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A picture taken from the outside of the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

If You’re Going to San Francisco…Here’s What to See at the de Young Museum

  Summer is coming, and the de Young Museum in San Francisco is celebrating with several exhibits. Brought to you by recurring donors like Thom Weisel, William Moore and Belva Davis, and the National Endowment for the Arts, you definitely won’t want to miss these. The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & […]

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Indonesian fabrics

de Young’s Tribal and Textile Art Show Kicks it Off with Gala and Focus on Indonesian Art

San Francisco’s de Young Art Museum recently held an opening night gala for its Tribal and Textile Art Show. Collectors, designers, and well-wishers gathered to celebrate the collection and its focus for this year: art from Southeast Asia, the Oceanic Islands, the Middle East, Central and South America, Africa, Polynesia, and more. With organizers including […]

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A photo of an enormous crowd of people taken from the Women's March on Washington.

Museums Are Archiving Signs from the Women’s March

In the event that you missed it, Saturday’s Women’s March made history, or should we say, herstory. According to PoliticusUSA, it was the largest protest in American history. The Cut reports that an estimated $3.2 million people participated in this year’s march. As a result, museums around the world are now collecting Women’s March signs […]

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A drawing of a biker with his middle finger up.

The Clayton Outlaw Art Museum

For the last decade, a closed storefront on Essex Street has sported a vividly rainbow painting of a skull on its front door and a sign declaring itself to be the Clayton Outlaw Art Museum (COAM). But there are no lights and no visitors. While artist Clayton Patterson has lived above his defunct gallery all […]

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A photo of San Francisco's art museum area.

New Berggruen Gallery to Open in January

The Berggruen Gallery will open the doors of its new location on January 13, 2017, across the street from the recently renovated SFMOMA. Though San Francisco was originally thought to be pretty backward when it comes to art galleries and collectors, the Berggruens have actually curated and sold art for many top names in the […]

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A digital art piece depicting trippy graphics.

Austin Museum of Digital Art (AMODA)

For whatever reason, there’s always a resistance to modernity in the art world. We continually praise da Vinci, van Gogh, Shakespeare, and Mozart as if time itself was an indicator of how good a piece of artwork is. Just because something is “new” doesn’t mean it’s not worthy of artistic merit. One needn’t look further […]

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A photo of a Norse woman standing in front of a Viking ship.

The Nordic Heritage Museum

Located in Seattle, the Nordic Heritage Museum honors the cultural traditions brought over from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. It is the only museum of its kind in the U.S. Of special note is The Dream of America exhibition. Visitors are given the opportunity to experience what it was like for the first Nordic […]

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A photo of underwater statues.

The Underwater Museum (MUSA)

You’d never know just looking at it, but there is a drove of treasure beneath the waters of the Yucatán Peninsula. It’s extraordinary, it’s exquisite, and it’s one of the most magnificent sights a person could ever behold. It’s called the MUSA (Museo Subacuático de Arte) and it consists of dozens of sculptures, some of […]

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A painting of a young, African American girl.

Deserving Recognition: Black Artists in America

“I think it’s going to take about 30 years, maybe 40, before people stop caring whether I’m black and just pay attention to the work,” said painter Norman Lewis in 1979. At the time, he was talking to his daughter while dying of cancer. And he was right. His paintings are finally attracting the attention […]

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A pencil that is disintegrating into letters. Some of the letters have arranged to form the word,

The American Poetry Museum

The American Poetry Museum, founded in 2004, was one of the nation’s first museums dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting American verse. What’s more is that the American Poetry Museum couldn’t have come at a more troubling time in our nation’s history. According to the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, in 1992, just […]

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