One of the Bay Area’s most influential, respected, and beloved artists, throughout his life Obata found inspiration in what he termed “Great Nature.”
Her sculptures achieve a transcendent blend of complexity and simplicity, light and shadow, form and space.
Resources focused on essential skills such as observation, wonder, analysis, and reflection.
See how this large Color Field painting was restored using a garden hose, sunshine, and some patience.
Monet: The Late Years tells the story of the tenacity, obsession, and unmatched productivity that define the last two decades of the artist’s career.
Political messaging on clothing and accessories is everywhere these days, but it was rare in the first half of the twentieth century—except in Japan.
Feathered Serpents and Flowering Trees mural (Feathered Serpent 1), 500–550. Earthen aggregate, stucco, and mineral pigments, 22 1/4 x 160 1/4 in (56.5 x 407 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Bequest of Harald J. Wagner, 1985.104a
FAMSF receives an unexpected bequest of over 70 wall mural fragments from the archeological site of Teotihuacan from the estate of Harald Wagner.
Circular relief, 300–450. Stone, 49 1/4 x 40 1/2 x 9 7/8 in. (125 x 103 x 25 cm). Museo Nacional de Antropología / INAH, 10-81807. Archivo Digital de las Colecciones del Museo Nacional de Antropología / INAH-CANON