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golden gate bridge 75th anniversary festival

photo by: zoonabar What: The Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Festival
When: Sunday, May 27
Where: various parks and venues

Set-up is already underway for a spectacular waterfront festival as the Golden Gate Bridge celebrates its 75th anniversary.

Highlights include a ‘road trip through history’ at East Crissy Field which will feature vintage cars and motorcycles from 1937 to today.

And, in the pioneering spirit of the Bridge, the Center Future Fair will showcase sustainability technologies and innovations—and the Marina Green Stage will feature music and dancing.

The grand finale fireworks begin at 9:30pm with a live soundtrack on KFOG, 97.7FM.

While traffic is rerouted around the bridge, calm is expected at the exhibit: SFMOMA the Golden Gate Bridge at 75. And make plans to visit the SFMOMA Artists Gallery at Fort Mason for a new exhibition of Golden Gate Bridge–themed artworks by Bay Area artists beginning May 26.

Note: traffic to the Golden Gate Bridge will be interrupted over the weekend for set-up, production, and break-downs. For the most up-to-date and detailed information, check local news sources.


richard serra retrospective: san francisco

photo by: rjhuttondfw What: Richard Serra Book Signing
Where: Haas Atrium, SFMOMA
When: October 13, 6:00pm

What: Richard Serra Talk
Where: Phyllis Wattis Theater, SFMOMA
When: October 13, 7:00pm

The talk is sold out but a simulcast will be available in the Koret Visitor Education Center on a first-come, first-served basis.

What: Richard Serra Drawing, A Retrospective
When: October 15 thru January 16, 2012

This first-ever retrospective of drawings by Richard Serra is a chance to see his ideas in a completely different medium, creating an entirely different perspective.

Using black paintsticks to build stark, densely layered two-dimensional forms—they evoke a terrific sense of mass and gravity not unlike his intense and weighty three-dimensional sculptures. The exhibition traces Serra’s evolution from the 70s on and also features some of his earliest sculptures in lead, rubber, and fiberglass.


dieter rams exhibit: san francisco

photo by: xmattWhat: Less and More—The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams
When: August 27, 2011 thru February 20, 2012

Including more than 200 models and objects by Dieter Rams, as well as contemporary designs influenced by his Ten Principles of Good Design, this exhibit highlights one of the most influential industrial designers of all times.

For more than 40 years, Rams was the lead designer for Braun and an active designer for Vitsœ. During his career, Rams and his teams produced innovative ideas and projects that have become not only the basis for contemporary design—both industrial and graphic—but iconic mainstays as well.

photos by: nickwade


gertrude stein: san francisco

photo by: permanently scatterbrainedStarting today, the Yerba Buena neighborhood of San Francisco celebrates Gertrude Stein—specifically her tremendous influence on modern art, literature, and culture—with a variety of events, locations and collaborators.

If you don’t live nearby, book a flight, a train or bus and pack your bags—this is a rare series not to be missed.

What: Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories
When: May 12 thru September 6, 2011
Where: the Contemporary Jewish Museum

An art-filled biographical exploration of Gertrude Stein as a literary pioneer, transatlantic modernist, Jewish-American expatriate, American celebrity, art collector, and artists’ muse.

What: Words + Voices Free Outdoor Series
When: May 17, August 16, and September 20, 2011
Where: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Poets Litquake and TODCO will pay tribute to, and reflect on, the poet and writer Gertrude Stein.

What: The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde
When: May 21 thru September 6, 2011
Where: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SFMOMA

As American expatriates in bohemian Paris when the 20th century was young, Gertrude Stein and her family were among the first to recognize the talents of avant-garde painters like Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso—and collect their early works.

This landmark exhibition offers a rare, in-depth chance to view the artworks and learn more about these extraordinary people behind the birth of modern art.

What: UC Berkeley Extension Course on Gertrude Stein
When: June 2, 16, 23, and 30; July 7, 2011
Where: UC Berkeley Extension

An educational experience that will examine the way Stein presented herself—and how others depicted her throughout her life. Sessions will be held at the Contemporary Jewish Museum and SFMOMA.

What: Four Saints in Three Acts: An Opera Installation
When: August 18 (preview), 19 - 21, 2011
Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

In association with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SFMOMA presents Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson’s opera, ‘Four Saints in Three Acts’. An experimental milestone in 20th century music—and a Broadway hit in 1934—the chamber opera organization Ensemble Parallèle, composer Luciano Chessa, and video and performance artist Kalup Linzy are in on this new production.


how wine became modern: san francisco

What: How Wine Became Modern
When: November 20, 2010-April 17, 2011
Where: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco

The ‘How Wine Became Modern—Design + Wine 1976 to Now’ exhibit at SFMOMA seems the perfect subject for the locale—considering the Sonoma and Napa valleys just north of San Francisco, and the city’s love of art and design.

Check it out for historical artifacts, design objects, artwork, and installations—including a “smell wall”—and learn about the global and popular media’s obsession with wines over the past 35 years.