Fine Arts

Expect the unexpected at de Young's Picasso exhibit

Visitors to the de Young Museum's next monster show, "Masterpieces from the…

Magna Carta makes historic visit to United States

An original copy of England’s — and history’s — landmark document, the…

The inviting distance of Learoyd’s portraits

British photographer Richard Learoyd’s portrait series “Presences,” at the Fraenkel Galley though…

Bold color permeates Raimonds Staprans’ paintings

A striking starkness pervades “Raimonds Staprans: Paintings,” a group of  nine oil-on-canvas…

San Francisco International Arts Festival a worldwide art extravaganza

Pulling together an international arts festival is no small feat. Artists need…

Smuin Ballet keeps the momentum going with spring program

Choo-San Goh, the late choreographer (and a casualty of the AIDS virus),…

San Francisco Decorator Showcase serves up deluxe design

Perched on one of San Francisco’s most beatific hills is an Italian…

‘Line of Sight’ at the de Young contrasts old, new

Artist Marco Breuer has combed the de Young Museum’s collection to create…

San Francisco Ballet announces 2012 season

In its upcoming 79th season, San Francisco Ballet is slated to continue…

Dance Weekers to flood San Francisco’s Union Square

At noon today, hundreds of people will dance in unison, in the…

Stanford Lively Arts offers virtuosity, variety

More than 100 events — both ticketed concerts and free community programs…

There's always a three-ring circus of fun in San Francisco

If you live in San Francisco, you don’t have to run away…

Feldsott paintings combine archetypes, activism

Yisrael Feldsott’s paintings might evoke something familiar at first glance.  Crows, wolves,…

Sculptures take off at San Francisco International Airport

Flying is more stressful than ever these days — but not, perhaps,…

ArtSpan Art Show auctioneers eager for high bids

Going once, going twice ... sold to the gentleman in the corner!…

Cristobal Balenciaga’s unique, classic designs could pass for modern

What makes Cristobal Balenciaga unique among designers? Gladys Perint Palmer, the executive…

Beautiful opera 'Dialogues' evokes France's Reign of Terror

There is no other sound like it in opera: a guillotine comes…

Read between the lines to take in Sister Corita’s art

There is something so uplifting and fresh about the art of Sister…

Suzanne Benton takes viewers on world journeys

The mystical work of artist and world traveler Suzanne Benton will feel…

SFJAZZ Collective greets spring with wonder – Stevie Wonder

SFJAZZ’s spring season, just under way, hits a high note when the…