Monday, February 18, 2008

San Francisco: Day 6

After packing out things for the trip home, we headed off for some museum viewing. First stop was the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, a small museum. The current exhibit is called the Fabric of Cultures. The exhibit includes examples of fabric ornamentation from a variety of cultures.

Outside we spent a few minutes looking at the building under construction for the Contemporary Jewish Museum, designed by Daniel Libeskind.
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Then it was off to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. They are currently showing an installation exhibit by Olafur Eliasson. The included work examines perceptions of space, light, and our surroundings. It was interesting but much of it made me dizzy. Of much more interest were the photography exhibits, both the works from their collection and the special exhibit of work done by Italian photographer, Gabriele Basilico.

After we finished at the museum we picked up lunch at the Metreon. We hadn't made any plans for the afternoon so we spent time soaking up the sun in the park outside the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. When we'd had our fill, we wandered to the Westfield Center intending to find a spot to have something to drink. We quickly reached sensory overload and retreated to the hotel and settled into the lounge on the 39th floor for drinks and snacks (hummus and shrimp cocktail). The lounge provides a great view of the city which was a nice wrap-up to the trip.

The flight home was uneventful, although neither of us slept much. We crawled into bed once we got home, for several hours of sleep.

1 comment:

Old Crone said...

Hi,

I just read through your trip to San Francisco, and I really enjoyed it. I just moved away from there a few years ago, and it really made me homesick to see all of your photo's. Thanks for sharing!