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October 1, 2019

The 6 San Francisco Museum Exhibitions You Can't Miss in 2019

San Francisco has a prized collection of must-see museums. Each is worth a visit (and sometimes, it's free); but to make planning your cultural experience a little easier, we've singled out the six can't-miss exhibitions that will be on display in San Francisco in 2019.


"Africa State of Mind" at Museum of African Diaspora (MoAD)

15 artists from 11 different countries share their renderings of life and identity in Africa in MoAD's newest exhibition, "Africa State of Mind". They explore “Africanness” through three main themes: Inner Landscapes, Zones of Freedom, and Hybrid Cities. This exhibition addresses the complexity of what it means and how it feels to live in Africa today through compelling portraiture and the legacy of Africa’s history.

Sept. 4 - Nov. 15, 2019

"Chosen Familias: LGBTQ Latinx Stories" at GLBT Historical Society

This exhibition explores a series of narratives and photography that represent the ways in which queer Latinx people have created strong community bonds by overcoming challenges together. Through visual storytelling, “Chosen Familias” documents personal evolutions and expands the definition of the LGBTQ family to include mentors, coalition members, and the networks of people that are part of the familia.

June 7, 2019 - Oct. 20, 2019

"Dead Nuts: A Search for the Ultimate Machined Object" at Museum of Craft and Design

Discover what makes "the ultimate machined object" at the Museum of Craft and Design. See what machine makers and enthusiasts have proposed in an ongoing conversation of what makes the ultimate machine. Our everyday lives are built upon these evolving technologies; this exhibition attempts to elucidate the sophistication behind these objects that have revolutionized the world.

Jul. 27, 2019 - Dec. 1, 2019

"Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan" at Asian Art Museum

This exhibition presents the works and ideas of Japanese artists Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) and Saburo Hasegawa (1906-1957) and their influences on creating a new direction for modern art following the Second World War. See their vast collection of oil paintings, impressive sculptures and stele-like works that reveal their fusion of traditional Japanese art and modernist influences.

Sept. 27 - Dec. 8, 2019

"Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World" at The Walt Disney Family Museum

The Walt Disney Family Museum presents “Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World,” a celebration of animation’s most beloved and recognizable character. This special exhibition chronicles Mickey’s impact and influence on art and entertainment over the past nine decades, and tells the story of his origin, rise to fame, and enduring world-wide appeal, juxtaposed with Walt Disney’s inspiring and parallel story.

May 16, 2019 - Jan. 6, 2020


"Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped" at The Contemporary Jewish Museum

Discover Annabeth Rosen's first major museum chronicle in over twenty years of her work in ceramics, "Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped," which artfully displays more than 120 of Rosen's dynamic works. This exhibition was brought to life by the artist's inspirations of resurrecting broken ceramic fragments that evoke ecosystems, life cycles, and traditional objects.

Jul. 25 - Jan. 19, 2020

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