Adventures and Art in SF, Part 2: Asian Art Museum
Last week I had pleasure of spending a week on the left coast in San Francisco. Amongst some of the great people I met, I also got to see some great art while there. Notably I made a trip to the Asian Art Museum for an evening program called Collection Obsessions - a panel of collectors - from asian art to comic books, dolls, and even mugs- talking about why and how they collect their favorite objects- a quirky and pleasantly interesting set of presentations.
Following the program we took a stroll through a few galleries of the museum’s collection and then walked through their new contemporary art exhibition series. We saw Proximities I, What Time Is It Here? an exhibition organized by guest curator Glen Helfand, an independent writer, critic, curator, and educator. The show examines themes related to landscape, imagined and real. This exhibition is part one in a series of three shows coming to the museum throughout the year.
Here are a few snapshots of my favorite works from the old and new.
Sheetal Prajapati, Associate Educator