museums

Seven Ways to Love San Francisco’s Museums

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Far from the stuffy, sterile elitism that the word “museum” traditionally evokes, San Francisco is home to some of the most vibrant, interactive and – dare we say? – fun museums around. For decades, SF’s museums have focused on accessible engagement with art, science, discovery and history. The recent closing of the Museum of Craft and Folk Art inspired us here at Flavorpill SF to look hard at the treasure trove of cultural life our museums offer every day. As with all accessible art and culture, museum exhibits and programming are possible only through patronage. Of course, we encourage you (and remind ourselves) to integrate a habit of visiting our local museums regularly, just to surround yourself with art or to sit and breathe – but sometimes it’s helpful to have a particular reason to go, too.

So here are seven reasons to visit our museums and pay a little love. From cocktails to food trucks to priceless masterpieces, San Francisco’s museums have got it goin’ on.
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Photos of Museumgoers More Interesting Than the Artworks on Display

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Milan photographer Alberto Bernasconi captured art lovers in various museums across the world. There are no gimmicks — viewers are photographed simply gazing at art, walking through galleries and museum halls, or interacting with exhibits. Bernasconi, however, renders them as fascinating components in the frame of his lens and within the space of each gallery. The way they see and are seen suddenly changes everything, making them part of the artwork on the walls and pedestals. A new installation is born. See how Bernasconi transforms museumgoers into compelling works of art in our gallery.
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How to Fake Like You Know About Art

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New episodes of USA Network’s White Collar — our favorite series that follows the exploits of a con man’s (Matt Bomer) adjunct assignment with an FBI Special Agent (Tim DeKay) — are right around the corner. To get in the mood for more forgeries and billion-dollar heists, we devised our own cheat sheet to help you fake it with the best of them. If you can’t tell your Post-Impressionist painters from classical Greek sculpture, you can master the art of deception with our guide to the classics. Fake your way through the world’s greatest museums, meet the first Renaissance men, and find out the difference between Monet and Manet after the jump.
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