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OMCA's New Free Outdoor Lunch Performance Series Kicks Off Oct. 16OMCA’s New Free Outdoor Lunch Performance Series Kicks Off Oct. 16
By - posted 10/14/2021
Brand New, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Oakland

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) today announces a new, free program series open to the public this October through December. After reopening its campus in June following 15 months of closure, this series will be the Museum’s first in-person program, and its first public program held in the newly more...

SOMArts’ Día de Los Muertos Exhibit is Back Oct. 9SOMArts’ Día de Los Muertos Exhibit is Back Oct. 9
By - posted 9/28/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Museums / Cultural Institutions

Now in its 22nd year, SOMArts’ annual Día de Los Muertos exhibition is one of the most internationally diverse Day of the Dead celebrations in the United States. Founded by beloved San Francisco artist and curator René Yañez, Día de Los Muertos at SOMArts merges traditional altars with contemporary installations, continuing to more...

SF's Immersive Art Museum Reopens for First Time in 2 YearsSF’s Immersive Art Museum Reopens for First Time in 2 Years
By - posted 9/27/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

For the first time in two years, San Francisco’s Gregangelo Museum has reopened. The Gregangelo Museum is the private home of the acclaimed native San Francisco artist. It is an impassioned multi-faceted immersive experience created over a span of 40 years and continuing. The house is a labyrinth of ornate rooms, each more...

SF's Brand New Art Museum "ICA SF" Opens in Summer 2022SF’s Brand New Art Museum “ICA SF” Opens in Summer 2022
By - posted 9/19/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Museums / Cultural Institutions

San Francisco is getting a brand new art museum with free admission. Thanks to Art Forum and Art Net for sharing the news that The Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco (ICA SF) will open in summer 2022 in the Dogpatch neighborhood. The 11,000-square-foot museum will be a non-collecting museum and will more...

SF's "Flower Piano" Festival is Back September 17-21SF’s “Flower Piano” Festival is Back September 17-21
By - posted 9/17/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Favorites, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Reopening

San Francisco Botanical Garden and Sunset Piano are excited to present one of the most unique, creative, and innovative events in the Bay Area. 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 more...

SF's Hilltop "Randall Museum" Reopens Oct. 2SF’s Hilltop “Randall Museum” Reopens Oct. 2
By - posted 9/16/2021
Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco, Reopening

San Francisco’s free-of-charge nature and culture museum, located in Corona Heights Park, is reopening to the public on Saturday, October 2, 2021. To celebrate the reopening of the Randall Museum, after 18 months of virtual programs and a summer of children’s camps, RePurposeful, The Art of Collage and Assemblage is on display more...

SFMOMA's Final Free Days for 2021SFMOMA’s Final Free Days for 2021
By - posted 9/8/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Freebies, Museums / Cultural Institutions

SFMOMA has announced another batch of dates or free access to the museum for Bay Area locals for upcoming Thursday evenings in 2021 along with a series of free events throughout the fall First Thursdays at SFMOMA: Free Admission for Bay Area Residents All residents of the nine Bay Area counties are more...

Smithsonian's Annual Free Museum Day Returns (Sept. 18)Smithsonian’s Annual Free Museum Day Returns (Sept. 18)
By - posted 9/6/2021
Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening

Smithsonian Magazine annual Museum Day returns on Saturday, September 18, 2021 as participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide open their doors free of charge to all visitors who download the Museum Day Ticket. Museum Day brings together museums, zoos and cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all more...

Alcatraz Night Tours Return in September (Finally!)Alcatraz Night Tours Return in September (Finally!)
By - posted 8/29/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Evening tours at Alcatraz Island are back after having been temporarily suspended for the first time in more than a year, Alcatraz City Cruises announced this week. The night tours return beginning Sept. 9, and will be offered Thursdays through Mondays with ferries leaving from San Francisco’s Pier 33 at 6 more...

San Jose Home of World Famous Doobie Brothers Poised to be Historical LandmarkSan Jose Home of World Famous Doobie Brothers Poised to be Historical Landmark
By - posted 8/6/2021
City Insight, Museums / Cultural Institutions

By Jana Kadah, Bay City News Foundation The San Jose home that started it all for the world-famous rock band Doobie Brothers is on its way to becoming a historical landmark. On Wednesday night, San Jose’s Historic Landmark Commission unanimously voted to recommend that the City Council make the designation for the more...

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...

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 7/15/2021
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...

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...