San Francisco Bay Area Arts

Article Highlight: About the Orpheum Theater San Francisco

Built for vaudeville shows in the 1920s, the Orpheum Theater, San Francisco, remains one of the city's major performance venues. Together with the Curran Theater and Golden Gate Theater, the Orpheum presents… Keep reading »

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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

San Francisco Bay Area arts encompass music, visual art, dance, and performance art. Among the city's many cultural attractions are dozens of museums, a world-acclaimed opera company and symphony, and a full schedule of professional theater productions. There are also beautiful gardens, encouraged by the temperate Bay climate, and artist districts and colonies, such as the community of Sausalito, just across the Bay in Marin County.

San Francisco Museums

Among the many San Francisco art museums are the Asian Museum, one of the largest collections of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and other Asian art in the United States; the De Young Museum, located in Golden Gate Park, home to an extensive collection of American, South American, Oceanic, and contemporary craft art; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, which offers a diverse collection of modern art masters; and Yerba Buena, one of the newest of San Francisco's museums, home to an interactive and ever-changing array of dance, film, visual art, and music performances.

San Francisco Performing Arts

San Francisco is justifiably proud of its performing arts. The San Francisco Symphony, founded in 1911, continues to be ranked among the best in the world. The San Francisco Opera, the second largest opera company in the United States, continues to grow its repertoire and produces ten original productions each season. The San Francisco Ballet, founded in 1933, is the oldest ballet company in the country, and trains dancers for companies all over the world as well as entertaining San Francisco residents with its superb productions.

Unlimited San Francisco Bay Area Arts

San Francisco Bay Area arts are too numerous to mention all of them here. Suffice it to say that the city offers something for many any artistic taste and welcomes visitors - and residents alike - to explore its many wonders.

San Francisco Bay Area Arts