Saturday, September 19, 2009

Recommended museums

It was hot, hot, hot yesterday as we made our way to the Asian Museum of Art at Civic Square. It is a superb collection as strong as the Met. in NY, or the Guimet or the Louvre in Paris

-- one gorgeous piece after another.

Then we went across town to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The highlight was a retrospective of 5 decades of Richard Avedon's portrait work. One photo, of some very collegiate-looking students, ready to put their lives on the line for non-violent racial action in 1960's Georgia, brought tears to my eyes. They looked so idealistic, brave and vulnerable.


  1. Marked down on my to-see list.

  2. I would put it in my top five things to do, along with SFMOMA.