S.F. Summer Art Scene
A global collection of fine art and historic treasures will settle in to San Francisco this summer.
Among the gems headed for the city are:
Through Oct. 18, 2009: “Push Play,” a celebration of cross-genre arts, features “Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth” through July 5, a collection of wearable Soundsuits; and “Wallworks,” July 18-Oct. 18, an interactive exhibition by six artists painting on the walls of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Fumihiko Maki Galleries building. The first two weeks of “Wallworks” will be an open studio in which audiences are invited to walk through YBCA’s Galleries and witness the creative process in motion, an experience typically reserved for art “insiders.” Each day during this two-week period, one of the artists will be available to answer questions from visiting patrons. Participating artists are Makoto Aida, Edgar Arceneaux, Chris Finley, Tillman Kaiser, Odili Donald Odita, Amanda Ross-Ho, Yehudit Sasportas and Leslie Shows.
May 30-Sept. 7, 2009: “Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities,” SFMOMA, combines more than 100 photographs and paintings by these two great artists for the first time, bringing to light the commonalities and differences shared by their distinctive views of the natural world.
June 12-Sept. 20, 2009: “Lords of the Samurai,” Asian Art Museum, features 160 works from Japan. This exhibition of arts and armor, attire, paintings, tea ware, musical instruments and more brings to life every aspect of these storied gentlemen warriors.
June 27, 2009-March 28, 2010: “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs,” de Young Museum, returns to San Francisco 30 years after the original exhibition opened here. With more than 130 important objects, including 50 from the tomb of King Tut, this exhibition positions Tutankhamun in a larger context through an additional 80 objects from the tombs of his ancestors.