A Saturday Morning at SFMOMA

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).
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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.

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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.

 

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