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

October 2014

Asian Art Museum

  • Enter the Mandala: Cosmic Centers and Mental Maps of Himalayan Buddhism
    • March 14 - October 26, 2014
  • 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

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

Conservatory of Flowers

  • Chomp! They Came from the Swamp: Carnivorous Plant Exhibit
    • April 11 - October 19

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism
    • April 24, 2014 - October 6, 2014
  • Project Mah Jongg
    • July 13, 2014 - October 28, 2014
  • Arnold Newman: Masterclass
    • October 23, 2014 - February 1, 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
  • Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Collection
    • June 7 - October 12
  • 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
  • Celebrating the Spectrum: Highlights from the Anderson Collection
    • September 13, 2014 - April 5, 2015

Legion of Honor

  • Matisse and the Artist Book
    • January 11, 2014 - October 12, 2014
  • Masters of Fire
    • June 28, 2014 - January 4, 2015
  • The Poetry of Parmigianino's "Schiava Turca"
    • July 26, 2014 - October 5, 2014
  • Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House
    • October 18, 2014 - 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, 2014
  • Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California
    • September 20, 2014 - April 12, 2015
  • Photography in Mexico from the Collection of SFMOMA
    • September 11, 2014 - January 04, 2015
  • The Provoke Era: Japanese Photography from the Collection of SFMOMA
    • 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

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

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

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, 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, 2014
  • Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California
    • September 20, 2014 - April 12, 2015
  • Photography in Mexico from the Collection of SFMOMA
    • September 11, 2014 - January 04, 2015
  • The Provoke Era: Japanese Photography from the Collection of SFMOMA
    • 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

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

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

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 - June 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
    • September 20, 2014 - April 12, 2015
  • Photography in Mexico from the Collection of SFMOMA
    • September 11, 2014 - January 04, 2015
  • The Provoke Era: Japanese Photography from the Collection of SFMOMA
    • October 12, 2014 - February 01, 2015

Walt Disney Museum

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

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

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 - June 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

  • Represent! Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA at Museum of the African Diaspora
    • January 16, 2015 - May 03, 2015
  • Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California
    • September 20, 2014 - April 12, 2015
  • Photography in Mexico from the Collection of SFMOMA
    • September 11, 2014 - January 04, 2015
  • The Provoke Era: Japanese Photography from the Collection of SFMOMA
    • October 12, 2014 - February 01, 2015

Walt Disney Museum

  • All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt's Trains
    • November 13, 2014 - February 9, 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
  • Seduction: Japan's Floating World
    • February 20 - May 10, 2015

Cartoon ARt Museum

  • 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
    • Feb 26 - 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 - June 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

  • Represent! Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA at Museum of the African Diaspora
    • January 16, 2015 - May 03, 2015
  • Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California
    • September 20, 2014 - April 12, 2015
  • The Provoke Era: Japanese Photography from the Collection of SFMOMA
    • 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
  • Seduction: Japan's Floating World
    • February 20 - 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
    • Feb 26–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 - June 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

  • Represent! Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA at Museum of the African Diaspora
    • January 16, 2015 - May 03, 2015
  • Fertile Ground: Art and Community in 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
  • Seduction: Japan's Floating World
    • February 20 - 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

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 - June 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
    • January 16, 2015 - May 03, 2015
  • Fertile Ground: Art and Community in 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
  • Seduction: Japan's Floating World
    • February 20 - 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

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 - June 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
    • January 16, 2015 - May 03, 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

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 - June 30, 2015
  • High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection
    • March 14, 2015 - July 19, 201

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

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, 201

August 2015

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Na Hulu Ali‘i
    • August 29, 2015 - February 28, 2016

September 2015

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Na Hulu Ali‘i
    • August 29, 2015 - February 28, 2016

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