Our critics weigh in on local exhibits

“The Elegant Gathering: The Yeh Family Collection”; and “From the Fire: Contemporary Korean Ceramics.” Two new exhibitions take bygone practices and conclude that the artistic lettering of China and the meticulous clay work of Korea are not as remote as they may first appear. “The Elegant Gathering” comprises 80 paintings and calligraphed items collected over three generations by the Yeh family, a Cantonese clan of imperial bureaucrats, national ambassadors, and college professors who represented the cultural illuminati of 20th-century China. The family's practice of yaji, or “elegant gatherings,” at which rich people talked art and literature and engaged in some substantial commerce, is reflected in the delicate scrolls of masters like Mi Fu, Fu Shan, and Zhang Daqian. “From the Fire” also mixes up time-honored traditions with new ideas, presenting more than a hundred pieces by contemporary artists. The works of Hwang Jong Koo take traditional Korean celadon ware and juxtapose it against streamlined contemporary designs. In contrast, Hae Sin Ro's colored clay baubles have the subtle geometry of mass-produced techno art. Kim Jin Kyoung finds a happy medium between old and new with expressive pieces like Netting Clay I, a blouse made of porcelain shards and wire that suggests the organic and feminine nature of the medium. “From the Fire” continues through May 21 and “The Elegant Gathering” through Sept. 17 at the Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin (at McAllister), S.F. Admission is free-$10; call 581-3500 or visit www.asianart.org. (Nirmala Nataraj) Reviewed March 22.

“Hank Willis Thomas.” Cucci: It's Time for Jungle Fever #1 is a photograph of a massive black arm sporting a large gold watch and wrapped around a smooth white belly. The contrast between black and white skin makes a striking composition, but the image's appeal is more than aesthetic; it crackles with racial and sexual transgression. Hank Willis Thomas draws attention to familiar racial tropes — in this case, passive white womanhood overcome by virile black male sexuality — by photographing commercial ads that feature African-Americans and then retouching them to remove the text and logos. Freed from their original context, the images speak for themselves, and the tales they tell about media representation of black people are strikingly (but not surprisingly) retrograde. A close-up of a grin with full lips and shiny white teeth conjures Sambo, while the image of a man in shades, fedora, and a wide-collared tux recalls a blaxploitation-era pimp. In the self-titled show's only three-dimensional piece, Ode to the C.M.B. (Cash Money Brothers), Thomas riffs on the bling ubiquitous in hip-hop circles with a gold pendant showing the abolitionist image of a kneeling slave above the caption 'Am I not a man and a brother?' The question takes on new meaning in light of present-day slang, but the ironic coup de grâce is the huge diamond perched atop the slave's raised, pleading hands. From leg chains to gold chains, media images of black people have come a long way, but Thomas reminds us that little has changed. Through April 8 at Lisa Dent Gallery, 660 Mission (between Second and Third sts.), S.F. Admission is free; call 975-0860 or visit www.lisadent.com. (Sharon Mizota) Reviewed March 29.

“Jack London and the Great Earthquake and Firestorms of 1906.” As the centennial of the 1906 earthquake fast approaches (April 18 is the exact date), myriad commemorations are set to deluge us with pictures of buckled streets, ruined buildings, and survivors trundling their things in wheelbarrows. This show is no exception, but as curated by Philip L. Fradkin for the California Historical Society, it's a definitive, surprising look at what happened. Peering through the lens of a well-known author offers a familiarity other exhibitions won't have, and London's wife's diary, contemporary paper ephemera, and scenes from around Northern California are unique to this show: Fort Bragg demolished, Santa Rosa as piles of bricks, and flattened shacks in Willits are images you're unlikely to see elsewhere. And what can we learn from all this — at least those of us who don't wish to simply gawk like terror tourists? Keep your eyes open and you'll discover interesting bits of history. For example, the Ocean Shore Track railway was buried under a particularly dramatic landslide, but who even knew there was an Ocean Shore Track? Through June 10 at the California Historical Society, 678 Mission (at Third Street), S.F. Admission is free-$3; call 357-1848 or visit www.californiahistoricalsociety.org. (Hiya Swanhuyser) Reviewed March 22.

“Selected Works: Paintings by Leo Valledor (1936-1989).” In the 1970s, Leo Valledor was a prominent Bay Area painter who had solo exhibitions at SFMOMA and the de Young, but since his death in 1989, the Filipino-American artist has received little public attention. This selection of refined yet ebullient abstractions from the '80s makes that neglect hard to understand. At a time when local art was still marked by the gestural fury of abstract expressionism, Valledor was the consummate minimalist. His paintings are little more than hard-edged areas of flat color on board or canvas, but he worked within these stylistic limits to evoke the energy of jazz and playfully skew our perceptions of space. The Bridge (for Sonny Rollins) is a composition of rectangles and trapezoids in black, orange, and blue whose angles suggest an ascending three-dimensional space, even as its colors vibrate in abstract syncopation. A painting on board cut in an angled surfboard shape, Coming/Going is a two-tone work that subtly flickers between a flat outline and a three-dimensional tube. Valledor was a master of color, making even muted hues like pistachio and plum feel vibrant and necessary. With dreamy, jazz-inspired titles like NuVu, Cubibop, and Wholagin, Valledor's paintings inject a potentially dry, academic style with personality and sly humor. Through April 8 at Togonon Gallery, 77 Geary (at Grant), S.F. Admission is free; call 398-5572 or visit www.togonongallery.com. (Sharon Mizota) Reviewed March 29.

“Under the Crooked Bough, We Stopped to Catch Our Breath,” CCA grads Marci Washington and Alika Cooper each employ their own brand of faux-naive style to illustrate scenes from works of literary fiction. Washington's paintings of ghostly-pale figures, lonely manor houses, and eerie, disembodied hands are clearly inspired by some Gothic novel, and owe a debt to the whimsical yet macabre illustrations of Edward Gorey. Deceptively simple, their flat black backgrounds and reductive lines look unfinished and awkward, but suggest the openness and brevity of the mind's eye. Cooper's works are similarly fragmentary, but while Washington's look almost folksy, Cooper's feel more contrived, like the work of a skilled painter trying to paint poorly. Her portraits of women resemble bad copies of celebrity head shots and appear to be titled accordingly. The woman in Cybil looks like a pre-Moonlighting Cybill Shepherd, while the face in Jane 1 could be that of a young Jane Fonda. The works evoke adolescent idolatry, that ambivalent state in which it's not clear if the desired is the person you want or the person you want to be. Unfortunately for Cooper, it's well-trod ground, most notably by painter Karen Kilimnik, who has been mining teenage ardor with much more insight for years. While Washington and Cooper make pleasing paintings, they fail to push beyond a rather conventional vision of the relationship between literature and the imaginary. Through April 23 at the Receiver Gallery, 1314 Eighth Ave. (at Irving), S.F. Admission is free; call 504-7287 or visit www.receivergallery.com. (Sharon Mizota) Reviewed Feb. 22. [page]

Also Showing

Galleries

111 Minna Gallery. “Metabiotics”: Through March 31. free. 111 Minna (at Second St.), 974-1719, www.111minnagallery.com.

Precita Eyes Mural Center. “Adult Free-Play Art Time”: Ongoing drop-in workshop with instructor Kristin Olsen; no experience necessary and no one turned away for lack of funds. Wednesdays, 7 p.m. $12. 348 Precita, 285-2287.

Brian Gross Fine Art. “Ricochet: New Paintings”: Recent work by Amy Trachtenberg. Through March 31. 49 Geary (at Kearny), 788-1050.

California Academy of Sciences. “Hotspot: California on the Edge”: Through Aug. 31. 875 Howard (at Fifth St.), 750-7145, www.calacademy.org.

California Historical Society Museum. “Jack London and the Great Earthquake and Firestorms of 1906”: March 29-June 10. 678 Mission (at Third St.), 357-1848.

City Hall. “Saint Francis Memorial Hospital: 100 Years of Caring for San Francisco”: Photographs, artifacts, and memorabilia from the hospital, collected over the past 100 years and curated by Gladys Hansen. Through March 31. 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl. (at Fulton), 554-5184.

Gallery 16. “Natural History”: Photographs by Elliot Anderson. Through March 31. 1616 16th St. (at Rhode Island), 626-7495.

Hackett-Freedman Gallery. “Works From the Studio”: Through April 29. free. “Paul Resika: Recent Paintings”: Solo exhibition. Through April 29. 250 Sutter (at Kearny) (Fourth Fl.), 362-7152, www.hackettfreedmangallery.com.

La Casa Del Libro. “Mario Rosales”: New paintings and prints. Through March 28. 973 Valencia, 285-1399.

Micaela Gallery. “The Many Hearts of David Gilhooly”: New work. Through March 31. 333 Hayes (at Franklin), 551-8118, www.micaela.com.

Mission 17. “As Is”: Through March 31. 2111 Mission (at 17th St.), Suite 401, 336-2349, www.mission17.com.

Receiver Gallery. “Under the Crooked Bough, We Stopped to Catch Our Breath”: New paintings by Marci Washington and Alika Cooper. Through April 23. 1314 Eighth Ave. (at Irving), 504-7287, www.receivergallery.com.

Robert Koch Gallery. “Michael Wolf”: Through April 29. 49 Geary (at Kearny), 421-0122.

San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum. “Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era”: Through June 10. $25-$100. 401 Van Ness (at McAllister), 255-4800, www.sfpalm.org.

Southern Exposure. “Invisible”: A self-guided two-CD audio tour along Interstate 5 between Los Angeles and San Francisco by Amy Balkin; Greenaction: for Health and Environmental Justice; Tim Halbur; Pond: art, activism, and ideas; and Kim Stringfellow. Through April 15. 401 Alabama (at 17th St.), 863-2141, www.soex.org.

Triple Base Gallery. “Everything in a Drawing and Nothing in a Drawing”: Collaborative group exhibition coordinated by Chris Cobb. Through April 1. 3041 24th St. (at Treat), www.basebasebase.com.

Urbis Artium Gallery. “Layered”: New stencil work by Logan Hicks and Adam5100. Through April 28. 49 Geary (at Kearny), Suite 202, 369-9404, www.urbis-artium.com.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. “Black Panther Rank and File”: The show includes over 47 participating artists, including historical artifacts, documentary photography and film, as well as new work inspired by the movement. Through July 2. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

Museums

Asian Art Museum. “From the Fire” and “The Elegant Gathering”: Through Sept. 17. “Asian Art Museum Storytelling”: Each weekend the museum leads a family-oriented tour through a particular exhibit, followed up by a retelling of stories related to the exhibits. Sundays, 1 p.m.; First Saturday of every month, 1 p.m. Free with museum admission. “The Poetic Vision of Abdur Rahman Chughtai (1897-1975)”: A selection of fourteen paintings by Abdur Rahman Chughtai is on display in the South Asian gallery. Through April 2. “Shadows, Masks and Music: Aspects of the Performing Arts in Asia”: The museum displays a diverse collection of musical instruments, set designs, costumes, and masks that are used in Asian performances. Tuesdays-Sundays. Free with museum admission. “In a New Light: The Asian Art Museum Collection”: A display of more than 2,500 objects from the museum's permanent collection explores the major cultures of Asia. Daily. Free with museum admission. Target Tuesday Family Program: Each month this special family program presents an activity connected with Asian art and customs. First Tuesday of every month, 11 a.m. Free with museum admission. “Family Art Encounter” Drop in to make arts and crafts pieces related to the museum's current exhibits. First Saturday of every month, 1 p.m.; First Tuesday of every month, 11 a.m. Free with museum admission. Gallery Tours: Trained museum docents offer both general introductions to the museum's collections as well as tours that highlight special exhibitions. Tuesdays-Sundays, 11, 11:30 a.m., 1 & 2 p.m. Free with museum admission. Architectural Tours: Learn about the transformation of the old San Francisco Main Public Library into the Asian Art Museum's new quarters with this regular tour. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays, 12 & 2:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 12, 2:30 & 6:30 p.m. Free with museum admission. 200 Larkin (at McAllister), 581-3500, www.asianart.org. [page]

Berkeley Art Museum. First Impressions: Free First Thursdays: Check out a world of art and film with free entry to the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive each month. Thursdays, 11 a.m. Free. “Jeanne Dunning: Study After Untitled”: A midcareer retrospective. Through April 2. 2626 Bancroft (at Telegraph), Berkeley, 510-642-0808, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.

Cable Car Museum. Permanent Exhibit: Located in a historic cable car powerhouse, the museum displays a variety of cable car gear, historic photographs, installations explaining how the cars work, and several antique vehicles. Daily. Free. 1201 Mason (at Washington), 474-1887.

California Academy of Sciences. Docent Highlight Tours: Tours given by Academy docents highlight the HOTSPOT exhibit and Steinhart Aquarium. Ask the Information Desk for meeting place and times. Wednesdays-Fridays. Snake Feeding: Watch whip snakes feed on fish. Fridays, 2 p.m. free with museum admission. “Astrobiology: Life in the Extreme”: A permanent exhibition that explores the types of environments in the universe that could support life. Daily. “Illustrating the Sierra's Wildlife: The Artist's Studio Live”: See first-hand the process of creating a field guide to more than 1,200 species of plants, fungi, and animals of the Sierra Nevada. Naturalist Jack Laws creates scientific illustrations inside a specially designed studio within the HOTSPOT exhibit. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10:30 a.m. African Penguin Feedings: Watch an Academy biologist enter the penguin tank to toss vitamin-stuffed fish to the African penguins. Visitors can ask questions and talk to the birdsÕ caretakers during the feeding shows. Daily, 11 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. “Hands-on Science”: Visitors of all ages can examine microscopic aquatic life or study adaptations of marine animals with Academy docents and interns. Wednesdays-Fridays, 4 p.m. 875 Howard (at Fifth St.), 750-7145, www.calacademy.org.

Chabot Space & Science Center. “Mars Encounter”: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration sponsors this exhibit on travel to Mars, which includes data on current and past missions, a giant tactile Mars globe, and Martian meteorites. Daily. Free with museum admission, $9-$13. “Garden Days in the EnviroGarden”: Explore the mysteries of planet Earth with hands-on activities, including worm composting, hiking in the forest, or building mini-volcanoes. Saturdays, noon. Discovery Lab: Intended for kids aged 3-7, the Discovery Lab contains hands-on science experiments that illustrate scientific phenomena like wind and moving machines. Wednesdays-Fridays, 1 p.m.; Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.; Sundays, noon. free with museum admission, $9-$13. “Escape From the Red Planet!”: The hour-long simulated mission on Mars casts kids as the crew on a struggling space shuttle. Saturdays, 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.; Sundays, 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. free with museum admission, $9-$13. “Skywise — Astronomy Cartoon Exhibit”: Help your child understand that vastness and majesty of space with this exhibit of astronomy comic strips. Daily. Free with museum admission, $9-$13. “Destination Universe”: Take a virtual journey from the sun to the end of the cosmos with exhibits on nebulae, space travel, black holes, and moving galaxies. Daily. Free with museum admission, $9-$13. “One Giant Leap: A Moon Odyssey”: Take a simulated moonwalk, try on a space helmet, climb into a space capsule, and virtually land a lunar module in this exhibit. Daily. Free with museum admission, $9-$13. “Astronomy in California 1850-1950: Telescope Makers, Telescopes, and Artifacts”: Take a look at California's rich history in astronomy with this display of telescopes, astronomy history documents, and other ephemera. Daily. Free with museum admission, $9-$13. 10000 Skyline (at Joaquin Miller, in Joaquin Miller Park), Oakland, 510-336-7300.

de Young Museum. “Introduction to the Masterworks of the New de Young Collections”: Enjoy a 50-minute, docent-led tour. Through Dec. 31, 12:30 p.m. “Highlights of the Art and Architecture of the New de Young”: Enjoy a 50-minute, docent-led tour. Through Dec. 31, 10:30 a.m. “Friday Nights at the New de Young”: Designed to focus on the special exhibitions and permanent collections, “Friday Nights”; features live music, artist demonstrations, films, dance performances, lectures, and tours. Visit the Web site for the schedule. Through June 20, 6 p.m. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden (at JFK), 863-3330, www.thinker.org.

Zeum. “El Alma en las Manos/ The Soul in the Hands”: Presented in partnership with Consulate General of Mexico, this special exhibit was designed for blind children, and features 22 pieces of sculptural and tactile art from Mexico. Through April 2. free. 221 Fourth St. (at Howard), 820-3320.

Exploratorium. “Reconsidered Materials”: Art exhibition featuring works by Andrew Junge, Ulrike Palmbach, and Flash in Tonyland, among others. Through June 18. “Traits of Life”: A major exhibition area with 30 biology exhibits and demonstrations that help visitors understand the fundamental elements common to all living things from humans to amoebas. Daily. Free with museum admission. 3601 Lyon (at Marina), 397-5673, www.exploratorium.edu.

The Holocaust Center of Northern California. “Holocaust Center of Northern California”: The newly opened center's first exhibit showcases its facilities, including a library with more than 15,000 historical volumes, a reading room for screening documentaries and holding educational talks, and ongoing displays of the center's thousands of photographs and artifacts. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 1-6 p.m.; Mondays, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 121 Steuart (at Mission), 777-9060, www.holocaust-sf.org.

Judah L. Magnes Museum. “Houses and Housing”: Group show on portability in Jewish art. Through May 15. Free. 2911 Russell (at Pine), Berkeley, 510-549-6950.

Lawrence Hall of Science. “Forces That Shape the Bay”: The museum's permanent science park exhibit explores new ways to understand the bay. Daily. “Prove It — A ChemMystery”: Kids and adults attempt to solve crimes using the basic forensic skills they learn step-by-step at the exhibit. Daily. Free with admission, free-$8.50. Centennial & Grizzly Peak, Berkeley, 510-642-5132. [page]

Legion of Honor. “Big Kids/Little Kids”: Children aged 3 1/2 to 6 years and their parents take a gallery tour and then participate in a related hands-on art activity. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. Free with museum admission, free-$8. “Doing and Viewing Art”: Kids aged 7-12 and their families tour the Legion of Honor's galleries before taking part in a hands-on creative workshop led by a professional artist. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. Free with museum entrance fee, free-$8. Organ Concert: Weekly organ concerts. Saturdays, Sundays, 4 p.m. free. “Politics and Wit: The Comic Genius of André Gill”: In the waning days of the Second Empire, in 1860s France, an artist emerged of originality and satiric bite whose caricatures of the leading politicians, actors, writers, and artists were the talk of Paris. Through April 30. Ford Free Tuesdays: Get in free to the Legion of Honor every Tuesday, thanks to a grant from the Ford Motor Co. Tuesdays. Free. “After the Ruins”: Through June 4. Free-$10. 100 34th Ave. (near Clement), 863-3330, www.thinker.org.

Museum of Craft & Folk Art. The Sensuous Curve: The exhibition examines the relationship of Scandinavian Modernist designs with the use of the sensuous curve in contemporary fine furniture design. Through April 9. Fort Mason, Bldg. A (Marina & Buchanan), 775-0991.

Oakland Museum of California. “Aftershock!”: Brings to life the experiences of the men, women, and children who lived through the devastating ‘06 earthquake and fire. April 1-Aug. 13. “Edward Weston: Masterworks From the Collection”: Through June 11. 1000 Oak (at 10th St.), Oakland, 510-238-2200, www.museumca.org.

Pier 45. “Amusing America”: The evolution of modern amusement parks and their effects on the American cultural landscape are examined in this conglomeration of photographs, penny-arcade machines, and other ephemera. Daily, 10 a.m. Free. FishermanÕs Wharf (Taylor & Jefferson), 552-1266.

Museum of Children&Otildes Art. “The Power of the Art to Transform Education”: This exhibit showcases MOCHA's work in school residencies and after school programs throughout Alameda County. Through March 31. 538 Ninth St. (Swan's Market), Oakland, 510-652-5530.

Randall Museum. “Drop-In Art and Science Workshops”: Each week kids and parents can participate in artistic activities that illuminate some aspect of science. Saturdays, 1 p.m. $3 per person. “Saturdays Are Special”: Ongoing weekly drop-in, hands-on art and science workshops. Saturdays, 1 p.m. Free-$3. 199 Museum (at Roosevelt), 554-9600, www.randallmuseum.org.

San Francisco Fire Museum. “Permanent Exhibits”: Included among the items on display at this museum are antique fire extinguishers, old uniforms, cast-iron replicas of historic fire engines, hooks, ladders, and other ephemera. Daily. Free. 655 Presidio Avenue (at Bush), 563-4630.

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. “Sparks, Waves, & Wizards: Communication at Sea”: The permanent exhibit presents artifacts exploring the means of maritime communications. Daily. Free-$6. Fort Mason Building E (Marina & Buchanan), 561-7000.

The San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design. “Installation/Innovation”: Textile art in the 21st century. Through May 29. 550 Sutter St. (at Powell), 773-0303, www.sfmcd.org.

San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum. “150 Years of Dance in California”: The exhibit spotlights over a century of dance in the Golden State with photographs and programs. Daily. “Maestro!: Photographic Portraits by Tom Zimberoff”: The artist captures a generation of national and international conductors in his portraits. Daily. 401 Van Ness (at McAllister), 255-4800, www.sfpalm.org.

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. “Digital Architecture: Mapping Contemporary Studio Practices”: Digital technology has made possible an almost unlimited vocabulary of architectural form. In this program, participants present early and recent case studies that survey the range of practices within digital architecture. Thu., March 30, 6:30 p.m. $10-$15. “SFMOMA Collection Highlights”: In addition to spotlighting photographs, paintings, and sculptures in the SFMOMA collection, this audio guide includes a musical tour. Daily. $3. “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. “Architecture & Design Permanent Collection”: An ongoing presentation featuring more than 100 works illustrating concepts in design and architecture. Daily. 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. “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. “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. “Double Feature: Steve McQueen and Peter Sarkisian”: Exhibition of the artists' work. Through May 21. “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. “Wangechi Mutu”: Through April 4. “The Surreal Calder”: Through May 21. “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. 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.

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