MUSEUMS & GALLERIES tions that explore the intersection of art and design. Closed Su-M. 488 Ellis St., 415.255.9508. MARK WOLFE CONTEMPORARY ARTCL0034167 This all-media gallery offers a good mix of hip young urbanism and new traditional media. It focuses on exposition in art, choosing to show works that encourage audiences to perceive visuals in new ways. The gallery has hosted the debut shows of several rising and established artists from around the world and has showcased works at SFMOMA and Civic Gallery in Milan. Open M-F and every second Sa of the month. 1 Sutter St., Ste. 300, 415.369.9404. H MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERIES Founded in 1975, Martin Lawrence Galleries specializes in original paintings, sculptures and limited-edition graphics. The gallery features works by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Rembrandt, Andy Warhol and Keith Haring along with the best emerging artists. 366 Geary St., 415.956.0345. H MEYEROVICH GALLERYCL0034169 One of the country’s leading galleries, specializing in American and European paintings, works on paper, graphics and sculpture by modern and contemporary masters such as John Baldessari, Guy Dill, Alex Katz, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, Chuck Arnoldi, Ross Bleckner, Deborah Kass, Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Donald Sultan, Bernar Venet and Russian artist Grisha Bruskin. The gallery has extensive experience in working with museums and international clientele. Closed Su. 251 Post St., Suite 400, 415.421.7171.
H MICHAEL FINE ART AND ANTIQUESCL004048 More than 20,000 pieces of exquisite art and antiques fill five floors of this gallery and showroom which display elegant bronze works, crystal chandeliers, art deco pieces, furniture and more at discounted prices. 400 Grant Ave., 415.445.9958. MINNESOTA STREET PROJECT The three warehouse gallery spaces that comprise the Minnesota Street Project’s Dogpatch studios and workspace are open to collectors and the curious public alike. Check specific galleries for hours, as each maintains its own. 1275 Minnesota St., 415.243.0825. MODERNISM WESTCL0 Housed inside the French restaurant Foreign Cinema, stop at this tiny art space for, you guessed it, modernist works from 1950 to the present. M-F 6-10 pm, Sa-Su 11 am-10 pm. 2534 Mission St., 415.541.0461. MODERNISMCL006158 For more than three decades Modernism has shown a variety of challenging, museum-worthy paintings, works on paper, photography and sculpture by contemporary and historic American, European and avant-garde Russian artists. This was the first Bay Area gallery to show Andy Warhol, and it introduced the nation to Austrian artist Gottfriend Helnwein. Closed Su, M. 685 Market St., Ste. 290, 415.541.0461. H MONTAGUE GALLERY The only gallery of its kind in San Francisco, Montague Gallery features an expansive roster of respected and sought-after names in the contemporary fine art glass world,
including Lino Tagliapietra, Dante Marioni, Hiroshi Yamano and Chihuly Workshop. The gallery also features jewelry and painting. 445A Sutter St., 415.964.4978. PAUL THIEBAUD GALLERYCL006153 Located in historic North Beach, this contemporary gallery mounts six shows each year that feature representational paintings and works on paper by established national midcareer artists such as Tom Birkner and Grace Munakata as well as talented emerging artists. The gallery is the primary dealer for California painter Wayne Thiebaud. Tu-Sa. 645 Chestnut St., 415.434.3055. THE RED POPPY ART HOUSECL00376 Part studio, part concert hall, part classroom, part meeting ground—the Red Poppy Art House is more than a gallery. This center for the artistic community has a cozy feel and is often likened to a European cafe. Visual and performing artists, both resident and visiting, offer a feast for the senses. Check the online schedule for programming. 2698 Folsom St., 650.731.5383. H SAN FRANCISCO ART EXCHANGECL0027346 San Francisco Art Exchange is a worldwide leader in art and photographs from rock ‘n’ roll and pop culture. The gallery features original photographs, paintings, drawings and limited-edition prints of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and more. Open M-Sa 10 am-6 pm. 458 Geary St., 415.441.8840. SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION GALLERYCL00621 Visit the SFAC gallery, founded in 1970, for accessible, contemporary
art exhibitions that reflect the Bay Area’s diversity and challenge visitors to engage in civic dialogue. The gallery commissions new works and partners with local art and community groups. Open W-Sa. 401 Van Ness Ave., 415.554.6080. SAN FRANCISCO CENTER FOR THE BOOKCL00376 This gallery and studio showcases every artistic aspect of books, from the antique to the experimental. Ponder exhibitions on censorship and literary forms from various cultures or take a peek at binding and printing workshops. 375 Rhode Island St., 415.565.0545. SCOTT NICHOLS GALLERYCL0034180 This friendly Union Square gallery shows vintage and contemporary photographs by established and emerging artists. It’s home to one of the largest private collections of Brett Weston photographs as well as an extensive inventory of photographs by iconic California photographers such as Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Imogen Cunningham, Ruth Bernhard and William Garnett. Closed Su, M. 49 Geary St., Ste. 415, 415.788.4641. SCOTT RICHARDS CONTEMPORARY ARTCL003458 Exhibiting works that present new approaches to traditional media, this gallery on the fourth floor of the Art Galleries Building at 251 Post St. presents a notable collection of paintings, photography and sculpture by museum-level American and European artists. It presents nine solo artist exhibitions annually in addition to participating in acclaimed international art fairs and offering consulting services, with a focus on the acquistion of works by 20th century modern and
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