by Lark Breen
Maybe you’re going to Croatia on spring break, building houses in Mexico, or touring colleges. Whatever your itinerary, consider exploring some of the most interesting art exhibits in the Bay Area in the time you’ve left free for the coming weeks.
The Hunger Games: the Exhibition at the Palace of Fine Arts Innovation Hangar in San Francisco – The Hunger Games series shocked and impressed readers in 2008 and continued to grow in the public eye as it was adapted for the silver screen in 2012. Now fans can experience The Hunger Games in an entirely new way at the exhibition. With costumes, props, and set-recreations, the showcase is a unique and wholly necessary experience for true fans. The exhibition opened in New York last year to great success and rave reviews before moving to San Francisco for a limited time on Dec. 14. Make sure to get tickets and experience the world of Panem before the display moves again! Visit the official website of the exhibition to learn more and to buy tickets.
Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective at the de Young in San Francisco – The iconic fashion designer may have died in Oct. of 2014, but his work lives on as celebrities and fashion gurus alike cite de la Renta as their all-time favorite designer. The Spanish fashion designer rose to fame in the 1950s, and until May 30 of this year, the de Young is hosting an homage to de la Renta and his inspirational designs in the Herbst Exhibition galleries. The exhibit contains over 130 ensembles of de la Renta’s design and is a must-see for those who admire fashion or aspire to be designers themselves. Visit the de Young website to reserve tickets.
Rodin! The Complete Stanford Collection on display at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University – Rodin created hundreds of sculptures before his death in 1917, and many of them are available to the public at the Cantor Arts Center. Rodin, known for his sensuous, realistic portrayals of the human form, was French, and his best known piece is The Thinker. Twenty sculptures are displayed at the Stanford Sculpture Garden while others are viewable at various galleries at the Arts Center and on campus. Entrance is free and the installation will remain for an indefinite time. Explore the Cantor Arts Center website to discover more installations and galleries available at Stanford!
Other art museums to investigate include The Legion of Honor, which currently is hosting an incredible exhibit of the works of impressionist artist Pierre Bonnard, The San Jose Museum of Art, and the local New Museum Los Gatos.