Our critics weigh in on local exhibits

San Jose Museum of Art. "Inside Out: Selections From the Permanent Collection": Highlights of the museum's 35th-anniversary exhibition include Mildred Howard's Abode: Sanctuary for the Familia(r), a chamber built of blue glass bottles, and Brian Goggin's Desire for the Other, a couch stuffed with household appliances. Daily. Free. 110 South Market (at San Fernando), San Jose, 408-271-6840.

SF Maritime Museum. Permanent Collection of Ship Models: A big collection of figureheads, maritime paintings, photos, and artifacts. Daily. Fisherman's Wharf (at Polk), 556-3002.

SF Museum of Modern Art. "Architecture & Design Permanent Collection": An ongoing presentation featuring more than 100 works illustrating concepts in design and architecture. Daily. "Between Art and Life: The Contemporary Painting and Sculpture Collection": The ongoing exhibition presents works from SFMOMA's own collections, with special installations on artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Robert Gober, Eva Hesse, Anish Kapoor, Sherrie Levine, Brice Marden, Gordon Matta-Clark, Barry McGee, Bruce Nauman, Robert Rauschenberg, and Kara Walker. Daily. "Teddy Cruz": Inspired by his studio's location near the border between San Diego and Tijuana, Cruz explores the uniqueness of this bicultural territory in his design work. Thu., Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m. $10-$15. "Tanya Zimbardo": Using Steve McQueen's video installation Drumroll as a launching point, Zimbardo looks at various approaches to filming in the street, with illustrations from the history of experimental cinema and contemporary video art. Fri., Feb. 24, noon. free. Spotlight Tours: These innovative tours bring artists' voices directly to visitors, beginning with a short video clip of a featured artist, then moving into the galleries for viewing and discussion. Fridays-Sundays, noon. "Picturing Modernity: Selections From the SFMOMA Collection": An exhibition of photographs from SFMOMA's own collection that illustrate a wide range of photographic styles. Daily. "Double Feature: Steve McQueen and Peter Sarkisian": Exhibtion of the artists' work. Through May 21. "The Art of Design": A permanent exhibition of works in the museum's architecture and design collection, including works of graphic and industrial design (such as the famous Fillmore rock posters by Bonnie MacLean, Victor Moscoso, and Stanley Mouse). Daily. "1906 Earthquake: A Disaster in Pictures": "1906 Earthquake" explores a variety of photographic responses to the disaster, with professional views of the destroyed city, such as spectacular panoramas by the firm Garrison and Huddleston and glass lantern slides by Arnold Genthe. Through May 30. "Richard Long: The Path Is the Place Is the Line": Long assembles elements that document and reflect on a recent three-week walk he took along the Pacific Crest Trail in California's Sierra Nevada mountains. Through April 25. "Wangechi Mutu": Through April 4. "Matisse and Beyond: The Painting and Sculpture Collection": Magnificent works of painting and sculpture culled from SFMOMA's own collections provide a quick tour of modern art from Fauvism to Minimalism. Daily. "SFMOMA Collection Highlights": In addition to spotlighting photographs, paintings, and sculptures in the SFMOMA collection, this audio guide includes a musical tour. Daily. $3. "Chuck Close: Self-Portraits 1967-2005": An exhibit corresponding with the publication of a book by the same title. Through Feb. 28. "Architectural Abstractions": Through March 7. Stones & Flies: Richard Long in the Sahara: A film by Philip Haas. Through March 2, 2 p.m. free. Daily Tours: Topics change daily for these free tours led by SFMOMA docents. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30 p.m. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

Zeum. Mardi Gras Masks: Little Zs learn about mosaic artist Emen Levy and listen to the story On Mardi Gras Day by Fatima Shaik. Afterward, Little Zs can make their own beaded Mardi Gras masks. Feb. 24, 12, 2 & 4 p.m. 221 Fourth St. (at Howard), 820-3320.

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