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The Monuments Man and One Recovered Painting in San Francisco

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

Just as George Clooney's new film The Monuments Men is opening, San Francisco's Legion of Honor museum has begun exhibiting one of the paintings recovered by that group of museum professionals.

Museum Hop in San Francisco -- for Free!

Paul Iorio | Posted 11.10.2013 | San Francisco
Paul Iorio

The secret to seeing world-class museums in San Francisco for free is to visit them on the first Tuesday of the month, when they don't charge admission. One can save around 70 bucks checking out some of the smartest art collections in the U.S.

Swells Come to Pier at the New Exploratorium

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 06.18.2013 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

San Francisco's beloved Exploratorium opened with a big splashy party that befitting its swell new digs on Pier 15. Guests were as giddy as schoolchildren on a field trip as they navigated the expanse filled to the open rafters with scientific schemes.

PHOTOS: Is This The World's Fanciest Coffee Grinder?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.26.2012 | San Francisco

As just a momentary glimpse of Louis XIV's royal chateau at Versailles makes abundantly clear, the French royal family knew how to live. At least unti...

Sarah Medina

PHOTOS: Bay Area Children Invent Their Own Versions of Hell

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Medina | Posted 05.21.2012 | San Francisco

What happens when the wild imagination of Bay Area kids is set to the task of inventing new versions of Hell? "Phantoms of Asia," a new exhibit at...

PHOTOS: SFMOMA Acquires World-Famous New Piece

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.28.2012 | San Francisco

Last week, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) acquired Edward Hopper's "Intermission," one of Hopper's final works, painted only four yea...

PHOTOS: The City's First Official Hippie Museum?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.18.2012 | San Francisco

They say if you can remember the 1960s, you weren't really there. Now some San Franciscans are hoping to create something that will do much of that re...

PHOTOS: SFMOMA Expansion Clears Major Hurdle

Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.11.2012 | San Francisco

On Thursday, the San Francisco Planning Commission unanimously approved the environmental impact report on the planned expansion at the San Francisco ...

MUSEUM SPOTLIGHT: San Francisco's Museum of the African Diaspora

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

SPOTLIGHT ON... Museum of the African Diaspora 685 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105-4126 ABOUT THE MUSEUM: An international museum, based in S...