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!

----------------------- News Flash ---------------------------

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:

http://dinosaurcasserole.blogspot.com   --   "Sparkle Plenty" has yummy food & strange toys.   This blog will immediately win your heart and make you laugh!

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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Your comments are invited and welcome.


Helena said...

Good idea for "y"!

Andrea said...

That would be an interesting place to visit. Nice choice.

babooshka said...

One of the few very lateral thinking y's. Excellent image and I'd definitely like to see inside.

Bear Naked said...

Very interesting Y choice for ABC Wednesday.
Thank you for visiting my blog.


me ann my camera said...

A wonderful architectural framed skyscape!

Sparkle Plenty said...

Thank you, Donald! Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!
:-) (The picture of the glass at the top of the page takes my breath away.)

P.S. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

A fine art photo for a Fine Art Museum.

Nydia said...

I love museums, every city should have one... And this one got me curious!
Thanks for your sweet words on my Y post!
Kisses from Nydia.

Mental P Mama said...

Love that building...great Y post.

Tomate Farcie said...

Sounds good, I'll check it out! Congratulations on the award. Thank goodness for the virtual friendships on the net with people from all over the world :)

photowannabe said...

Don, I am honored. Thank you so much.
The exhibit must be fascinating. How long does it last? I really would like to see it.
Great linear Y too.

leslie said...

I've been to SF many times but not seen that museum - yet. Next time... Have a great week.

John said...

Nice shot and very interesting choice for the letter.
Congratulations on the award.

kml said...

Great choice!

Stacey Huston said...

Donald, Thanks so much. I am very honored. Great Y post. Things are still busy here, but I will post the award as soon as I get some extra time.. thanks again and have a great remainder of the week..

Rena said...

Very striking photo.
Your fireworks photos are spectacular!

kRiZ cPEc said...

congrats on being awarded!

Denise said...

Would love to go inside. Photographs invite us dont you think?

Elizabeth said...

The salmon boat has the most amazing colors.
Went to your big blog and marveled at the photos - loved, amongst others - the fern in the forest.
Congrats on your award.

Katney said...

Chihuly is truly amazing. I have seen some of his, and a documentary on his work on PBS was fascinating.

Texas Travelers said...

Congrats on the award.

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