Rethinking the Legacy of Andy Warhol

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What do you think of when you hear Andy Warhol? His Campbell’s Soup cans and Three Elvises? His prognostication of 15 minutes of fame, as the “creator” of the Pop Art movement? His early embrace of an openly gay lifestyle? Warhol certainly deserves recognition for all of these. A retrospective of Andy Warhol  “A to [Read more …]

SFMOMA, Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn: What’s Not to Like?

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San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has been opened for almost a year now and we have been enjoying our membership there (at least, when we are in town). Currently, it has a special exhibit that we visited. SFMOMA Matisse and Diebenkorn Exhibit SFMOMA’s Matisse/Diebenkorn exhibition traces the extension of Henri Matisse’s innovative treatment [Read more …]

San Francisco’s Booming Contemporary Art Scene

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Most of San Francisco’s art oxygen is rightly being consumed by the May 2016 reopening of the fabulous SFMOMA (see our blog on our visit). But, as spectacular as the museum and the addition of the huge Fisher Collection is, this is but the tip of the Bay Area modern and contemporary art scene. The [Read more …]

Rejoicing in the Return of SFMOMA in San Francisco

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San Francisco’s modern art scene has been eclipsed by the five years of dusk resulting from the closure and reconstruction of SFMOMA. The much anticipated May 2016 reopening has not only lifted the pall, but has also exposed an innovative new design for museums and provided the public with access to the incredible Fisher Collection. [Read more …]