One of the Bay Area’s most influential, respected, and beloved artists, throughout his life Obata found inspiration in what he termed “Great Nature.”
Monet: The Late Years tells the story of the tenacity, obsession, and unmatched productivity that define the last two decades of the artist’s career.
Her sculptures achieve a transcendent blend of complexity and simplicity, light and shadow, form and space.
See how this large Color Field painting was restored using a garden hose, sunshine, and some patience.
Political messaging on clothing and accessories is everywhere these days, but it was rare in the first half of the twentieth century—except in Japan.
Visit Teotihuacan via a free downloadable map that depicts the ancient city on a 1:1 scale.
Sarah Lucas has gained notoriety for creating sculptures and installations that showcase the innate crudeness of stereotypical conceptions of gender and sexuality. From the outset, Lucas has used self-portraiture to debunk conservative notions of femininity, adopting stances associated with male behavior that purposefully foster sexual ambiguity. Lucas’s penchant for androgyny has also filtered into her sculpture, with bodies that flaunt both male and female attitudes and attributes and deny any clear association with either.
July 15, 2017 – September 17, 2017
Feathered Serpents and Flowering Trees mural (Feathered Serpent 1), 500–550. Earthen aggregate, stucco, and mineral pigments, 22 1/4 x 160 1/4 in (56.5 x 407 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Bequest of Harald J. Wagner, 1985.104a
FAMSF receives an unexpected bequest of over 70 wall mural fragments from the archeological site of Teotihuacan from the estate of Harald Wagner.
Circular relief, 300–450. Stone, 49 1/4 x 40 1/2 x 9 7/8 in. (125 x 103 x 25 cm). Museo Nacional de Antropología / INAH, 10-81807. Archivo Digital de las Colecciones del Museo Nacional de Antropología / INAH-CANON