Les Milles et Une Nuits (1001 Nights)

The French have a word, dépaysement. Roughly translated, it means the disorientation one experiences in a new culture away from one’s home country. It is an apt word to describe how I felt after leaving the Institut du Monde Arabe  ...

Garry Winogrand

This is the first retrospective of Winogrand’s photographs in 25 years. Jointly organized by SFMOMA and the National Gallery of Art, it’s a fabulous show with more than 300 images, a hundred of which are being shown for the first  ...

Eye Level in Iraq, SF

Falluja, Iraq, September 5, 2003. Digital inkjet print. High Museum of Art, Atlanta.Photo © by Kael Alford Eye Level in Iraq: Photographs by Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson deYoung Museum, San Francisco Feb. 9 – June 16, 2013  ...

Objects of Belief, de Young Museum, SF

Quetzalcoatl, Mexico, (Aztec), Late Postclassic (1350 – 1521 CE), Stone, 101536. Photo © Vatican Museum Objects of Belief from the Vatican: Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas de Young Museum, San Francisco Feb. 9 to Sept.  ...

Royal Treasures from the Louvre, SF

Miniature portrait of Louis XIV by Laurent Tessier Montarsy. Oil painting, silver, and diamonds, ca. 17th century.©RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource NY/Jean-Gilles Berizzi ‘Royal Treasures from the Louvre: Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette’ Exhibiton of decorative arts from the Musée du Louvre  ...

The Radical Camera, SF and West Palm Beach

Erika Stone's "Lower Eastside Facade," 1947. Gelatin silver print ©Erika StoneCourtesy of the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio 'The Radical Camera: New York's Photo League, 1936–1951' Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, Oct. 11, 2012 – January 21, 2013 Norton  ...

The Paley Collection, de Young Museum, SF

Paul Gauguin. French (1848-1903). Washerwoman, Arles 1888. Oil on Burlap.The William S. Paley Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism The de Young Museum, San Francisco 9/15/12 – 12/30/12.  ...