Art in San Francisco: de Young Museum Ticket Discount

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San Francisco’s thriving arts scene is one of the biggest draws of this vibrant and eclectic city. The Bay Area’s first big manifestation of its artistic prowess came in the 50s and 60s at the height of the Beat Generation. While Eastern philosophy was gaining popularity through Alan Watts and his contemporaries, Allen Ginsburg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and their posse were taking the poetry world by storm. Meanwhile, artists in the visual realm began to enter the West Coast’s thriving cultural arena. Influenced by Abstract Expressionism movement on the East Coast, visual artists such as Bruce Conner and Jay DeFeo set out to experiment with cross-disciplinary approach to art. Collages, experimental films, and sculptures assembled with “found” materials. By the 60s, many other artists had become popular oi the scene. This artists circle included the likes of Wayne Thiebaud, … [Read more...]

Fall Exhibits at the de Young Museum

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Fall is a beautiful time of year to visit San Francisco: cool Bay breezes, the days still warm and sunny, and the last wisps of fog clearing the air. While you’re bound to spend a good deal of time strolling the trademark hilly streets of the City by the Bay, there are plenty of indoor San Francisco attractions you won’t want to miss on your trip. For the art lovers en route to Northern California this fall, a visit to the renowned de Young Museum is a must-see. As one of the premier fine art institutions on the West Coast, the de Young has been hosting new and timeless art in San Francisco since 1895. Part of its breadth and vitality as an arts museum is the variety of its special exhibits; and trust me, the special exhibits this fall do not disappoint. The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond, 1950–1990 9/21/13 – 2/17/14 Even if you’re not a fashionista type, … [Read more...]

San Francisco Museums Discount Tickets

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If you get tired of riding trolley cars and taking in views of the Golden Gate Bridge during your visit to San Francisco, a San Francisco Museum Pass good be a wise investment. The San Francisco Museum Pass by Smart Destinations saves you 34% on admission to the California Academy Of Sciences, de Young Museum & Asian Art Museum! Save time & money! Located at 5 Music Concourse Drive in Golden Gate Park, the California Academy Of Sciences is one of the top science institutions on the west coast and was recently named one of the “New Wonders of the World” by Conde Nast Traveler. The Academy’s mission is to find finding new and innovative ways to engage and inspire the public by conducting leading-edge research and educational outreach. The 412,000-square-foot is physically impressive and its contents - which include an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum, … [Read more...]

Best San Francisco Art Museums

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San Francisco is a city with a long history of attracting creative people. Artists and musicians have long been inspired not only by the vibrant community of San Francisco, but also by the iconic architecture of the Bay Area. It’s no surprise, then, that San Francisco is home to a number of world-class art museums. It’s not all Greek sculpture, either! San Francisco’s art museums cater to a wide variety of creative interests, from Dutch painting and Asian textiles to cartoons and multi-media productions. Here’s a selection of the top art museums in San Francisco, plus my personal recommendation on a special exhibit at each museum. Some of those special exhibits are ending soon, so be sure to visit now if you want to catch them before they’re gone. Children’s Creativity Museum: Did you know that Francisco has an art museum just for kids? Designed to inspire the artist, … [Read more...]