Take a trip to the city for some surreal museum tours
Published: Thursday, September 27, 2012
Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2012 11:09
San Francisco’s de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park make up the city’s public arts institution.
Both venues host a variety of exhibits that service the arts in a mission to extend and enhance their service as art museums and institutions.
The Man Ray/Lee Miller: Partners in Surrealism is the leading exhibit at the Legion of Honor, and will run until Oct. 14.
The exhibition consists of just over 100 photographs, paintings, manuscripts and other works from the European surrealist artists Man Ray and Lee Miller.
Connecting a variety of media, the exhibition succeeds in displaying the immense capacity by which the two influenced one another.
The various mediums reveal the unexpected combination of styles, and wholly brings together many of the extraordinary feats of imagination that are captured by the Surrealist movement.
A walk down the hall quickly immerses you in a blur of color and dream-like creation. Vibrant color and shapes adorn the walls while intricate and complex sculptures take over the floor.
In addition to Man Ray and Lee Miller exhibit at the Legion of Honor, the de Young will be running an exhibition on Chuck Close and Crown Point Press until Oct. 14.
The exhibition is in honor of the 50th anniversary of the founding of “The Press,” a workshop specializing in etching.
Close proved to be a groundbreaking force in the photorealistic art style and had a long relationship with the Press.
The exhibition models a gallery, highlighting the evolution of Close’s style from a tonal process very much akin to his photorealistic tendencies to a linear mark style that would become a hallmark of the 1970s.
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