Golden Gate Park is home to renowned museums, beautiful public gardens, and some of the city's top outdoor events. These are some of the anticipated arts and culture events taking place in the park this year.

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March 2, 2020
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Arts & Culture Events in Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park is home to renowned museums, beautiful public gardens, and some of the city's top outdoor events. The park will be celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, so be sure to put these special arts and culture events on your calendar.

"Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI"
When: Through Oct. 25, 2020
Wherede Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden
Hours: Open daily 9:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., except Mondays
What: What does it mean to be human in the age of advanced technology and artificial intelligence (AI)? How is AI impacting our personal lives? What's in store for the future of humanity? "Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI" is the first major exhibition to unpack these questions through a lens of contemporary art. A collection of photographs, art works, and interactive exhibits will be on display.

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"Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving"
When: Mar. 21, 2020 - Jul. 26, 2020
Wherede Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden
Hours: Open daily 9:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., except Mondays
What: See the masterpieces of Frida Kahlo come to life in the highly anticipated exhibition, "Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving". Politics, gender, disability, and national identity will be be examined through Kahlo's diverse modes of creativity. The exhibition will feature Kahlo's personal items, including rare photographs, Tehuana costumes from her wardrobe, personalized braces and prosthetics, and iconic paintings and drawings.

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"Judy Chicago: A Retrospective"
When: May 9 - Sept. 6, 2020
Wherede Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden
Hours: Open daily 9:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., except Mondays
What: See the pioneering works of feminist artist Judy Chicago in a retrospective spanning her early engagement with the Californian Light and Space Movement in the 1960s to her current  works that investigate morality and environmental devastation. This exhibition will showcase around 150 works and archival material that pay homage to Judy Chicago's lifelong challenge of pushing the boundaries for women's creativity.

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Surrealistic Summer Solstice Concert
When: Jun. 17, 2020
WhereConservatory of Flowers, 100 John F. Kennedy Dr.
What: This annual concert and light art installation brings together those who appreciate art and music for an evening of inspiration. Watch as the Conservatory of Flowers transforms into an illuminated landmark while enjoying an outdoor concert to celebrate the start of summer.

Flower Piano at the SF Botanical Garden
When: Jul. 9 - Jul. 20, 2020
WhereSan Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 Ninth Ave.
Hours: Open daily, starting at 7:30 a.m. The Garden closes one hour after last entry. Last entry changes seasonally.
What: Celebrating its sixth year at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, Flower Piano offers the public a uniquely interactive experience of music in nature. Twelve pianos will be placed throughout the Garden, inviting visitors to play and show their musical talents. This year, visitors can look forward to even more opportunities to play and listen to music in nature with free piano lessons, a community sing-along, three evenings of Flower Piano at Night, and much more.

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