Monday, December 9, 2013

San Francisco: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young Museum


The de Young Museum is currently showcasing "DAVID HOCKNEY:  A Bigger Exhibition," and what a show it is.  Hockney is famous for his paintings on the bottom of L.A. swimming pools, but this show displays his further fascinating talents with synchronized digital videos, iPad painting, and inkjet printers.  Water colors, sketch books, and charcoals--which I found kind of boring amid his other vibrantly colored workx--are also in the mix.  Many depict rural East Yorkshire in England, but a series of vibrant iPad drawings of Yosemite are hung around the walls in one room giving me the feeling of being in that park looking up at the spectacular natural sights.  Tickets are timed.  You can purchase advance tickets online.  Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons are typically the slowest days/times of the week.  For day-of ticket purchasing on week days, you should have no problem. On Saturdays and Sundays, come in the morning as tickets tend to sell out by the afternoon. Show runs through January 20, 2014.

More things to do in Golden Gate Park.

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Way more things to do in San Francisco. 

More ideas for exploring Northern California.

image courtesy of the museum: 
David Hockney, Yosemite I, October 16th 2011. iPad drawing printed on paper (6 sheets), mounted on Dibond (6 sheets). Each: 71 3/4 x 42 3/4 in. (182.3 x 108.6 cm); overall: 143 1/2 x 128 1/4 in. (364.5 x 325.8 cm). © David Hockney, 2013

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