Opening! 3 Stellar Exhibits to See Next Month at SF’s de Young Museum


Looking for a cultural excursion? You’re in luck. Golden Gate Park’s de Young Museum is on a roll, featuring three must-see exhibits this spring.  

Out-of-Body Experience (above)
Matter + Spirit: The Sculpture of Stephen De Staebler
Now through April 22

For more than 50 years, the human form enthralled Bay Area sculptor Stephen De Staebler. “The figure obsesses not just artists but human beings. It’s out prison. It’s what gives us life and also death,” observed De Staebler, who died in 2011. To commemorate his life, the de Young Museum is displaying 55 of his ceramic and bronze works, such as Blue Mask with White Stripe (above, right).

Courtesy of the de Young Museum

Fashion Forward
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
March 24-Aug. 19

Few designers have thrilled and intrigued the fashion world to the extent that Jean Paul Gaultier has. His unorthodox and unrestrained take on haute couture has captured the attention of everyone from Pedro Almodovar to Madonna. The multimedia exhibition will include 140 looks from the designer, as well as sketches, photos and videos. Sure, this exhibit may not open until March 24, but it’s well worth the wait.

Courtesy of the de Young Museum

I Left My Heart…
Arthur Tress: San Francisco 1964
March 3-June 3

San Francisco’s summer of ’64 was one of legends. That year, the 28th Republican National Convention came to the city and, at the same time, the Beatles’ launched their first North American tour. The result was a major culture clash–the old and the new–and in the middle, capturing it all, was the young photographer Arthur Tress.  See your city in a whole new light through Tress’ new body of work.

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