Comfort Inn By the Bay
2775 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94109-1497
Phone: (415) 928-5000
Fax: (415) 441-3990x513
2775 Van Ness Ave. , San Francisco, CA, US, 94109-1497
- Phone: (415) 928-5000
- Fax: (415) 441-3990x513
Arts & Museums
This sports and history photo gallery will delight anyone who enjoys a glimpse of our past at various states of construction and celebration. These are not posters, but are prints created from the original negative. Some photos are signed on or near the image, for example, Joe DiMaggio, Micky Mantle or President Jimmy Carter. The authenticity is guaranteed. Also find images capturing the history of San Francisco, such as the Golden Gate Bridge under construction.
As you step in the Keane Eyes Gallery, you will find not one but literally hundreds of wide-eyed girls, boys and pets staring you down with 'take me home" bewildered looks, all painted by Keane. Defying notions of race, gender and even age, these saucer stares have become the artist's signature style. The mysterious faces can be viewed up close by appointment only at the Keane Eyes Gallery.
The Martin Lawrence Gallery at Beach Street in San Francisco is a famous fine art gallery, that is popular among art collectors and lovers alike. The Gallery has famous works of art by artists like Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Keith Haring, Bruce Ricker, Thomas Mcknight and Robert Deyber. The gallery also showcases works of art by upcoming artists and helps them gain the recognition that is due to them. Art auctions and exhibitions are held here on a regular basis.
Established in 1871, the San Francisco Art Institute is one of the pioneering art schools in America. Its galleries were designed to look like a converted monastery complete with a beautiful courtyard. Forty years hence, the rooftop deck was added from where you can see a great deal of the city, including Coit Tower and Twin Peaks. The Diego Rivera Gallery contains a mural by the man himself and a strong collection of students' work. The Walter McBean Gallery feature a myriad of contemporary creations by established and emerging artists.
With more than 40 international artists under its wing, Velvet Da Vinci offers a fine selection of unique, modern and contemporary jewelry. It is set up like a gallery more than a jewelry store and sells such items as handcrafted earrings, rings, and necklaces. The treasures featured here make great gifts for people who appreciate practical art. You will also find assorted, unusual pieces like interesting mosaics and steel wall sculptures. This place also hosts regular art exhibitions. Located in the artistically hip Hayes Valley neighborhood, the whole street it resides on makes for a great day of strolling and shopping.
It's not just a place where you get to see works of art. Walter and McBean Galleries is more of a production site where you get a chance to express your creativity and innermost feelings in the form of art. With a handful of events taking place daily round the year, you can be a part of many lectures, debates and discussions, exhibitions and public programs. The Walter and McBean Galleries aim at educating people on the various art styles and bring people together through a more global approach.
The Museum of Vision aims at highlighting the importance of one of our sensory organs, the eye. From humble beginnings, with just one exhibition, in 1982, this museum has come a long way to being a prominent establishment as the Museum of Vision. The exhibits at this museum captures the science of ophthalmology, right from its inception and also includes advancements in the field. Ancient surgical instruments, eye amulets, spectacles, eye masks and much more are part of the collection on display. Booking an appointment before your visit is highly recommended.
Located across from Ghirardelli Square and housed in a 1930s building that resembles a ship, this museum chronicles maritime history with photographs and interesting displays. However, the real attraction here are the WPA-era murals that have been recently restored. Visitors will be delighted by the historic and vivid artwork. Hours vary with the different attractions within the park. The Visitor Center is located at 499 Jefferson Street and the Maritime Museum is at 900 Beach Street. Call or the visit the website for further details.
You will find wonderful prints of great art through ages at Gendell Gallery. But what sets this bright store with the stone-encrusted exterior apart is its excellent collection of vintage photographs dating from the earliest days of photography through the mid-1950s. Just going through the stock on hand is illuminating, especially the shots of San Francisco then and now. Give the staff, art aficionados all an idea of what you are looking for and they can start you on your search with examples in several price ranges. Framing services are also available.
To view large collections of art from the northern climes, visit this Cow Hollow gallery. It features sculpture, masks, prints and jewelry by Alaskan and Canadian Inuit artists. Images show Arctic culture interpreted through art. Four times a year, the Images of the North hosts a big show, but if you miss it fear not for work is on display at this Cow Hollow location year round for art connoisseurs to enjoy.
Part of the Fort Mason Center museums, which include the African-American Historical and Cultural Society Museum, this museum celebrates the Italian-American community by offering classes in Italian language, art and architecture. The gallery functions as a space for historical and contemporary works by Italian and Italian-American artists. Both admission and parking are free!
This is an old military base that has been transformed into a Mecca of art and culture. It is home to an array of galleries, museums, theaters, performance halls, non-profit organizations, classes, festivals and events, including the Japantown Anime Fair. The center offers numerous facilities like the Great Meadow and Festival Pavilion which are available for rent and can accommodate both small and large events. The chapel is a fabulous place for a wedding, and Fort Mason's great green lawn, with its views of the city and the bay, is a destination in and of itself.