I was just in San Francisco and amazingly, I have never been to the Museum of Modern Art. As a suggestion from my server at Boulevard the night prior, I took in the most recent exhibit and the perfect coffee on the top floor SFMOMA’s outdoor gallery.
SFMOMA celebrates its 75th anniversary with a suite of new exhibitions: “SFMOMA: 75 Years of Looking Forward” featureing highlights from the vast permanent collection along with never-before-displayed items such as letters arranging the acquisition of Jackson Pollack’s 1943 Guardians of the Secret. Visitors can trace the institution’s development from its start in 1935 as the San Francisco Museum of Art and the opening of the Mario Botta building in 1995. And as something of an anniversary present to itself, the museum commissioned British artist Ewan Gibbs, who is known for pencil drawings composed entirely of knitting-pattern symbols, to create 18 portraits of San Francisco, including one of Mission Dolores, shown here and on view through June 27.