Museums and Galleries

“Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving,” opening Sept. 25 at the de Young Museum, includes some of the artist’s colorful costumes. (Courtesy Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)

S.F. museums to reopen to the public

Visitor capacity limited to 25 percent as safety measure

“Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving,” opening Sept. 25 at the de Young Museum, includes some of the artist’s colorful costumes. (Courtesy Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)
Left: Cantor Arts Center has created an immersive virtual video of the exhibition “The Medium Is the Message: Art Since 1950.” Courtesy Cantor Arts Center

There’s no shortage of fine visual art online

Home computer offers OK way to take in an exhibition

Left: Cantor Arts Center has created an immersive virtual video of the exhibition “The Medium Is the Message: Art Since 1950.” Courtesy Cantor Arts Center
Daniel Tousignant’s Twin Peaks San Francisco is a table-top work created for Hearts in San Francisco, which benefits San Francisco General Hospital Foundation. (Courtesy San Francisco General Hospital Foundation)

SF heart art project seeks submissions

17th annual showcase-sale benefits hospital foundation

Daniel Tousignant’s Twin Peaks San Francisco is a table-top work created for Hearts in San Francisco, which benefits San Francisco General Hospital Foundation. (Courtesy San Francisco General Hospital Foundation)
The cast of San Francisco Arts Education Project’s “Bio Exuberance” devised dance, poetry, visual art, costumes and Zoom backgrounds to create a film collage from home. (Courtesy SFArtsED)

Youngsters reinvent gallery show as film

SFArtsEd students inspired by Zoe Farmer’s nature-themed works

The cast of San Francisco Arts Education Project’s “Bio Exuberance” devised dance, poetry, visual art, costumes and Zoom backgrounds to create a film collage from home. (Courtesy SFArtsED)
San Francisco portrait photographer Erica Deeman is featured in the Museum of the African Diaspora’s “In the Artist’s Studio” program at 1 p.m. July 29. (Courtesy Lewis Watts)

Museum of African Diaspora hosts artists in studios

Program is among myriad online upcoming cultural presentations

San Francisco portrait photographer Erica Deeman is featured in the Museum of the African Diaspora’s “In the Artist’s Studio” program at 1 p.m. July 29. (Courtesy Lewis Watts)
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco has covered an entry way bust of Avery Brundage. (Courtesy Asian Art Museum)

Asian Art Museum deals with dark shadow of Avery Brundage

Entry way bust of racist benefactor has been covered

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco has covered an entry way bust of Avery Brundage. (Courtesy Asian Art Museum)
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park guides tell amusing and entertaining stories about the founding of The City in their podcast “Better Lives, Bitter Lies.” (Courtesy photo)

S.F. Maritime park podcast elucidates, enlightens

‘Better Lives, Bitter Lies’ details role of trickery in city’s history

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park guides tell amusing and entertaining stories about the founding of The City in their podcast “Better Lives, Bitter Lies.” (Courtesy photo)
A flyer advertises the Christopher Street “gay-in” in 1970. (Courtesy Charles Thorpe Papers/GLBT Historical Society)

‘Labor of Love’ details birth of San Francisco Pride

GLBT Historical Society multimedia show looks at event’s first decade

A flyer advertises the Christopher Street “gay-in” in 1970. (Courtesy Charles Thorpe Papers/GLBT Historical Society)
Grand marshal Beswick will miss SF Pride parade

Grand marshal Beswick will miss SF Pride parade

Gay rights advocate marks four decades of activism

Grand marshal Beswick will miss SF Pride parade
New Conservatory Theatre Center presents drag artist Katya Smirnoff-Skyy in a benefit online performance with cabaret singers Jesse Cortez, Amanda King and Joe Wicht on June 30, Give Out Day. (Courtesy photo)

San Francisco Pride week events

Exhibitions, performances, film, panels round out 2020 celebrations and commemorations

New Conservatory Theatre Center presents drag artist Katya Smirnoff-Skyy in a benefit online performance with cabaret singers Jesse Cortez, Amanda King and Joe Wicht on June 30, Give Out Day. (Courtesy photo)
The SF Neon TenderNob tour showcased the elegant Ha-Ra sign, with a signature martini. (Courtesy SF Neon/Tenderloin Museum)

Virtual tour of SF neon signs as good as walk down Bush St.

Tenderloin Museum co-sponsors nifty online local art, history series

The SF Neon TenderNob tour showcased the elegant Ha-Ra sign, with a signature martini. (Courtesy SF Neon/Tenderloin Museum)
Dr. George Rutherford speaks with Exploratorium scientist Jennifer Frazier in the May 20 session of the science center’s online COVID-19 conversation series. (Courtesy photo)

Exploratorium continues COVID conversation series

Scientists share expertise in free timely online talks

Dr. George Rutherford speaks with Exploratorium scientist Jennifer Frazier in the May 20 session of the science center’s online COVID-19 conversation series. (Courtesy photo)
“The Territorial City” by Hannah Kim & Sayer Al Sayer is among the Curator’s Picks from the California College of the Arts Class of 2020 Showcase. (Courtesy CCA)

Bay Area higher education art students show work online

CCA, SFAI grads and undergrads present virtual exhibitions

“The Territorial City” by Hannah Kim & Sayer Al Sayer is among the Curator’s Picks from the California College of the Arts Class of 2020 Showcase. (Courtesy CCA)
Designers and crafters have until May 31 to enter The Museum of Craft and Design’s online mask-making contest. (Courtesy photo)

Create a mask, win a cash prize

Museum of Craft and Design hosts “Let’s Face It,” an online competition

Designers and crafters have until May 31 to enter The Museum of Craft and Design’s online mask-making contest. (Courtesy photo)
“The Point of Final Collapse” is a daily broadcast from the tower at San Francisco Art Institute’s Chestnut Street campus. (Courtesy photo)

Long-term installation sounds out about Millennium Tower

‘Point of Final Collapse’ addresses SF’s sinking downtown skyscraper

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“The Point of Final Collapse” is a daily broadcast from the tower at San Francisco Art Institute’s Chestnut Street campus. (Courtesy photo)
Webcams offer live views of California Academy of Sciences’ African penguins. (Courtesy photo)

Cal Academy brings natural world inside

At-home programs include new virtual NightLife festivities

Webcams offer live views of California Academy of Sciences’ African penguins. (Courtesy photo)
Stanford University is closing Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Gallery galleries to the public, but the outdoor sculpture garden will remain open. (Courtesy photo)

Stanford closes art galleries due to coronavirus threat

Walt Disney Family Museum, Omni Concerts programs also affected

Stanford University is closing Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Gallery galleries to the public, but the outdoor sculpture garden will remain open. (Courtesy photo)
Due to public health threats, Stanford University is canceling some programs at Cantor Arts Center, though the museum, and the Anderson Collection, will remain open. (Courtesy photo)

Coronavirus threat postpones Stanford museum programs, Ocean film fest

Officials take precaution as public health concerns mount

Due to public health threats, Stanford University is canceling some programs at Cantor Arts Center, though the museum, and the Anderson Collection, will remain open. (Courtesy photo)
Orange, yellow and purple are used to excellent effect in a “Three Sixes” quilt from 1999. (Courtesy Eli Leon Bequest)

Berkeley Art Museum shows Rosie Lee Tompkins’ brilliant quilts

Innovator brought new dimension to textile artistry

Orange, yellow and purple are used to excellent effect in a “Three Sixes” quilt from 1999. (Courtesy Eli Leon Bequest)
Dawoud Bey’s 2012 “The Birmingham Project” includes “Mary Parker and Caela Cowan, Birmingham, AL.” (Courtesy the artist, Rennie Collection)

Black like Bey

SFMOMA showcases photographer Dawoud Bey’s beautiful, sociopolitical images

Dawoud Bey’s 2012 “The Birmingham Project” includes “Mary Parker and Caela Cowan, Birmingham, AL.” (Courtesy the artist, Rennie Collection)