Must-See Art Guide: San Francisco
This week's guide includes Bridget Riley, Howard Hodgkin, Alex Katz, and more.
San Francisco is a tourist destination for so many reasons: The Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Alcatraz, and Chinatown are all staples held in our collective memory since they were immortalized in such films as Vertigo, Bullitt, The Rock, or Big Trouble in Little China. Finding it hard to make a choice between the essential spots and the exciting exhibitions you don’t want to miss? We don’t blame you. Our guide will give you the keys to finding your way through all that San Francisco has to offer. First on the docket, explore the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Re-opened just weeks ago after years of fundraising campaigns, the new building is currently host to a total of 19 exhibitions so there’s sure to be something for every taste! (Just make sure to be more careful than this unfortunate visitor earlier this month.) On the gallery menu this week, choose from our selection below, including Bridget Riley’s first exhibition in the city, rare work by Howard Hodgkin, or experimental black-and-white photographs by the conceptual artist Kenneth Josephson. And this is only a mise-en-bouche.
Treat yourself with a visit to San Francisco, you can’t do any Bay-tter!
Exhibition: “Isaac Julien: Vintage”
When: April 22–June 18, 2016
Where: Jessica Silverman Gallery, 488 Ellis Street, San Francisco, California
Exhibition: “Bridget Riley: The Interactive Character of Color, 1970-2014“
When: April 27–June 30, 2016
Where: John Berggruen Gallery, 228 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, California
Exhibition: “The Campaign for Art: Modern and Contemporary” and “California and the West: Photography from the Campaign for Art”
When: May 14–September 18, 2016, and May 14–September 5, 2016
Where: SFMOMA, 151 Third Street, San Francisco, California
Exhibition: “Matt Paweski”
When: May 20–July 2, 2016
Where: RATIO 3, 2831A Mission Street, San Francisco, California
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