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Re: California art experiences

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Bunki Kramer (bkramer.us)
Mon, 16 Nov 1998 06:51:31 -0800 (PST)


>San Francisco doesn't have much of a gallery scene--but the new Museum
>is outstanding to visit. Los Angeles' galleries are widely dispersed,
>but it has 2 new museums worth the trip. San Diego--great beaches,
>lukewarm art.
>Joseph
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Whoa, Joseph. San Francisco has a GREAT! gallery scene plus galleries
tucked behind and beside shopping places downtown. There's the Ansel Adams
gallery, the Maiden Lane Galleries (one in particular...the Circle
Gallery...showing lots of Victor Vaserely work...father of Op art), LOTS of
open studios abound with local artists, the newly built San Francisco
Museum of Modern Art with the Calder exhibit showing until Dec. 2nd, I
think, the Palace of Fine Arts showing the Picasso exhibit of his "war
years paintings", the Mexican Art Museum, the Yorba Buena Gardens
exhibits....I could go on and on. Then there's the Oakland areas and
Berkeley areas nearby which also teem with art, museums and galleries and
open studios.

If you visit the SF Museum of Modern Art, eat at Buca's on Howard Street.
Quaint italian food for dinner and italian eclectic surroundings. Average
prices. Huge family-styled meals. Closed on Mondays.

For a music teacher visit, I'd suggest getting tickets to see Phantom of
the Opera. It would be a "must see" experience. Yoshi's in Oakland is a
world class jazz club. Haven't been but hear it's great. "Rent" is also
playing in SF.

Besides all that and more, the rugged San Francisco coastline offers truly
magnificent natural "art" to see. Try the Cliff House for dinner. You must
come and visit! Toodles.......

Bunki Kramer - Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Rd., Danville, California 94526
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