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Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

And the Oscar Goes To...

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 03.10.2016 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

The deYoung Museum rolled out its version the Oscars with a red carpet that dazzled in its elegance and virtuosity.

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."

"Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953-1966," The Palm Springs Art Museum

James Scarborough | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts
James Scarborough

We know (and love) Richard Diebenkorn because of his iconic Ocean Park series, which he began when he moved to Santa Monica from Berkeley in 1966. What we don't know as well (for the simple reason it's never been assembled in any meaningful way until now) is the work he did in Berkeley from 1953-1966.

Anders Zorn in San Francisco

Terence Clarke | Posted 03.05.2014 | Arts
Terence Clarke

One would seldom assert that the greatest of the Impressionists was a Swede. But once having seen the Anders Zorn exhibition currently up at The Palace of The Legion of Honor in San Francisco, you could be forgiven for thinking so.

Smooth Sailing at San Francisco's Legion of Honor

Susan Jaques | Posted 09.02.2013 | San Francisco
Susan Jaques

In celebration of the summertime America's Cup race opening this week in San Francisco, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor presents "Impressionists on the Water" (through October 13, 2013).

Jean Paul Gaultier

Terence Clarke | Posted 08.18.2012 | Arts
Terence Clarke


The Cult of Beauty

Terence Clarke | Posted 07.29.2012 | Arts
Terence Clarke


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.

The Irrationality of Love and Art

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

In 1964, when the United States Supreme Court ruled on Jacobellis v. Ohio, Associate Justice Potter Stewart gained fame for his description of obscen...