Museums San Francisco

Top SF Museum Exhibits for 2014

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
April May June July
August September October November
December January February

April 2014

Asian Art Museum

  • Yoga: The Art of Transformation
    • February 21, 2014 - May 25, 2014
  • The Carved Brush: Calligraphy, Painting and Seal Carving by Qi Baishi
    • October 29, 2013 - July 13, 2014
  • Enter the Mandala: Cosmic Centers and Mental Maps of Himalayan Buddhism
    • March 14 - October 26, 2014

California Historical Society

  • A Woman of the Ages: The Story of Juana Briones de Miranda (Una mujer de la Edad: La historia de Juana Briones de Miranda)
    • January 19 - June 8

Cartoon art Museum

  • Sam and Max: Swift and Mirthful Justice, The Art of Steve Purcell
    • November 2, 2013 - April 20, 2014
  • Small Grains of Sand: 25 Years of the Sandman
    • October 5, 2013 - April 27, 2014

Conservatory of Flowers

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

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • Arthur Szyk and the Art of Haggadah
    • February 13 - June 29
  • Designing Home
    • April 24 - October 6
  • Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life: Live from the CJM!
    • January 23 - April 23

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress, 1933-1936
    • February 1 - June 1
  • Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George
    • February 15 - May 11
  • Shaping Abstraction
    • February 1, 2014 - January 4, 2015
  • "A Book Like Hundred Flower Garden": Walasse Ting's 1¢ Life
    • February 15 - September 7

Legion of Honor

  • Matisse from SFMOMA
    • November 9, 2013 - September 7, 2014
  • Matisse and the Artist Book
    • January 11 - October 12
  • Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art
    • March 29 - August 3

Museum of African Diaspora

  • Crosscurrents: Africa and Black Diaporas in Dialogue
    • December 5, 2013 - April 13, 2014

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

  • Mark di Survero at Crissy Field
    • May 22, 2013 - May 26, 2014
  • Matisse from SFMOMA at the Legion of Honor
    • November 9, 2013 - September 7, 2014
  • Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
    • February 21 - June 29

Walt Disney Museum

  • MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: The World of Mary Blair
    • March 13 - September 7
  • Leading Ladies and Femme Fatales: The Art of Marc Davis
    • April 30 - November 3

Other SF Events in April

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Cherry Blossom
Festival 2014
Easter
Weekend in SF
All April 2014
Events in SF

May 2014

Asian Art Museum

  • Yoga: The Art of Transformation
    • February 21, 2014 - May 25, 2014
  • The Carved Brush: Calligraphy, Painting and Seal Carving by Qi Baishi
    • October 29, 2013 - July 13, 2014
  • Enter the Mandala: Cosmic Centers and Mental Maps of Himalayan Buddhism
    • March 14 - October 26, 201

California Historical Society

  • A Woman of the Ages: The Story of Juana Briones de Miranda (Una mujer de la Edad: La historia de Juana Briones de Miranda)
    • January 19 - June 8

Conservatory of Flowers

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

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • Arthur Szyk and the Art of Haggadah
    • February 13 - June 29
  • Designing Home
    • April 24 - October 6

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress, 1933-1936
    • February 1 - June 1
  • Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George
    • February 15 - May 11
  • Shaping Abstraction
    • February 1, 2014 - January 4, 2015
  • "A Book Like Hundred Flower Garden": Walasse Ting's 1¢ Life
    • February 15 - September 7
  • Lines on the Horizon: Native American Art from the Weisel Family Collection
    • May 3, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Legion of Honor

  • Matisse from SFMOMA
    • November 9, 2013 - September 7, 2014
  • Matisse and the Artist Book
    • January 11 - October 12
  • Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art
    • March 29 - August 3

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

  • Mark di Survero at Crissy Field
    • May 22, 2013 - May 26, 2014
  • Matisse from SFMOMA at the Legion of Honor
    • November 9, 2013 - September 7, 2014
  • Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
    • February 21 - June 29

Walt Disney Museum

  • MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: The World of Mary Blair
    • March 13 - September 7
  • Leading Ladies and Femme Fatales: The Art of Marc Davis
    • April 30 - November 3

Other SF Events in May

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Memorial Day
Weekend in SF
Mother's Day
Events for 2014
All May 2014
Events in SF

June 2014

Asian Art Museum

  • Gorgeous
    • June 20 - September 14
  • The Carved Brush: Calligraphy, Painting and Seal Carving by Qi Baishi
    • October 29, 2013 - July 13, 2014
  • Enter the Mandala: Cosmic Centers and Mental Maps of Himalayan Buddhism
    • March 14 - October 26, 2014

California Historical Society

  • A Woman of the Ages: The Story of Juana Briones de Miranda (Una mujer de la Edad: La historia de Juana Briones de Miranda)
    • January 19 - June 8
  • Yosemite: A Storied Landscape
    • June 29, 2014 - January 1, 2015

Conservatory of Flowers

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

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • Arthur Szyk and the Art of Haggadah
    • February 13 - June 29
  • Designing Home
    • April 24 - October 6

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress, 1933-1936
    • February 1 - June 1
  • Shaping Abstraction
    • February 1, 2014 - January 4, 2015
  • "A Book Like Hundred Flower Garden": Walasse Ting's 1¢ Life
    • February 15 - September 7
  • Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Collection
    • June 7 - October 12
  • 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

Legion of Honor

  • Matisse from SFMOMA
    • November 9, 2013 - September 7, 2014
  • Matisse and the Artist Book
    • January 11 - October 12
  • Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art
    • March 29 - August 3
  • Masters of Fire: The Copper Age in the Holy Land
    • June 28 - January 4, 2015

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

  • Matisse from SFMOMA at the Legion of Honor
    • November 9, 2013 - September 7, 2014
  • Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
    • February 21 - June 29
  • Gorgeous at the Asian Art Museum
    • June 20 - September 14

Walt Disney Museum

  • MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: The World of Mary Blair
    • March 13 - September 7
  • Leading Ladies and Femme Fatales: The Art of Marc Davis
    • April 30 - November 3

Other SF Events in June

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Father's Day
Events in 2014
Summer Street
Fairs & Festivals
All June 2014
Events

July 2014

Asian Art Museum

  • Gorgeous
    • June 20 - September 14
  • The Carved Brush: Calligraphy, Painting and Seal Carving by Qi Baishi
    • October 29, 2013 - July 13, 2014
  • Enter the Mandala: Cosmic Centers and Mental Maps of Himalayan Buddhism
    • March 14 - October 26, 2014

California Historical Society

  • Yosemite: A Storied Landscape
    • June 29, 2014 - January 1, 2015

Conservatory of Flowers

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

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • Designing Home
    • April 24 - October 6
  • Project Mah Jongg
    • July 13 - October 28

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Shaping Abstraction
    • February 1, 2014 - January 4, 2015
  • "A Book Like Hundred Flower Garden": Walasse Ting's 1¢ Life
    • February 15 - September 7
  • Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Collection
    • June 7 - October 12
  • 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

Legion of Honor

  • Matisse from SFMOMA
    • November 9, 2013 - September 7, 2014
  • Matisse and the Artist Book
    • January 11 - October 12
  • Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art
    • March 29 - August 3
  • Masters of Fire
    • June 28 - January 4, 2015
  • The Poetry of Parmigianino's "Schiava Turca"
    • July 26 - October 5

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

  • Matisse from SFMOMA at the Legion of Honor
    • November 9, 2013 - September 7, 2014
  • Gorgeous at the Asian Art Museum
    • June 20 - September 14

Walt Disney Museum

  • MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: The World of Mary Blair
    • March 13 - September 7
  • Leading Ladies and Femme Fatales: The Art of Marc Davis
    • April 30 - November 3

August 2014

Asian Art Museum

  • Gorgeous
    • June 20 - September 14
  • Enter the Mandala: Cosmic Centers and Mental Maps of Himalayan Buddhism
    • March 14 - October 26, 2014

California Historical Society

  • Yosemite: A Storied Landscape
    • June 29, 2014 - January 1, 2015

Conservatory of Flowers

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

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • Designing Home
    • April 24 - October 6
  • Project Mah Jongg
      • July 13 - October 28

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Shaping Abstraction
    • February 1, 2014 - January 4, 2015
  • "A Book Like Hundred Flower Garden": Walasse Ting's 1¢ Life
    • February 15 - September 7
  • Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Collection
    • June 7 - October 12
  • 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

Legion of Honor

  • Matisse from SFMOMA
    • November 9, 2013 - September 7, 2014
  • Matisse and the Artist Book
    • January 11 - October 12
  • Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art
    • March 29 - August 3
  • Masters of Fire
    • June 28 - January 4, 2015
  • The Poetry of Parmigianino's "Schiava Turca"
    • July 26 - October 5

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

  • Matisse from SFMOMA at the Legion of Honor
    • November 9, 2013 - September 7, 2014
  • Gorgeous at the Asian Art Museum
    • June 20 - September 14

Walt Disney Museum

  • MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: The World of Mary Blair
    • March 13 - September 7
  • Leading Ladies and Femme Fatales: The Art of Marc Davis
    • April 30 - November 3

September 2014

Asian Art Museum

  • Gorgeous
    • June 20 - September 14
  • Enter the Mandala: Cosmic Centers and Mental Maps of Himalayan Buddhism
    • March 14 - October 26, 2014

California Historical Society

  • Yosemite: A Storied Landscape
    • June 29, 2014 - January 1, 2015

Conservatory of Flowers

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

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • Designing Home
    • April 24 - October 6
  • Project Mah Jongg
    • July 13 - October 28

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Shaping Abstraction
    • February 1, 2014 - January 4, 2015
  • "A Book Like Hundred Flower Garden": Walasse Ting's 1¢ Life
    • February 15 - September 7
  • Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Collection
    • June 7 - October 12
  • 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

Legion of Honor

  • Matisse from SFMOMA
    • November 9, 2013 - September 7, 2014
  • Matisse and the Artist Book
    • January 11 - October 12
  • Masters of Fire
    • June 28 - January 4, 2015
  • The Poetry of Parmigianino's "Schiava Turca"
    • July 26 - October 5

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

  • Matisse from SFMOMA at the Legion of Honor
    • November 9, 2013 - September 7, 2014
  • Gorgeous at the Asian Art Museum
    • June 20 - September 14

Walt Disney Museum

  • MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: The World of Mary Blair
    • March 13 - September 7
  • Leading Ladies and Femme Fatales: The Art of Marc Davis
    • April 30 - November 3

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

California Historical Society

  • Yosemite: A Storied Landscape
    • June 29, 2014 - January 1, 2015

Conservatory of Flowers

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

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • Designing Home
    • April 24 - October 6
  • Project Mah Jongg
    • July 13 - October 28
  • Arnold Newman: Masterclass
    • October 23, 2014 - February 1, 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 - January 4, 2015
  • Lines on the Horizon: Native American Art from the Weisel Family Collection
    • May 3, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Legion of Honor

  • Matisse and the Artist Book
    • January 11 - October 12
  • Masters of Fire
    • June 28 - January 4, 2015
  • The Poetry of Parmigianino's "Schiava Turca"
    • July 26 - October 5
  • Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House
    • October 18 - January 18, 2015

Walt Disney Museum

  • Leading Ladies and Femme Fatales: The Art of Marc Davis
    • April 30 - November 3

November 2014

Asian Art Museum

  • Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    • October 24, 2014 - January 18, 2015

California Historical Society

  • Yosemite: A Storied Landscape
    • June 29, 2014 - January 1, 2015

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • Arnold Newman: Masterclass
    • October 23, 2014 - February 1, 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

Legion of Honor

  • Masters of Fire
    • June 28 - January 4, 2015
  • Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House
    • October 18 - January 18, 2015

Walt Disney Museum

  • Leading Ladies and Femme Fatales: The Art of Marc Davis
    • April 30 - November 3

December 2014

Asian Art Museum

  • Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    • October 24, 2014 - January 18, 2015

California Historical Society

  • Yosemite: A Storied Landscape
    • June 29, 2014 - January 1, 2015

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • Arnold Newman: Masterclass
    • October 23, 2014 - February 1, 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

Legion of Honor

  • Masters of Fire
    • June 28 - January 4, 2015
  • Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House
    • October 18 - January 18, 2015

January 2015

Asian Art Museum

  • Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    • October 24, 2014 - January 18, 2015

California Historical Society

  • Yosemite: A Storied Landscape
    • June 29, 2014 - January 1, 2015

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • Arnold Newman: Masterclass
    • October 23, 2014 - February 1, 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

Legion of Honor

  • Masters of Fire
    • June 28 - January 4, 2015
  • Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House
    • October 18 - January 18, 2015

February 2015

Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • Arnold Newman: Masterclass
    • October 23, 2014 - February 1, 2015

de Young Fine Arts Museum

  • Keith Haring: The Political Line
    • November 8 - February 8, 2015

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