Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Why US museums are quietly buying art—and downplaying their acquisitions—in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic

Though many institutions are suffering from serious reductions in revenue, collections expanded via restricted acquisition funds

Wangechi Mutu asks the Legion of Honor, 'Are you listening?'

The artist will show new and recent works that play with San Francisco museum’s Neoclassical architecture and Western roots

‘On the Edge’: de Young plans juried show for Bay Area artists this summer

No firm date is set amid San Francisco quarantine, but museum is inviting artists to take part and sell their work

Major Pompeii show in San Francisco delayed as key loans remain in Italy during lockdown

The Legion of Honor, which relies heavily on exhibition revenue, hopes to present the show later this spring

Thomas Campbell, former Met director, sizes up challenges for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

After more than a year in his new job, we interview the director about his priorities

James Tissot: the 19th century painter who swapped high society for the Holy Land

Long dismissed for its religiosity, Tissot’s biblical work will be given new context in San Francisco

From Venice to California: Lisa Reihana’s post-colonial ‘digital scroll’ is acquired by FAMSF and Lacma

The massive work, shown at the 2017 Venice Biennale, re-interprets 19th-century wallpaper depicting native Pacific peoples

Three exhibitions to see in San Francisco this weekend

From a Modernist community on California's northern coast, to the kimono's continuing influence on international fashion

Exploring early Rubens

A new show at the Legion of Honor is the first to focus on the artist's post-Italy years

San Francisco’s Van Gogh is the real deal

The still life of fruit and chestnuts, until recently dismissed as a fake, was painted in Paris

a blog by Martin Bailey

V&A teams up with San Francisco

Both museums are taking the international route