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Asian Art Museum's "First Free Sunday" is August 1stAsian Art Museum’s “First Free Sunday” is August 1st
By - posted 7/31/2021
Museums / Cultural Institutions

Stop by the Asian Art Museum this Sunday, Aug. 1, for Free First Sunday! Every first Sunday of the month, we offer free general admission. teamLab: Continuity tickets are sold out for this Sunday, but you can still see new artworks in the collection galleries and explore special contemporary exhibitions, such as: teamLab: Sketch Ocean Zheng more...

World's Largest Immersive Exhibit "Monet By The Water" Debuting in SFWorld’s Largest Immersive Exhibit “Monet By The Water” Debuting in SF
By - posted 7/9/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Museums / Cultural Institutions

Monet by the Water, a new groundbreaking traveling exhibit, will connect audiences to the timeless beauty of Claude Monet’s art, utilizing 21st-century technology. Commemorating the 180th anniversary of Monet’s birth, this novel traveling exhibition has been over 2-years in the making. It will make its initial debut in San Francisco this December at a secret more...

SF's WWII Ship SS Jeremiah O’Brien Reopens July 2SF’s WWII Ship SS Jeremiah O’Brien Reopens July 2
By - posted 7/2/2021
Bay Area Updates, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

The SS Jeremiah O’Brien will re-open to the public on July 2, 2021, after over a year with the pandemic, fire and recovery efforts keeping it closed. Built in S. Portland Maine and launched June 19, 1943, the O’Brien had a distinguished wartime duty. She participated in the D-Day invasion in more...

SFMOMA Announces Three More Free Days for 2021SFMOMA Announces Three More Free Days for 2021
By - posted 6/25/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Freebies, Museums / Cultural Institutions

SFMOMA has announced free access to the museum for Bay Area locals for three upcoming Thursday evenings in 2021. SFMOMA Announces First Thursdays: Free Admission For Bay Area Residents From 4–8 P.M. On July 1, August 5 And September 2, 2021  First Thursdays at SFMOMA: Free Admission for Bay Area Residents All residents of more...

See Diego Rivera's Rare 30-Ton Fresco at SFMOMA for FreeSee Diego Rivera’s Rare 30-Ton Fresco at SFMOMA for Free
By - posted 6/23/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Updates, Murals, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco

Diego Rivera’s rarely seen fresco will be on view for free at SFMOMA opening at 1pm on June 28th. It’ll be on view until 2023. Ten years after his first stay,  Diego Rivera (1886–1957) returned to San Francisco in June 1940 to headline the main  fine arts exhibition of the  Golden  Gate more...

RSVPs Open for SFMOMA's Free Day (June 24)RSVPs Open for SFMOMA’s Free Day (June 24)
By - posted 6/17/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Freebies, Museums / Cultural Institutions

Come spend a free day at the museum. Bring a friend and enjoy SFMOMA’s galleries filled with lively and inspiring art including the one-way color tunnel “Contemporary Optics” Tickets: Tickets are free and reserving online is highly encouraged. Limit two adult tickets per reservation. Children 18 and younger always get into SFMOMA free. Due more...

SF's "Flower Piano" Festival is Back for 2021 (Sept. 17-21)SF’s “Flower Piano” Festival is Back for 2021 (Sept. 17-21)
By - posted 6/9/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Favorites, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Reopening

After five successful years, and a pause in 2020 due to the pandemic, we are excited to bring back Flower Piano to transform San Francisco Botanical Garden once again into the city’s own alfresco concert hall where everyone is invited to play and listen. In 2021, Flower Piano will be especially more...

SF's Free "Museums For All" Program Now Permanent Year RoundSF’s Free “Museums For All” Program Now Permanent Year Round
By - posted 6/8/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco

Just announced, the San Francisco Museums for All program will now provide free or reduced admission year-round to more than 20 museums and cultural institutions for residents who receive public benefits, including Medi-Cal and CalFresh. Previously the program was only for the summer months, but now is a permanent program. This expansion more...

SF's Lost Original 1978 Rainbow Flag is Back!SF’s Lost Original 1978 Rainbow Flag is Back!
By - posted 6/8/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Causes, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Pride

In April 2021, San Francisco’s GLBT Historical Society received an archival donation of an extraordinary, unique piece of history they just unveiled to the public on June 4, 2021. The GLBT museum now has a new exhibit featuring a large fragment (10 x 28 feet) of one of the two monumental more...

Oakland Museum of CA Reopens June 18 w/ Free WeekendOakland Museum of CA Reopens June 18 w/ Free Weekend
By - posted 5/20/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

After 15 months of closure the Oakland Museum of California is finally reopening its doors on June 18.  After more than a year of temporary closure due to the impacts of COVID-19 (plus an aborted attempt to reopen in November with a free weekend that needed to be canceled at the more...

San Francisco & Bay Area Museums: What's OpenSan Francisco & Bay Area Museums: What’s Open
By - posted 5/19/2021
Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Here’s a list of all of the Bay Area museums, historical sites, zoos and gardens we could find and their current status and when they may open. Every county is moving at its own pace. Who did we miss? Know of any museums, zoos or gardens we missed? – email us more...

The Exploratorium Reopens July 1The Exploratorium Reopens July 1
By - posted 5/13/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

The Exploratorium will reopen its museum doors to the public on July 1, 2021, after more than 15 months of closure. Before reopening to the public the museum will welcome members only to attend June 24-27, in gratitude for their support and engagement during the pandemic. Timed tickets for members more...

Brand New Bay Area "Legoland" Opens June 8Brand New Bay Area “Legoland” Opens June 8
By - posted 5/10/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Fun & Games, Museums / Cultural Institutions

A brand new Legoland is opening in the Bay Area. At the new 31,000 square food “Miniland”, discover the San Francisco and the Bay Area in miniature. See miniature LEGO replicas of the Bay Area’s most loved landmarks built from over 1.5 million LEGO bricks. Spot the ghosts at the Winchester Mystery more...

Brand New "SF Music Hall of Fame" Opens May 8Brand New “SF Music Hall of Fame” Opens May 8
By - posted 5/4/2021
Brand New, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Sponsored, What's Closed / What's Open

Welcome to the San Francisco Music Hall of Fame Gallery, the world’s largest gallery dedicated to San Francisco and Bay Area musicians. How did West Coast Hip-Hop, Thrash Metal, and the Psychedelic sounds of the Summer of Love all take root and thrive in the Bay Area? The immersive gallery honors around more...

SF Officially in Yellow Tier on May 6SF Officially in Yellow Tier on May 6
By - posted 5/4/2021
Bay Area Updates, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

As expected, San Francisco entered the “Yellow Tier” today which allows for many expanded reopenings. Originally, San Francisco had planned to wait until May 7 to allow further reopenings, but today Mayor London Breed announced the timeline would be moved up a day to May 6. San Francisco Reopens and Expands more...