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Museums San Francisco

Top SF Museum Exhibits for 2016 & 2017

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.

2016 & 2017 Museum Exhibits
December January February March
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

December 2016

Asian Art Museum

  • The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe
    • October 21, 2016 - January 15, 2017
  • Worshiping Women: Power and Devotion in Indian Painting
    • June 28, 2016 - March 26, 2017
  • Billion Buddhas: The Awakened Cosmos of Himalayan Buddhism
    • September 2016 - April 9, 2017
  • Koki Tanaka: Potters and Poets
    • November 4 - February 17

California Historical Society

  • Vintage: Wine, Beer, and Spirits Labels from the Kemble Collections on Western Printing and Publishing
    • December 8 - April 16

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • Negev Wheel: Ned Kahn
    • July 28, 2016 - January 8, 2017
  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art -Kota Ezawa and James Kirby Rogers
    • July 28, 2016 - July 2, 2017
  • From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art
    • November 25, 2016 - April 2, 2017

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • The Sumatran Ship Cloth
    • Through February 12, 2017
  • On the Grid: Textiles and Minimalism
    • July 23, 2016 - April 2, 2017
  • Frank Stella: A Retrospective
    • November 5, 2016 - February 26, 2017
  • Danny Lyon: Message to the Future
    • November 5, 2016 - April 30, 2017
  • Frank Stella's Prints
    • November 5, 2016 - June 25, 2017

Legion of Honor

  • The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine
    • May 14, 2016 - August 26, 2018
  • The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of 17th-Century France
    • October 8, 2016 - January 29, 2017
  • Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection
    • November 19, 2016 - January 29, 2017
  • Historic Futures: Artists Reinvent the Book
    • October 22 - January 29

Walt Disney Museum

  • Wish Upon a Star: The Art of Pinocchio
    • May 18, 2016 - January 9, 2017
  • Transformations: Creativity from the Inside Out
    • September 21 - December 5

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ( SFMOMA)

  • Model Behavior: Snøhetta’s First Concepts for SFMOMA
    • May 14, 2016 - January 16, 2017
  • British Sculptors: The Fisher Collection
    • May 14, 2016 - Fall 2017
  • Claudy Jongstra
    • May 14, 2016 - April 2, 2017
  • Anthony Hernandez
    • September 24 - January 1
  • Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now
    • October 15 - March 12
  • Bruce Conner: It's All True
    • October 29 - January 22
  • New Work: Sohei Nishino
    • November 4 - February 26

January 2017

Asian Art Museum

  • The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe
    • October 21, 2016 - January 15, 2017
  • Worshiping Women: Power and Devotion in Indian Painting
    • June 28, 2016 - March 26, 2017
  • Billion Buddhas: The Awakened Cosmos of Himalayan Buddhism
    • September 2016 - April 9, 2017
  • Koki Tanaka: Potters and Poets
    • November 4 - February 17

California Historical Society

  • Vintage: Wine, Beer, and Spirits Labels from the Kemble Collections on Western Printing and Publishing
    • December 8 - April 16

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • Negev Wheel: Ned Kahn
    • July 28, 2016 - January 8, 2017
  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art -Kota Ezawa and James Kirby Rogers
    • July 28, 2016 - July 2, 2017
  • From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art
    • November 25, 2016 - April 2, 2017

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • The Sumatran Ship Cloth
    • Through February 12, 2017
  • On the Grid: Textiles and Minimalism
    • July 23, 2016 - April 2, 2017
  • Frank Stella: A Retrospective
    • November 5, 2016 - February 26, 2017
  • Danny Lyon: Message to the Future
    • November 5, 2016 - April 30, 2017
  • Frank Stella's Prints
    • November 5, 2016 - June 25, 2017

Legion of Honor

  • The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine
    • May 14, 2016 - August 26, 2018
  • The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of 17th-Century France
    • October 8, 2016 - January 29, 2017
  • Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection
    • November 19, 2016 - January 29, 2017
  • Historic Futures: Artists Reinvent the Book
    • October 22 - January 29

Walt Disney Museum

  • Wish Upon a Star: The Art of Pinocchio
    • May 18, 2016 - January 9, 2017

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ( SFMOMA)

  • Model Behavior: Snøhetta’s First Concepts for SFMOMA
    • May 14, 2016 - January 16, 2017
  • British Sculptors: The Fisher Collection
    • May 14, 2016 - Fall 2017
  • Claudy Jongstra
    • May 14, 2016 - April 2, 2017
  • Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now
    • October 15 - March 12
  • Bruce Conner: It's All True
    • October 29 - January 22
  • New Work: Sohei Nishino
    • November 4 - February 26

February 2017

Asian Art Museum

  • Worshiping Women: Power and Devotion in Indian Painting
    • June 28, 2016 - March 26, 2017
  • Billion Buddhas: The Awakened Cosmos of Himalayan Buddhism
    • September 2016 - April 9, 2017
  • Koki Tanaka: Potters and Poets
    • November 4 - February 17

California Historical Society

  • Vintage: Wine, Beer, and Spirits Labels from the Kemble Collections on Western Printing and Publishing
    • December 8 - April 16

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 2, 2017

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • The Sumatran Ship Cloth
    • Through February 12, 2017
  • On the Grid: Textiles and Minimalism
    • July 23, 2016 - April 2, 2017
  • Frank Stella: A Retrospective
    • November 5, 2016 - February 26, 2017
  • Danny Lyon: Message to the Future
    • November 5, 2016 - April 30, 2017
  • Frank Stella's Prints
    • November 5, 2016 - June 25, 2017

Legion of Honor

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

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ( SFMOMA)

  • British Sculptors: The Fisher Collection
    • May 14, 2016 - Fall 2017
  • Claudy Jongstra
    • May 14, 2016 - April 2, 2017
  • Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now
    • October 15 - March 12
  • New Work: Sohei Nishino
    • November 4 - February 26

March 2017

Asian Art Museum

  • Worshiping Women: Power and Devotion in Indian Painting
    • June 28, 2016 - March 26, 2017
  • Billion Buddhas: The Awakened Cosmos of Himalayan Buddhism
    • September 2016 - April 9, 2017

California Historical Society

  • Vintage: Wine, Beer, and Spirits Labels from the Kemble Collections on Western Printing and Publishing
    • December 8 - April 16

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 2, 2017

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

Legion of Honor

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

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ( SFMOMA)

  • British Sculptors: The Fisher Collection
    • May 14, 2016 - Fall 2017
  • Claudy Jongstra
    • May 14, 2016 - April 2, 2017
  • Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now
    • October 15 - March 12

April 2017

Asian Art Museum

  • Billion Buddhas: The Awakened Cosmos of Himalayan Buddhism
    • September 2016 - April 9, 2017

California Historical Society

  • Vintage: Wine, Beer, and Spirits Labels from the Kemble Collections on Western Printing and Publishing
    • December 8 - April 16

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 2, 2017

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • On the Grid: Textiles and Minimalism
    • July 23, 2016 - April 2, 2017
  • Frank Stella: A Retrospective
    • November 5, 2016 - June 25, 2017
  • Danny Lyon: Message to the Future
    • November 5, 2016 - April 30, 2017

Legion of Honor

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

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ( SFMOMA)

  • British Sculptors: The Fisher Collection
    • May 14, 2016 - Fall 2017
  • Claudy Jongstra
    • May 14, 2016 - April 2, 2017

May 2017

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art -Kota Ezawa and James Kirby Rogers
    • July 28, 2016 - July 2, 2017

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Frank Stella: A Retrospective
    • November 5, 2016 - June 25, 2017

Legion of Honor

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

June 2017

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art -Kota Ezawa and James Kirby Rogers
    • July 28, 2016 - July 2, 2017

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Frank Stella: A Retrospective
    • November 5, 2016 - June 25, 2017

Legion of Honor

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

July 2017

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art -Kota Ezawa and James Kirby Rogers
    • July 28, 2016 - July 2, 2017

Legion of Honor

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

August 2017

Legion of Honor

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

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