The Future Is NOW: Asian America on Its Own Terms

Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center’s annual United States of Asian America Festival exhibition features work in a variety of media, May 3–25.


I Am Crime: Art on the Edge of Law

New exhibition showcases more than 30 artists and collectives that challenge, question or circumvent the law through their work, March 9–April 19.


At War, February 3–29

At War, curated by and featuring artists Peter Max Lawrence and Truong Tran, explores identities in conflict, ranging from ethnic, gender, and sexual identity to conflicts of artistic identity indicated by disparate processes, practices, and mediums.


Get Lucky: The Culture of Chance

A centennial birthday celebration of art icon John Cage investigates the implications of chance operation in the arts and across cultural beliefs, values and practices, December 17–January 26.


Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze

Women and transgender artists reverse conventional hierarchies in the culture of display, November 4–30.


Illuminations: Día de los Muertos 2011

Artists embrace the beauty of life and honor the spirits of the dead. Visit their altars and installations through November 5 with extended gallery hours.


ArtSpan’s Annual SF Open Studios Exhibition

Over 400 SF Open Studios artists display their work in the SOMArts Main Gallery, September 30–October 29.


Frontrunners: The San Francisco Foundation 2011 Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship Awards Exhibition

A focused look at the future of the Bay Area visual and media arts landscape. Juried exhibition features 23 regional MFA student artists. August 17 – September 16, 2011.