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Masterpieces All: Scottish Art in San Francisco

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 06.10.2015 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

I could go on and on about almost every one of these paintings, but you get the... picture. Highly recommended, especially if you're not going to make it to Edinburgh anytime soon.

The Moment Trumps the Selfie

Lisbeth Darsh | Posted 04.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisbeth Darsh

Some part of me wants to tell people to stuff their phones in their pockets and stand in front of an incredible piece of art and just be. Breathe and feel what the art brings forth in you. All of the emotions are not comfortable, but they're important to feel. Or at least I think so.

In LIVING Color: Keith Haring in SF

Emillio Mesa | Posted 01.14.2015 | San Francisco
Emillio Mesa

Current day San Francisco seems to be housing a creative rush, more than ever. Not just the land for apps, but a hotbed for true artist types, who are re-emerging as part of the Bay Area's 2.0 tech-renaissance movement.

The Embarrassment of Riches: Bulgari at the De Young

Larissa Archer | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Larissa Archer

Okay, if we take for granted that there are reasons based in artistry that justify this show, let's examine the work and what is said about the work that supports that claim. There are two innovations cited as "revolutionary."

Diane von Furstenberg: Bright Past Revisited

Edward Goldman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I wonder, how many of you remember the glory days of one of the best known LA department stores: May Co. It's been a quarter century since it was cl...

Hurray to Pope Francis and MOCA Trustees

Edward Goldman | Posted 03.09.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

First of all, a belated Happy New Year to you, my friends. May I ask what is on your list of New Years' resolutions? Oh, never mind your waistline. ...

Why You Should Take iPad Artworks Seriously

AP | By MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 12.28.2013 | Arts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Happily hunched over his iPad, Britain's most celebrated living artist David Hockney is pioneering in the art world again, turn...

Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953-1966

John Seed | Posted 11.24.2013 | Arts
John Seed

"The Berkeley Years" contains both masterpieces and quirky unresolved works: viewed in concert they offer revelations into the artist's thought processes and predilections.

Can You Feel The Bay Area Light?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts

Capturing the ethereal glow of the Bay Area is no easy feat. Richard Diebenkorn succeeds where many before him have failed, translating the atmospheri...

10 Years and Another World Later

Stephen Funk | Posted 07.16.2013 | San Francisco
Stephen Funk

Ten years ago, I was a 20-year-old Marine who was about to cause a world of trouble by becoming the first person in the military to publicly speak out against the Iraq War.

Midwinter Gala Grooms the Ice

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 05.14.2013 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

The ice appeared twice as nice at the Fine Arts Museum's Mid-Winter Gala, where diamonds as big as skating rinks had to contend with the real thing.

PHOTOS: This Exhibit Will Give You Goosebumps

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.01.2013 | San Francisco

It's been nearly a decade since our government attacked Baghdad, launching the infamous "shock and awe" attacks that marked the start of the U.S. inva...

The Legendary Ballet Master Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 12.04.2012 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Reflecting Nureyev's lifelong obsession with the details of fabric, decoration, and stylistic line, the costumes in this exhibition represent every period of his long career.

San Fran Hires Art Detective After Losing $90M

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

San Francisco has recently hired its very own art detective and announced a moratorium on public art donations to the city, all in response to claims ...

Man Ray's Surreal Love (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.17.2012 | Arts

In 1929 Lee Miller approached Man Ray, an artist 17 years her senior, asking him to be her mentor. The elder artist reluctantly agreed, and they began...

In California, From Goat Cheese To Gaultier

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

The Jean Paul Gaultier fashion retrospective at the de Young Museum in San Francisco was the perfect pretext for a road trip along one of the world's most spectacular coastal roads.

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, at San Francisco's de Young Museum

Sean Martinfield | Posted 05.27.2012 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

The exhibit consists of 140 ensembles spanning over 35 years of Gaultier's collections. Once inside, there is an immediate atmosphere of excitement and sensuality, intimacy and tantalizing shock.

Jean Paul Gaultier: Beyond Couture

Mary Orlin | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Mary Orlin

There is something completely personal about "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk," a show now open at the de Young museum in San Francisco.

Robin Wilkey

PHOTOS: SF Fashion World Rocked By Design Legend | Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.27.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- In San Francisco's sea of leggings and North Face fleece, it can be challenging to find the fashion. But last week, when French d...

Stephen De Staebler: Matter + Spirit

DeWitt Cheng | Posted 05.06.2012 | San Francisco
DeWitt Cheng


Remembering John Buchanan

Terence Clarke | Posted 03.06.2012 | San Francisco
Terence Clarke

John Buchanan, who has been for six years the Director of The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, died last Friday. He was responsible for a grand resurgence of interest in the museums, especially with the new de Young Museum.

When Showing Off Is the Name of the [Art] Game

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.11.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman



Mike Selsky | Posted 08.14.2011 | Arts
Mike Selsky


Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Nigel Hamilton

America is so vast that, living in Boston, I simply had no idea San Francisco was hosting such an exhibition. It took Thanksgiving and a visit to my w...

Three Must-See Exhibitions Around the World Right Now

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Here is my advice to travelers on the best way to avoid getting wet: go to a museum, browse its bookstore, check out the gift shop, eat well in the museum café. And of course, don't forget about the art.