Archive for the ‘art’ Category

Governmental Whimsy: A Giant Dog Head Above Sloat – San Francisco Designated Landmark #254

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Read all about it.

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SoMA Tableau: WHITTIER FIGHT SHOP

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

As seen on Clementina, near our SFMOMA:

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Apparently, it’s a better-than-average fight shop, down there in Whittier, CA.

A Heavy Lift from Our SFMOMA: “Worldwide Exclusive Presentation of Magritte’s Late Paintings Opens May 19” – BOWLER HATTED MEN IN THE HOUSE

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

What do you want, The Son Of Man? Well, he’s on his way!

René Magritte
The Fifth Season

May 19–October 28, 2018

All the deets:

SFMOMA’S WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE PRESENTATION OF MAGRITTE’S LATE PAINTINGS OPENS MAY 19

Exhibition Features More than 20 Works Shown for the First Time in a U.S. Museum

René Magritte: The Fifth Season
May 19–October 28, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 6, 2018)—René Magrittethe extraordinary surrealist painter, faced a question of conviction in the 1940s. As Europe was overwhelmed by the horrors of World War II, Magritte’s production was transforming in ways that surprised even the artist’s closest colleagues and advocates. Already in possession of his classic style of painting, honed over the previous two decades, Magritte suddenly began to make images that looked almost nothing like his previous work. In this era of instability and upheaval during the German occupation of Belgium, he questioned the role of art and looked for a new direction and new meanings.

René Magritte: The Fifth Season—presented exclusively at SFMOMA from May 19 through October 28, 2018—focuses on the latter half of Magritte’s career, from approximately 1943 to 1967, a period of remarkable transformation and revitalization for the artist. With loans from North and South America, Europe and Asia, it is the most complete presentation of Magritte’s late work mounted since the artist’s death in 1967. With more than 20 artworks being shown for the first time in a U.S. museum, and the first concentrated examination of Magritte’s sunlit surrealism and gouaches in this country, it marks a major milestone in the artist’s exhibition history.

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A Deft Move, for Tout Le Monde to See

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

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Consider This an Invitation to Your New RANDALL MUSEUM – Free Reopening Celebration on Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Friday, January 19th, 2018

[UPDATE: A note* on the raccoon.]

All the deets.

“You are invited to the Grand Reopening Celebration Randall Museum Friends and San Francisco Recreation and Park Department are excited to announce the Randall Museum’s Grand Reopening! Join us for the ribbon cutting, free activities, live entertainment and the first chance to see the beautiful new Randall. Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony with city officials at 10 am. Stay for fun family activities through 2 pm. The museum will stay open until 3 pm. This is a free community event. Limited parking is available and public transportation is encouraged.

February 11 10 am – 2 pm 199 Museum Way San Francisco, CA 94114″

Welcome back, Recology Raccoon:

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*See Comments.

“This raccoon was a rescue. He was originally an infant who lost his mother and was sent to a rehabilitation center in Morro Bay. They set him up with similarly aged orphan raccoons and raised them all with the intent of releasing them when they were old enough. At six months they released him on a landowner’s property and within one week he was found shredded by some other animal. His back was mauled, his tail so damaged it had to be amputated, he also lost one of his digits. So, by the time all of his injuries healed the Center at Morro Bay felt he could not be released a second time. They began training him, similar to dog training, so that he could become an animal ambassador.

The Randall Museum had an empty space waiting for a rescued raccoon so they took him in. He will stay at the Randall Museum at the Randall until he dies and the staff takes great pains to enrich his life by training and toys, and replacing live foliage in his exhibit often. He is rarely fed food out of a bowl- they hide his food or make puzzles out it, to keep his interest and intelligence alive.

He was a wild animal that only due to his life circumstances now will spend his life at the museum. And, he actually may help other raccoons to be better understood or at least appreciated. That’s the goal. The staff at the Randall Museum want people to leave knowing more than knew when they came in about nature, animals and how that amazing interaction can be a lifelong exploration.”

 

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“Introduction to Cartooning” Classes by SIRRON NORRIS for Ages 6-13 – Ingleside Branch Library, 1298 Ocean Ave – Runs for the First Half of 2018

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

What a deal this is from our San Francisco Public Library – youth can learn cartooning from famous Sirron Norris:

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See you there!

Arresting – As Seen in NoPA Just Across the Street from Nopa

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

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A SoMA Mystery: LOVENTRUMP – What Does It Mean? – I’m Stumped

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

There’s this.

And there’s this.

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AFAIK, the locus of support of DJT is the precinct at McAllister and Fillmore in the Old Folks Home district.

As stated, I’m stumped.

Echoes of the Fillmore: WEST COAST HARLEM, BIRD CAGE, BOP CITY – This is All That’s Left

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

As seen from Fillmore:

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TEO-TI-HUA-CAN Looks EX-CEL-AN-TE at Our de Young Musuem, SEPT 30 – FEB 11

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Here it is: Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire – September 30, 2017 to February 11, 2018.

Check the video and prepare for your visit with the Digital Story.

(And, in part due to Rec and Park getting electricity for less than market value from Hetch Hetchy, we’ll leave the light on for you.)

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See you there!