The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is well worth a visit. This is going to sound a bit strange but it's a really good size. Sometimes art museums are just so big as to be completely overwhelming (I'm looking at you Met and Louvre), and so it is nice to find something where you can see it all, or most of it and not feel art overload. I don't know if that's an actual thing but I know that I begin to fatigue at huge museums even when I'm really enjoying myself and want to see everything. I also have to admit to trying to avoid the horrible feeling of missing out that I relate to being forced to go to bed early in my childhood as I was the youngest and the impression I had that my siblings had the most fun when I was made to sleep.
When we arrived on the first Tuesday of the month (free day) at about ten to eleven (it opens at 11) there was a pretty long line but we joined it anyway. After what felt like seconds I turned around to see that the line had almost doubled in length and that we were now relatively close to the front which made me feel better.
Once the doors opened the line moved really quickly as they were just handing free admission tickets to everyone through the doors. Our first stop was the Blue Bottle Coffee station upstairs at the Garden Cafe. Not only are they serving their amazing coffee here they are also serving arty-desserts to suit the surrounds. Check out some of the different offerings here
There was a large sculpture of spiders in the main area of the cafe and a few more sculptures outside. Seeing as we were on the top level we decided to work our way down. It wasn't long before we came to one of my favourite exhibits of the day. It was housed in a large room where people became tuners for radio stations depending on what they did with their bodies. It was a popular section as people not only interacted with the work, but were an integral part of it.
There were some chill-out spaces where you could play with computers and flick through books for more in-depth looks at different exhibits.Roy De Forest's 'Country Dog Gentlemen' was hanging near one of these areas. It begs the question who's looking at who?
Wonderful experience for you! My favorite piece of art is that photograph you took of the Golden Gate Bridge... just amazing! (John just bought a book on Walt Disney so I know that he'd love to see that museum. It is amazing to think how many times and ways that Disney has affected our lives, oddly enough.)