Museums San Francisco

Top SF Museum Exhibits for 2014 & 2015

Do you plan on visiting some museums during your stay in San Francisco? Here you will find a consolidated calendar of museums San Francisco exhibits.

The calendar includes traveling and temporary exhibits for the most visited SF Museums. It's broken out by month to make it easy to quickly see what is showing in each museum during your visit.

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Feel free to click on the links below to jump directly to the month you are visiting.

2014 & 2015 Museum Exhibits
November December January February
March April May June
July August September October

November 2014

Asian Art Museum

  • Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    • October 24, 2014 - January 18, 2015
  • From Two Arises Three: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney
    • July 15, 2014 - March 1, 2015
  • Tradition on Fire: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Paul and Kathy Bissinger Collection
    • August 19, 2014 - April 5, 2015
  • Tetsuya Ishida: Saving the World with a Brushstroke
    • November 14, 2014 - February 22, 2015

California Historical Society

  • Yosemite: A Storied Landscape
    • June 29, 2014 - January 25, 2015

Cartoon ARt Museum

  • Stranger Than Life: The Cartoons and Comics of M.K. Brown
    • August 30, 2014 - February 15, 2015
  • Small Press Spotlight on Ben Seto
    • September 20, 2014 - January 11, 2015
  • The Art of The Boxtrolls
    • September 26 - February 15, 2015
  • Stranger Than Life: The Cartoons and Comics of M.K. Brown
    • August 30, 2014 - February 15, 2015

Conservatory of Flowers

  • Underwater Gardens: The Art of Aquascaping
    • November 13, 2014 - April 12, 2015

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • Arnold Newman: Masterclass
    • October 23, 2014 - February 1, 2015
  • J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch
    • November 20, 2014 - March 8, 2015
  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art
    • October 23, 2014 - July 30, 2015

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Shaping Abstraction
    • February 1, 2014 - January 4, 2015
  • Lace: Labor and Luxury
    • February 1, 2014 - November 30, 2014
  • Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay
    • June 14, 2014 - January 4, 2015
  • Lines on the Horizon: Native American Art from the Weisel Family Collection
    • May 3, 2014 - January 4, 2015
  • Keith Haring: The Political Line
    • November 8, 2014 - February 8, 2015
  • Celebrating the Spectrum: Highlights from the Anderson Collection
    • September 13, 2014 - April 5, 2015

Legion of Honor

  • Masters of Fire
    • June 28 - January 4, 2015
  • Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House
    • October 18 - January 18, 2015
  • Artists & Editions: A Publication in Memory of Steven Leiber (1957–2012)
    • October 18, 2014 - March 29, 2015

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) - Closed for renovations, but has several On the Go Exhibits

  • Markus Schinwald at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
    • September 09,2014 - December 13, 2015
  • Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California at the Oakland Museum of California
    • September 20, 2014 - April 12, 2015
  • Photography in Mexico from the Collection of SFMOMA at the Bakersfield Museum of Art
    • September 11, 2014 - January 04, 2015
  • The Provoke Era: Japanese Photography from the Collection of SFMOMA at the Crocker Art Museum
    • October 12, 2014 - February 01, 2015

Walt Disney Museum

  • Leading Ladies and Femme Fatales: The Art of Marc Davis
    • April 30, 2014 - November 3, 2014
  • All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt's Trains
    • November 13, 2014 - February 9, 2015
  • The Lost Notebook: Secrets of Disney's Movie Magic
    • November 26, 2014 - January 12, 2015

December 2014

Asian Art Museum

  • Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    • October 24, 2014 - January 18, 2015
  • From Two Arises Three: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney
    • July 15, 2014 - March 1, 2015
  • Tradition on Fire: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Paul and Kathy Bissinger Collection
    • August 19, 2014 - April 5, 2015
  • Tetsuya Ishida: Saving the World with a Brushstroke
    • November 14, 2014 - February 22, 2015

California Historical Society

  • Yosemite: A Storied Landscape
    • June 29, 2014 - January 25, 2015

Cartoon ARt Museum

  • Stranger Than Life: The Cartoons and Comics of M.K. Brown
    • August 30, 2014 - February 15, 2015
  • Small Press Spotlight on Ben Seto
    • September 20, 2014 - January 11, 2015
  • The Art of The Boxtrolls
    • September 26 - February 15, 2015
  • Stranger Than Life: The Cartoons and Comics of M.K. Brown
    • August 30, 2014 - February 15, 2015

Conservatory of Flowers

  • Underwater Gardens: The Art of Aquascaping
    • November 13, 2014 - April 12, 2015

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • Arnold Newman: Masterclass
    • October 23, 2014 - February 1, 2015
  • J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch
    • November 20, 2014 - March 8, 2015
  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art
    • October 23, 2014 - July 30, 2015

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Shaping Abstraction
    • February 1, 2014 - January 4, 2015
  • Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay
    • June 14 - January 4, 2015
  • Lines on the Horizon: Native American Art from the Weisel Family Collection
    • May 3, 2014 - January 4, 2015
  • Keith Haring: The Political Line
    • November 8 - February 8, 2015
  • Celebrating the Spectrum: Highlights from the Anderson Collection
    • September 13, 2014 - April 5, 2015

Legion of Honor

  • Masters of Fire
    • June 28, 2014 - January 4, 2015
  • Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House
    • October 18 - January 18, 2015
  • A Princely Pursuit: The Malcolm D. Gutter Collection of Early Meissen Porcelain
    • December 13, 2014 - August 30, 2015
  • Artists & Editions: A Publication in Memory of Steven Leiber (1957–2012)
    • October 18, 2014 - March 29, 2015

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) - Closed for renovations, but has several On the Go Exhibits

  • Markus Schinwald at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
    • September 09,2014 - December 13, 2015
  • Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California at the Oakland Museum of California
    • September 20, 2014 - April 12, 2015
  • Photography in Mexico from the Collection of SFMOMA at the Bakersfield Museum of Art
    • September 11, 2014 - January 04, 2015
  • The Provoke Era: Japanese Photography from the Collection of SFMOMA at the Crocker Art Museum
    • October 12, 2014 - February 01, 2015

Walt Disney Museum

  • All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt's Trains
    • November 13, 2014 - February 9, 2015
  • The Lost Notebook: Secrets of Disney's Movie Magic
    • November 26, 2014 - January 12, 2015

January 2015

Asian Art Museum

  • Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    • October 24, 2014 - January 18, 2015
  • From Two Arises Three: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney
    • July 15, 2014 - March 1, 2015
  • Tradition on Fire: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Paul and Kathy Bissinger Collection
    • August 19, 2014 - April 5, 2015
  • Tetsuya Ishida: Saving the World with a Brushstroke
    • November 14, 2014 - February 22, 2015

California Historical Society

  • Yosemite: A Storied Landscape
    • June 29, 2014 - January 25, 2015

Cartoon ARt Museum

  • Stranger Than Life: The Cartoons and Comics of M.K. Brown
    • August 30, 2014 - February 15, 2015
  • Small Press Spotlight on Ben Seto
    • September 20, 2014 - January 11, 2015
  • The Art of The Boxtrolls
    • September 26 - February 15, 2015
  • Stranger Than Life: The Cartoons and Comics of M.K. Brown
    • August 30, 2014 - February 15, 2015

Conservatory of Flowers

  • Underwater Gardens: The Art of Aquascaping
    • November 13, 2014 - April 12, 2015

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • Arnold Newman: Masterclass
    • October 23, 2014 - February 1, 2015
  • J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch
    • November 20, 2014 - March 8, 2015
  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art
    • October 23, 2014 - July 30, 2015

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Shaping Abstraction
    • February 1, 2014 - January 4, 2015
  • Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay
    • June 14 - January 4, 2015
  • Lines on the Horizon: Native American Art from the Weisel Family Collection
    • May 3, 2014 - January 4, 2015
  • Keith Haring: The Political Line
    • November 8 - February 8, 2015
  • Celebrating the Spectrum: Highlights from the Anderson Collection
    • September 13, 2014 - April 5, 2015
  • Janet Delaney: South of Market
    • January 17, 2015 - July 19, 2015
  • Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture
    • January 31, 2015 - July 5, 2015

Legion of Honor

  • Masters of Fire
    • June 28 - January 4, 2015
  • Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House
    • October 18 - January 18, 2015
  • A Princely Pursuit: The Malcolm D. Gutter Collection of Early Meissen Porcelain
    • December 13, 2014 - August 30, 2015
  • Artists & Editions: A Publication in Memory of Steven Leiber (1957–2012)
    • October 18, 2014 - March 29, 2015

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) - Closed for renovations, but has several On the Go Exhibits

  • Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California at the Oakland Museum of California
    • September 20, 2014 - April 12, 2015
  • Photography in Mexico from the Collection of SFMOMA at the Bakersfield Museum of Art
    • September 11, 2014 - January 04, 2015
  • The Provoke Era: Japanese Photography from the Collection of SFMOMA at the Crocker Art Museum
    • October 12, 2014 - February 01, 2015

Walt Disney Museum

  • All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt's Trains
    • November 13, 2014 - February 9, 2015
  • The Lost Notebook: Secrets of Disney's Movie Magic
    • November 26, 2014 - January 12, 2015

February 2015

Asian Art Museum

  • Seduction: Japan's Floating World
    • February 20, 2015 - May 10, 2015
  • From Two Arises Three: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney
    • July 15, 2014 - March 1, 2015
  • Tradition on Fire: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Paul and Kathy Bissinger Collection
    • August 19, 2014 - April 5, 2015
  • The Printer's Eye: Ukiyo-e from the Grabhorn Collection
    • February 20, 2015 - May 10, 2015
  • Tetsuya Ishida: Saving the World with a Brushstroke
    • November 14, 2014 - February 22, 2015

Cartoon ARt Museum

  • Stranger Than Life: The Cartoons and Comics of M.K. Brown
    • August 30, 2014 - February 15, 2015
  • The Art of The Boxtrolls
    • September 26 - February 15, 2015
  • Stranger Than Life: The Cartoons and Comics of M.K. Brown
    • August 30, 2014 - February 15, 2015

Conservatory of Flowers

  • Underwater Gardens: The Art of Aquascaping
    • November 13, 2014 - April 12, 2015

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • Arnold Newman: Masterclass
    • October 23, 2014 - February 1, 2015
  • J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch
    • November 20, 2014 - March 8, 2015
  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art
    • October 23, 2014 - July 30, 2015
  • Letters to Afar
    • February 26, 2015 - May 24, 2015
  • Poland and Palestine: Two Lands and Two Skies
    • February 26, 2015 - May 24, 2015

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Keith Haring: The Political Line
    • November 8, 2014 - February 8, 2015
  • Celebrating the Spectrum: Highlights from the Anderson Collection
    • September 13, 2014 - April 5, 2015
  • Janet Delaney: South of Market
    • January 17, 2015 - July 19, 2015
  • Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture
    • January 31, 2015 - July 5, 2015

Legion of Honor

  • A Princely Pursuit: The Malcolm D. Gutter Collection of Early Meissen Porcelain
    • December 13, 2014 - August 30, 2015
  • Artists & Editions: A Publication in Memory of Steven Leiber (1957–2012)
    • October 18, 2014 - March 29, 2015

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) - Closed for renovations, but has several On the Go Exhibits

  • Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California at the Oakland Museum of California
    • September 20, 2014 - April 12, 2015
  • The Provoke Era: Japanese Photography from the Collection of SFMOMA at the Crocker Art Museum
    • October 12, 2014 - February 01, 2015

Walt Disney Museum

  • All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt's Trains
    • November 13, 2014 - February 9, 2015

March 2015

Asian Art Museum

  • Seduction: Japan's Floating World
    • February 20 - May 10
  • From Two Arises Three: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney
    • July 15, 2014 - March 1, 2015
  • Tradition on Fire: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Paul and Kathy Bissinger Collection
    • August 19, 2014 - April 5, 2015
  • The Printer's Eye: Ukiyo-e from the Grabhorn Collection
    • February 20, 2015 - May 10, 2015

Conservatory of Flowers

  • Underwater Gardens: The Art of Aquascaping
    • November 13, 2014 - April 12, 2015

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch
    • November 20, 2014 - March 8, 2015
  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art
    • October 23, 2014 - July 30, 2015
  • Letters to Afar
    • February 26, 2015 - May 24, 2015
  • Poland and Palestine: Two Lands and Two Skies
    • February 26, 2015 - May 24, 2015

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Celebrating the Spectrum: Highlights from the Anderson Collection
    • September 13, 2014 - April 5, 2015
  • Janet Delaney: South of Market
    • January 17, 2015 - July 19, 2015
  • Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture
    • January 31, 2015 - July 5, 2015
  • Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland
    • March 7, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Legion of Honor

  • A Princely Pursuit: The Malcolm D. Gutter Collection of Early Meissen Porcelain
    • December 13, 2014 - August 30, 2015
  • Artists & Editions: A Publication in Memory of Steven Leiber (1957–2012)
    • October 18, 2014 - March 29, 2015
  • High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection
    • March 14, 2015 - July 19, 2015

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) - Closed for renovations, but has several On the Go Exhibits

  • Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California at the Oakland Museum of California
    • September 20, 2014 - April 12, 2015

April 2015

Asian Art Museum

  • Seduction: Japan's Floating World
    • February 20 - May 10
  • Tradition on Fire: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Paul and Kathy Bissinger Collection
    • August 19, 2014 - April 5, 2015
  • The Printer's Eye: Ukiyo-e from the Grabhorn Collection
    • February 20, 2015 - May 10, 2015

Conservatory of Flowers

  • Underwater Gardens: The Art of Aquascaping
    • November 13, 2014 - April 12, 2015

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art
    • October 23, 2014 - July 30, 2015
  • Letters to Afar
    • February 26, 2015 - May 24, 2015
  • Poland and Palestine: Two Lands and Two Skies
    • February 26, 2015 - May 24, 2015

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Celebrating the Spectrum: Highlights from the Anderson Collection
    • September 13, 2014 - April 5, 2015
  • Janet Delaney: South of Market
    • January 17, 2015 - July 19, 2015
  • Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture
    • January 31, 2015 - July 5, 2015
  • Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland
    • March 7, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Legion of Honor

  • A Princely Pursuit: The Malcolm D. Gutter Collection of Early Meissen Porcelain
    • December 13, 2014 - August 30, 2015
  • High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection
    • March 14, 2015 - July 19, 2015

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) - Closed for renovations, but has several On the Go Exhibits

  • Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California at the Oakland Museum of California
    • September 20, 2014 - April 12, 2015

May 2015

Asian Art Museum

  • Seduction: Japan's Floating World
    • February 20 - May 10
  • The Printer's Eye: Ukiyo-e from the Grabhorn Collection
    • February 20, 2015 - May 10, 2015

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art
    • October 23, 2014 - July 30, 2015
  • Letters to Afar
    • February 26, 2015 - May 24, 2015
  • Poland and Palestine: Two Lands and Two Skies
    • February 26, 2015 - May 24, 2015

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Janet Delaney: South of Market
    • January 17, 2015 - July 19, 2015
  • Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture
    • January 31, 2015 - July 5, 2015
  • Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland
    • March 7, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Legion of Honor

  • A Princely Pursuit: The Malcolm D. Gutter Collection of Early Meissen Porcelain
    • December 13, 2014 - August 30, 2015
  • High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection
    • March 14, 2015 - July 19, 2015

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) - Closed for renovations, but has several On the Go Exhibits

  • Represent! Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA at Museum of the African Diaspora
    • May 08, 2015 - September 27, 2015

June 2015

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Janet Delaney: South of Market
    • January 17, 2015 - July 19, 2015
  • Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture
    • January 31, 2015 - July 5, 2015
  • J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free
    • June 20, 2015 - September 20, 2015

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art
    • October 23, 2014 - July 30, 2015

Legion of Honor

  • A Princely Pursuit: The Malcolm D. Gutter Collection of Early Meissen Porcelain
    • December 13, 2014 - August 30, 2015
  • High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection
    • March 14, 2015 - July 19, 2015

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) - Closed for renovations, but has several On the Go Exhibits

  • Represent! Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA at Museum of the African Diaspora
    • May 08, 2015 - September 27, 2015

July 2015

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Janet Delaney: South of Market
    • January 17, 2015 - July 19, 2015
  • Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture
    • January 31, 2015 - July 5, 2015
  • J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free
    • June 20, 2015 - September 20, 2015

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art
    • October 23, 2014 - July 30, 2015

Legion of Honor

  • High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection
    • March 14, 2015 - July 19, 2015
  • A Princely Pursuit: The Malcolm D. Gutter Collection of Early Meissen Porcelain
    • December 13, 2014 - August 30, 2015

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) - Closed for renovations, but has several On the Go Exhibits

  • Represent! Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA at Museum of the African Diaspora
    • May 08, 2015 - September 27, 2015

August 2015

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Na Hulu Ali‘i
    • August 29, 2015 - February 28, 2016
  • J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free
    • June 20, 2015 - September 20, 2015

Legion of Honor

  • A Princely Pursuit: The Malcolm D. Gutter Collection of Early Meissen Porcelain
    • December 13, 2014 - August 30, 2015

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) - Closed for renovations, but has several On the Go Exhibits

  • Represent! Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA at Museum of the African Diaspora
    • May 08, 2015 - September 27, 2015

September 2015

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Na Hulu Ali‘i
    • August 29, 2015 - February 28, 2016
  • J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free
    • June 20, 2015 - September 20, 2015

Legion of Honor

  • Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking
    • September 19, 2015 - January 10, 2016
  • Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville
    • September 19, 2015 - January 10, 2016

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) - Closed for renovations, but has several On the Go Exhibits

  • Represent! Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA at Museum of the African Diaspora
    • May 08, 2015 - September 27, 2015

October 2015

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Na Hulu Ali‘i
    • August 29, 2015 - February 28, 2016
  • J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free
    • June 20, 2015 - September 20, 2015
  • Jewel City: Art from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition
    • October 17, 2015 - January 10, 2016

Legion of Honor

  • Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking
    • September 19, 2015 - January 10, 2016
  • Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville
    • September 19, 2015 - January 10, 2016

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