Visual Arts

Felines come to fore in Bonnard masterpieces

Oh, to be a cat in one of Pierre Bonnard’s paintings. Bonnard…

Diverse Islamic art spans centuries in ‘Pearls’

An extraordinary bejeweled antique gun, complete with a case of glittering accessories,…

Vishniac photos depict pre-WWII Jews, and more

For decades, Roman Vishniac was recognized mainly for photographs he took of…

Islamic art in spotlight in ‘Language of the Quran’

Islamic art -- not often seen in museums and galleries in this…

Berkeley Art Museum, Pacific Film Archive opens spiffy new building

The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is…

Expanded S.F. Arts Commission Gallery showcases diverse local artists

Local artists with different cultural histories and creative methods address the complex…

Artist David Ireland’s legacy lives on at 500 Capp Street

Work by the late contemporary artist David Ireland -- known for finding…

YBCA’s ‘Office Space’ deconstructs post-industrial economy

Walking through “Office Space” at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts has…

Feelin’ groovy on the time-traveling Magic Bus

What a day for a daydream, indeed. The Magic Bus takes off…

MoAD exhibits address history, racism and more

Three shows at the Museum of the African Diaspora exemplify the organization’s…

‘Looking East’ reveals Japan’s influence on Western art

All styles Japanese became the rage in Europe and North America after…

Technology-driven artworks amaze in CJM’s ‘NEAT’

The works in “NEAT: New Experiments in Art and Technology” at the…

Amy Ahlstrom’s ‘pop art in fabric’ on view at Open Studios

A truly satisfying experience for all concerned, San Francisco Open Studios turns…

Asian Art Museum plans big 50th season

A precious piece of meat is among the attractions coming to the…

Edward Burtynsky photos serve as environmental warning

Edward Burtynsky isn’t your typical nature photographer: His works, often beautiful, also…

New works invigorate Asian Art Museum

The Asian Art Museum’s current exhibition has new stuff, and it’s quite…

2015 Fall Arts Museums and Galleries Preview

Museums showcase masterworks -- from antiques to avant-garde. OPENING First Look: Collecting…

Untouched photos reveal a day in the life of S.F.

Wanting to keep photography honest in the age of digital manipulation, “Project…

International artist Vadim Puyandaev melds genres

Vadim Puyandaev creates paintings that are classically rooted, stylistically modern and vibrant…

‘Portrait’ simply showcases Amy Winehouse’s formative years

Known for the big and tragic things -- her voice, beehive, addictions…