Dark Day Picks

On Mondays Venetian Red celebrates the day of the week when galleries and museums are closed. Every Monday we highlight a few current exhibitions, new installations, or art world tidbits. Get a jump on a week filled with art.

Axel von Gräf, Bogheh Harunieh Tomb in Toos, Mashhad, 1937.

The Museum of Ancient Civilizations
San Francisco State, Room 510 Humanities, corner Font & Tapia, SF
Caravan Across Persian: An Archaeological Tour of Iran
Ancient and medieval ceramics from Persia are juxtaposed with historical photographs of Iran in the 1930s, made by renowned German photographer Axel von Graefe. The exhibition features a collection of prehistoric Iranian ceramics from the California Academy of Sciences (Anthropology Department), and medieval Persian ceramics from the Matthew Higgins private collection. Through May 8.

Marc Chagall, Theater, 1920, gouache on canvas.

Contemporary Jewish Museum/Chagall and the Artists of the Russian Jewish Theater, 1919-1949. Through Sept 7.

Asian Art Museum, SF. The Dragon’s Gift: The Sacred Arts of Tibet. Through May 10.

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