The weekend before Halloween, SCU unveiled their brand spankin’ new art building to the public. They had a big affair open to all, and a smaller private alum event after that. I had a previous engagement of a baby shower, so I was only able to swing by for the smaller alum event, which honestly was more my speed. I wandered around exploring all the nooks and cranny’s of the new building, and boy, did it impress me!
Although my time at SCU’s old art building was pretty grand, the building was small, aged, tired and small on space. The new building is three stories tall, with sweeping balconies, tons of classroom space and is a real space to showcase student work.
On a lark, I stopped by the old building on my way to my car. They have already updated it, moved walls, doors and even added a hallway as they utilize the space in a new way. The heart and soul of the old building is gone, with freshly white painted walls they covered up all our messy paint marks, oil stained sinks, bathroom art and years of love in that hall.
So many good memories in that old hall, but I’m sure the art students of classes today with make their mark soon enough on the new building!
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.
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?
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