Visual Arts

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,…

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…

Drag queens art show adorns Scott Wiener’s office

Sen. Scott Wiener’s office is hosting a show of artist Joseph Abbati’s…

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…

‘New Urban Legend’ exhibit tackles social issues

Artists and curators from the Bay Area and China address power, displacement,…

‘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…

Colombia defies stereotypes in Matt O’Brien’s photographs

Long portrayed in the media and popular entertainment as a land of…

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…

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…