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