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“Okay art is in the eye of the beholder but....”

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
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Private Tour: San Francisco Sightseeing - 3 Hour
Ranked #26 of 535 things to do in San Francisco
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: SFMOMA is one of San Francisco’s must-see destinations, located within walking distance of Union Square. Explore seven floors of extraordinary art, including world-class exhibitions, the largest living wall in the U.S., and breathtaking city views from outdoor gardens and terraces. Save time and pre-purchase tickets (admission is free for visitors 18 and under), or reserve a unique private guided tour experience in advance. Free public tours and audio guides are available onsite.
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“Okay art is in the eye of the beholder but....”
Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

A urinal and a child's pair of Italian shoe? We went to see a photo exhibit but after paying a steep admissions fee learned it had closed the day before...it was interesting to see the Jasper Johns, Picassos, and other modern greats but about 50% was questionable art to me.

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San Antonio, Texas
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“5 floor levels for you to explore”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I really enjoyed the museum collection, there's a lot to look at so it will take you some time to explore everything.

Visited November 2012
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Hurricane, Utah
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“Worth it”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

my husband and i visited the museum, and it was completely worth it. they had a special exhibit there at that time, but even without that, it was a great place to visit. there's something for everyone (well, almost everyone . . . i can see kids not liking it, but we don't have kids). i think thursdays are discounted for students if that applies to you. also, at the top floor, if you go out to the roof, you can see a "where's waldo" life size cut out on one of the adjacent buildings. just a fun fact. enjoy!

Visited July 2012
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Elk Grove, California
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“The Art of Jay DeFao”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Jay DeFeo (1929-1989), one of the most important and innovative artists of her generation, but one who until now has not been given her due. A quintessential San Francisco artist who rose to national prominence, DeFeo was at the center of a vibrant community of Bay Area artists, poets, and musicians in the 1950s. Although she is best known for her massive, visionary masterpiece The Rose (1958-66), DeFeo created an astoundingly diverse range of works; her unconventional approach to materials and her intensive, physical process make her a unique figure in postwar American art. Presenting close to 130 works, including collages, drawings, paintings, photographs, small sculptures, and jewelry, this definitive exhibition traces DeFeo's distinctive vision across more than four decades of art making.

Visited November 2012
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Aledo, Texas
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“Rudolf Nureyev - A Life in Dance”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

I went strictly for this exhibit and was not disappointed. Loads of costumes & videos for viewing, well organized & dramatically displayed. Loved it.

Visited October 2012
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