SFMOMA Modern Art Council Makes George Lucas a Star

SFMOMA’s Modern Art Council presented a lifetime-achievement award to Bay Area filmmaker George Lucas at the 14th Annual Bay Area Treasure Award dinner. With over 200 people in attendance at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco, the Modern Art Council hosted a presentation celebrating Lucas’ career and contributions. During the elegant dinner, Lucas shared…

Holly Lane & Herman Miller Under One Roof

From grandiose Gothic-style works to modern and practical designs, two very different types of art will be sharing a home through mid-September at the Museum of Craft and Design. The works of painter and sculptor Holly Lane can be seen there until September 15th; and the stories and designs behind one of the nation’s most…

SFMOMA Art Auction Bids Up the Names

The Johns got very, very Close at the SFMOMA Art Auction. They marched through the Marsh with Sherman, their hearts Welling up with love for art. On the Richter scale, this was big. Warhol big. Big enough to drop a Winogrand or two, or twenty.  They weren’t Aldrich, but they weren’t Hagen anything less. Nendo,…

Swells Come to Pier at the New Exploratorium

San Francisco’s beloved Exploratorium opened with a big splashy party that befitting its swell new digs on Pier 15. Guests were as giddy as schoolchildren on a field trip as they navigated the expanse filled to the open rafters with scientific schemes, stories, and stuff, searching for new discoveries and old favorite exhibits. Fortunately the…

California Academy of Sciences Makes a Big Bang

The jellyfish were dazzling. As were the phosphorescent fish, the glistening stingrays, and Claude, the almost-phosphorescent albino alligator at the Academy of Sciences’ Big Bang Gala and Party after Dark. Contained in cages or seated underneath clear tents, many creatures were vying to create their own limelight for an evening that was all about illumination…