Sonoma County Review

One of the many benefits of living in the San Francisco Bay area is the accessibility of world-class vacation spots. But, like many, my husband and I are often busy with local pursuits or are traveling far from home. So,  ...

Matisse, Painter As Sculptor

Matisse, Painter As Sculptor San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 6/9-9/16, 2007 http://www.sfmoma.org/ Baltimore Museum of Art 10/28/07-2/3/08 http://www.bma.org . First Image-Henri Matisse, Reclining Nude I (Aurora),1907; bronze; 13 9/16 x 19 5/8 x 11 in.;  ...

Richard Serra Sculpture Review

As someone old enough to have been aware of Richard Serra's career for most of the forty years this show purports to survey, I'll admit that my respect for his work has fluctuated from time to time. At this moment  ...

Women Impressionists

San Francisco Fine Arts Museum Legion of Honor June 21–September 21, 2008 http://www.famsf.org/legion/exhibitions/exhibition.asp?exhibitionkey=794 San Francisco is the only venue for this exhibit. Even before I saw this remarkable exhibit, I decided that I would begin this review with a question:  ...

Marie-Antoinette and the Petit Trianon at Versailles

Marie-Antoinette and the Petit Trianon at Versailles San Francisco Fine Arts Museum Legion of Honor November 17, 2007-February 17, 2008 http://www.famsf.org/legion/exhibitions/exhibition.asp?exhibitionkey=737 The San Francisco Fine Arts Museum Legion of Honor is blessed with the exclusive exhibition of  ...

The Air is on Fire

You know what to expect with David Lynch. The Air is on Fire is the first significant exhibition of his visual art, certainly the most comprehensive. The entire Fondation Cartier in Montparnasse has been given over to a display painting,  ...

Chihuly at the DeYoung

  Dale Chihuly has a huge international fan club that appreciates his unique striking glass works. To many outside the United States, Chihuly is considered the most famous living American artist of any genre. Yet, as an artist, Chihuly prompts  ...

Dan in Real Life

It's hard not to enjoy a heartwarming movie, such as Dan in Real Life, in which Dan, a cheerless widower with three children (Alison Pill, Brittany Robertson and Marlene Lawston) finds love and happiness. It's also hard not to  ...