Public art around San Francisco runs the gamut from the earthy—think Andy Goldsworthy's statues made of trees and earth in the Presidio—to high tech, like the kinetic sculpture Firefly in the Tenderloin, which moves with the wind and lights up at night.
There are big, stark sculptures like Richard Serra's numerous works around town and more delicate pieces, like Brian Goggin and Dorka Keehn's elegant illuminated books that fly over Chinatown and make up Language of the Birds. There’s even important work inside the new Transbay Transit Center that, once it reopens, deserves your attention.
To celebrate the artistic side of the city, we've updated our curated map of San Francisco's most notable public art pieces. The city has so many murals that they get their own map, so we've named only two here. The pieces that are included represent a range of artists, styles, and locations across town.Read More