The Cult of Beauty, SF

Frederic Leighton's "The Sluggard" (1885) on exhibit at San Francisco's Legion of HonorPhoto © by Emily S. Mendel The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde, 1860–1900 Legion of HonorFine Arts Museums of San FranciscoFeb. 18 to June 17, 2012  ...

Masters of Venice, SF

"Allegory of Mars, Venus and Cupid," by Paris Paschalinus Bordone, ca. 1560, oil on canvasPicture courtesy of the deYoung Museum Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power from Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum de Young Museum, San  ...

Pissarro’s People, SF

"Jeanne Pissarro, Called Minette, Sitting in the Garden, Pontoise"Oil on canvas, circa 1872. Private collection.Image © 2011 Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco 'Pissarro’s People' Paintings, drawings, prints, mixed media and gouaches by Camille PissarroLegion of Honor, San Francisco  ...

Houdini: Art and Magic, SF

Studio image of Houdini in chains, circa 1905Photo courtesy of Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library ‘Houdini: Art and Magic’ Images, film clips, and artifacts from the life of Harry HoudiniContemporary Jewish Museum, San FranciscoThrough Jan. 16, 2012 “Houdini,  ...

Alex Katz, NY

Images from Alex Katz's show at Gavin Brown's Enterprise in New York Alex Katz: Paintings Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New YorkSept. 10-Oct. 8, 2011 "Iconic" is a word that should be stamped out or, at the very least, remaindered. Any  ...