ArtSlant - Museums en-us 40 Alameda Museum, 2324 Alameda Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501 <p>Alameda is a unique island community located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. We offer permanent displays of Alameda history, the only rotating gallery showcasing local Alameda artists and student artwork, as well as souvenirs, books and videos about the rich history of the Island City. The Alameda Historical Society was founded in 1948, and the Museum was established in 1951. In 1983 the Alameda Museum was designated as the official repository of historical documents and artifacts for the City of Alameda.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We host special events throughout the year and tours of the historic Meyers House &amp; Garden. Please browse our web site; take a photo tour of the Museum and check out the Gift Shop for unique gifts and memorabilia. Our upcoming events section has a schedule of art shows, lectures by prominent historians and authors, and other events. We hope you will include Alameda in your next visit to the San Francisco Bay Area.</p> <p>The Alameda Museum is located at 2324 Alameda Avenue near Park Street.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.;  Saturday 11a.m. - 4p.m.;   Sunday 1:30 p.m. - 4p.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Phone510.521.1233</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Admission to the museum is free, although donations are encouraged.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 04:33:25 +0000 Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA 94102 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Asian Art Museum–Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture is one of San Francisco's premier arts institutions and home to a world-renowned collection of more than 18,000 Asian Art treasures spanning 6000 years of history. Through rich art experiences, centered on historic and contemporary artworks, the Asian Art Museum unlocks the past for visitors, bringing it to life, while serving as a catalyst for new art, new creativity, and new thinking.</span></p> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 20:53:04 +0000 Badè Museum, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709 <p style="text-align: justify;">The mission of the Badè Museum of Biblical Archaeology is to preserve, research, interpret, and present to the public ancient artifacts and texts so as to promote the understanding and teaching of religious history, especially biblical history and the history of the biblical text.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The collections of the museum are rich in history, both ancient and modern. Spanning a period of some 3,000 years, the museum holds a phenomenal array of everyday artifacts such as cooking pots, grinding stones, and agricultural implements from ancient Palestine along with colorful Greek and Cypriot ceramics, scarabs from Egypt, cuneiform tablets from ancient Mesopotamia, and over 300 historic Bibles from around the world.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As part of our "Mining the Collection" series, each year a single artist is invited to create a body of work inspired by the Badè archaeology collection. The guest artist gains access to the entire Badè collection, spends time with staff archaeologists and curators, and conducts research that will drive their final exhibition. This series helps foster cross-disciplinary dialogue and brings to life significant artifacts from biblical times, placing them in a new contemporary context.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 14:52:47 +0000 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94720 <p style="text-align: justify;">The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley, the nation&rsquo;s leading public research university. Our mission is to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art and film, engaging audiences from the UC Berkeley campus, the Bay Area, and beyond. Each year BAMPFA presents more than fifteen art exhibitions, nearly four hundred film programs, and dozens of performances, as well as lectures, symposia, and tours.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive&rsquo;s comprehensive collection&mdash;more than 19,000 works of art and 16,000 films and videos&mdash;is characterized by artistic excellence and innovation, intellectual exploration, and social commentary.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">BAMPFA offers one of the most distinguished and provocative programs of art and film exhibitions in North America, reflecting the diverse interests of the University and Bay Area communities. Each year, we present and important temporary exhibitions that range from classical Asian art to challenging work by today&rsquo;s artists. 
Our exhibition program includes installations that highlight the richness and scope of our collections, recent avant-garde work presented in the MATRIX Program, thematic exhibitions, artist retrospectives, and the annual UC Berkeley MFA exhibition.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Each year, approximately 450 film screenings offer opportunities&nbsp;to discover and explore cinema from every film-producing country in the world. We present rare and rediscovered prints of movie classics, new and historic works by the world&rsquo;s great film directors, restored silent films with live musical accompaniment, thematic retrospectives, and innovative works made by today&rsquo;s film, video, and new media artists working in the areas of animation, documentary, experimental, and fiction film. Film screenings are often enlivened by in-person appearances by filmmakers, authors, critics, and scholars, who engage in discussion with audiences.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:08:40 +0000 Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 328 Lomita Dr., Stanford, CA 94305-5060 <p>The Cantor Arts Center's diverse collections span continents, cultures, and 4,000 years of art history and include one of the largest gathering of Rodin bronzes outside Paris. Come see a wide range of changing exhibitions and take advantage of docent tours, lectures, gallery talks, symposia, classes, and special events. Explore, participate, and visit often.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;<strong>Admission is free</strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Galleries, gardens, Cool Caf&eacute;, and bookshop are all accessible by wheelchair. Both wheelchairs and strollers are available for visitors' use.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <table class="tblstyle1"> <tbody> <tr><th colspan="2">HOURS</th></tr> <tr> <td>Wednesday &ndash; Monday</td> <td>11 am &ndash; 5 pm</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Thursday</td> <td>11 am &ndash; 8 pm</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><strong>Open:</strong> Wednesday through Sunday, including Easter Sunday and July 4th<br /><strong>Closed:&nbsp;</strong>Tuesday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day</p> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:58:50 +0000 Crocker Art Museum, 216 O Street, Sacramento, California 95814 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Crocker Art Museum was the first art museum in the Western U.S. and is now one of the leading art museums in California. Established in 1885, the Museum features one of the country’s finest collections of Californian art, exceptional holdings of master drawings, a comprehensive collection of international ceramics, as well as European, Asian, African, and Oceanic art. The centerpiece of the Museum is the gallery building. Completed in 1872, it retains its original Victorian-Italianate design. The gallery building’s interior is elaborately decorated with ornate painting and carved woods. To the west of the gallery building is the Teel Family Pavilion, a 125,000 square-foot modernist addition to the Museum. Added in 2010, the Teel Family Pavilion was designed by Gwathmey Siegel &amp; Associates Architects.</span></p> Wed, 23 Mar 2016 18:06:17 +0000 de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053-0550 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:44:37 +0000 de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118 <div class="view-header"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Founded in 1895 in San Francisco&rsquo;s Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum has been an integral part of the cultural fabric of the city and a cherished destination for millions of residents and visitors to the region for over 100 years.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">On <strong>October 15, 2005</strong>, the de Young Museum re-opened in a state-of-the-art new facility that integrates art, architecture and the natural landscape in one multi-faceted destination that will inspire audiences from around the world. Designed by the renowned Swiss architecture firm Herzog &amp; de Meuron and Fong &amp; Chan Architects in San Francisco, the new de Young provided San Francisco with a landmark art museum to showcase the museum&rsquo;s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, Textile arts, and art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.</span></p> </div> Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:55:43 +0000 Legion of Honor, Clement St & 34th Ave, Lincoln Park, San Francisco, CA 94121 Mon, 02 May 2016 17:53:45 +0000 Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (Marin MOCA), Novato Arts Center at Hamilton Field, 500 Palm Drive, Novato, CA 94949 Tue, 13 Oct 2015 22:47:36 +0000 Mills College Art Museum, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613 <p>The Mills College Art Museum, founded in 1925, is a dynamic center for art that focuses on the creative work of women as artists and curators. The Museum strives to engage and inspire the diverse and distinctive cultures of the Bay Area by presenting innovative exhibitions by emerging and established national and international artists. Exhibitions are designed to challenge and invite reflection upon the profound complexities of contemporary culture.</p> Wed, 01 Jun 2016 18:06:25 +0000 Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific Street and 720 Via Mirada, Monterey, CA 93940 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 09:28:56 +0000 Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), 685 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94105 <p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;">An international museum, based in San Francisco, MoAD is committed to showcasing the "best of the best" from the African Diaspora. To facilitate this, MoAD reaches out and initiates collaborative ventures with institutions of similar vision from around the world. Already, the museum has forged rich relationships with the British Museum, the Museum of African Art (NY), Eileen Harris Norton and Peter Norton, and the University of California Berkeley, amongst others. </span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;"> </span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;">Drawing from the collections of museums, institutes, organizations, universities and private citizens, MoAD is a collector of stories—a repository of information to be shared with all who wish to know about the African Diaspora.</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;"> </span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;">Embracing the newest applications in media technology, MoAD features an interactive theater and immersive exhibitions. This coupling of art, culture and technology enables MoAD to bring Africa, the African Diaspora and the world community closer together. Museum visitors and those experiencing MoAD through the Internet can exchange histories and stories, share and debate viewpoints, and find common expression in the many kinds of experiences that MoAD provides.</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;">Using objects of art and culture as catalysts to tell the story of the African Diaspora past and present, MoAD is a virtual crossroads for people around the globe.</span></span></p> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:05:20 +0000 Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Oakland Museum of California provides unique collections, exhibitions and educational opportunities designed to generate a broader and deeper understanding of and interest in California's environment, history, art and people. Museum programs are responsive, accessible and meaningful to the public, including school children, teachers, scholars, the immediate Oakland community, and an increasingly diverse California population.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Our mission is to connect communities to the cultural and environmental heritage of California. Through collections, exhibitions, education programs and public dialogue, we inspire people of allages and backgrounds to think creatively and critically about the natural, artistic and social forces that characterize our state and influence its relationship to the world.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Mar 2016 17:21:35 +0000 San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 <p style="text-align: justify;">Furthering the Museum’s ability to serve as an international center for arts and culture, the Museum of Craft and Design’s new facility expands the institution’s exhibition space by nearly 50% and features the museum’s first dedicated educational workshop and programming space. A non-collecting institution, the Museum of Craft and Design is one of North America’s few institutions dedicated to contemporary practices in craft and design. Exploring the active roles craft and design play in everyday life, the Museum will originate exhibitions, host traveling exhibitions, continue to present pop-ups exhibitions and collaborate with museums from around the world to present outstanding works of craft and design.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The new permanent home of the Museum of Craft and Design is located at 2569 Third Street in the historic American Industrial Center building, originally home to American Can Company (1915), in the heart of San Francisco’s Dogpatch district. Designed by Gary Hutton Design and architect-of-record McCall Design Group, the 8,500 square foot museum incorporates 4,000 square feet of flexible exhibition and public programming space, while housing the Museum’s office spaces and a converted loading dock streetfront Museum Store.  A primary characteristic is the use of glass and concrete, which creates a transparent visual poetry in the delineation of the entrance and interior spaces and maintains the industrial integrity of the building. Coupled with exposed industrial ducting, 24 foot concrete columns and ceilings, brick, movable walls and thoroughly considered sight lines, the museum will be an exciting new arts destination in San Francisco and beacon for the historic Dogpatch district.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We're looking forward to being part of the continued transformation of San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood into a thriving enclave for arts, culture, dining and entertainment. <em>Travel + Leisure (Nov 2012</em>) recently named Dogpatch, "San Francisco's new creative epicenter" and the Museum of Craft and Design as a "cultural hub."</p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 10:33:18 +0000 San Jose Museum of Art, 110 South Market St., San Jose, CA 95113 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Established in 1969, the San Jose Museum of Art is a distinct voice in the San Francisco Bay Area arts community. The Museum is recognized for its contemporary collection, which reflects the West Coast contextualized by national and international visual art. The collection exhibits the unique evolution of the institution from a small civic art gallery to a museum in the tenth largest city in the United States.</span></p> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 07:07:37 +0000