Visual Arts

Mid-century masters Park, Avery paint humanity

David Park and Milton Avery -- who bucked the trend and painted…

‘Artist’s Evolution’ showcases Fernando Reyes’ breadth

Local artist Fernando Reyes -- a banker turned painter and printmaker --…

David Allen’s ‘Ghost Light’ photos illuminate Bay Area actors

For his exhibit “Ghost Light,” performing arts photographer David Allen went old-school:…

‘Game of Color’ spotlights black baseball greats

Sports and civil rights come together in a fun and fan-friendly exhibition…

Wild, wonderful ‘Way Bay’ at BAMPFA puts local art in spotlight

“Way Bay,” an expansive new exhibition at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific…

Winter 2018 Arts Preview: Museums and Galleries

Museum and gallery exhibitions offer insight into past, present and future. Casanova:…

Finnish design showcased under the dome

High design from Finland has come to San Francisco. Apparel, beauty products…

SFMOMA Rauschenberg retrospective reveals wry radical

One of the most significant artists of the 20th century’s second half,…

Chinese Culture Center’s ‘Requiem’ solemnly reflects on Chinese diaspora

Regarded as “permanent aliens” under the 1882-approved Chinese Exclusion Act, Chinese immigrants…

K fashion, then and now

Asian Art Museum Director Jay Xu, enthusiastic about the “vibrant colors” in…

Meeting of 20th century masters: Klimt paintings, Rodin sculptures

An exhibition of major works by early-modern-age Austrian painter Gustav Klimt --…

Archaeological wonders in ‘Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire’

Art and artifacts excavated from Teotihuacan -- Mexico’s most significant archaeological site…

‘Walker Evans’ at SFMOMA focuses on photographer’s love of the vernacular

Known for iconic images of the Great Depression and for finding poetry…

Asian Art Museum announces $38 million renovation

The Asian Art Museum has big plans for the 21st century, including…

Julie Mehretu murals enliven SFMOMA atrium

New York-based artist Julie Mehretu has a massive new art work gracing…

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…

Big BiP murals bloom around town

“Figurine,” a huge mural of human-like golden flowers painted on the outside…

Sophie Calle ‘Missing’ evokes emotion

French conceptual artist Sophie Calle once received an email from a boyfriend,…