Upcoming Special Exhibitions

Botticelli painting of The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child on left and painting on man skating by Henry Raeburn on right
March 7, 2015May 31, 2015
Herbst Special Exhibition Galleries

Spanning more than 400 years of artistic production, this exhibition includes works by many of the greatest painters from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. Some, including Sandro Botticelli’s Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (ca. 1490), have never before been seen in the United States. This presentation includes 55 works from the three institutions that form the National Galleries of Scotland: the Scottish National Gallery, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Learn more

Janet Delaney, Longtime Neighbors, Langton at Folsom Street, 1980
January 17, 2015July 19, 2015
Gallery 12
L: Figure, first quarter of 20th century, Nkundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Wood, fiber, and pigments. 2013.78.5. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, gift of Richard S. Scheller. Photo by Robert A. Kato. R: Figure, Fang Ntumu, Gabon, 19th century. Wood. Private collection. L13.34.1. Photo by Robert A. Kato.
January 31, 2015July 5, 2015
Textile Galleries 60-61
Photo by Greg Lato © Latoga Photography
April 14, 2015April 19, 2015
Joseph Mallord William Turner, Snow Storm—Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth, exhibited 1842. Oil on canvas. Tate London. Image © Tate, London 2014
June 20, 2015September 20, 2015
Herbst Exhibition Galleries
August 29, 2015February 28, 2016

Coming soon to the Legion of Honor

March 14, 2015July 19, 2015
Rosekrans Gallery, Special Exhibition Galleries 20B-E
Joseph Mallord William Turner, View of Kenilworth Castle, ca. 1830. Watercolor and gouache on wove paper. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, gift of Osgood Hooker, 1967.4
July 18, 2015November 22, 2015
Gallery 1
Breguet subscription watch
September 19, 2015January 10, 2016
Rosekrans Gallery, Special Exhibition Galleries 20B-C