After a colourful and exceptional art experience in Mexico City I arrived in San Francisco. A city that is easy to access and move around.
On my walk to SFMoma, designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta I came across a museum in progress, Mexican Art Museum, to be built next door to the SFMOMA. The SFMoma has an incredible collection of contemporary artists and what I missed in Mexico City I was able to see here, Diego and Kahlo.
Karen LaMonte, the glass dress, was impressive as well as Kiki Smith installation. Peter Voulkos, one of my favourite potters. All these artists are part of the Saxe Collection where craft is considered art and so the collection is well sponsored and beautifully exhibited.
Next to eat great Asian food in one of SF many exciting restaurants where the fish is fresh and delicious. Walking up and down the hills was a good way to explore and exercise !
Last day spent at De Young Museum again a feast for the eyes when it comes to the collection and and location, Golden Gate Park. I was fortunate to see the Frank Stella exhibition with his latest works. On the Grid, beautiful textiles from many different cultures, the range is diverse and very impressive. One could spend days here admiring what is on display.
An amazing collection of Acoma pottery from the Pueblo community from New Mexico. I love the patterns used on these coiled hand built pots.