Our doors may be closed, but we are motivated to forge ahead knowing that our community needs the solace and inspiration of art more than ever.


You have reached our new landing page for online offerings. Here, we have collected our favorite articles about the collections and exhibitions, videos about conservation, interviews with curators—all to let you Museum from Home.


Upcoming Museums from Home Live Events:



Wednesday, May 27 \ Saint Francisco and San Francisco
Martin Chapman, Interim Curator in Charge of European Art and Thomas Wu, Curatorial Assistant, European Decorative Arts and Sculpture will discuss our sculpture of Saint Francis, created in the 1600s, and how it relates to today's current events. Then, we'll reflect on how we are seeing optimism, sacrifice, endurance, and humanity—qualities that Saint Francis, our city's patron saint and namesake, was known for—around the world during this global pandemic.


Thursday, May 28 \ Uncanny Valley: Artist Stephanie Dinkins
This conversation, between Janna Keegan, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art and Programming and artist Stephanie Dinkins will expand on Dinkin's piece, Conversations with Bina48 featured in the exhibition. The piece questions how value systems are built into AI and the construction of identity.


Friday, May 29 \ Travelogues: Saudia Arabia, Malaysian and Indonesia
Jill D'Alessandro, Curator in Charge of Costume and Textile Arts, traveled across the world as part of curatorial research for our 2018–2019 exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions. In this Travelogue, Jill will share a behind-the-scenes look from visiting designers in their studio and photos from other important sites.



Miss an event? You can always access our previous chats and sessions here.