As an art lover, I had to visit San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art, of course! It’s collection is completely devoted to art from the 20th century in the forms of painting, sculptures, photography, media arts, etc. It holds art pieces from Diego Rivera, Andy Warhol, Pollock, Matisse, O’ Keeffe, Picasso, Mondrian, etc. It’s also known for having important temporary exhibitions, and at the moment you can enjoy the art of Mark Bradford (interesting), Photography in Mexico (nice, although it was a little depressing to see they focused on the “crossing the border” issue and “luchadores”, which frankly, DO NOT define my culture), and photography from Rineke Dijkstra (which we found creepy, really).
I have to say I did like MOMA, and I do recommend that you visit MOMA when you come to San Francisco, but it is not one of my favorite museums. On the positive side, it is quite small, so for people like me (who stare at pieces for hours and take pictures of everything) it’s quite relieving to be able to see the whole thing in approximately 2 to 3 hours (I can spend up to 6 hours in a museum easily).
So visit SFMOMA, especially on the first Tuesday of the month when the entrance is free. 😉
- What’s On: Rineke Dijkstra (itsnicethat.com)
- Mark Bradford retrospective at SFMOMA (sfgate.com)
- Preview of Parra “WEIRDED OUT” Mural Installation @ SFMoMA (hypebeast.com)