Asian Art Museum - The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest
museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art. Its holdings
include nearly 15,000 treasures spanning 6,000 years of history, representing
cultures throughout Asia. The museum's mission is to lead a diverse global
audience in discovering the unique material, aesthetic, and intellectual
achievements of Asian art and culture.
California Palace Of The
Legion Of Honor - Set on a headland where the
Pacific Ocean spills into San Francisco Bay, the Legion of Honor is one of the
most beautiful museums in the country. Visitors to the Legion enjoy the grandeur
of its neoclassical architecture, unforgettable views of the city and the Golden
Gate Bridge, and 4,000 years of ancient and European art.
Cartoon Art Museum - In 1984, a group of cartoon art enthusiasts began organizing
exhibitions by using art work from their own collections. For several years, the
Cartoon Art Museum was a "museum without walls", setting up shows in local
museums and corporate spaces. In 1987, with an endowment from Peanuts creator,
Charles M. Schulz, the museum established residence in the heart of San
Francisco's new vibrant art center, Yerba Buena Gardens.
Contemporary Jewish Museum - Since its founding
in 1984, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, housed here at the Jewish Community
Federation, has presented more then 80 exhibitions and hundreds of programs
exploring the Jewish spirit and imagination. As early as 1990, The Contemporary
Jewish Museum recognized the urgency for a more expansive facility to meet the
needs and interests of the communities we serve. And we could not have hoped for
a better building opportunity, both physically and conceptually, than when the
city of San Francisco agreed to allow The Contemporary Jewish Museum to develop
the historic Jessie Street Substation, a 1907 landmark designed by Willis Polk.
Mexican Museum - The soul and spirit of the arts and cultures of Mexico and
the Americas are fundamentally linked. Through its programs, The Mexican Museum
voices the complexity and richness of Latino art throughout the Americas,
encouraging dialogue among the broadest public
Museum of Craft and Folk Art - The Museum of
Craft & Folk Art (formerly the San Francisco Craft & Folk Art Museum) moved to
the Fort Mason Center in early 1987, just four years after its opening
exhibition at the original site on Balboa Street. Soon the Museum was put on the
map with an exhibition of quilts by East Bay residents entitled Improvisations in African American Quiltmaking, a dazzling display focusing
on the connection between the visual arts and the creative improvisation that
characterized early jazz and found its source in Africa. The quilt exhibition
traveled to thirty museums in twenty states and showed countless audiences how
folk art carries deep cultural roots across the oceans and the centuries.
Pacific Heritage Museum -
The Pacific Heritage Museum of San Francisco was
established in 1984 by the Bank of Canton of California as a public service for
the citizens and visitors of San Francisco. Featuring nearly 10,000 square feet
of exhibition space, the Museum displays, on a rotating basis, exhibits
highlighting the artistic, cultural, and economic history of the Pacific Rim.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art -
SFMOMA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. We have developed a Web site
that we hope you will find easy to use, informative, and beautiful.
As one of the world's most innovative museums of modern and contemporary art,
SFMOMA has had an active Web presence for over nine years (a very long time,
when measured in Internet time). During this period we have redesigned our site
twice, always with the idea that a museum such as ours should continually strive
to improve the ways in which it serves a diverse public. And, as our collective
understanding of emerging digital technologies has increased, we felt that
perhaps it was time to use the Web to explore our understanding of the museum
Yerba Buena Center For The
Welcome and thank you for visiting Yerba
Buena Center for the Arts online. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts opened ten
years ago with much fanfare and expectation. Our promise then: that the Center
would include, respect and celebrate the people and ideas that energize our
myriad communities; that we would present exciting local artists in context with
their national and international peers; and that we would provide the Bay Area
with an eclectic and wide-ranging slate of exciting exhibitions, performances,
films and educational programs.
Museum Of Los Gatos - In the spring of 1949
Florence Blakeslee, first Palette Editor, organized the Allied Arts Exhibit and
out of this exhibit came many of the first 25 charter members of the Los Gatos
Art Association. Fifteen women and ten men put in place many of the nuts and
bolts that still exist in our club today. They include our By-Laws, The Palette,
our slate of officers, incorporation and our History Book. In addition they
instituted a spring and fall art show. They reached out to the young people with
art workshops and opportunities to show their work.
By 1954 we had 200 members in the Los
Gatos Art Association and were a moving force in Los Gatos, a community of
25,000. Because of our standing in the community we have 20 years of newspaper
articles that chronicle our beginnings. We will begin displaying our early
history, in our new display case, at our monthly meetings beginning in November
The American Center
for Wine, Food & the Arts is a cultural museum and educational center
dedicated to exploring the distinctively American contribution to the
character of wine and food in close association with the arts and humanities,
and to celebrating these as a unique expression of the vitality of American
life, culture and heritage.
COPIA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization named for the
Goddess of Abundance.
Saisset Museum - The de Saisset Museum at Santa
Clara University is the South Bay Area’s free Museum of art and history. The
19,210 square foot facility was founded adjacent to the Mission Santa Clara de
Asís on the Santa Clara University campus in 1955 and is currently one of only
two Museums in the South Bay accredited by the American Association of Museums.
Operated by Santa Clara University, the de Saisset Museum is member-supported
and privately funded.
The de Saisset Museum collects, preserves, exhibits,
and interprets objects of art and history for the educational and cultural
enrichment of all people. The Museum achieves its mission through an active
program of exhibitions, collections, education programs and publications. As an
important resource for Santa Clara University, the de Saisset actively
collaborates with the larger University community, in order to foster the
integration of diverse forms of learning and the Jesuit ideals of reasoned and
Hearst Museum of Anthropology -
Welcome to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of
Anthropology. Phoebe A. Hearst's original vision for the museum was "as a great
educator" dedicated to "the dissemination of knowledge among the many" and to
"giving the people of California every educational advantage". After more than a
century of service, we continue to be guided by that vision.
Our exhibition program is designed to reveal the Hidden Treasures of the Hearst
Museum and our public programs are dedicated to Diversity-Cultural
Arts-Antiquities. The museum continues to maintain its strong commitment to our
vast and varied collections (estimated at 3.8 million objects from all corners
of the globe and only a fraction of which can be on display at any one time in
our museum gallery). The collections are also in continuous use in support of
faculty teaching and research as an integral part of the university's mission.
Iris & B. Gerald Canton Center For Visual
Arts - An unprecedented revival of the arts at
Stanford took place in January 1999. Ten years after its closure by earthquake
damage, the museum at Stanford, splendidly renovated and expanded, reopened as
part of a new visual arts complex, the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual
Arts at Stanford University. With strengthened collections on view in 27
galleries, special exhibitions, and stimulating educational programs and events,
the Center is a cultural hub of the Peninsula, and an enriching resource for the
university's teaching program. We invite you to learn about what the Center
offers and to visit us often.
Judah I. Magnes Museum - Berkeley Ca. -
Founded in 1962, The Judah L. Magnes Museum collects,
preserves, and exhibits art and artifacts reflecting the diversity and
complexity of the Jewish experience throughout history. We promote understanding
by fostering dialogue and exploring links between Jewish and other cultures.
Museum Of Contemporary Art - Santa Rosa
The Museum of Contemporary Art was originally developed as a
volunteer-run gallery in 1981. Under the directorship of Gay Dawson since 1993,
it has become a full-fledged museum dedicated solely to contemporary art. MOCA
is today the focal point and forum for contemporary art in Sonoma County. Its
vision is to become the leading California presenter of contemporary art north
of San Francisco, by exhibiting provocative and significant contemporary work by
local, regional, national and international artists. The Museum has four indoor
galleries and four outdoor sculpture venues and offers ten to twelve shows each
Oakland Museum Of California - The Oakland Museum of California, opened in 1969, is
one of the most architecturally interesting museums in the country, a graceful,
three-tiered blend of spacious galleries, terraces, patios, sculpture gardens
Comprehensive permanent exhibits
on three floors portray California's natural wonders, events, eras and people
who have shaped the state, and the art that Californians have produced since
artist-explorers first ventured into the Yosemite Valley.
Galleries, special exhibitions,
tours, educational programs and public festivals celebrate the state's
far-reaching diversity. Visitors enjoy the Museum Cafe and Museum Store, with
many California titles as well as gifts, children's books and educational toys,
and decorative items. It's easy to get to the museum from any place in the
Bay Area, including the Oakland International Airport.
Museum Of Art - To promote awareness of the
creative arts to enhance the quality of life for the citizens and visitors of
San Jose Institute Of Contemporary Art - The
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) seeks to engage Bay Area audiences
through innovative visual art exhibitions and educational programs. The ICA
reflects and interprets the cultural and technical diversity of the region and
helps us see the lives we are living through the art of our time. The
exhibitions and programs are designed to build community-to make a space where
people of all backgrounds and ages may explore challenging contemporary art and
ideas in an engaging and lively atmosphere.
The ICA presents forward-looking,
thought-provoking, and exciting contemporary art by emerging and established Bay
Area artists. The ICA's mission is to promote greater awareness, understanding,
and appreciation of contemporary art and its capacity to stimulate our
imaginations and illuminate our lives, relationships, and communities.
San Jose Museum Of Art - SJMA is the leading institution dedicated to visual culture
in Silicon Valley. It is a community anchor, ensuring artistic excellence and
access for an extraordinarily diverse populace. It is a contemporary art center
whose acclaimed exhibitions have ranged across modern masterworks to the newest
frontiers of art. It is a cultural crossroads, more than doubling its attendance
since instituting a free admission policy. It is the largest visual arts
education provider in Santa Clara County. It is a source of inspiration,
contemplation, and delight for a fast-moving community. It is a Museum of the
We invite you to learn more about SJMA in
this area of the web site. Read our mission statement and annual report
information, meet our director, staff, and board of trustees, check out recent
Museum publicity, and learn about the Museum's history. Finally, we invite you
to use the "contact us" page to send us your comments and questions.
Admission to the San Jose Museum of Art is
free to everyone, every day!
San Jose Museum of Quilts And Textiles
The mission of the San
Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is to promote the art, craft and history of
quilts and textiles.
Textile art transcends cultural, ethnic and age boundaries and encompasses
traditional as well as contemporary forms. The Museum’s exhibits and programs
promote the appreciation of quilts and textiles as art and provide an
understanding of their role in the lives of their makers, in cultural
traditions, and as historical documents.
Sonoma Valley Museum Of Art -
A rare look at the creative process of a major artist,
featuring two- and three-dimensional studies that inspired famous sculptures
such as "The Thinker," "The Kiss," and "The Gates of Hell."
Includes small bronze castings, marble carvings, and drawings on loan from the
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Museum Of Art - The Triton Museum of Art was
founded by rancher, lawyer and art patron W. Robert Morgan in San Jose,
California in 1965. Less than two years after its opening, the Triton Museum
moved to its current location within the City of Santa Clara. Exhibitions and
programs were held in four pavilions surrounded by a seven-acre park. Due to the
tremendous economic and population growth of the Santa Clara Valley during the
1970s, a new facility was built to serve the changing needs of the community.
Construction for the current facility was completed in October, 1987. The 22,000
square-foot space features high ceilings, pyramidal skylights and dramatic
lighting. The spacious design of the building was created for versatile
exhibition presentation as well as an aesthetically pleasing experience for
UC Berkeley Art Museum -
BAM/PFA offers a host of academic
resources to UC Berkeley faculty and students, including guided tours and
self-guided group visits of special exhibitions and the collection galleries;
research materials at the PFA Library and Film Study Center and online; viewing
access to works in the art and film/video collections; curriculum-related
displays; and a limited number of internship and volunteer opportunities.