Art / Other Museums, San Francisco
All big cities have some investiture in the arts and San Francisco is no exception. Apart from my beloved Palace of the Arts there is much more to see.
Fondest memory: Sculpture plays an important part in the arts scene and is, by its very nature, more visible than other forms.
The pictures here were taken in the wharf area and give an indication of just how spring can colour the outdoor works and make the whole scene even more outstanding.
Favorite thing: I noticed two locations for the Weinstein Art Gallery, both on Powell St. The one I visited was at Union Square. They sell art here and have some wonderful paintings and sketches by Picasso, Chagall and Joan Miro priced from a couple of thousand dollars to half a million dollars. What's great about art galleries is there is no entrance fee and one can roam through them and look at the wonderful art on display.
Was greatly surprised to run into this wonderful sculpture of Rodin entitled "The Thinker".
It is placed in a outdoor courtyard of the Legion Museum in Lincoln Park. It is as if the "man" is in deep thought oblivious of the beautiful surrounding around.
Have seen other Rodin's sculptures but the perfect outdoor setting made this my favorite.
Palace of Fine Arts- absolutely beautiful. It is located in the Marina and has been in several movies. The Rock, The Bachelor--right next to the beach and it is surrounded by the most extravagant houses in the city.
It was built for the purpose of the World's Faire in the early 1900's and has been restored. The bad part of it is that it has been fenced off, so some of your pictures will have a fence. But it is still definitely worth it. The architecture and the lagoon is amazing. It is also right next to the Exploratorium (kids science museum).
Fondest memory: Best memory of San Francisco..I live here and sometimes I think about it and say, "I can't believe I live here". Fondest memories consist of hiking and spending time in Marin County in the lush green areas and hiking in Muir Woods
Favorite thing: I don't remember where I took this picture. But this plant sure looks nice. Just walk through the city with your eyes open and try to recognize the small and beautiful things. And you can be sure, there are lots of it in such a great city as San Francisco.
This is the Chong -Moon Lee center for Asian Art and Culture.
Fondest memory: The Asian Art center is presenting
Beyond the painted Smile .
This will run untill September 26 2004 .
Adress of the Asian Art center is.
200 Larking street San Francisco .
Tel 415-581-3500 wwwasianart.org
We saw them in many streets of San Francisco but maybe my favourite was this one at Chinatown.
Maybe because Chinatown was my first impression of SF and the one that take my best memories.
Maybe because it was different to whatever I had seen before or maybe because it had at the same time so many things in common.
There is a wonderful panorama of the Pacific & the Golden Gate Bridge from the Palace of the Legion of Honor, a copy of a building in Paris. Inside you will find an exhibition of French art which includes RODIN sculptures.
The view and Rodin makes it worth going too.
San Franciscans love their art, but opinions differ, so what one person considers to be fine art is considered folly by the next person.
This sculpture can be seen on the Embarcadero along the waterfront, between Market and the Bay Bridge. I rather like it!
Financial District buildings are on the left and the clock tower of the Ferry Building is in the distance to the right of the sculpture.
Favorite thing: San Francisco is filled with a lot of great museums and art galleries. So, definitely find a museum that fits your genre and plan to spend sometime there. Over the years, I have basically picked a few galleries and museums that I always visit whenever I am in San Francisco (see my 'Must See' section for more info).
Favorite thing: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art claims to be the 2nd largest modern art museum in the United States. Some claim the architecture of the building distracts from the art. The museum is on 3rd Street, 2 blocks south of Market Street. I believe that it is closed on Wednesday and one day it's free.
Favorite thing: Visit the SF MOMA, smoke a hooka at Kanzaman while watching a belly dancing show, eat a Quesadilla Suiza de carne asada at El Farolitos in the Mission, Sun bathe at Golden Gate Park, Salsa Dance at El Rio, drink an Italian beer at Steps of Rome while the waiters and waitresses sing and dance to contemporary Musica Italia in North Beach and you have to visit Fort Ord underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, the view is amazing........ And believe me I could go on.............!
Favorite thing: No matter where you go, there is art. From the murals in the alleys to the museums, to sculptures everywhere. This place certainly embraces the arts.
Favorite thing: This is a night view of the Museum of Modern Art- SFMOMA (designed by architect Mario Botta), and downtown. We took this picture from Sony Metreon terrace.