July 09, 2008
de"Y"oung Museum -- it's ABC Wednesday
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photo by Donald Kinney
The new deYoung Museum created quite a stir when the citizens of San Francisco saw what the architects had in mind. Bold and unusual are understatements, but dramatic would be a fair word to describe the design. The copper-alloy skin of the building is perforated with holes that remind me of the half-tone screen used in lithography.
Of course, the best part of the deYoung Museum is what's on the inside... You won't find too much modern art in the permanent collections, but you will find work of the masters, including early California art. The collections of African and Peruvian art are absolutely amazing and meaningful. If you enjoy antique furniture -- it's the place to see it...
My reason for visiting this time was to see the fantastic glass sculpture by the master -- Chihuly. Eleven rooms contain his jaw-dropping work... It's wild, and almost an overwhelming experience!
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AphotoAday has been awarded the prestigious Arte Y Pico award!!!
A week ago Muge Tekil let me know of my good fortune, and yesterday I received the same award from JoAnne. I'm trying my best not to let this newly found recognition go-to-my-head, but I really appreciate the recognition...
I'm passing-on the Arte Y Pico award to:
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http://allredmop.blogspot.com -- "Photowannabe" Sue has stuck by me through thick-and-thin. We have many similar life experiences -- her blog is always interesting.
http://afocusinthewild.blogspot.com -- "Stacey Houston" has the finest animal and birds photos I think I've ever seen. No kidding!
http://transient-light.blogspot.com -- "J. W. Moore" not only takes fabulous photographs, but he often explains how he makes them. This man is a real pro.
http://www.fogbay.com -- This anonymous gentleman keeps coming up with obscure, but extremely interesting information about our City-by-the-Bay. If you love San Francisco, this blog should not be missed! I love it!
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