San Francisco is one of the United States’ most culturally rich cities. It’s a city where innovation and technology are as much a part of the landscape as Victorian houses and cable cars. Although SF’s museums and cultural organisations are temporarily closed, to curb the coronavirus pandemic, you can still get a glimpse of the art and culture scene of San Francisco through these virtual tours and attractions. By Amitha Ameen

 

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

 

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Watch interviews of nearly 300 artists that include Dawoud Bey, Judy Chicago, Olafur Eliasson, JR, Ellsworth Kelly, and Kara Walker, among others, sharing their experiences in their own words. These artists are some of the most forward-thinking of our time who share an insight into their creative processes and how they bring their visions to life in the museums’ ‘Artist Interview’ series.

Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM)

 

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Love all things fashion? Contemporary Jewish Museum is offering a virtual tour of their exhibition titled, Levi Strauss: A History of American Style.” The exhibition follows the journey of a young merchant who obtained a US patent with tailor Jacob Davis that eventually led to the birth of blue jeans as you know it. Where else to trace the history of the blue jeans than in its birthplace of San Francisco, right?

American Conservatory Theater (ACT)

 

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Watch video-recorded performances of theater shows including Pulitzer Prize winner, ‘Gloria’, by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins. A dark comedy, ‘Gloria’, explores how we cope with trauma and the tales we tell ourselves to escape reality.

Asian Art Museum

 

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Browse through more than 13,000 centuries-old art pieces and objects, from every corner of Asia at the Asian Art Museum — the largest museum in the US devoted exclusively to Asian art, online collection. Take a virtual walk through the museum’s Youtube channel and enjoy a private tour of pieces from the exhibition titled, “Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment.”

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