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The 151-Year-Old San Francisco Art Institute Has Closed for Good After Failed Attempts to Save the Financially Moribund School

After multiple merger attempts, the historic but financially troubled San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), which operated for 151 years in the Bay Area, closed last Friday, July 15, for good.  The final blow came that same day when the University of San Francisco (USF) pulled out from a proposed deal that had been in the works since January to acquire the failing institution. In ...

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San Jose Museum of Art curator wants people to see their own stories

The San Jose Museum of Art is not just for “art” people, says Lauren Schell Dickens. It’s for all kinds of people, including families with small kids and those who don’t normally visit museums at all. “Everyone comes from a different place and engages with art differently,” the museum’s senior curator says. We recently had the chance to learn more about this San Jose native, who ...

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MCA San Diego’s $105M Expansion Opens After Four Years – ARTnews.com

After a four-year wait and a $105 million expansion, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s reopening is a study in the changing shape of institutions.  Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the seaside neighborhood of La Jolla, the newly renovated complex is essentially two different buildings joined at the hip.  On the right, you’ll find a composite of white-stuccoed boxes, punctuated by curved windows ...

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Rare Marie-Guillemine Benoist Painting Headed to San Francisco – ARTnews.com

In 1791, Marie-Guillemine Benoist became the first woman to show a history painting at the prestigious Paris Salon with Psyche Bidding Her Family Farewell, a masterwork of the genre that was squirreled away for centuries after its creation—until now. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco has announced the acquisition of the Benoist work, making it just one of three paintings by the artist currently ...

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A Masterwork by the First Female History Painter to Show at a Paris Salon Is Headed to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco has acquired Psyche Bidding Her Family Farewell (1791) by Marie-Guillemine Benoist—a rare work by a female Old Master, and the first history painting shown at the Paris salon by a woman artist. “Marie-Guillemine Benoist is in some ways really such an exceptional artist, but also sort of typifies this moment of possibility for French women artists at the tail end of the ...

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San Francisco’s Immersive Picasso Exhibit Transforms the Anti-War Masterpiece ‘Guernica’ Into an Instagram Backdrop

Get excited San Francisco—for the low, low price of $39.99 you can take part in the latest immersive art craze, this one themed around probably the most famous of all modern artists: Pablo Picasso. The show, called “Imagine Picasso,” incorporates images of more than 200 works by the late Spanish artist, whose creativity and experimentation defined the history of art for a big chunk of ...

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Here’s What Collectors Bought at the Bustling Fog Design and Art Fair in San Francisco

The return of the FOG Design and Art fair to San Francisco’s Fort Mason pier—after going on hiatus last year amid the pandemic—brought out droves of buyers. Both local galleries and those that visited from around the U.S. (plus a few international names) reported healthy sales and a strong showing from important private and institutional collections. The ICA Miami quickly acquired two works including ...

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