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.