Alcatraz— @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz. Through April 26, 2015
@Large: AiWeiwei on Alcatraz (pronounced “At Large”) is an exhibition of seven new installations in which freedom is a central theme. It has been the art news of the day. http://www.examiner.com/article/ai-weiwei-s-songs-of-freedom-on-alcatraz.
http://www.examiner.com/article/the-week-ahead-keith-haring-arnold-newman-and-more. Through Feb. 16, 2015
The eight remarkable paintings exhibit the range of Ishida’s themes, including the pressures of academic and office life, social dislocation, the dulling effects of mechanization and the search for identity.
http://www.examiner.com/article/bay-area-art-picks-for-november-14-20th. Through Feb. 22, 2015
Legion of Honor—Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House
Have you ever dreamed of living in a sumptuous English country estate, being served tea by a liveried footman, going to grand balls and sleeping in 4-poster beds, covered with rare Chinese silk? The current exhibit at the Legion of Honor, "Houghton Hall; Portrait of an English Country House" should satisfy even the most avid lover of Downton Abbey and of a particular kind of very upper class, very elite English life style.
Houghton Hall brings to San Francisco a wonderful array of objects from one of Britain’s great country houses. Houghton House was built by Sir Robert Walpole, between 1722 and 1735, and is considered the finest Palladian house in England. All that is missing is his glorious collection of old master paintings (sold off to pay his and his heir's debts). http://www.examiner.com/article/houghton-hall-portrait-of-an-english-country-house-opens-at-the-legion Through Jan. 18, 2015