Museums

“All art was once contemporary,” says Asian Art Museum’s director Jay Xu during the opening ceremony of its current special exhibition, Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past. Each artist works according to their own lifetime and zeitgeist, while also building upon the traditions and the artwork from his or her predecessors. It is with this in […]

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19th century England was a land of large, foreboding factories, cramped city living, unclean streets, and soot-filled air from the coal-fed fires. At The Crystal Palace Great Exhibition of 1851 thousands gathered inside this immense monument made of glass and iron to celebrate the technological advances from the Industrial Revolution, and foster the burgeoning international […]

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From Fine Arts Museum Website: The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco announces with great sadness the death of John Edward Buchanan, Jr., Director of Museums, on Friday, December 30, 2011 Mr. Buchanan passed away at the age of 58 after a battle with cancer. Comments Diane B. Wilsey, President of the Fine Arts Museums […]

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With 79 percent of the capital campaign goal raised two years ahead of the groundbreaking for the expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), the museum’s Board of Trustees has approved visitor- and city-friendly enhancements to the original design program and, in turn, has raised the capital campaign goal to $555 million […]

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The Contemporary Jewish Museum presents the first major art museum exhibition to examine Houdini’s life, legend and pervading cultural influence in “Harry Houdini: Art and Magic.” Organized by The Jewish Museum, New York, the exhibition begins October 2, 2011 until January 16, 2012 presenting more than 160 various objects that illustrate the kaleidoscope of Harry […]

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San Francisco Museums

by Admin on 10/01/2010

In the past few years, I’ve become aware of the major leaps and bounds taken by the local museums of San Francisco. In 2008, only three major museums: the Legion, the de Young, and the SFMOMA existed in this historic, grand metropolis. Since then, I have been impressed with the major changes, both physical and intangible, […]

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