After living in San Francisco for 37 years we never cease to be amazed when we encounter a new surprise. Recently after a Tacolicious lunch we stumbled upon an alley in the Mission District where most of the garages and walls are painted with murals. It is called the Clarion Alley Mural Project. It’s now attracting locals and visitors alike. Here are our favorites.
As our summer visit with friends and family dwindles down to this weekend, John and I spontaneously decided a long overdue visit to the world famous Milwaukee Art Museum, designed by the world renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
It is truly a world class collection housed in a beautiful structure on the shores of Lake Michigan. The collection dated back to 1888 with over 30,000 works of art.
Here is a small selection of our favorites.
Kohl’s Art Generation Lab included an exceptional collection of Haitian Art. These were our favorites.
The Upper Midwest is known for its famous furniture designers.
Here are some of the Impressionists images we liked.
One of the biggest surprises of the day was an isolated gallery of original etchings by several master artists.
In the “just for fun” section are numerous surprises.
We’ll go back. We only saw about a third of the museum. There is also a great gift shop and two cafes. It sounds like another outing!
Thanks to the suggestion of our dear friends, Julie and John, we checked out Pier 24 Photography at Pier 24, San Francisco. It’s a museum that has been around for over 10 years but it was new to us.
The current show is This Land featuring the work in 18 galleries by 18 photographers. The current show runs through March 2019. www.pier24.org 415-512-7424 by appointment only available on the website. Do check it out if you are in the area. The best news…it’s FREE!