Current Exhibitions

Past Present: Conversations across Time

Sun, 02/22/2015 - Sun, 05/17/2015

Past Present establishes a visual dialogue between seven contemporary artists/artist teams and select masterworks in our Samuel H. Kress Collection. Each artist has created an installation that responds to one or more of the Kress paintings, which have been moved from the Museum's Kress Gallery for this one-of-a-kind exhibition. Media include paintings, videos, sound art, interior design, sculpture, and installation art.

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California the Beautiful: William Dassonville Photographs

Wed, 01/14/2015 - Sun, 05/03/2015

William Dassonville (1879–1957) produced idyllic landscapes and escapist city scenes in and around San Francisco, representing California as the new “Promised Land.” He exhibited his photographs widely and was friendly with the naturalist John Muir, artist William Keith, and fellow photographer Ansel Adams, who initially used Dassonville’s own brand of printing paper. In tune with the times, Dassonville embraced the Arts and Crafts Movement, which shunned factory production in favor of craftsmanship.

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Weston's Women: Edward Weston and Cycles of Influence

Sun, 02/22/2015 - Sun, 06/21/2015

One of the most celebrated photographers of the twentieth century, Edward Weston (1886–1958) cultivated relationships with women whose influence profoundly affected his life and work. Not simply model, muse, or student, they were partners, activists, and artists themselves. In addition to Weston’s work, this exhibition of sumptuous and rare vintage prints features photographs by Magrethe Mather, Tina Modotti, Anita Brenner, Sonya Noskowiak, Imogen Cunningham, Charis Wilson, and Dody Weston.

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