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2013 in Review: San Francisco Museums

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2013 is coming to a close, and many things have occurred in the art museums of San Francisco. The first half of the year began with reopening of one museum, and temporary closure of another, and the entire year have seen notable exhibitions including one from David Hockney, and a commemoration of the Beat Generation. And here what went down this year in San Francisco.

1. Asian Art Museum: The museum exhibited the world renowned Terracotta Warriors and the Cyrus Cylinder. Then there was the exhibitions In The Moment, In Grand Style, and the three part Proximities.

2. Cartoon Art Museum: The museum held exhibitions celebrating anniversaries of Superman, Chuck Jones’s birthday, and comics Litquake, Sandman, and Sam & Max.

3. Contemporary Jewish Museum: the museum began 2013 with works of Kehinde Wiley and the history of the Beat Generation. It continued on with works of Jason Lazurus and Arnold Lobel, as well as the exhibition Considering Utopia.

4. DeYoung Museum: Exhibitions at this museum included Rembrandt and Dutch paintings, Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson, Richard Diebenkorn, the Bulgari Collection, and David Hockney.

5. Legion of Honor: Exhibitions included works from Darren Waterson, Impressionist’s version of aquatic life, Anders Zorn and Henri Matisse.

6. Museo Italo Americano: Museum featured works from Elena Civoli Brittain and Nola Pardi Proll, as well as the exhibition unescotalia.

7. Museum of the African Diaspora (MOAD): Museum featured works from the Kinsey Collection, Gordon Parks, J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, and the exhibition Crosscurrents.

8. Museum of Craft and Design: Reopening in San Francisco’s Dogpatch Neighborhood, it featured exhibitons from Michael Cooper, Arline Fisch, Rebecca Hutchinson, Holly Lane, Herman Miller, and Jerry Takiwaga. There was also the Young Designer’s Show, and the West Coast Exhibition.

9. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA): The museum closed temporary for expansion in June, and began a series of traveling exhibitions, presenting works at various places San Francisco’s Crissy Field, the city’s Contemporary Jewish Museum, and Downtown Oakland.


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