Gordon Parks, Duke Ellington Listening to Playback, Los Angeles, California, 1960, gelatin silver print

Gordon Parks, Duke Ellington Listening to Playback, Los Angeles, California, 1960, gelatin silver print

With so many things to do in San Francisco, it's easy to miss the many fantastic art exhibits and shows that pass through smaller galleries, as opposed to big museum shows. While it's nearly impossible for even the most ardent art lover to see it all, we've once again curated a collection of must see exhibits currently (or soon to be) gracing the walls of San Francisco's finest art spaces. Plan accordingly.

 

"Gordon Parks: Higher Ground," Jenkins Johnson Gallery

 

Photojournalism fans take note: One the the 20th century's greats is featured in a truly special exhibit this month. Gordon Parks was the first African American photographer at LIFE Magazine, working there from 1948-1972. This exhibit will commemorate his photo essays on the Civil Rights Movement and feature a whopping 60 pieces of artwork. Through April 2, 464 Sutter Street, SF.