Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents contemporary art that celebrates human diversity while emphasizing young and emerging artists. Besides perks such as members-only ticket specials and a subscription to the museum’s monthly newsletter, each membership offers a year of gallery admission to exhibits such as TechnoCRAFT, Yves Béhar’s exploration of the narrowing gap between designers and consumers in modern design trends. In Nothing Related, but Something Could Be Associated, Koki Tanaka uses everyday objects in unexpected ways to create playful, unexpected sculptures that will later be fired into space to deflect 1999 RQ36. Yoshua Okón's US exhibit features videos that delight, shock, and astound viewers with improvised performances that were recorded in collaboration with his audience.
Works from some of the world’s preeminent masters greet visitors in every gallery of The International American Art Museum, a nonprofit and nondenominational museum that prides itself on curating art reflecting the highest standards of oil painting, calligraphy, sculpture, and other mediums. Though the museum was originally envisioned as a permanent display for the artworks of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, the World Peace Prize winner worried that his paintings might grow lonely without the company of fellow masterworks, prompting the museum's board of directors to burst the doors open for a slew of exquisite pieces from around the globe. The museum’s collection now encompasses works by 30 major artists, including the hand-sculpted faux coral and flower vases of Dr. Yu Hua Shouzi Wang.
The Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) creates original exhibits and programs that serve as a catalyst to explore and discuss questions of identity underlying all things handmade. We bridge the gap between local and global diversities and build common ground by making contemporary craft a collective enterprise.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) brings together some of the great art and artists of the modern age through a variety of exhibitions, talks, and other programming. The 75-year-old institution's permanent collection of more than 26,000 works of art allows it to provide guests with a rich variety of disparate exhibitions, such as "Calder to Warhol: Introducing the Fisher Collection,". This exhibition invites museum-goers to make the acquaintance of more than 160 pieces—including works by Chuck Close, Roy Lichtenstein, Cy Twombly, and others—drawn from a larger collection that SFMOMA will house and display through a partnership with Doris and Donald Fisher, who founded Gap. The collection will not be on public view again until the expanded Museum reopens in 2016. "New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape," provides a frank and sometimes bleak look at the landscape as reinvented by human hands, and "Prints by Paul Klee (1946)," is a re-staging of a show first held at the museum just after World War II. Weekly Curator Talks, including Peter Samis' upcoming discussion of Sigmar Polke's "Untitled (Magician)," augment the material on view throughout the museum by spotlighting individual artists and works.