Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Golden Gate

I was in the San Francisco bay area for a few days this past week.
We were celebrating my grandmother's 90th birthday!
She was truly delighted to have her family with her for the occasion.

I did have a moment to stop at the SFMOMA and 
peek at the 75th Anniversary Show.
This installation by Barry McGee was so striking!

I read this fascinating article on the SFMOMA blog about 
the conservation and installation challenges that museums 
face when dealing with contemporary art such as this piece.

And it wouldn't be a San Francisco trip without 
the scenic drive over the Golden Gate Bridge, 
climbing up the long and winding roads
to my grandmother's house.

10 comments:

mano said...

congratulations to your grandmothers 90.!
the installation of barry mcgee is fascinating!

blue sky butterfly studio said...

Wow what a great birthday to celebrate with your family! And that instillation looks really interesting.

blue china studio said...

I need to go the SFMOMA and check this out. And happy birthday wishes to your grandmother.

holly aka golly said...

thanks all! I hope I'm as spunky when I turn 90! Jacilyn, you should go if you have a chance!

SmileySunday Studio said...

Love colors on the first photo!!

kathiroussel said...

what a great installation holly--i love barry mcgee's work--it's fabulous! i first set eyes on it here in buffalo at the alright knox art gallery at the beyond and in western ny show several years ago. i was so excited when i saw your post-- sounds like a great trip all around.

...and yes your gran must be totally inspiring!

Laura said...

what an amazing piece of art!! i love it. thank you for sharing. birthday wishes to you grandmother for a splendid year to come:)

holly aka golly said...

Smiley, I love the bold neon orange. It really pops.

Kathi, that is so neat - especially since it has been installed differently each time.

Laura, it was amazing to see and a great weekend all around.

helicopter6 said...

San Fran is such a great city. Watching the fog literally run into the bay from the heads is an extraordinary phenomena. I saw some of barry's work ages ago (it was probably in SF!!) and it's fabulous - the clustered installation of framed works and overall colour palette, compliment his quirky style. There's some really fantastic artists in SF, I always enjoy checking out the galleries when I'm there - and the SF zine fest is a goodie too. So great your grandmother had everyone close for her special day. I would certainly like to be a spunky 90 year old!

ColeAndJosephine said...

That is an AMAZING instillation!