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Space 151 is an art gallery located in the heart of the city and exhibits contemporary artwork that is a fusion of art and design. Artwork that is uniquely created with modern substances designed by local as well as foreign artists along with interactive and participatory exhibitions are frequently showcased here. This gallery by Levy Art and Architecture is definitely a must visit for contemporary art enthusiasts.
Having undergone refurbishment, The David Ireland House is one of the most beautiful art galleries in San Francisco. David Ireland, an American artist personally worked on the restoration of the house, transforming it into an art gallery and a studio. Many of the art collections inside, most of which are things and appliances used by Mr. Ireland himself are beautifully restored and conserved even today. Guided tours to the house and other public programs - workshops and exhibits are regularly conducted.
With a name like Institute of Illegal Images, this place has drawn quite some attention in form of FBI raids and trails. Privately owned by Mark McCloud, the largest known LSD blotter art collection, this museum is on display in his Victorian home in the Mission District. Apart from the quirky, humorous and vast collection, McCloud also maintains a great selection of apothecary bottles and antiques. Definitely worth a visit!
Young creativity is blossoming inside this space-age glass and metal cone. The Children's Creativity Museum is the place for budding kid and teen artists to hone their skills while also discovering new ones. Visual, media and performing artists are always on hand to interact with the museum's visitors. Children are encouraged to help with projects, including stop-motion animation, digital photography, and the cutting-edge, new media form of web casting. Do not miss the Charles Loof carousel (circa 1906); its hand-carved wooden animals have been restored to their original baroque perfection. There is also a theater on the premises used for various performances of different genres that stem outside the children's genre. This place is wonderful fun for the whole family.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art houses a permanent collection of over 15,000 works, including 4,700 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and 9,000 photographs. Originally opened in 1995, the museum has exhibited the works of Henri Matisse, Richard Diebenkorn, Dorothea Lange, Paul Klee, Cindy Sherman, Matthew Barney and many contemporary artists. Designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta, the space itself is a wonder to behold. After a major renovation completed in 2016, the SFMOMA now boasts seven floors of art along with exiting new features including a living wall, sculpture garden and impressive views of Yerba Buena Gardens.
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society, commonly known as GLBTHS, is a reservoir of artifacts, photographs and documents that speak of the history of the GLBT communities of Bay Area, San Francisco and Northern California. There are archives of unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries and photographs of the GLBT groups that reveal how they used to live in the past. The museum also displays the costumes used by such members and their leaders. GLBTHS is a very good repository of facts and stories that serve as an excellent research material for interested people like filmmakers and writers.
A treasure trove of archival material covering all aspects of the performing arts in San Francisco, from the Gold Rush to the present is what you can expect to find here. The collection at Museum of Performance & Design contains more than two million items includes audio and video tapes of performances, newspaper clippings, playbills, programs, and photographs. It is geared towards the performing arts professional, but it is open without charge to performing arts lovers from all walks of life. This facility also sponsors exhibitions and programs, such as opera divas in conversation. The Library is closed on Saturdays that fall before a national holiday.