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October Museum Exhibits in San Francisco

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Go to: San Francisco Main Event Calendar | San Francisco Art Galleries

San Francisco Museum Exhibits - October 2008

Listings updated annually.

October 2008 exhibits at San Francisco museums. Museums outside of the city are listed at the end.

** Note: Museums not listed are temporarily closed or do not have special exhibitions this month.

The Guide to San Francisco Museums has a more extensive list of venues, with full address and location information. The San Francisco Museum Map shows locations of museums within the city.

See the guide to Free Museum Days in San Francisco for monthly freebies.

11. Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)

Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)© Ingrid Taylar

Location: SoMa/South of Market - (SoMa Information)
Profile of the Museum of the African Diaspora

See also: San Francisco Museum Map and Guide to SF Museums

The Hewitt Collection of African American Art
Oct 17, 2008 to Jan 11, 2009
Exhibition of fifty-eight works assembled over a half-century, from 1949 to 1998, by John and Vivian Hewitt. It is one of the world's largest and most diverse collections of African American art.

12. Museum of Craft and Folk Art

Museum of Craft and Folk Art© Ingrid Taylar

Location: SoMa/South of Market - (SoMa Information)
MOCFA Website

See also: San Francisco Museum Map and Guide to SF Museums

Simply Shaker: The Ben and Toby Rose Collection of Shaker Arts and Crafts
To November 2, 2008
Highlights masterpieces of Shaker furniture and includes objects representing Shaker life and style.

13. Presidio Officers' Club

Location: Presidio
San Francisco Presidio Information

See the Presidio on a San Francisco Neighborhood Map

War and Dissent: U.S. in the Philippines 1898 - 1915
Oct 22, 2008 to Feb 22, 2009
Mixed media exhibit of photographs, diaries, letters, political cartoons, recordings, maps, and flags looks at the Spanish-American and Philippine Wars from several points of view.

14. San Francisco Museum of Craft + Design

Location: Union Square
Museum of Craft + Design Website

See also: San Francisco Museum Map and Guide to SF Museums

The Thinking Body
Oct 17, 2008 to Jan 4, 2009
Exhibition will examine ideas about the body’s perceptual relationship to jewelry, functional objects and spaces.

15. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA)

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art© Ingrid Taylar

Location: SoMa - (SoMa Information)
Profile of SF MOMA

See also: San Francisco Museum Map and Guide to SF Museums

Double Down: Two Visions of Vegas
To Jan 4, 2009
Presents a portrait of the Las Vegas environment through two recent video works, Olivo Barbieri's site specific_LAS VEGAS 05 and Stephen Dean's No More Bets.

Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840-1900
Oct 11, 2008 to Jan 4, 2009
Includes examples of early scientific (and pseudoscientific) photography and considers what it meant in the 19th century to "see" photographically.

See the SF MOMA Website for more events.

16. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts© Ingrid Taylar

Location: SoMa - (SoMa Information)

See also: San Francisco Museum Map and Guide to SF Museums

Bay Area Now5
To Nov 16, 2008
Fifth triennial exhibition of Bay Area art explores questions around how to re-imagine a regional survey in the midst of globalization

The Gatherers: Greening Our Urban Space
Oct 31, 2008 to Jan 11, 2009
How do we ensure sustainability for growing urban populations? Exhibition that brings together work from a diverse group of practitioners who combine art with cultural activism.

Additional exhibit information at ybca.org

17. Oakland Museum of California (Downtown Oakland)

Location: Downtown Oakland
Oakland Museum Website

In Our Own Backyard: A Celebration of the East Bay Regional Parks
To Nov 9, 2008
More than 40 photographs from the museum's Bob Walker Archive, offering visitors a virtual tour through the East Bay's most scenic parks and open spaces, following the flow of water from snow-capped Mt. Diablo downstream and eventually into the Bay

18. Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film ArchivePhoto © Ingrid Taylar

2626 Bancroft Way in Berkeley, CA

See also: Map of Berkeley and Guide to SF/Bay Area Museums

See additional exhibits at the museum website

Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art From the Sigg Collection
To Jan 4, 2009
141 works by ninety-six artists, representing the historical span of art from the 1970s to today in China.

Bending the Word/MATRIX 226
To Feb 8, 2009
Exhibition brings together four artists—Martha Colburn, Patricia Esquivias, Olivia Plender, and Tris Vonna-Michell—whose work mingles fact and fiction, history and anecdote, reshaping our views of the world through storytelling.

Gas Zappers
To Feb 8, 2009
Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung offers an interactive online game that tackles global warming with political savvy and wry humor

19. Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology (Berkeley)

Berkeley - Kroeber Hall on Bancroft Way at College Avenue

See also: Map of Berkeley and Guide to SF/Bay Area Museums

From the Land of the Rajas: Creativity in Rajasthan
To December 21, 2008

150 objects on display include domestic crafts, wedding textiles, festival material, puppets and theatrical costumes, ritual masks, musical instruments, paintings for traveling story-tellers, temple sculpture and painting, and tourist painting

Traje de la Vida: Maya Textiles of Guatemala
From Sep 25, 2008

Works in this exhibit offer visitors a unique look into Maya culture through textiles collected over a hundred-year period

20. Lawrence Hall of Science (Berkeley)

Berkeley - On Centennial Drive in the Berkeley Hills

See also: Map of Berkeley and Guide to SF/Bay Area Museums

Engineer It
To January 4, 2009

Design and build models that Platformsolve engineering challenges in three areas—Wind, Water, and Structures

Robotic Apatosaurus
To November 30, 2008

On display, robotic, 30-foot Apatosaurus -- long-necked plant eater which makes wide, sweeping neck motions.

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