Posts Tagged ‘1023’

So-Called INTERNATIONAL ART MUSEUM OF AMERICA Now Has Free Admission for All of 2013 – When Will You Visit?

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Here it is, in the Twitterloin.

All the deets.

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Now let’s see some reviews:

Kevin C:

This was the strangest “museum” I’ve ever been to.  And really, it’s worth a visit if you go on a free day.  As other reviewers have mentioned, it should really be categorized as a gallery because most of the pieces are done by one man.  The placards are hilarious.  Instead of saying “Tiger in bamboo – Oil on canvas – 1993”, it will say something like “The Master has expertly crafted this piece and is the best work to have ever captured the grace of this animal.  His Holiness has magnificent talent….”.  It’s like a paragraph about how great he is without any mention of the materials used.  I have some suggestions to make this place better.  1) call the upper floors a gallery 2) turn the ground floor forest/fireplace area into a bar 3) let people climb in the tree house.

Rupert B:

Actual artist’s note: “The external appearance of this stone is too beautiful to be absorbed all at once … In creating this wondrous art form, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has opened an entirely new epoch in the history of art in the world.” This whole shoddy enterprise seems to be one giant vanity project by a self-styled “spiritual” guru. If you do trail around this vast collection of mediocre pastiche, then at least embrace the comedy value and read the item descriptions. But make sure you don’t get waylaid by one of the dead-eyed volunteers who will ask you to describe your experience. The whiff of the cult is strong in this one.

The “International Art Museum of America” Celebrates One Year in San Francisco – Check Out Its Andersonian Crest

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

A recent spate of fake five-star reviews has elevated our International Art Museum of America all the way up to a three star Yelp rating, so hooray for that, I guess.

And check out the crest they’re using – that’s the same one that was on the green blazers of the security guards as they ejected me from the joint on Opening Day a bit more than a year ago. Good times:

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The Grand Opening of the “International Art Museum of America” is on Saturday – Free Admission Until Halloween 2011

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Well the Grand Opening Celebration for our so-called International Art Museum of America is coming Saturday, October 15th, 2011 at 1023 / 1025 Market Street betwixt 6th and 7th in the gritty Twitterloin / Mid-Market area.

Get the deets about this place here and on the Yelp.

But here’s the news, this joint’s going to be free for all of October 2011:

The IAMA Board of Directors is offering free admission to the public from October 15-31, 2011. Stop by to see our newly opened museum shop (located at 1023 Market Street) and new additions to our exhibit.
HOURS: The museum is open to the public, Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am-5 pm. Starting October 15, 2011.”

You can’t beat that, right?

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Oh and here’s the new website.

And here are the deets of Opening Day – they have an entertainment schedule and everything:

The Grand Opening Celebration of the International Art Museum of America (located at 1025 Market Street) is October 15, 2011 from 11 am – 5 pm. The public is cordially invited.

The day will begin with a celebratory dance by Leung White Crane Dragon and Lion Dance Association, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony, welcome speeches and entertainment. Tickets for the general public from 11- 3 pm will be available at the new museum shop (located at 1023 Market Street). Prices are $10.00 adults/ $8.00 for seniors/students/military with I.D. $5.00 Children 5-17 years; children under 5 yrs. free. The museum will also offer free admission for the general public on October 15 from 3-5 pm only, in conjunction with the “24 Days of Central Market Arts Festival.” Members and their guests will be admitted free of charge all day long.

To provide more information, images of the museum and the collection, the IAMA will launch a new website on October 15 at IAMASF.ORG

 IAMA’s mission is to display the most beautiful and precious art from all over the world to promote the moral progress, spiritual health, and cultural and artistic development of humanity around the globe.

HOURS/TIMES OF OPERATION: The museum will be open to the public, Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm. beginning October 18, 2011.LOCATION: Public access is available at our museum entrance located at 1025 Market Street. The museum shop is located at 1023 Market Street, adjacent to the museum building. Parking is available at inexpensive parking lots on Mission Street between 6th St. and 7th St. around the corner, or take Muni to Market and Sixth St. or BART to Powell Street station and walk one block west. TICKETS: Admission is $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for seniors/students/military with I.D. $5.00 Children 5-17 years; children under 5 yrs. Free. Group tour rates are available. We offer membership with the benefit of free admission.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 415-376-6344×7001″

Why don’t you check it out and then post your opinion online someplace?

D’Accord? D’accord.

OMG, the Grand Opening of the International Art Museum of America is Coming October 15!

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011


Read all about it.

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Check the Yelp and then make your plans…

Twitterloin Trilogy: Unlike Twitter, Mid-Market’s International Art Museum of America Doesn’t Ask for Public Handouts

Friday, April 15th, 2011

So that’s good. And you won’t be seeing headlines like, “San Francisco proposes tax cut for Twitter” applied to this hulking white building.

It’s still attracting the curious on a daily basis down in the Mid-Market part of the Twitterloin. As seen yesterday across the street from the Chor Boogie:

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Let’s take a tour of the new museum with the only photos I have access to.


…and Downstairs

That’s all I have so far – two authorized photos of the inside.

It’s $8 to get in…

Opening of the New “International Art Museum of America” a Huge Success – A Buddhist Shrine on Market Street

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Well, about 80 people, mostly Buddhists it would seem, were on hand for the noon-time soft opening of the brand spanking new International Art Museum of America today.

No photos are allowed so I didn’t stick around too long. Anyway, the downstairs part looks like a model home in a new housing development. Everything has that new-car-smell kind of new-house-smell. Lots of gold paint about – reminds me of Bellagio in Vegas. And, I’m seriously, somebody was handing out brochures and showing swatches of marble flooring or something like that.

And there’s a flowing water exhibit downstairs, just as you might imagine after seeing shots over at Curbed SF and SFist, San Francisco’s two big local websites.

Welcome welcome. Lots of monks were on hand as well:

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And then upstairs, well it’s different. There’s at least one kind of shrine exhibit up there, it’s like a mini-mausoleum, or something, dedicated to somebody – don’t recall his name. The nice windows facing Your New San Francisco Mid-Market Area are papered over so that’s kind of a bummer.

It’s not like any museum I’ve ever seen, but why don’t you get over there and then make the call? I mean, if Angelo Alioto wants to spend millions on a Catholic kind of shrine in North Beach, there’s nothing wrong with some Buddhists having their own place on Market Street, right?

They have a expereinced museum curator Dyana Curreri-Ermatinger running the show and they have security guards with sweet (embroidered?) logos on their uniforms, but they don’t have a website up yet so oh well.

Maybe they’ll release some photos or get their Go-Daddied webpage going and then I can show you or post a link. Everybody’s very friendly – ask them a question if you’re curious about anything.

IMO, this place is more like a masoleum than a museum at this point, but that’s JMO.

UPDATE: Oh, they _do_ have some photos. Here’s one.

Credit: International Art Museum of America, 2011

I’ll get some more up later…

The New “International Art Museum of America” at 1023 Market Will Officially Open on Tuesday, March 29th

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

[Playing this one straight here.]

The International Art Museum of America will soft open at noon on Tuesday, March 29th, 2011.

That’s all I know, deets below.

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All the deets:

“The new International Art Museum will indeed be opening it’s doors to the public beginning March 29. The museum will feature annual changing exhibitions of international art. During this “start-up” period, called a “soft opening”, our entrance will be at 1023 Market Street, and visitors will have access to our second floor gallery and can visit our architectural tile and art glass display, which showcases the materials used in the design of the museum.

The museum will fully open sometime in September (date for Grand Opening, TBA in April) offering access for the public to our Chinese garden on the first floor, meeting and conference rooms downstairs and a gift shop featuring many unique items related to the museum’s exhibitions.

We invite your readers to come by and visit during the next few months, take advantage of reduced admission fees: ($8.00 for adults/ $5.00 youth/senior and military) and enjoy the museum’s inaugural exhibition. Gallery hours during our “soft” opening period will be noon – 5 pm, Tuesday – Saturday.”

Meet the INTERNATIONAL ART MUSUEM OF AMERICA – It’s Opening Soon in the Famous Twitter Corporate Welfare Zone

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Well, looky here – that TCWZ is paying dividends already, or something. Here’s the newest “Chinese art museum” to hit the Mid -Market, at 1023 betwixt 6th and 7th. See?

Though there is Great Disorder Under Heaven, the Situation is Excellent for opening an art museum in the Tenderloin-ish Mid-Market area:

Nosy area provocateur The Tens is all over this sitch as was Curbed SF and SFist before him.

But what’s this? You need to contact a security guard before attempting to leave the building?

Wasn’t that how the Movementarians kept people in line? I think so.


I fear that God is Not in Heaven

In the dark of the night

The dark of the night

The I Ching

Wang Chung