Museums and Galleries

Sprinkles, rock candy and a cherry on top at MOIC

Cowboy Cookie Dough Chris welcomed visitors Thursday at the press preview of…

‘Maori Portraits’ grace de Young

Museum exhibit previews are rarely emotional, but a recent one for the…

Fall 2017 Arts Preview: Museums and Galleries

Museums showcase brilliant works of art spanning cultures and centuries. OPENING Jewish…

There’s more to Dorothea Lange than ‘Migrant Mother’

Photographer Dorothea Lange is famous for her vivid, evocative portraits of Dust…

‘Degas’ at Legion of Honor reveals dynamic impressionist millinery scene

“Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade” at the Legion of Honor…

Asian Art Museum grooves with ‘Flower Power’

Embracing the flower as a hippie-era symbol of love and peace, “Flower…

Seeing Munch beyond ‘The Scream’

Edvard Munch receives fresh consideration in a world-premiere exhibition that covers the…

‘On the Road’ captures Summer of Love spirit

While’s there no shortage of 50th anniversary Summer of Love celebrations in…

SF galleries’ show boasts whimsy, dark comedy

Fantasy creatures, candy-colored dreamscapes and darkly comic depictions of life’s grimmer realities…

Tenderloin Museum turns 2 with history-themed shows

The Tenderloin Museum celebrated its second anniversary Saturday with a community day…

de Young Museum show recalls seminal 1967 summer

The phrase “summer of love” seems to be everywhere in the Bay…

Matisse and Diebenkorn — meeting of creative minds

Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn never met, but Diebenkorn, the California postwar…

‘Monet: Early Years’ reveals a master in the making

Before he created his water-lily scenes and other Impressionist masterworks, Claude Monet…

Sexy pleasures among Han Dynasty ‘Tomb Treasures’

It’s a stretch, but the Asian Art Museum is flogging its fascinating…

Haight Ashbury meets Silicon Valley in ‘Hippie Modernism’

There’s no kitschy flower power in “Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia”…

Cary Leibowitz’s pink insecurities in full view at CJM

In a window front on San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Lane, next to…

Welcome to Diane Arbus’ world

An exhibition of early works by influential and controversial 20th-century photographer Diane…

In-depth exhibit details Chinese-American experience

The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum in San Francisco is the…

‘Rama Epic’ artworks bring ancient poem to life

Venerated, colorful and adaptable to the spirit of any age, literature’s “Ramayana”…

‘Brothers Le Nain’ a rare chance to see major French masterworks

In a Paris studio in the early baroque period, three brothers signing…