Hello Friends, The next day in Montréal was grey and drizzly. We decided to beat the rain and check out the current Chagall exhibit at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts. It was a vibrant and large exhibit. After that … Continue reading
A few weekends back, my parents and our lovely neighbors drove up to the city to meet their daughter and her beaux for an outing and dinner at their house. She invited us up to explore SF Moma, which has only recently opened in May after their 3 year long closure due to renovations. I was pretty excited to see both the building and the artwork. Although my personal artistic preference runs more to the classics, I do always enjoy seeing what’s hot in the modern art world.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/ivanka-trump-jocelyn-cap-toe-flat-women/4413953?fashioncolor=NEW%20DEEP%20GREY/%20BLACK%20SUEDE&origin=category-personalizedsort&cm_mmc=Linkshare-_-partner-_-15-_-1&siteId=QFGLnEolOWg-aGt7FzBiiF0B7uPFmo2FdQThe new building was designed by a architectural firm called Snøhetta and now has ten floors of curated work. The museum design with crisp and clean, with beautiful white maple floors. We explored floors in groups of two or threes. My dad and partnered up as we were both particularly interested in two exhibits: California and the West: a photography exhibit and the Pop, Minimal and Figurative Art. I love Andy Warhol, and Chuck Close’s portraits and so I was looking forward to seeing some of their work in person.
We ended up getting a snack halfway though in their Cafe 5 restaurant, and the coconut milk curry soup I had was delicious.
I think my absolute favorite exhibit that I saw that day was called Typeface Interface, and looked critically at the role graphic design and words have played in important communication tools like subway maps, band posters and ads. Their artist statement above describes it so much if you are up for a quick read.
Have you been to SF MoMa yet? Any exhibits you’d like to look at?
About two weeks ago, my mum and I drove up to SF to see an amazing exhibit with our friend Lisa at the Legion of Honor museum. Quite possibly one of my favorite museums, (next to the Met) we were interested in a couture fashion traveling exhibit on loan from the Brooklyn Museum.
The exhibit included ball gowns, day wear, bathing suits, and accessories from major designers (think french couture and some American woman designers) from 1910 to 1980. Everything was beautifully lit, and all the costumers were still in great condition. I had seen some of these items in fashion coffee table books, but it was pretty cool to see some of these iconic pieces in real life.
After a long morning at the museum, we drove to lunch at the Beach Chalet. I had a delicious carbonara pasta with an amazing pomegranate blueberry lemonade.
We had an amazing view of the beach and the water as we ate. I would eat there so often if I lived closer to SF. It is only a 1.5 hour drive up to the city but i don’t go every often, so every time I go it feels like a fun treat!