Fall Highlights in San Francisco: Museums

October 15, 2016


As Fall 2016 comes into full swing, San Francisco’s art scene offers an array of must-see exhibitions and shows. LSS Art Advisory has selected the most anticipated museum exhibitions of the season:

Tom Sachs Landing Excursion Module (LEM), 2007- 2012. Immersive Installation. On view at Yerba Buena Center for the Art until January 15, 2017.

Tom Sachs at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Currently on view at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is Space Program: Europa, renowned sculptor Tom Sachs’ most recent addition to his series Space Program. Sachs’ sculptural and performative installation invites visitors to take part in the mission. Space Program: Europa successfully bridges the gap between art and science, bringing to bear the artist’s fascination with the functionality of art. Don’t miss the live demonstration of Sachs’ Europa mission during the exhibit’s closing weekend (January 14-15, 2017)


Bruce Conner, Mea Culpa (still from film), 1981; Will be on view at the de Young Museum beginning October 29, 2016 as part of the retrospective exhibition, Bruce Conner: It’s All True Courtesy of Conner Family Trust ©


Bruce Conner at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Bruce Conner: It’s All True is opening at SFMOMA on October 29, 2016 and will remain on view until January 22, 2017.  The exhibition features over 250 works by the late San Francisco resident in “various media, including film/video, works on paper, assemblages, photographs and photograms (courtesy of SFMOMA press release),” to name a few. Having visited the retrospective of Conner’s career at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, LSS Art Advisory is particularly excited to see It’s All True exhibited at a different museum, in different gallery spaces, and for a different audience.


Frank Stella at the de Young

 Opening on November 5th, the de Young Museum will host Frank Stella: A Retrospective, arranged by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Museum of Modern Art, Fort Worth.   Frank Stella: A Retrospective is comprised of over fifty artworks of a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture and preliminary sketches of sculptural work, and reliefs, spanning over sixty years of artistic innovation.

Frank Stella, Lac Lorange III, 1969. Acrylic on canvas. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York ©