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Top SF Museum Exhibits for 2017

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 Museum Exhibits
April May June
July August  

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

April 2017

Asian Art Museum

  • A Billion Buddhas: The Awakened Cosmos of Himalayan Buddhism
    • September 2016 - April 9, 2017
  • 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
  • Saints and Kings: Arts, Culture and Legacy of the Sikhs
    • March 10 - June 25

California Historical Society

  • Vintage: Wine, Beer, and Spirits Labels from the Kemble Collections on Western Printing and Publishing
    • December 8, 2016 - April 16, 2017
  • On the Road to the Summer of Love
    • May 12 - September 10

Conservatory of Flowers

  • Butterflies and Blooms
    • December 17, 2016 - June 30, 2017

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art
    • November 25, 2016 - April 2, 2017
  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art - Kota Ezawa and James Kirby Rogers
    • July 28, 2016 - July 20, 2017
  • Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs
    • April 27 - September 3, 2017
  • Cary Leibowitz: Museum Show
    • January 26 - June 25
  • The Yud Video Project
    • November 25 - June 25
  • What We Hold
    • November 25 - June 25

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • On the Grid: Textiles and Minimalism
    • July 23, 2016 - April 2, 2017
  • Danny Lyon: Message to the Future
    • November 5, 2016 - April 30, 2017
  • Frank Stella: A Retrospective
    • November 5, 2016 - June 25, 2017
  • Beyond the Surface: Worldwide Embroidery Traditions
    • December 3, 2016 - August 31, 2017
  • Leonardo Drew
    • March 25 - October 29, 2017

Legion of Honor

  • Monet: The Early Years
    • February 25 - May 29, 2017
  • Letter and Image
    • March 4 - July 2, 2017
  • The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine
    • May 14, 2016 - August 26, 2018

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

  • Runa Islam: Verso
    • December 10, 2016 - April 2, 2017
  • Claudy Jongstra
    • May 14, 2016 - April 2, 2017
  • diane arbus: in the beginning
    • January 21 - April 30, 2017
  • Tomas Saraceno: Stillness in Motion - Cloud Cities
    • December 17, 2016 - May 21, 2017
  • Matisse / Diebenkorn
    • March 11 - May 29, 2017

Walt Disney Museum

  • Deja View: The Art of Andreas Deja
    • March 23 - October 4, 2017

May 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
  • Saints and Kings: Arts, Culture and Legacy of the Sikhs
    • March 10 - June 25

California Historical Society

  • On the Road to the Summer of Love
    • May 12 - September 10

Conservatory of Flowers

  • Butterflies and Blooms
    • December 17, 2016 - June 30, 2017

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art - Kota Ezawa and James Kirby Rogers
    • July 28, 2016 - July 20, 2017
  • Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs
    • April 27 - September 3, 2017
  • Cary Leibowitz: Museum Show
    • January 26 - June 25
  • The Yud Video Project
    • November 25 - June 25
  • What We Hold
    • November 25 - June 25

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Frank Stella: A Retrospective
    • November 5, 2016 - June 25, 2017
  • Beyond the Surface: Worldwide Embroidery Traditions
    • December 3, 2016 - August 31, 2017
  • Leonardo Drew
    • March 25 - October 29, 2017

Legion of Honor

  • Monet: The Early Years
    • February 25 - May 29, 2017
  • Letter and Image
    • March 4 - July 2, 2017
  • The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine
    • May 14, 2016 - August 26, 2018

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

  • Tomas Saraceno: Stillness in Motion - Cloud Cities
    • December 17, 2016 - May 21, 2017
  • Matisse / Diebenkorn
    • March 11 - May 29, 2017

Walt Disney Museum

  • Deja View: The Art of Andreas Deja
    • March 23 - October 4, 2017

June 2017

Asian Art Museum

  • The Sculptural Turn: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Kempner and Stein Collection
    • November 9, 2016 - November 26, 2017
  • Saints and Kings: Arts, Culture and Legacy of the Sikhs
    • March 10 - June 25
  • A Journey Into the Great Unknown
    • February 28 - October 29
  • Flower Power
    • June 23 - October 1

California Historical Society

  • On the Road to the Summer of Love
    • May 12 - September 10

Conservatory of Flowers

  • Butterflies and Blooms
    • December 17, 2016 - June 30, 2017

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art - Kota Ezawa and James Kirby Rogers
    • July 28, 2016 - July 20, 2017
  • Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs
    • April 27 - September 3, 2017
  • Cary Leibowitz: Museum Show
    • January 26 - June 25
  • The Yud Video Project
    • November 25 - June 25
  • What We Hold
    • November 25 - June 25

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Frank Stella: A Retrospective
    • November 5, 2016 - June 25, 2017
  • Beyond the Surface: Worldwide Embroidery Traditions
    • December 3, 2016 - August 31, 2017
  • Leonardo Drew
    • March 25 - October 29, 2017

Legion of Honor

  • Letter and Image
    • March 4 - July 2, 2017
  • The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine
    • May 14, 2016 - August 26, 2018

Walt Disney Museum

  • Deja View: The Art of Andreas Deja
    • March 23 - October 4, 2017

July 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

California Historical Society

  • On the Road to the Summer of Love
    • May 12 - September 10

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art - Kota Ezawa and James Kirby Rogers
    • July 28, 2016 - July 20, 2017
  • Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs
    • April 27 - September 3, 2017
  • Archie Rand: The 613
    • July 20 - October 22, 2017
  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art - Alison Smith and Christina Zetterlund
    • July 20, 2017- January 9, 2018

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Beyond the Surface: Worldwide Embroidery Traditions
    • December 3, 2016 - August 31, 2017
  • Leonardo Drew
    • March 25 - October 29, 2017

Legion of Honor

  • Letter and Image
    • March 4 - July 2, 2017
  • The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine
    • May 14, 2016 - August 26, 2018

Walt Disney Museum

  • Deja View: The Art of Andreas Deja
    • March 23 - October 4, 2017

August 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

California Historical Society

  • On the Road to the Summer of Love
    • May 12 - September 10

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Beyond the Surface: Worldwide Embroidery Traditions
    • December 3, 2016 - August 31, 2017
  • Leonardo Drew
    • March 25 - October 29, 2017

Legion of Honor

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

Walt Disney Museum

  • Deja View: The Art of Andreas Deja
    • March 23 - October 4, 2017

September 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

California Historical Society

  • On the Road to the Summer of Love
    • May 12 - September 10
  • ¡Murales Rebeldes!: L.A. Chicana/o Murals under Siege
    • September 20 - February 27

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

California Historical Society

  • ¡Murales Rebeldes!: L.A. Chicana/o Murals under Siege
    • September 20 - February 27

November 2017

Asian Art Museum

  • The Sculptural Turn: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Kempner and Stein Collection
    • November 9, 2016 - November 26, 2017

California Historical Society

  • ¡Murales Rebeldes!: L.A. Chicana/o Murals under Siege
    • September 20 - February 27

December 2017

California Historical Society

  • ¡Murales Rebeldes!: L.A. Chicana/o Murals under Siege
    • September 20 - February 27

January 2018

California Historical Society

  • ¡Murales Rebeldes!: L.A. Chicana/o Murals under Siege
    • September 20 - February 27

February 2018

California Historical Society

  • ¡Murales Rebeldes!: L.A. Chicana/o Murals under Siege
    • September 20 - February 27

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