Tag Archives: San Francisco CA

SF MOMA etc.

One could go to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and keep pretty busy without even looking at much art, or at least that’s how I felt about the building and the spaces it creates, both interior and exterior. … Continue reading

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Alexander Calder

I was feeling pretty full after the Matisse/Diebenkorn exhibit, but there’s always the feeling of well, I’m here… (and I paid the admission fee) so I may as well look around some more… the tower and bridge was a nice … Continue reading

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SF MOMA tower and bridge

Although I’d seen and admired the distinctive angle cut cylinder (which, maybe there’s a more official name/title for all or part of this but I can’t seem to find it) in the facade of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, … Continue reading

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Matisse/Diebenkorn

This fascinating exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art explores Richard Diebenkorn’s (1922-1993) artistic career, highlighting the inspiration he discovered in the work of French modernist Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Diebenkorn first saw work by Matisse while an art … Continue reading

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In Remembrance: People, Times, & Places

In Remembrance, the current exhibit at San Francisco Center for the Book, is a thought-provoking collection of books, photographs, textiles and wall-hangings, sculptures and constructions reflecting on the passage of time. Some are memorial in nature, commemorating the personal loss … Continue reading

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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: In Defense of Culture

I was at the at the Library to check out the Dada exhibits, and it turned out there was also a display of prints in response to the 2007 bombing of Al-Mutanabbi Street, the book sellers district in Baghdad. There were … Continue reading

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The Most Dada Thing: Neo-Dada in San Francisco & Dadamatic Mail Art from Irene Dogmatic’s collection

I’m not sure I understand or know enough about Dada to fully explain it to someone else, but I feel like I have a general sense of it to usually be able to recognize whether something is Dada or Dada-influenced. … Continue reading

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