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A photo of a shoeshine stand taken in the Southeastern U.S. in 1936. The image was captured by photographer Walker Evans.

Last Chance to See Iconic Photographer at SFMOMA

Photographer Walker Evans, best known for his work documenting everyday life during the Great Depression, has a new home: Until February 4, his work will be displayed as part of an exhibit at SFMOMA. Including everything from his earliest self-portraits to his photographs capturing average men and women on the streets, the SFMOMA exhibit is […]

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A photo of New York City, taken at night.

Centuries of Cities: How Urban Centers Continue to Inspire

  Whether ancient or modern, we continue to be fascinated by cities and their histories. How they were founded, what their transportation looks like, what art they produce—each city has its own personality and products to show the world. Artists, photographers, historians, and curators capture the elements unique to each location and produce exhibits that […]

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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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A panorama picture taken at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

The Art World Fights on at SFMOMA

While the future of the National Endowment for the Arts may be in jeopardy, the exhibits it has helped fund continue to draw huge crowds at SFMOMA. Currently, the Matisse/Diebenkorn show is a particular favorite. High attendance numbers and individual donors may be the key to keeping exhibits like this one alive in a time […]

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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 BMW painted in a strange, square pattern.

A Star-Studded Dinner with Frank Stella

Frank Stella has had a huge impact on the world of modern art—so much so, in fact, that he’s the subject of a new exhibit at the de Young Museum of Art in San Francisco. The exhibit began its life at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and will be staying at de Young […]

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A photograph of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, one of many fine architectural museums.

Examples of Fine Architectural Museums

Museums can be intimidating or viewed as “boring” to the average person. However, our perception of museums as being old and dull has changed as today’s architects design fine architectural structures that are far from the traditional way of creating a building. Prominent architects are unveiling their artistic visions on museums across the world with […]

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Well-dressed guests head into the SFMOMA Ball.

SFMOMA’s Artsy Ball Brings Festive Air to New Museum

By now, you’ve probably heard that the brand-new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opened its doors with appropriate flair and pomp. The museum, now more than twice the size of its previous structure, boasts about 33,000 pieces altogether, reminding us all why San Francisco is one of the best cities for art. The museum […]

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A visitor holds up an Apple Watch at the Oscar de la Renta retrospective at the de Young Museum.

De Young Museum Offers Unique Experience for Apple Watch Users

San Francisco’s de Young Museum has a new, innovative way for visitors to experience the museum.  The project was created by Guidekick, a startup and expansion of the de Young’s phone app. There are plenty of great things to see at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, including southwestern Native American art donated by […]

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