Best Art Exhibits Coming to San Francisco in 2016

April 11, 2016 5:00 AM

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Designer Oscar de la Renta greets some of his models 10 April in New York at the end of his 1997 Fall fashion show. The fashion shows continue through 11 April. AFP PHOTO Jon LEVY (Photo credit should read JON LEVY/AFP/Getty Images)

Oscar de la Renta (credit: JON LEVY/AFP/Getty Images)

gettyimages 51658821 Best Art Exhibits Coming to San Francisco in 2016Oscar de la Renta (credit: JON LEVY/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco has a thriving art scene that appeals to the novice and the culture vulture. Art in San Francisco is as diverse as the city itself, with art ranging from classical to modern and everything in between. Every year, you can find some of the Best Upcoming Museum Exhibits In San Francisco. Exhibits often have limited time viewings before moving on to the next city. Plan to see some of the best exhibits the art world has to offer.

De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 750-3600
www.deyoungmuseum.org

The De Young Museum hosts Oscar de la Renta’s fashion evolution beginning in the 1950’s through the 2000’s. The collection follows de la Renta’s rise in fashion from humble beginnings as a sketcher for magazines and newspapers in Madrid to a fashion icon. There are over 130 fashion ensembles that extenuate female beauty and form. Oscar de la Renta,The works are displayed in themed sections representing outside influences, ball gowns, evening and day wear. The Retrospective runs from through May 30, 2016.

SFMOMA
151 3rd St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 357-4000
www.sfmoma.org

The much anticipated re-opening of SF MOMA is May 14, 2016.  To kick off the opening, the fourth floor will host modern and contemporary art showcasing painting, sculpture, photography, media arts, architecture and design. Works by renowned artists Jasper Johns, Jackson Pollock, Dian Arbus, Joseph Beuys, Robert Rauschenberg and Nam June Paik are all included. The Campaign for Art runs from May 14 through Sept. 18, 2016.

Yerba Buena Center For The Arts
701 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 978-2787
www.ybca.org

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts will exhibit a new commission by Samara Golden that is the artist’s largest to date. Golden is known for creating surreal immersive environments that feel more like a dream than reality. This new work gives an illusion of a sixth dimension where the past, present and future all co-exist. The exhibit will take up most of the museum and uses sound, video, sculpture and mirrors to lure the viewer’s senses. A Trap in Soft Division runs through May 29, 2016.

Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 581-3500
www.asianart.org

The Asian Art Museum will be exhibiting Chinese art from the National Palace Museum in Taipei. The collection includes various emperors’ possessions and treasures that were passed down through each dynasty. There are more than 150 objects that range from jades, ceramics and paintings. Each ruler influenced the collection with their own personal taste that helped shape the direction of Chinese art. Emperors’ Treasures runs from June 17 through Sept. 18, 2016.

Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 655-7800
www.thecjm.org

The Contemporary Jewish Museum will highlight the director Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick is known for his meticulous artistic control he commanded with his films. Scripts, photography, set models, props, costumes and cameras will represent his directional contributions, including two incomplete projects. “Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition” runs from June 30 through Oct. 30, 2016.

Legion Of Honor
100 34th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 750-3600
www.legionofhonor.org

The Legion of Honor is featuring an exhibit where modern medicine and ancient Egypt intersect. The focus of the exhibit are two mummies — Irethorrou, an Egyptian priest who lived 2,600 years ago, and a woman named Hatason who lived 3,100 years ago. Modern technology is used to learn more about the life, death and preparation for the afterlife for these two mummies. Highlights include an interactive dissection table, tomb furnishings and amulets.

 

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