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San Francisco Museum Exhibits: Top Traveling Shows for 2022 & 2023

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by Jill Loeffler  •

Updated: October 1, 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.

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San Francisco Museum Exhibits: Asian Art Museum

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October 2022

Asian Art Museum

Carolos Villa: Worlds in Collision, through 10/24

Into View: Bernice Bing, opening 10/7

Contemporary Jewish Museum

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

Oz is for Oznowicz: A Puppet Family's History, July 21 - November 27

Gillian Laub: Family Matters, October 13 - April 9


de Young Museum of Fine Art

To Teach and Inspire: The Julia Brenner Textile Collection, 10/23/2021 - 7/9/2023

Nampeyo and the Sikyatki Revival: Through 7/2

Faith Ringgold: American People, 7/16 - 11/27

Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs: 8/20 - 2/12

Hung Liu: Golden Gate, through January 8

Richard Diebenkorn in Color the Crow Point Press, 9/10 - 2/12


The Walt Disney Museum

Walt Disney's The Jungle Book: Making a Masterpiece, 5/23 -1/8

Creative Conservativism: The Art of Endangered Animals, 4/22 - 10/16


Legion of Honor

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

Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy, April 16 - November 27


Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA)

Contemporary Optics, through December 11, 2022

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

Amalia Mesa - Bains: Venus Envy, Chapter 1 and Madrinas y Hermanas (Godmothers and Sisters) - Closes 11/6

Sightlines: Photographs from the Collection - 8/6 - 5/7

(a)way station: Paul Kariouk and Mabel O. Wilson - 7/16 - 5/21

Diego Rivera's America: 7/16 - 1/3

Mythic Constructions: Carlos Merida and Paul Klee, 7/2 - December 2022

New Work: Toyin Ojih Odutola, 9/3 - 1/22

Accion Latina: The 80s Matter in the Mission, 10/6 - 6/27

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November 2022

Asian Art Museum

Into View: Bernice Bing

Contemporary Jewish Museum

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

Oz is for Oznowicz: A Puppet Family's History, July 21 - November 27

Gillian Laub: Family Matters, October 13 - April 9


de Young Museum of Fine Art

Nampeyo and the Sikyatki Revival: Through 7/2

Faith Ringgold: American People, 7/16 - 11/27

Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs: 8/20 - 2/12

Hung Liu: Golden Gate, through January 8

Richard Diebenkorn in Color the Crow Point Press, 9/10 - 2/12

To Teach and Inspire: The Julia Brenner Textile Collection, 10/23/2021 - 7/9/2023


The Walt Disney Museum

Walt Disney's The Jungle Book: Making a Masterpiece, 5/23 -1/8


Legion of Honor

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

Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy, April 16 - November 27


Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA)

Contemporary Optics, through December 11, 2022

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

Amalia Mesa - Bains: Venus Envy, Chapter 1 and Madrinas y Hermanas (Godmothers and Sisters) - Closes 11/6

Sightlines: Photographs from the Collection - 8/6 - 5/7

(a)way station: Paul Kariouk and Mabel O. Wilson - 7/16 - 5/21

Diego Rivera's America: 7/16 - 1/3

Mythic Constructions: Carlos Merida and Paul Klee, 7/2 - December 2022

Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors, Again! opens 11/5

Joan Brown: Opens 11/19

New Work: Toyin Ojih Odutola, 9/3 - 1/22

Accion Latina: The 80s Matter in the Mission, 10/6 - 6/27

December 2022

Contemporary Jewish Museum


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

Gillian Laub: Family Matters, October 13 - April 9


de Young Museum of Fine Art


Nampeyo and the Sikyatki Revival: Through 7/2

Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs: 8/20 - 2/12

Hung Liu: Golden Gate, through January 8

Richard Diebenkorn in Color the Crow Point Press, 9/10 - 2/12

To Teach and Inspire: The Julia Brenner Textile Collection, 10/23/2021 - 7/9/2023


The Walt Disney Museum

Walt Disney's The Jungle Book: Making a Masterpiece, 5/23 -1/8


Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA)

Contemporary Optics, through December 11, 2022

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

Sightlines: Photographs from the Collection - 8/6 - 5/7

(a)way station: Paul Kariouk and Mabel O. Wilson - 7/16 - 5/21

Diego Rivera's America: 7/16 - 1/3

Mythic Constructions: Carlos Merida and Paul Klee, 7/2 - December 2022

Bernd & Hilla Becher: Opens 12/17

New Work: Toyin Ojih Odutola, 9/3 - 1/22

Accion Latina: The 80s Matter in the Mission, 10/6 - 6/27

January 2023

Contemporary Jewish Museum

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

Gillian Laub: Family Matters, October 13 - April 9


de Young Museum of Fine Art


Nampeyo and the Sikyatki Revival: Through 7/2

Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs: 8/20 - 2/12

Hung Liu: Golden Gate, through January 8

Richard Diebenkorn in Color the Crow Point Press, 9/10 - 2/12

To Teach and Inspire: The Julia Brenner Textile Collection, 10/23/2021 - 7/9/2023


The Walt Disney Museum

Walt Disney's The Jungle Book: Making a Masterpiece, 5/23 -1/8


Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA)

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

Sightlines: Photographs from the Collection - 8/6 - 5/7

(a)way station: Paul Kariouk and Mabel O. Wilson - 7/16 - 5/21

Diego Rivera's America: 7/16 - 1/3

Bernd & Hilla Becher: Opens 12/17

New Work: Toyin Ojih Odutola, 9/3 - 1/22

Accion Latina: The 80s Matter in the Mission, 10/6 - 6/27

February 2023

Contemporary Jewish Museum


Gillian Laub: Family Matters, October 13 - April 9


de Young Museum of Fine Art


Nampeyo and the Sikyatki Revival: Through 7/2

Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs: 8/20 - 2/12

Richard Diebenkorn in Color the Crow Point Press, 9/10 - 2/12

To Teach and Inspire: The Julia Brenner Textile Collection, 10/23/2021 - 7/9/2023


Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA)

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

Sightlines: Photographs from the Collection - 8/6 - 5/7

(a)way station: Paul Kariouk and Mabel O. Wilson - 7/16 - 5/21

Bernd & Hilla Becher: Opens 12/17

Accion Latina: The 80s Matter in the Mission, 10/6 - 6/27

March 2023

Asian Art Museum

Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art, opens 3/31

Contemporary Jewish Museum


Gillian Laub: Family Matters, October 13 - April 9


de Young Museum of Fine Art

Nampeyo and the Sikyatki Revival: Through 7/2

To Teach and Inspire: The Julia Brenner Textile Collection, 10/23/2021 - 7/9/2023


Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA)

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

Sightlines: Photographs from the Collection - 8/6 - 5/7

(a)way station: Paul Kariouk and Mabel O. Wilson - 7/16 - 5/21

Bernd & Hilla Becher: Opens 12/17

Accion Latina: The 80s Matter in the Mission, 10/6 - 6/27

April 2023

Asian Art Museum

Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art

Contemporary Jewish Museum


Gillian Laub: Family Matters, October 13 - April 9


de Young Museum of Fine Art

Nampeyo and the Sikyatki Revival: Through 7/2

To Teach and Inspire: The Julia Brenner Textile Collection, 10/23/2021 - 7/9/2023


Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA)

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

Sightlines: Photographs from the Collection - 8/6 - 5/7

(a)way station: Paul Kariouk and Mabel O. Wilson - 7/16 - 5/21

Bernd & Hilla Becher: Opens 12/17

Accion Latina: The 80s Matter in the Mission, 10/6 - 6/27

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