Visual Arts

Matisse and Diebenkorn — meeting of creative minds

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

Jim Marshall photos document SF’s Summer of Love

Jim Marshall, widely regarded as rock and roll’s premier photographer in the…

‘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…

‘Latino Life’ photo show ‘gives strength in current climate’

The “4th Annual Latino Life,” a photography show in San Francisco’s Mission,…

Famed ‘Cakeland’ display comes back to the Bay

Eclectic Bay Area artist Scott Hove is bringing his “Cake Chamber” back…

Arc Gallery exhibit raises a feminist middle finger in uncertain times

There’s an irony surrounding a new, national feminist art exhibit at Arc…

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…

Painter Stanley Goldstein imbues everyday scenes with mystery

Though some describe his work as photorealism, San Francisco artist Stanley Goldstein…

Photographer Anthony Hernandez gets his due at SFMOMA

Anthony Hernandez, who brought the landscape of Los Angeles, especially its poor…

Fall 2016 Museums and Galleries Preview

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

Do-it-yourself publishers convene at 15th SF Zine Fest

Punk might be dead, but the do-it-yourself publishing scene isn’t. That’s what…

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

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

Planetarium’s ‘Incoming’ shows fascinating impact of asteroids

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

An American road trip inspired Ed Ruscha works

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