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San Francisco Art Exhibits

Don't have time to check out all of San Francisco's incredible art exhibits, galleries, shows and events? Let California Home + Design help! Our editors and bloggers give you the run-down on all of the Bay Area's must-see art shows.

The concept behind San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum's latest exhibition, "Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought," was inspired by a commandment in the Torah that forbids the wanton destruction of trees.

For photo buffs the photographs in Trevor Traina’s private collection are astounding. In April, he let California Home+Design inside his home for a sneak peek at his collection.

It’s been more than eight years since San Francisco-based artist Mary Button Durrell has exhibited her unique paper sculptures. This month, she returns with Flash: New Works by Mary Button Durell at SF’s La Boutique, a contemporary gallery-cum-shop in Jackson Square.

May is often a beautiful month in San Francisco, and if the weather today is any indicator this year won't disappoint. But even if the weather turns sour outside, there is still plenty of beauty to be found inside the city's many museums and galleries. Here are three new exhibitions that caught our eye.

If there is one thing that Bedford Gallery's latest show proves, it is that the line between art and fashion is nonexistent.

When French paper artist Chloe Fleury moved to San Francisco a few years ago she was so inspired by the city's colorful architecture, she decided to, well, build her own.

Oakland-based Daniel Clowes is one of the world’s most acclaimed and respected graphic novelists. Now, you can check out some of his most famous characters and works at the Oakland Museum of California’s newest exhibit.

Bok choy, asparagus, avocado, chicken parts...and a talented sign painter. Mash it up and what do you get? Berkeley artist Heather Diane Hardison's delicious new show, Illustrated Bites, at the Curiosity Shoppe. 

If you're going to drop big bucks on one event this month (and there are a lot of options!), the SFMOMA's Modern Ball 2012 should be at the top of your list.

April showers might bring May flowers, but there's no reason to wait an entire month to bring San Francisco beauty into your life. Here are three San Francisco art exhibits running this month guaranteed to brighten your day.