My daughter, Anna, my sock monkey and I visited The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this past Monday. Despite the fact that certain levels were closed (thereby a cheaper entry fee)- the experience was on par with my visit to Moderna Museet in Stockholm in 2009 with my son, Julian. (I treasure the one on one moments with my adult kids.)
I love when a visit to a gallery brings tears to my eyes. I know its cliché to be breathless by masterpieces, but dammit, they made me breathless!
I was moved by the Klees, laughed at the Rauschenbergs, was breathless in front of Rothko, etc etc. Naturally, the wedding portrait by Frida Kahlo was a highlight for me:
I was astounded to find Frida’s wedding cookies at the café on the top floor.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is pleased to offer a new selection of art-inspired cakes and desserts at the museum’s Rooftop Coffee Bar. Baked and decorated by Blue Bottle Coffee Co. pastry chef Caitlin Williams Freeman, these cakes are a tasty way to enjoy the museum’s collection and special exhibitions and feed all of your senses... Frida Kahlo Mexican Wedding Cookies, walnut Mexican wedding cookies in a hand-printed box with a printed ribbon—a reference to the ribbon in Kahlo’s wedding portrait Frieda and Diego Rivera (1931)… – SFMOMA.ORG
I splurged on an 800 pound catalogue of the 75th anniversary exhibit and dragged it home on the plane. Read more about SFMOMA’s collection online at: http://www.sfmoma.org/pages/collection
For more on visiting SFMOMA- see I NEED A SOCIAL LIFE