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October 2005

Ruth Asawa: Permanent Installation

October 17, 2005 - October 17, 2020
de Young Museum, Education Tower, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, 94118 United States
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Free

In 2005, in celebration of the opening of the redesigned de Young Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, Ruth Asawa donated 15 sculptures to the Fine Arts Museums for a permanent installation. This grouping was personally selected by Asawa as being excellent examples of many of her sculptural forms. In keeping with Asawa's belief that art should be readily accessible to all, these works are housed in the Education Tower, where there is no charge for visitors. Check their website for exact dates and…

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April 2017

Where We Are: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection 1900-1960

April 28, 2017 @ 10:30 am - April 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street
New York, 10014 United States
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$25

Focusing on works made from 1900 to 1960, Where We Are traces how artists have approached the relationships, institutions, and activities that shape our lives. Drawn entirely from the Whitney’s holdings, the exhibition is organized around five themes: family and community, work, home, the spiritual, and the nation. During the six decades covered here, the United States experienced war and peace, economic collapse and recovery, and social discord and progress. American artists responded in complex and diverse ways, and a central aim of the…

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August 2017

Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985

August 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - April 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
$15

Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985 is a groundbreaking exhibition and accompanying book about design dialogues between California and Mexico. Its four main themes—Spanish Colonial Inspiration, Pre-Columbian Revivals, Folk Art and Craft Traditions, and Modernism—explore how modern and anti-modern design movements defined both locales throughout the twentieth century. Half of the show’s more than 300 objects represent architecture, conveyed through drawings, photographs, films, and models to illuminate the unique sense of place that characterized California’s and Mexico’s…

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September 2017

Abstract Expressionism: Looking East from the Far West

September 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - January 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
$10

Abstract Expressionism: Looking East from the Far West considers mid-20th-century abstraction through its Asian-American practitioners, with a special focus on Hawai‘i artists. It is the first museum exhibition to bring artists of the New York School together with Asian-American artists who studied and worked in New York in the 1940s and 1950s, examining the influence of Asian intellectual and artistic traditions on artists long revered as uniquely American. The exhibition presents major works by American masters such as Philip Guston,…

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November 2017

Artists’ Eyes: Art of Incarceration (Presidio)

November 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - May 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
MIS Historic Learning Center, 640 Old Mason Street, Crissy Field, Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94129 United States
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$10

In commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066, the National Japanese American Historical Society presents Artists’ Eyes, Art of Incarceration. During World War II, Executive Order 9066 led to the registration, exclusion, forced removal and mass incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans from the West Coast. Two multigenerational art exhibits reveal a successive unearthing of evocative expressions through three generations. Works by Japanese American and other multicultural artists expose the profound and eventual reclamation of history and identity. Works…

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