After a complex restoration effort, David Ireland's Mission district house at 500 Capp Street—the late conceptual artist's enigmatic residence and site-specific art installation—opens to the public on Jan. 15, 2016 as the city's first historic artist's home. During the thirty years Ireland lived there, he embedded the house with his own pieces and transformed it into a work of art in its own right. The home is now widely admired as both the source of and repository for the influential West Coast artist's most important artwork. Reservations are now available for scheduled tours.

San Francisco Arts Commission Opens of New Main Gallery in War Memorial Veteran's Building - Jan. 22, 2016

The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) Galleries will celebrate the opening of a new and greatly expanded 3,000 sq. ft. gallery space in the historic War Memorial Veterans Building with the inaugural group exhibition Bring it Home: (Re)Locating Cultural Legacy through the Body, curated by SFAC Galleries Director Meg Shiffler and independent curator Kevin B. Chen. The new Main Gallery located on the ground floor of the War memorial Veterans Building.

The Bay Lights - Jan. 30, 2016

One of San Francisco's most beloved art installations becomes a permanent fixture in the new year. The Bay Lights, Leo Villareal's monumental light sculpture comprised of 25,000 LED lights, will add shine and sparkle to the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge from dusk to dawn, year-round.  The return of The Bay Lights is in large thanks to the generosity of private donors, Illuminate the Arts and the State of California. 

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives Opens – Jan. 31, 2016

Visitors will experience innovative art exhibitions, film screenings and live performances in a cutting-edge building designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro.