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How did it get to be May 11?

I almost wrote May 10 for the title of this post and then realized we just finished  another night so it’s a new day. The time is flying by. We have not been at home  this past week and the next few weeks will be much the same.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is getting ready for a major renovation and will close for three years beginning June 2. A major photography exhibit by Garry Winogrand has been at SFMOMA the last few weeks and one we really wanted to see. Winogrand died in 1984 with over 4,000 undeveloped rolls of film sitting in black plastic bags. Another 2,000 rolls had been developed into contact sheets but not edited. All of this work was culled to be included in this exhibit. It was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing it. Just as we completed our tour of the fourth floor exhibit, the fire alarm sounded and we

Evacuation

Evacuation

were evacuated from the building. Since it was free Tuesday, we decided we had gotten our money’s worth and went on to enjoy the Yerba Buena Gardens which are across the street from the museum.

 

 

A lovely spot for lunch in Yerba Buena Gardens

A lovely spot for lunch in Yerba Buena Gardens

 

Yerba Buena Gardens

Yerba Buena Gardens

Picture for January 4-drinking the artwork

The first Tuesday of every month is free museum day in San Francisco. Terry and I headed over to SFMoMA this morning to take advantage of the great deal, saving ourselves $36. Lots of others did likewise. It was pretty crowded in some exhibits. School in SF, like in Fresno, has not started back so there were lots of high school kids there.

We hiked to the top floor as soon as we got there, to the rooftop garden where Blue Bottle Coffee has a small kiosk. Terry ordered his usual cappuchino while I walked around looking at the large pieces of art. His drink turned out to be a work of art so it is my picture for today:

Fortification for five floors of exhibits

A quick trip into SF

Lynn asked if we made it into San Francisco during our week’s stay on the Peninsula…yes, for one afternoon, we did.  The whole family, including new granddaughter, took off after VBS and went to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to see the Ansel Adams/Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit.  This has certainly been my summer of O’Keeffe.

The SFMOMA has a new rooftop sculpture garden which is quite magnificent.  I was the only one of the family who made it up there.  These are the photos I took from that vantage point:

From the interior looking out at the garden

From the interior looking out at the garden

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It was a cool, windy day, and I was able to get photos of the clouds passing over the rooftops:

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