symphony centennial features longtime Michael Tilson Thomas collaborator Alexander Barantschik

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

Robin Sutherland, San Francisco Symphony’s principal pianist, has staying power

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

Green, community-aware art at Fair-Trade Bazaar in San Francisco

A San Francisco company called Oryjin, which is participating in this weekend’s…

Hundreds of varied views of Bay Area at Pier 24

It’s “HERE” — an exhibition of more than 700 photographs either of…

Baritone Thomas Hampson portrays 9/11 hero

In yet another of many acclaimed homecomings, world-renowned baritone Thomas Hampson has…

Vivid paintings focus on California sprawl

Painter Scott Yeskel’s exhibit at Jack Fischer Gallery is titled “Mapping California,”…

The craft of making new art from old wood

Wood sculptor Andy Vogt does not waste trees for his art. His…

San Francisco Opera's ‘Barber of Seville’ boasts up-and-coming talent

The small town of Bayreuth in Germany has been the mecca for…

Dutch, Flemish paintings grace Legion of Honor exhibit

In a gallery of maritime paintings at the Legion of Honor, individual…

Fan Ho's Hong Kong snapshots bear playful theatricality

Fan Ho’s “A Hong Kong Memoir,” on display thorough Sept. 3 at…

Irving Penn exhibit showcases natural beauty free of context

If today’s fashion world pushes a narrow concept of beauty — tall,…

Dual show at SF Camerawork offers view of worlds lost and found

A dual show now at SF Camerawork offers two distinct visions of…

Choreographer Malinda LaVelle busts out with premiere work

With a new work titled “Project Bust,” it’s clear that young choreographer…

Artist Lisa Congdon focuses on arctic pleasures

Despite being in the midst of summer, San Francisco artist Lisa Congdon’s…

A vivid life haunted by depression and Nazis

In the early years of World War II, when life in Nazi…

Alex MacLean’s aerial images concrete and abstract

In 15 stunning aerial photographs, Alex MacLean’s “The American Landscape at the…

Decaying, powerful scenes in ‘New American Picture’

Roofs face the elements without shingles and collapsing, store fronts stand shuttered…