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Museums San Francisco

Top SF Museum Exhibits for 2017 & 2018

Do you plan on visiting some museums during your stay in San Francisco? Here you will find a consolidated calendar of exhibits showing this year at the top San Francisco museums.

The calendar includes traveling and temporary exhibits for the most visited SF Museums. It's broken down by month so you can quickly see what will be showing during your trip.

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Feel free to click on the links below to jump directly to the month in which you will be visiting.

2017 & 2018 Museum Exhibits
October November December
January February March
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Additional Events Each Month

In addition to these museums exhibits, you will find dozens of other fun events each month in SF. Click the links below for a full calendar of events for each month.

Event Calendars
January February March
April May June
July August September
October November December

October 2017

Asian Art Museum

  • The Sculptural Turn: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Kempner and Stein Collection
    • November 9, 2016 - November 26, 2017
  • A Journey Into the Great Unknown
    • February 28 - October 29
  • Flower Power
    • June 23 - October 1
  • Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries Presents
    • July 7 - October 1
  • Philippine Art: Collecting Art, Collecting Memories
    • July 14 - March 11

California Historical Society

  • In Los Angeles
    • August 4 - October 1
  • Hugo Crosthwaite: In Memoriam Los Angeles Museum of Social Justice, El Pueblo de Los Angeles
    • September 6 - February 25
  • ¡Murales Rebeldes!: L.A. Chicana/o Murals under Siege
    • September 23 - February 27

Conservatory of Flowers

  • Butterflies & Blooms
    • Through January 7, 2018

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • Archie Rand: The 613
    • July 20 - October 22, 2017
  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art - Alison Smith and Christina Zetterlund
    • July 20, 2017- July 3, 2018
  • Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid
    • September 28 - January 28
  • Kutiman: offgrid offline
    • July 20 - July 8, 2018

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Leonardo Drew
    • March 25 - October 29, 2017
  • Revelations: Art from the African American South
    • Jun 3, 2017 – Apr 1, 2018
  • Maori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer's New Zealand
    • September 9 - April 1
  • Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire
    • Sep 30, 2017 – Feb 11, 2018

Legion of Honor

  • The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine
    • May 14, 2016 - August 26, 2018
  • Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World
    • Oct 28, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018
  • Parallel Visions: Poets, Artists, and the Book
    • July 8 - October 8
  • Seraphin Soudbinine: From Rodin's Assistant to Ceramic Artist
    • April 29 - March 1, 2018
  • KLIMT & RODIN: An Artistic Encounter
    • October 14 - January 28

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

  • Walter De Maria: Surface Waves
    • May 27, 2017–February 4, 2018
  • Side by Side: Dual Portraits of Artists
    • June 17–December 3, 2017
  • Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed
    • June 24 - October 9
  • Noguchi's Playscapes
    • July 15–November 26, 2017
  • Soundtracks
    • July 15 - January 1
  • Walter Evans
    • September 30 - February 4
  • New Work: Kerry Tribe
    • October 7 - February 25

Walt Disney Museum

  • Deja View: The Art of Andreas Deja
    • March 23 - October 9, 2017
  • Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle
    • May 18 - January 8

November 2017

Asian Art Museum

  • The Sculptural Turn: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Kempner and Stein Collection
    • November 9, 2016 - November 26, 2017
  • Philippine Art: Collecting Art, Collecting Memories
    • July 14 - March 11
  • Couture Korea
    • November 3 - February 4

California Historical Society

  • Hugo Crosthwaite: In Memoriam Los Angeles Museum of Social Justice, El Pueblo de Los Angeles
    • September 6 - February 25
  • ¡Murales Rebeldes!: L.A. Chicana/o Murals under Siege
    • September 23 - February 27

Conservatory of Flowers

  • Butterflies & Blooms
    • Through January 7, 2018

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art - Alison Smith and Christina Zetterlund
    • July 20, 2017- July 3, 2018
  • Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid
    • September 28 - January 28
  • Kutiman: offgrid offline
    • July 20 - July 8, 2018

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Revelations: Art from the African American South
    • Jun 3, 2017 – Apr 1, 2018
  • Maori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer's New Zealand
    • September 9 - April 1
  • Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire
    • Sep 30, 2017 – Feb 11, 2018

Legion of Honor

  • The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine
    • May 14, 2016 - August 26, 2018
  • Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World
    • Oct 28, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018
  • Seraphin Soudbinine: From Rodin's Assistant to Ceramic Artist
    • April 29 - March 1, 2018
  • KLIMT & RODIN: An Artistic Encounter
    • October 14 - January 28

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

  • Walter De Maria: Surface Waves
    • May 27, 2017–February 4, 2018
  • Side by Side: Dual Portraits of Artists
    • June 17–December 3, 2017
  • Noguchi's Playscapes
    • July 15–November 26, 2017
  • Soundtracks
    • July 15 - January 1
  • Walter Evans
    • September 30 - February 4
  • New Work: Kerry Tribe
    • October 7 - February 25
  • Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules
    • November 18 - March 25

Walt Disney Museum

  • Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle
    • May 18 - January 8

December 2017

Asian Art Museum

  • Philippine Art: Collecting Art, Collecting Memories
    • July 14 - March 11
  • Couture Korea
    • November 3 - February 4

California Historical Society

  • Hugo Crosthwaite: In Memoriam Los Angeles Museum of Social Justice, El Pueblo de Los Angeles
    • September 6 - February 25
  • ¡Murales Rebeldes!: L.A. Chicana/o Murals under Siege
    • September 23 - February 27

Conservatory of Flowers

  • Butterflies & Blooms
    • Through January 7, 2018

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art - Alison Smith and Christina Zetterlund
    • July 20, 2017- July 3, 2018
  • Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid
    • September 28 - January 28
  • Kutiman: offgrid offline
    • July 20 - July 8, 2018

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Revelations: Art from the African American South
    • Jun 3, 2017 – Apr 1, 2018
  • Maori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer's New Zealand
    • September 9 - April 1
  • Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire
    • Sep 30, 2017 – Feb 11, 2018

Legion of Honor

  • The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine
    • May 14, 2016 - August 26, 2018
  • Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World
    • Oct 28, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018
  • Seraphin Soudbinine: From Rodin's Assistant to Ceramic Artist
    • April 29 - March 1, 2018
  • KLIMT & RODIN: An Artistic Encounter
    • October 14 - January 28

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

  • Walter De Maria: Surface Waves
    • May 27, 2017–February 4, 2018
  • Side by Side: Dual Portraits of Artists
    • June 17–December 3, 2017
  • Soundtracks
    • July 15 - January 1
  • Walter Evans
    • September 30 - February 4
  • New Work: Kerry Tribe
    • October 7 - February 25
  • Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules
    • November 18 - March 25

Walt Disney Museum

  • Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle
    • May 18 - January 8

January 2018

Asian Art Museum

  • Philippine Art: Collecting Art, Collecting Memories
    • July 14 - March 11
  • Couture Korea
    • November 3 - February 4

California Historical Society

  • Hugo Crosthwaite: In Memoriam Los Angeles Museum of Social Justice, El Pueblo de Los Angeles
    • September 6 - February 25
  • ¡Murales Rebeldes!: L.A. Chicana/o Murals under Siege
    • September 23 - February 27

Conservatory of Flowers

  • Butterflies & Blooms
    • Through January 7, 2018

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art - Alison Smith and Christina Zetterlund
    • July 20, 2017- July 3, 2018
  • Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid
    • September 28 - January 28
  • Kutiman: offgrid offline
    • July 20 - July 8, 2018

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Revelations: Art from the African American South
    • Jun 3, 2017 – Apr 1, 2018
  • Maori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer's New Zealand
    • September 9 - April 1
  • Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire
    • Sep 30, 2017 – Feb 11, 2018

Legion of Honor

  • The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine
    • May 14, 2016 - August 26, 2018
  • Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World
    • Oct 28, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018
  • Seraphin Soudbinine: From Rodin's Assistant to Ceramic Artist
    • April 29 - March 1, 2018
  • KLIMT & RODIN: An Artistic Encounter
    • October 14 - January 28

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

  • Walter De Maria: Surface Waves
    • May 27, 2017–February 4, 2018
  • Soundtracks
    • July 15 - January 1
  • Walter Evans
    • September 30 - February 4
  • New Work: Kerry Tribe
    • October 7 - February 25
  • Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules
    • November 18 - March 25

Walt Disney Museum

  • Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle
    • May 18 - January 8

February 2018

Asian Art Museum

  • Philippine Art: Collecting Art, Collecting Memories
    • July 14 - March 11
  • Couture Korea
    • November 3 - February 4

California Historical Society

  • Hugo Crosthwaite: In Memoriam Los Angeles Museum of Social Justice, El Pueblo de Los Angeles
    • September 6 - February 25
  • ¡Murales Rebeldes!: L.A. Chicana/o Murals under Siege
    • September 23 - February 27

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art - Alison Smith and Christina Zetterlund
    • July 20, 2017- July 3, 2018
  • Kutiman: offgrid offline
    • July 20 - July 8, 2018

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Revelations: Art from the African American South
    • Jun 3, 2017 – Apr 1, 2018
  • Maori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer's New Zealand
    • September 9 - April 1
  • Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire
    • Sep 30, 2017 – Feb 11, 2018

Legion of Honor

  • The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine
    • May 14, 2016 - August 26, 2018
  • Seraphin Soudbinine: From Rodin's Assistant to Ceramic Artist
    • April 29 - March 1, 2018

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

  • Walter De Maria: Surface Waves
    • May 27, 2017–February 4, 2018
  • Walter Evans
    • September 30 - February 4
  • New Work: Kerry Tribe
    • October 7 - February 25
  • Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules
    • November 18 - March 25

March 2018

Asian Art Museum

  • Philippine Art: Collecting Art, Collecting Memories
    • July 14 - March 11

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art - Alison Smith and Christina Zetterlund
    • July 20, 2017- July 3, 2018
  • Kutiman: offgrid offline
    • July 20 - July 8, 2018

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Revelations: Art from the African American South
    • Jun 3, 2017 – Apr 1, 2018
  • Maori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer's New Zealand
    • September 9 - April 1

Legion of Honor

  • The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine
    • May 14, 2016 - August 26, 2018
  • Seraphin Soudbinine: From Rodin's Assistant to Ceramic Artist
    • April 29 - March 1, 2018

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

  • Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules
    • November 18 - March 25

April 2018

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art - Alison Smith and Christina Zetterlund
    • July 20, 2017- July 3, 2018
  • Kutiman: offgrid offline
    • July 20 - July 8, 2018

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Revelations: Art from the African American South
    • Jun 3, 2017 – Apr 1, 2018
  • Maori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer's New Zealand
    • September 9 - April 1

Legion of Honor

  • The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine
    • May 14, 2016 - August 26, 2018

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