Dale Chihuly, the artist responsible for the stunning structure above, has a special exhibit at the de Young Museum until September 28th. I was fortunate to see it in June; amazing! This sculpture is called "Sun."
The Legion of Honor is hosting 4 Women Impressionists, an exhibit of more than 160 works. The artists are Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Eva Gonzales, and Marie Bracquemond. You have until September 21st before it closes.
I was there yesterday and it was a real treat. I enjoy Impressionist art but even if you aren't a big fan you will appreciate this show. The audio tour is extensive and I highly recommend it. I was familiar with Cassatt but new to the other three. Bracquemond's work was particularly interesting as was her story. She actually stopped painting at the height of her career, still at a young age. No one knows for sure why, but it is known that her husband did not approve of her artistic career. Can you imagine, such a great artist cut down because of a disapproving guy? Maddening.
This was my favorite painting by Bracquemond (courtesy of wikipedia- thank you wiki!)-
On the Terrace at Sevres, painted in 1880.
The weather in San Francisco is nice this week, not freezing but a nice respite from summer sun and heat.
Trip 1 of 4 to the City this week...