Things To Do
If we haven’t impressed this upon you enough already, San Francisco is home to more museums than most everywhere else in the world. All throughout the Bay Area lie enormous collections of artwork, from classical to ancient to modern, comprised of every material known to humankind, presented in a wealth of different styles. One of the most popular and valuable museums currently in operation in San Francisco is the Museum of the African Diaspora (known as MoAD).
Few art museums can lay claim to such an imposing title as the Legion of Honor. Since Armistice Day, November 11th of 1924, the Legion of Honor has acted as one of the primary fine art museums within the Bay Area. Modeled off of the French Pavilion that was built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the museum was supposed to open its doors to the public much sooner, but the First World War delayed this event for several years. When the end of the war brought the beginning of the museum, San Francisco dedicated the building to the soldiers who had perished in the ghastly conflict.
America has perhaps done more for the cartoon art form than any other country in the world. From George Herriman to Lynda Barry, from R. Crumb to C. Schultz, the American drive to create cartoons, comics, and graphic novels has resulted in some stunning pieces of work that too often are skipped over when people begin discussing valuable art in America.
For many decades, artists from all across the globe have come to call San Francisco home or, if not, to at least benefit massively from the city’s intense engagement with art and those who make it. One of the most influential and important art institutions in the city, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (known as SFMOMA), has alone done enough to garner the City by the Bay its far-reaching reputation as a haven for artists.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that the way that our senses perceive reality isn’t necessarily an actual reflection of reality itself. We know, for instance, that there are more colors than what we can see in our limited spectrum, and the history of art has taught us that the eye of the beholder is far from an objective one. Springing out of this understanding, the Museum of 3D Illusions delights in playfully challenging your perceptions while creating a highly photographable atmosphere where you and your friends can gather for several hours of fun while capturing images that will last a lifetime.
In a city such as ours, known for its fog, its grey sky, and its frequent bursts of rain, visitors and residents alike can sometimes find their daily plans challenged. What to do if an afternoon at Golden Gate Park or walking around Fisherman’s Wharf becomes soaked with a chilly drizzle of rain? Fortunately, San Francisco is not only well-known for its outdoor activities and sights. In fact, some of the most entertaining and renowned museums in the country exist in our city, just waiting for you to decide to forgo the outdoors in favor of a more climate-controlled environment!
As 2019 comes to a resounding close and we prepare for more months of dark, potentially chilling winter, we are going to take time here to focus on some of those bright points, namely in the form of New Year’s Eve parties that will burst through the Bay Area like cosmic firecrackers. The first of these events will be a fairly high-class occasion that takes place within the swanky W San Francisco Hotel.
We’re going to keep the New Year’s Eve party updates going today and provide you with yet another amazing event to throw into the bag of options when it comes to trying to decide just where to land with your friends on the last night of 2019. We know that it is going to be difficult to decide on which of these to ultimately chose to attend, but that challenge is one that we all face. And we must face it alone.
San Francisco is home to many, many thrilling and unique museums. From The Contemporary Jewish Museum to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, one could spend several months just wandering through the hallways and galleries of these amazing buildings, marveling at their stunning exhibits and collections. While some of these museums are more geared towards the adults among us, some of them try to bridge the gap between young and old, offering a chance for families to tromp together through the space and build wonderful new memories with one another.
On this blog, we often highlight unusual or special events in the Bay Area. Film festivals, wine tastings, mobile food pop-ups, and craft markets are our traditional fare, and if you’ve used us as a resource for something to do in San Francisco and the surrounding area, the chances are good that its been for an event or activity that had a specific time window. Today, we are going to take a departure from this formula to look at something a little more fixed: The Contemporary Jewish Museum.