Visit an Exhibit: Bay Area Museums Offer Compelling Shows

A visit to one of these museums is the ideal weekend excursion, especially if you're lucky enough to have a three-day weekend (we're jealous). Here are just a few selections from our comprehensive calendar; see all museum listings in the Bay Area here.

Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem at the Museum of the African Diaspora through April 14


While The Studio Museum in Harlem awaits completion of its new expanded facility, artworks from its collection have been culled into the largest traveling exhibition in its history, featuring 64 diverse artworks by 52 artists from the 1920s onward. The first stop on the cross-country tour is San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD).  See more in our editorial section.


Dinh Q. Lê: True Journey Is Return at San Jose Museum of Art through April 7


SJMA is organizing the largest solo exhibition in the United States in more than a decade of the work of internationally-renowned artist Dinh Q. Lê. Highlighting the artist's ongoing experimentations in narrative and storytelling, the exhibition features four major video and photography installations, along with a selection of rarely seen floral photo-weavings.  Learn more.

Monet: The Late Years at the de Young Museum: February 16-May 27


“Monet: The Late Years” includes 60 paintings and more than 20 examples of Monet’s sublime water lily canvases, offering immersion into the beauty of nature as viewed through the aging eyes of a great painter: incandescent light dancing on water and flowers, and a symphony of paradisiacal blues, lilacs and greens that filled his canvases, large and small.  Learn more in our February issue.

See more museum exhibitions here.