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  1. Masters of Mid-Century California Modernism: Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman

    Masters of Mid-Century California Modernism: Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman

    The exhibition will offer an overview of the Ackermans' 50-year collaborative partnership, focusing on their work in decorative art and design, and their contribution to California mid-century...

    03.01.09

  2. Photographic Memories

    Photographic Memories

    The photographs on display date mostly from 1850–1910, and the subjects range from formal portraits of princes to picturesque views of palaces and temples to depictions of dancers and tightrope...

    03.01.09

  3. Boolean Valley

    Boolean Valley

    Potter Adam Silverman and architect Nader Tehrani collaborated on this room-sized installation, which is comprised of 400 cut-clay objects that together form a topographic sculptural landscape. The...

    03.20.09

  4. Exhibition: Book Art of the Russian Avant-Garde, 1910-1917

    Exhibition: Book Art of the Russian Avant-Garde, 1910-1917

    During the years spanning the revolutions of 1905 and 1917, Russia was in spiritual, social, and cultural crisis. This exhibition explores the way Russian avant-garde poets and artists responded to...

    03.20.09

  5. Dwell on Design Exhibition

    Dwell on Design Exhibition

    Step out of the pages of Dwell and onto our exhibition floor—where you may be filled with the eerie sensation of being in the magazine itself. See the latest in exterior design in our...

    03.31.09

  6. Esque Show at Heath

    Esque Show at Heath

    Andi Kovel and Justin Parker of Portland-Oregon–based Esque Studio will be onhand to discuss their work, which will be display at Heath through mid-May.

    04.02.09

  7. 10x10 Cities Green Facts, Challenges, Futures

    This is a three-part exhibit on sustainability, featuring datascapes showing the current challenges facing 10 major North American cities, including San Francisco, project boards from those 10...

    04.09.09

  8. Richard Neutra, Architect: Sketches and Drawings

    Richard Neutra, Architect: Sketches and Drawings

    This exhibition features a selection of travel sketches, figure drawings and building renderings by one of modernism’s most important architects, Richard Neutra (1892-1970). The pieces range...

    04.20.09

  9. Closing Next Week: Deborah Butterfield

    Closing Next Week: Deborah Butterfield

    At the opening for sculptor Deborah Butterfield’s current show at L.A. Louver gallery, which runs through May 9, visitor after visitor walked up to the monumental bronze horses, leaned...

    04.27.09

  10. Illumination: The Paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe, Agnes Pelton, Agnes Martin, and Florence Miller Pierce

    Illumination: The Paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe, Agnes Pelton, Agnes Martin, and Florence Miller Pierce

    This is the first exhibition to bring together the work of these four important American women modernists. O’Keeffe (1887-1986) and Pelton (1881-1961) were born six years apart in the 1880s,...

    05.12.09

  11. Not New Work

    Not New Work

    San Francisco–based sculptor Vincent Fecteau culled through the museum's collection to present this exhibition of 25 rarely-seen artworks from artists such as Judy Chicago, Max Ernst, Richard...

    07.01.09

  12. Charley Harper

    Charley Harper

    Charley Harper (1922-2007), over the course of a 60-year career as a prolific graphic designer, painter and illustrator, brought his unique, modernist style to a wide range of publications, such as...

    08.07.09

  13. Drawings & Objects by Architects

    Drawings & Objects by Architects

    ECAA announces its debut architectural exhibition entitled Drawings and Objects by Architects featuring unique and original drawings by several of the 20th Century’s most iconic architects:...

    10.02.09

  14. Michael Peterson: Evolution | Revolution

    Michael Peterson: Evolution | Revolution

    Join the San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design for a preview reception for Michael Peterson: Evolution | Revolution, a collection of more than 30 distinctive wood works that showcases two decades of...

    10.05.09

  15. Andrew Byron, Ed Fella and Sunook Park

    Andrew Byron, Ed Fella and Sunook Park

    This exhibition looks at the typographic work of three Los Angeles–based artist-designer-educators, and investigates the elastic and sometimes slippery relationship of language, form and...

    10.22.09

  16. Art in Storefronts Community Celebration

    Art in Storefronts Community Celebration

    Central Market and the Tenderloin will come alive for the launch of the Art in Storefronts pilot program, which kicks off with eleven original window installations and two large-scale murals by...

    10.22.09

  17. Otto Neurath. Gypsy Urbanism

    Otto Neurath. Gypsy Urbanism

    At a time when contemporary culture is dominated by mass media and we are all glued to many screens, it is fascinating to contemplate the career of little-known Austrian sociologist, Otto Neurath ...

    10.23.09

  18. 2010 California Biennial

    2010 California Biennial

    The only exhibition of its kind in California, the California Biennial brings together a large cross-section of the State’s most innovative contemporary visual artists. The Biennial continues...

    01.01.10

  19. Urban Panoramas: Opie, Liao, Kim

    Urban Panoramas: Opie, Liao, Kim

    This exhibition highlights work by three contemporary photographers, each of whom implemented a panoramic viewpoint to examine a specific urban environment. Catherine Opie (American, born 1961)...

    01.01.10

  20. Jonas Wood

    Jonas Wood

    This is the first one-person museum exhibition of the artist's work, which is evocative of the Modernist sculptures of David Smith or Alexander Calder. Wood's subjects are centered around family...

    01.11.10

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