Some part of me wants to tell people to stuff their phones in their pockets and stand in front of an incredible piece of art and just be. Breathe and feel what the art brings forth in you. All of the emotions are not comfortable, but they're important to feel. Or at least I think so.
Current day San Francisco seems to be housing a creative rush, more than ever. Not just the land for apps, but a hotbed for true artist types, who are re-emerging as part of the Bay Area's 2.0 tech-renaissance movement.
Okay, if we take for granted that there are reasons based in artistry that justify this show, let's examine the work and what is said about the work that supports that claim. There are two innovations cited as "revolutionary."
John Buchanan, who has been for six years the Director of The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, died last Friday. He was responsible for a grand resurgence of interest in the museums, especially with the new de Young Museum.
Here is my advice to travelers on the best way to avoid getting wet: go to a museum, browse its bookstore, check out the gift shop, eat well in the museum café. And of course, don't forget about the art.