My Experience at the SF MOMA - A Refreshingly Interesting Museum

I like to frequent museums on occasion, but I usually find myself getting bored after the first twenty minutes upon arrival. That's why I was pleasantly surprised by the SF MOMA.

The SF MOMA is currently showcasing the work of Frida Kahlo, which runs through September 28th. There is something so real and captivating about Frida's work.

A little blurb about Frida:
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo began painting in 1926, while recovering from a near-fatal bus accident, and soon became captivated by the medium's expressive possibilities. She painted using vibrant colors in a style that was influenced by indigenous cultures of Mexico as well as by European influences that include Realism, Symbolism, and Surrealism. Many of her works are self-portraits that symbolically express her own pain and sexuality.

The other exhibit that I really enjoyed was Half-Life of a Dream: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Logan Collection, which runs through October 5th. It's amazing to me how this beautiful display of modern art came from China - a place with such a different government and culture as America.

I especially loved Sui Jianguo's The Sleep of Reason, a room-sized installation depicting Mao asleep amidst a swirling mass of 20,000 brightly colored dinosaurs.


Who should go?
People who enjoy modern art and culture

Tip:
The $3 audio tour for the Frida Kahlo exhibit is totally worth it.

Expanded Museum Summer Hours:
(June 14 - September 28, 2008)
Mon-Tues: 10am-5:45pm
Wed: CLOSED
Thursday: 10am-9:45pm
Friday: 10am-5:45pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-7:45pm

Cost:
Adults: $12.50
Students (with current ID): $7.00
Thursday evenings (6pm-9pm) - Half-price admission
First Tuesday of each month - FREE
A special ticket, for $5, is required for admission to Frida Kahlo.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art website
151 Third Street (between Mission and Howard Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.357.4000

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Comment by alice on September 9, 2008 at 1:56pm
yeah...it's a portrait of him sleeping on the couch, hungover, on a holiday. hehe. (older sisters can be so mean.)
Comment by Caroline Jihae Turk on September 9, 2008 at 1:54pm
Wow, totally thought the first picture was a portrait of a model lying amongst the flowers!! Very cool Annie!!! Makes me look at all the pics more carefully... Is that Eugene in the last picture?
Comment by Kara on September 9, 2008 at 10:41am
Annie= America's Next Top Model
Comment by Annie on September 9, 2008 at 9:53am
lol you guys are so funny=P....seriously though the frida exhibit was awesome...especially with the audio.
Comment by PANDA JU on September 8, 2008 at 5:09pm
Pic #1 is my fav!
and the swirl of your scarf goes Ferfectly with that heart ..
and the Napping Mao rocks.
Comment by alice on September 8, 2008 at 3:04pm
the art's cool but i love annie in these pics! :)
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