Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Picasso Exhibit in San Francisco

We do not always take advantage of living so close to San Francisco.  However, this past year, we have taken the opportunity to see some amazing art exhibits in San Francisco. 

When the King Tut exhibit was here, we took the kids to go see it.  I remember going the last time it was here (I was 8).  I figured if I remember going when I was so young, it was important to take my children.  We always love visiting San Francisco, since this is where we lived when we first got married.  I always encourage our children to live in a big city at some point in their lives. It is an amazing experience.
This year, we saw the Impressionist exhibit.  The D'Orsay Museum in Paris was closed for rennovations and loaned their paintings to the deYoung Museum.   We also saw the Van Gogh and post-Impressionist exhibit a few months ago.  Most recently we saw the Picasso exhibit.  This exhibit is on loan from the Picasso Museum in Paris. 


The kids and I had a great time trying to guess the title of the paintings. We were getting creative as we went along (maybe because the art was becoming more abstract).



It was an amazing exhibit. I realize that our kids do not understand why we drag them to these exhibits. When they are older, I am hoping they appreciate these experiences and hope that they will see how much beauty is in this world. 
The next day, Matt did go visit his Freshman history teacher, Mr. Navarro, who is EXTREMELY passionate about art. Matt spent an hour discussing the exhibit with him (I am taking that as a good sign).  Matt said Mr, Navarro was actually wearing a t-shirt from the exhibit and jumped out of his chair when Matt said he visited the exhibit.

Ok, We went to the Giants game after the exhibit.  That made it more bearable for the boys.  Not going to post Giants pictures here- will leave this post just about the art.

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