Another year has rolled around and it is already time for the 2013 Perennial Premiere, our annual kick-off for the coming growing season.
From now until closing time on June 2 we are celebrating the unique and inspiring personal style of some of our gorgeous SFMOMA visitors, starting today. Follow the series. What are your names? Sammy D. and Zarina Z. Where are you from? Zarina: Originally from Russia, lives in SF Sammy: From L.A., lives in SF [...]
Exhibition specialist Jim Baxter, along with Work Study student Paige Johnson, install final touches to our latest exhibition: Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color up now through July 28, 2013. To see more of the installation, take...
Editor’s Note: Peter Lacovara, Senior Curator at Emory University’s Carlos Museum, has worked on numerous expeditions in Egypt and published several books on his work and experience, including The Pyramids and Sphinx, Tombs and Temples of Giza, and Excavating Egypt: … Continue reading ?
Lebbeus Woods, Architect is on view at SFMOMA til June 2. Throughout the run of the exhibition, we’re featuring a series of posts reflecting on Woods’s work and legacy. Below, thumb through the pages of a sketchbook Woods worked on in New York, San Francisco, Vienna, Kraljevica, Vico Morcote, and NYC; 1995-1998. You can see [...]
The IMA’s silent film series continues on April 12, with a rare showing of WC Fields’ So’s Your Old Man (1926), followed by its sound remake You’re Telling Me (1934). Although Fields is well remembered for his talking pictures, his silent work is nearly forgotten today. Most of the films are tied up in complex rights issues, none of [...]
Editor’s note: Today’s blog comes to us from John Stubbing of the Houston Orchid Society. Have you ever thought of growing your own orchid corsage? There are plenty of reasons to take up growing these exotic and beautiful plants as … Continue reading ?
I'm starting this post with an annoying, fabulous number: 73. That's the predicted high temperature today in Santa Cruz. It's the typical temperature here all spring, summer, and fall. It's pretty freaking beautiful. The weather is hopefully...Show More Summary
When most folks want to see the Museum for free, they come on our free day (Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m) But one of our latest visitors did it differently: He stowed away on a cargo vessel amongst a … Continue reading ?
Stephen Vitiello, electronic musician and media artist, interviewed Academy Award- and Grammy Award-winning musician and composer, Ryuichi Sakamoto, before they perform their tribute Strange Music for Nam June Paik, part of the Art & Process program on Sunday, April 14....
For those who haven’t heard, Ai Weiwei: According to What? opened last week at the IMA. Ai Weiwei is a revolutionary artist and activist, known for his constant battle against Chinese government. Ai’s works tell a story—a story of oppression, political corruption, and a fight for equality. But to fully understand the context in which [...]
The IMA vegetable garden in the orchard has been prepped and planted for the spring!
Leora Lutz submitted this review of the exhibition “OPENING” curated by Taj Robinson and Nikki Mirsaeid, in response to an assignment in my Dual-Degree Seminar at California College of the Arts. The ALTAR Projects she discusses were on display at Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist in San Francisco, February 1 – February 28, [...]
Help me help you by helping us help ourselves. Or something. Can I get Tom Cruise on the line? Anyhoos — we’ve got a favor to ask, and we’re preemptively returning it. If you help us make our website better … Continue reading ?
For the next two weeks, the IMA will be presenting a series of unusual silent films. Each night a double feature will be presented. Following a “before and after” theme, the first film will be an original silent, while the second is a related version, altered in some way. Tonight, April 5, the main feature [...]
Bierstadt Brothers, Albumen silver print, "Patent Office, Washington D.C.," 1861, The Patent Office Building in Washington, D.C. later became the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, housing the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Smithsonian's National Portrait...
Lebbeus Woods, Architect is on view at SFMOMA til June 2, and we’ll be featuring regular posts reflecting on Woods’s work and legacy throughout the run of the exhibition. Our inaugural post is from SFMOMA’s assistant curator of architecture and design Joseph Becker. Experimental architecture has long been a focus of the Architecture and Design Department [...]
Editor’s note: This blog comes to us from Fabergé historian and guest curator Timothy Adams. Adams has 30 years of experience in the jewelry industry and was a guest scholar for the “Fabergé: Imperial Jeweler to the Tsars” exhibition at The Bowers … Continue reading ?
Learn about all types of weather phenomena at HMNS Sugar Land’s next Friday Family Fun Night, this April 5! Join the intergalactic fact gatherers of Zula Patrol and explore concepts like clouds, precipitation, wind and temperature. Each patron will receive … Continue reading ?