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Art Surrounds Us in Rincon Hill

The San Francisco Chronicle has an interesting Birth of San Francisco Neighborhoods section today, but the more interesting headline is that “SFMOMA lands Fisher collection

The article says that Fisher’s collection of 1,100 contemporary art pieces would “put SFMOMA in the league of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tate Modern in London.” With SFMOMA a short block or two (give or take where you consider the Rincon Hill neighborhood boundary to stop and the Yerba Buena neighborhood to begin) from us, that’s pretty cool to have next door. I bought a SFMOMA membership a couple of months ago, and I have to admit that I’ve become addicted to going to the rooftop garden with a book on Sunday afternoons to spend a couple of hours reading and get a scoop of Humphry Slocumb ice cream (Secret Breakfast is my favorite) from the Blue Bottle Cafe on the rooftop. Interestingly, a good chunk of Fisher’s art collection currently sits in the Rincon Hill neighborhood at Gap Inc. headquarters on Folsom and The Embarcadero.

As an aside, I think the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is also a really special place with very interesting performances and art works.

In the Examiner, an article discusses the early stages of 5 artists being chosen to propose art pieces that are built into the Transbay Transit Center – a permanent part of the architecture. Neato!

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