Start the Year with a Peaceful Hush

After the hectic pace of December, the hush of a gallery or museum can be a soothing antidote. Here are a few ideas to get the New Year off to a peaceful, inspiring start.

“Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men: Masters of Animation” at the Walt Disney Family Museum through January 7


In San Francisco’s Presidio, the Walt Disney Family Museum shines a light on the animated characters conceived and brought to life by Walt Disney’s fabled “nine old men.” The contributions and backgrounds of these Disney Studios artists are celebrated in this well-researched exhibition.  See more.

“The World of Charles and Ray Eames” at the Oakland Museum through February 17


The Oakland Museum of California presents a comprehensive traveling show that includes over 380 works. The exhibit surveys the careers and multi-media practice of the influential Southern California-based husband and wife design team Charles and Ray Eames, who formed their lifelong partnership in 1941.  Learn more.


“Wesley Tongson: The Journey” at the Chinese Cultural Center Through March 9


Though diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 15, the late Hong Kong ink artist Wesley Tongson was able to channel his creativity into the otherworldly landscapes and Zen-infused paintings that, he once wrote, “flow(ed) from a world beyond.” His work is the subject of an exhibition at the Chinese Cultural Center, Tongson’s first U.S. solo show in over 30 years.”  Learn more.

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