Museums and Galleries

Paintings of peasant life by French siblings Antoine, Louis and Mathieu Le Nain come to the Legion of Honor in "The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of 17th Century France." (Courtesy Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)

Fall 2016 Museums and Galleries Preview

Classical treasures and contemporary art stars share the spotlight. OPENING Anthony Hernandez:…

Paintings of peasant life by French siblings Antoine, Louis and Mathieu Le Nain come to the Legion of Honor in "The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of 17th Century France." (Courtesy Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)
“Twilight Zone: Deep Reefs Revealed” at the California Academy of Sciences showcases findings made by divers using new technology that takes them 500 feet beneath the ocean's surface. (Courtesy Luiz Rocha)

Cal Academy’s ‘Twilight Zone’ takes viewers to unknown depth

The ocean is far easier to get to than space, yet scientists…

“Twilight Zone: Deep Reefs Revealed” at the California Academy of Sciences showcases findings made by divers using new technology that takes them 500 feet beneath the ocean's surface. (Courtesy Luiz Rocha)
“Incoming!,” the up-to-the-minute Morrison Planetarium show, delves into the past, present and future of the cosmos. (Courtesy California Academy of Sciences Visualization Studio)

Planetarium’s ‘Incoming’ shows fascinating impact of asteroids

With so much chaos on Earth, there’s never been a better time…

“Incoming!,” the up-to-the-minute Morrison Planetarium show, delves into the past, present and future of the cosmos. (Courtesy California Academy of Sciences Visualization Studio)
“Standard Station, Amarillo, Texas” is among the eye-catching works on view in “Ed Ruscha and the Great American West” at the de Young Museum. (Courtesy Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)

An American road trip inspired Ed Ruscha works

Painter and photographer Ed Ruscha is known for his gas-station pictures and…

“Standard Station, Amarillo, Texas” is among the eye-catching works on view in “Ed Ruscha and the Great American West” at the de Young Museum. (Courtesy Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)
Anselm Kiefer’s 1983 “Sulamith” is among the impressive works in “German Art After 1960” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (Courtesy Anselm Kiefer/SFMOMA)

SFMOMA’s ‘German Art After 1960’ captures a country’s evolving mood

In the 1960s and years beyond, Germany struggled with the horror of…

Anselm Kiefer’s 1983 “Sulamith” is among the impressive works in “German Art After 1960” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (Courtesy Anselm Kiefer/SFMOMA)
Film stills including an an image of Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Stanley Kubrick on the set of “Eyes Wide Shut” are on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.  (Courtesy Manuel Harlan/Warner Bros.)

The genius of Stanley Kubrick

With “Dr. Strangelove,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “A Clockwork Orange,” “The Shining”…

Film stills including an an image of Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Stanley Kubrick on the set of “Eyes Wide Shut” are on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.  (Courtesy Manuel Harlan/Warner Bros.)
A 15th century porcelain “cup with chicken design” from the Ming dynasty is among the antiquities from the National Palace Museum on view at the Asian Art Museum.  (Courtesy National Palace Museum, Taipei)

‘Treasures’ collects 800 years of Chinese imperial art

“Priceless pork belly” is the catch phrase the Asian Art Museum has…

A 15th century porcelain “cup with chicken design” from the Ming dynasty is among the antiquities from the National Palace Museum on view at the Asian Art Museum.  (Courtesy National Palace Museum, Taipei)
Donald Judd’s 1964 sculpture “To Susan Buckwalter” (of galvanized iron, aluminum and lacquer) is on view in “Pop, Minimal, and Figurative Art” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (Courtesy Judd Foundation/Vaga/Doris And Donald Fisher Collection/SFMOMA)

SFMOMA showcases viewer-friendly pop and minimalist art

“Pop, Minimal, and Figurative Art,” an exhibition at the reopened San Francisco…

Donald Judd’s 1964 sculpture “To Susan Buckwalter” (of galvanized iron, aluminum and lacquer) is on view in “Pop, Minimal, and Figurative Art” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (Courtesy Judd Foundation/Vaga/Doris And Donald Fisher Collection/SFMOMA)
Joan Mitchell’s expressive “Bracket,” a 1989 triptych, is on view in “Approaching American Abstraction,” an exhibition of works from the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (Courtesy Ian Reeves/Estate of Joan Mitchell)

American abstracts in spotlight at SFMOMA

“Approaching American Abstraction,” one of more than a dozen inaugural exhibitions at…

Joan Mitchell’s expressive “Bracket,” a 1989 triptych, is on view in “Approaching American Abstraction,” an exhibition of works from the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (Courtesy Ian Reeves/Estate of Joan Mitchell)
Runners and participants make their way through the finish line during the annual Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco, Calif. Sunday, May 15, 2016. (Natasha Dangond/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bay to Breakers 2016

Photos from the annual Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco, Calif.…

Runners and participants make their way through the finish line during the annual Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco, Calif. Sunday, May 15, 2016. (Natasha Dangond/Special to S.F. Examiner)
(Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A new SFMOMA for the 21st century

After a three-year closure, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is…

(Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A greatly expanded SFMOMA will open to the public on May 14.  (Henrik Kam/Courtesy SFMOMA)

Scoop: A tantalizing sneak preview of grand new SFMOMA

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art gave the media a sneak…

A greatly expanded SFMOMA will open to the public on May 14.  (Henrik Kam/Courtesy SFMOMA)