Posts Tagged ‘origami’

“Art” Happens on McAllister Street – Colorful Origami Crane Birds Suddenly Appear on Our Asian Art Museum

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

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Oh, and Membership at the Asian Art Museum / Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture is cheaper than you might think…

Your Asian Art Museum: Free “Phantoms” This Sunday! Korean Culture Day Sept 23! Origami Graffiti!

Friday, August 31st, 2012

OMG, your world-class Asian Art Museum is busy busy busy these days.

First up is the origami paper-crane pop-up graffiti bombing of the McAllister wall.

Get all the deets from the Uptown Almanac, the San Francisco Chronicle and KGO-ABC.

Here’s how it’s holding up, last night…

…and the day before:

It’s persevering, huh?

Next up is the closing of the Big Show, check it:

Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past

CLOSING THIS SUNDAY

Just as this exhibition has touched upon the fleeting nature of life, it too must come to an end. An expansive exploration of spirituality, cosmic order, and the afterlife, it’s a provocative presentation of both contemporary art and older objects from our collection. The result is a one-of-a-kind journey transcending time and place. Phantoms will go out with a bang: everyone can see it for FREE this Sunday, as part of our Target First Free Sunday.”

I’d recommend showing up early or late on Sept 2, 2012.  Feel free to practice your Gangnam Style while waiting in line. Speaking of which, don’t forget about:

Korean Culture Day 2012

Sunday, September 23
11 am–4 pm
Museum-wide 

Free admission”

All the deets on that after the jump.

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The Origami Toyotas of the Western Addition – 1982 Celica Uses Camouflaged Eyes to Escape Larger Predators

Monday, December 6th, 2010

This 1982-or-later Toyota Celica has, not wholly unlike the foureye butterflyfish, camouflaged eyes to fool larger vehicles into attacking from the rear.

That’s the way this relatively small car has survived the mean streets of San Francisco for almost three decades:

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Toyota returned to a fish theme for the 2nd-generation Toyota Prius:

Look forward to the next fish car from Japan.

The Rainbow World Fund’s Tree of Hope at San Francisco’s City Hall

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Rainbow World Fund‘s Tree of Hope, filled with origami cranes, at San Francisco’s City Hall.

As seen before the recent incident.

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