Charles Ray: Sculpture, 1997-2014

Nineteen sculptures by Chicago-born sculptor Charles Ray fill three large galleries on the second floor of the Art Institute’s Modern Wing through October 4. Most of the pieces are figurative and tell their own stories, like “Sleeping Woman,” a life-size  ...

Amy Winehouse in Art and Film

  If you’re a fan or are merely curious about the late Grammy award-winning jazz/blues singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse (1983-2011), and you’re able to get to San Francisco, you are in luck. After listening carefully to her music,  ...

Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust

    Joseph Cornell is one of the most famous yet enigmatic characters in twentieth-century American art. A leading exponent of collage and assemblage, and a connoisseur of an astonishing range of subjects, including astronomical charts and geographical  ...

Audrey Hepburn

    Audrey Hepburn had an extraordinary life, from her childhood as a ballerina, to her first taste of the theatre spotlight and becoming a Hollywood star. She became such an iconic figure that fashion designers were lining  ...

J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free, SF

“Painting Set Free” is a remarkable exhibit highlighting the late works of the great British romantic landscape and seascape painter, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851). The outstanding works on canvas and paper display Turner’s oeuvre, beginning in 1835, when Turner  ...

Shoes: Pleasure & Pain, London

When we put on a brand new pair of shoes “we have pleasure, but suffer a little bit of pain” says Victoria and Albert Museum (V & A) curator Helen Persson on the opening of her unique exhibition, Pleasure and  ...

Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London

It’s hard to be dispassionate about the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition. Now in its 247th year, the exhibition has been held annually, without interruption, since 1769, the year after King George III founded the Royal Academy Schools in  ...

28 Chinese, San Francisco

Mera and Don Rubell, prominent art patrons of the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, visited China six times in the last ten years, looking for the best in Chinese contemporary art. Works by 28 of the talented artists they discovered  ...