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An odd piece of art that features an ox with a tire wrapped around it. The piece, titled

How Robert Rauschenberg ‘Erased the Rules’

During his life, artist Robert Rauschenberg worked in a variety of mediums, including everything from photography to vats of mud. The SFMOMA exhibit “Erasing the Rules” gives a retrospective of Rauschenberg’s work and includes more than 150 pieces. The exhibit, which runs from November 18, 2017 to March 25, 2018, is made possible by a […]

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A photo taken from the outside of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).

Upcoming SFMOMA Exhibits You Won’t Want to Miss

Some stellar exhibits are coming to SFMOMA in the coming months—not to mention some recently-added displays that are available right now. Robert Rauschenberg, Julie Mehretu, Isamu Noguchi, and more will have multidisciplinary work on display in the coming months. As you might expect, these exhibits are made possible by a series of donors and arts […]

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A photo of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, where the Summer of Love first began.

The Summer of Love Turns 50

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of San Francisco’s Summer of Love, a cultural phenomenon that took place in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in 1967 but was reflected across the world. Depending on who you talk to, it was either a fleeting moment of the counterculture hippie extravaganza already going on at that time—or it was […]

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A photo of people looking at a painting at the De Young Museum in San Francisco.

Has Silicon Valley Lost its Taste for Art?

In the early days of the Silicon Valley tech explosion, it was pretty common for wealthy execs to invest heavily in their own art collections, many of which were eventually bequeathed to area art museums. The newest generation of tech wealth, however, seems less inclined to invest in quite the same way. Is there less […]

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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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An enormous Richard Serra sculpture at the new SFMOMA.

SFMOMA Finally Opens!

It’s a monumental week in the arts community. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, previously closed for two years while the museum underwent massive construction, renovation, and addition, has finally opened its sparkly new doors to the public. Three years and $305 million have made for a museum that is rich, beautiful, and that’s […]

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The Southwest Museum on a sunny day.

Stale Fight Over Southwest Art Museum Sees Movement

A long-standing stalemate over what to do about the Southwest Museum site in Mount Washington, California is getting some fresh attention, following a new report by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The largely-defunct museum has been declared a “national treasure,” and the report will be presented at a public meeting on Monday. The Southwest […]

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A white wall bears many different blank art frames.

High-Profile Banker Turns Art Collector

Thomas Weisel, a legendary finance expert and businessman, has turned his efforts toward the artistic—and the philanthropic—in the past several years. Weisel, the co-founder of major bank Montgomery Securities and of Thomas Weisel Partners, has spent the past forty years indulging a passion for southwestern Native American art and amassing an impressive collection of rare […]

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