I have been overdosing on art and culture lately and it’s done wonders to elevate my mood and inspire creativity. A highlight for me was a recent visit to San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).
I had no idea that this space and collection is larger than the one in New York. I went when they opened at 10 AM on a Saturday and it was surprisingly empty. No complaints here!
The mobile app kinda blew me away. It’s probably the best museum app I’ve ever used – intuitive, informative, and genuinely fun to use. Anyone in the tourism marketing industry should download it just to get a sense of what is possible. Wired has a good overview video here.
Around every corner I found my eye drawn to really sexy curves and geometric shapes. Here are a few shots I snapped on my iPhone.
I couldn’t take photos inside, but the Bruce Connor exhibit is excellent. The other highlight for me was new work from Japanese artist Sohei Nishino. He created a series of diorama maps, large format representations of different cities. Look at the photos below and see if you can guess which cities they are.
Amazing, right? Kudos if you recognized Rio de Janeiro, Jerusalem, and London.
I know Modern art isn’t for everyone, but it’s something I’ve come to appreciate more in recent years. There are still times when I look at a piece and think “How is this art?” or “I can make that!” but then I pause and think about the reaction it provoked. It did its job.