31 Aug '11, 11pm
San Francisco Museums Featuring Several 17th Century Shows This Season
San Francisco has for recent decades, been a haven for emerging artists and their craft, but this fall the works of 17th century European artists are popping up all over the city. Several of the large world-renowned museums here, and one smaller yet superb venue, are currently exhibiting the works of many big-name Dutch, Flemish, and French artists. Within the sprawling gardens and forests of Golden Gate Park, the deYoung Museums show Picasso: Masterpieces From the Musee National Picasso, Paris offers visitors a look at 150 works from the famous artist. The show goes well-beyond the cubism phase that he is most known for, as it is his realist paintings people are talking about. Many of the works are small in stature but immense in impact, like the post World War I pieces Two Women Running on the Beach (The Race) and Still Life With Pitcher and Apples. Resting high a...