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The Summer of Love Turns 50 at the de Young

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in April 2017 Art, fashion and rock and roll come together at the de Young to commemorate the 50th anniversary celebration of San Francisco’s most vibrant counterculture moment – the summer of 1967. This era’s story will be told with more than 300 cultural artifacts including iconic…

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Monet: The Early Years at the Legion of Honor

Originally published by the Marina Times San Francisco in March 2017 Through May 29, The Legion of Honor will feature approximately 60 paintings representing Claude Monet’s formative period as a painter. From 1858 to 1872, Monet honed his distinctive style that would help define the French Impressionist movement. Rarely seen paintings representing Monet’s early development…

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Diane Arbus: In the Beginning at SFMOMA

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in February 2017 “A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.” – Diane Arbus Through April 30th, the SFMOMA presents the first seven years of Diane Arbus career as a photographer of subjects that confront our sense of…

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The Rodin centenary at the Legion of Honor

  Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in January 2017 I first visited San Francisco at the age of 18 as a college student in Michigan pursuing an art degree. I yearned to visit the typical tourist destinations, but one location was at the top of my list.  My first stop in the city…

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Bruce Conner: It’s All True at SFMOMA through January 22

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in December 2016 SFMOMA is presenting the first comprehensive retrospective of Bruce Conner, one of the leading art figures in the Bay Area from the 1950s until his death in 2008. Conner’s unconventional appropriation of cultural fragments and mass media makes him hard to categorize in easy…

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Paul Klee at Play through May 14, 2017 at SFMOMA

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in December 2016 As part of an ongoing series dedicated to the artist’s work, SFMOMA presents Paul Klee’s paintings, drawings, and prints alongside the handmade puppets he created for his son, Felix. While looking for frames at the Munich flea market, Klee dropped off his son at…

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Saying No to Picasso – Francoise Gilot’s Life in Art

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in November 2016 “When you open yourself to risk, you will also experience bad things, but mostly you will learn a lot and live and understand more and more. Most importantly, you will not be bored. The very worst thing is to be bored.” – Francoise Gilot…

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27 Steps Peace Pavilion at the Market Street Prototyping Festival

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in October 2016 We believe in the power of constant reminders of peace. — 27 Steps design team Artists, architects, designers, and technologists have created an installation to deliver a message of peace through action. The 27 Steps peace pavilion will consist of two pyramid forms with…

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