Coupar's December Art Agenda

Frank Stella,  Harran II , 1967, from Frank Stella: A Retrospective at the de Young Museum 

Frank Stella, Harran II, 1967, from Frank Stella: A Retrospective at the de Young Museum 

Winter is here and what better way to stay warm indoors than to explore the amazing art community that San Francisco has to offer? If case you're overwhelmed by the latest museum and gallery openings, we've curated a roundup of our favorite art openings that you won't want to miss. Read on to check out our December picks.

Frank Stella: A Retrospective at the de Young Museum — An American painter with a career that spans nearly six decades, Frank Stella is a living art icon. This retrospective celebrates Stella's passions for color, shape, and volume, mapping the minimalist's artistic progression from the late '50s through today with media ranging from painting to sculpture.

Frank Stella: A Retrospective, de Young Museum (Golden Gate Park), $25, open through February 26, 2017

Will and Be Going to at Altman Siegel — In celebration of their recent relocation to Dogpatch's Minnesota Street Project, Altman Siegel has curated a group exhibition including new paintings, sculpture, photography and video works by each of the gallery's artists. Notable names include local Mission school artist Chris Johanson and Sara VanDeerBeek. 

Will and Be Going to, Altman Siegel (Dogpatch), open through December 17, 2016

Tom Sachs Space Program: Europa at YBCA — A contemporary American artist known for his cultural commentary on consumerism and our nation's obsession with brand-name goods, Tom Sachs presents a one-of-a-kind installation based on a fictional journey to Jupiter's icy moon, Europa. Highlights include a full-scale "Landing Excursion Module", "Tea House", and beloved earlier works such as a plywood Hermès Kelly bag.  

Tom Sachs Space Program: Europa, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SOMA), $10, open through January 15, 2017

Urs Fischer's Mind Moves at Gagosian Gallery — An internationally-acclaimed institution with gallery spaces in New York, London, and Hong Kong (to name a few), Gagosian Gallery made waves with its  San Francisco opening in April 2016. The gallery's current exhibition showcases the work of new sculptures and paintings by Urs Fischer. The Swiss artist presents unconventional takes on self-portraiture and interactive sculptures that break the bounds of the traditional gallery experience.   

Mind Moves, Gagosian Gallery (SOMA), open through December 23, 2016

Interested in learning more about all the San Francisco Bay Area's art scene has to offer? Stay tuned as we share updates on upcoming gallery and museum exhibits in the coming months.