Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

News

Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on October 20, 2015

Post image for Crimes of the Art

On this week’s art crime blotter: a magician’s public sculpture vanishes, a Basquiat is stolen and returned a few hours later in Paris, and hapless thieves in Florida sign the guestbook of a gallery as they rob it.

Continue Reading →
Post image for What’s Going on at the SF Fine Arts Museums?

For more than six months, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco have been in the news nonstop. Robert Flynn Johnson, the museums’ curator emeritus, summed it up pretty well when he called the museums’ situation “a state of Orwellian dysfunction.” And that’s just the news that’s been reported.

Continue Reading →
Post image for Museum Union Battle Ends in San Francisco

After a year of tense negotiations, a breakdown in negotiations, protests and actions and then more negotiations, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021 have settled their dispute! It’s a happy day for art news.

Continue Reading →
Post image for SF’s de Young & Legion of Honor Museums Battle with Unions

Sotheby’s and its art handlers may have resolved their 10-month contract dispute earlier this year, but the labor fight is alive and well in the art world, and its current locus is San Francisco.

Continue Reading →

Museums

Obsessions: de Young, San Francisco, Photo Composites

by Ian Epstein on September 26, 2010

Post image for Obsessions: de Young, San Francisco, Photo Composites

Half the time I spend dumbfounded and in love with it has me asking myself whether or not it’s real, but San Francisco is still the easiest city in the world to have a crush on.

Continue Reading →