Month: January 2014

Traveling the U.S.A- The San Francisco Art Museum

Guide to the San Francisco Art Museum

 When we take our motorcycle trips around the United States, we try to set up an agenda of places and things to see.   One place that we spend two days visiting as we traveled the West Coast was San Francisco.  San Francisco is one of my favorite places on the planet as it has endless things to do and it is a great place for bikers.   One place that we always stop is the San Francisco Art Museum.  Here is a little more about this great spot.

This art museum is unique in the fact that they offer live performances, films and even family days.  It is something different that will help you look at art in a contemporary manner.  These are sure to give you a new perspective on how we live and who we are as people.  If you are looking for an exciting and unique experience then this is the way to go.

When it comes to looking at modern art you will be pleased to know that you are going to have several options available to you at the San Francisco Art Museum.  In fact, they will have a wide collection of paintings, sculptures, architecture and even media arts.  With so many ways to explore it goes without saying that you will want to make sure you have planned your trip in advance.  Doing so will help ensure that you get to see everything you want to see.

The museum is going to have a lot of different multimedia options for you to utilize.  First off, you will see that there are videos that you can access.  These are going to help you learn about the artist and the works that they have created.  Podcasts will also allow you the opportunity to listen in to what past visitors had to say about their experience at the art museum.

Definitely the place that we love visiting the most is the local art section.  While the famous paintings are great to see, the up and coming artists are some of our favorite pieces.  This year we focused on the street art that was displayed.   As some of San Francisco’s finest artists were able to create art out of almost anything.   The paint sprayed pieces of art were among our favorites, as these artists can create almost exact replicas of the world’s most popular art and reproduce them with just some spray paint and a canvas.

After you have gone through the museum you will definitely want to purchase a few items to help you remember your visit.  That is why you are going to want to go to the museum gift shop.  This is one of the best places to purchase products that have been produced locally.  This will include jewelry and even items that you can use to help decorate your home.

The tours that you can receive at the San Francisco Art Museum will be free for those that want to visit.  If you are not interested in a guided tour then you will be able to take advantage of the audio and multimedia tours that are also available.  Many people like these because it allows them to go through the museum at their own pace.  Finally, there is an outreach program where individuals from the museum will even come to your classroom and they will carry out educational lectures and activities.  This is just one more item that is offered to art lovers and it is also free.