René Magritte: The Fifth Season

When most of us think about the brilliant and influential Belgian artist, René Magritte, we imagine his two most iconic surreal paintings — “La trahison des images” (The Treachery of Images) the 1929 painting of a pipe with the  ...

Casanova: The Seduction of Europe

Yes, there was an actual person named Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798) from whence the epithet originated. The Venetian libertine and adventurer, author of his "Histoire de ma vie," a gaudy and glamorous 12-volume account of his sexual adventures in the  ...

Robert Rauschenberg at SFMoMA

Since the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) reopened its doors a year and a half ago, showcasing a substantial transformation, it has rivaled all of its museum counterparts throughout the country, including the New York Museum of Modern  ...

Couture Korea

A new and unique exhibit of more than 120 creations and artifacts highlighting the fabulous style, artistry and complexity of the five-hundred year-old tradition of Korean dress is on view at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum through February 4,  ...

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

What’s the best way for opera to gain new audiences? The most obvious answer is to encourage new audiences to see an opera and hope that they will enjoy the story, music and singing all at once. Then we have  ...

Alex Katz at 90

Everyone wants to be loved but being hated has been a badge of honor for generations of modernist artists. If they love me I must be bad, and if they hate me I must be good which is the line  ...

Walker Evans, photographer

Walker Evans (1903-1975), a quintessential 20th century U.S. photographer, is being celebrated at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) with a retrospective exhibition of over 400 photographs, paintings, graphic ephemera and objects from Walker’s personal collection, including 300  ...