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San Francisco Museum Exhibits: Top Traveling Shows for 2022

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by Jill Loeffler  •

Updated: May 6, 2022

Discover a full calendar of current and upcoming San Francisco museum exhibits. My schedule offers a monthly look at the top upcoming shows at popular museums such as the de Young, the SF Museum of Modern Art, and the Asian Art Museum. 

The calendar includes traveling and temporary exhibits with the dates they will be open to the public. For many of the art exhibits, you will need to buy a ticket in addition to the general admission tickets. You can pick these up when you arrive or in advance online.

Click the links below to jump ahead to a certain month:

San Francisco Museum Exhibits: Asian Art Museum

May 2022

Asian Art Museum

Weaving Stories: Through May 2

Seeing Gender: Through September 5

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Tikkun: For the Cosmos, the Community and Ourselves, February 17, 2022 - January 8, 2023


de Young Museum of Fine Art

To Teach and Inspire: The Julia Brenner Textile Collection, October 23, 2021 - October 30, 2022

Alice Neel: People Come First, March 12, 2022 - July 10, 2022

Hung Liu: Golden Gate, Through August 7


Legion of Honor

Michelle Erickson: Wild Porcelain, October 30, 2021 - November 20, 2022

Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy, April 16 - September 5


Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA)

Contemporary Optics, through December 11, 2022

Drawing the Line: Rael San Fratello at the US-Mexico Border, through June 5, 2022

Constellations: Photographs at Dialogue, November 20, 2021 - August 21, 2022

Tauba Auerbah: S v Z, December 18, 2021 - May 1, 2022

Art of California: Greater than the Sum, through May 29, 2022

New Work: Wu Tsang Presents Moved by Motion, October 16, 2021 - June 5, 2022

Outward Sight and Inner Vision: Paul Klee and Lee Mullican, December 8, 2021 - June 26, 2022

Alexander Calder: Dissonant Harmony, July 3, 2021 - May 2023

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June 2022

Asian Art Museum

Seeing Gender: Through September 5

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Tikkun: For the Cosmos, the Community and Ourselves, February 17, 2022 - January 8, 2023


de Young Museum of Fine Art

To Teach and Inspire: The Julia Brenner Textile Collection, October 23, 2021 - October 30, 2022

Alice Neel: People Come First, March 12, 2022 - July 10, 2022

Hung Liu: Golden Gate, Through August 7

Bouquets to Art 2022: June 7 - June 12


Legion of Honor

Michelle Erickson: Wild Porcelain, October 30, 2021 - November 20, 2022

Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy, April 16 - September 5


Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA)

Contemporary Optics, through December 11, 2022

Drawing the Line: Rael San Fratello at the US-Mexico Border, through June 5, 2022

Constellations: Photographs at Dialogue, November 20, 2021 - August 21, 2022

New Work: Wu Tsang Presents Moved by Motion, October 16, 2021 - June 5, 2022

Outward Sight and Inner Vision: Paul Klee and Lee Mullican, December 8, 2021 - June 26, 2022

Alexander Calder: Dissonant Harmony, July 3, 2021 - May 2023

July 2022

Asian Art Museum

Seeing Gender: Through September 5

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Tikkun: For the Cosmos, the Community and Ourselves, February 17, 2022 - January 8, 2023


de Young Museum of Fine Art

To Teach and Inspire: The Julia Brenner Textile Collection, October 23, 2021 - October 30, 2022

Alice Neel: People Come First, March 12, 2022 - July 10, 2022

Hung Liu: Golden Gate, Through August 7


Legion of Honor

Michelle Erickson: Wild Porcelain, October 30, 2021 - November 20, 2022

Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy, April 16 - September 5


Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA)

Contemporary Optics, through December 11, 2022

Constellations: Photographs at Dialogue, November 20, 2021 - August 21, 2022

Alexander Calder: Dissonant Harmony, July 3, 2021 - May 2023

August 2022

Asian Art Museum

Seeing Gender: Through September 5

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Tikkun: For the Cosmos, the Community and Ourselves, February 17, 2022 - January 8, 2023


de Young Museum of Fine Art

To Teach and Inspire: The Julia Brenner Textile Collection, October 23, 2021 - October 30, 2022

Hung Liu: Golden Gate, Through August 7


Legion of Honor

Michelle Erickson: Wild Porcelain, October 30, 2021 - November 20, 2022

Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy, April 16 - September 5


Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA)

Contemporary Optics, through December 11, 2022

Constellations: Photographs at Dialogue, November 20, 2021 - August 21, 2022

Alexander Calder: Dissonant Harmony, July 3, 2021 - May 2023

September 2022

Asian Art Museum

Seeing Gender: Through September 5

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Tikkun: For the Cosmos, the Community and Ourselves, February 17, 2022 - January 8, 2023


de Young Museum of Fine Art

To Teach and Inspire: The Julia Brenner Textile Collection, October 23, 2021 - October 30, 2022


Legion of Honor

Michelle Erickson: Wild Porcelain, October 30, 2021 - November 20, 2022

Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy, April 16 - September 5


Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA)

Contemporary Optics, through December 11, 2022

Alexander Calder: Dissonant Harmony, July 3, 2021 - May 2023

October 2022

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Tikkun: For the Cosmos, the Community and Ourselves, February 17, 2022 - January 8, 2023


de Young Museum of Fine Art

To Teach and Inspire: The Julia Brenner Textile Collection, October 23, 2021 - October 30, 2022


Legion of Honor

Michelle Erickson: Wild Porcelain, October 30, 2021 - November 20, 2022


Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA)

Contemporary Optics, through December 11, 2022

Alexander Calder: Dissonant Harmony, July 3, 2021 - May 2023

November 2022

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Tikkun: For the Cosmos, the Community and Ourselves, February 17, 2022 - January 8, 2023


Legion of Honor

Michelle Erickson: Wild Porcelain, October 30, 2021 - November 20, 2022


Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA)

Contemporary Optics, through December 11, 2022

Alexander Calder: Dissonant Harmony, July 3, 2021 - May 2023

December 2022

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Tikkun: For the Cosmos, the Community and Ourselves, February 17, 2022 - January 8, 2023


Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA)

Contemporary Optics, through December 11, 2022

Alexander Calder: Dissonant Harmony, July 3, 2021 - May 2023

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