If off-the-rack decor is your speed, then you’ve come to the wrong place.
Waiting three years for SFMOMA to reopen will be hard enough, but going that long without my go-to art and design store would mean an uninspired holiday season (the MuseumStore has been my one-stop-shop for gifts three years running now). In the spirit of great pop-ups, SFMOMA has made a temporary home for its shop on Yerba Buena Lane in the old Museum of Craft and Folk Art space across from the Contemporary Jewish Museum. The store, which opened on August 7, was designed to evoke memories of the old space. Think gray- and black-striped columns (a nod to the old museum's atrium), reused wood and materials from the original store, and sustainable bamboo and cork.
Less than two weeks after tickets went on sale for 50 Shades! The Musical, audiences were moaning for more.
Bay Area artist Ala Ebtekar is having a moment. His work is currently on view in two regional shows: part one (What Time Is It There?) of the three-part "Proximities" series at the Asian Art Museum and "Migrating Identities" at YBCA, a group show in which he's the only local artist. He's been garnering attention on both the national and international art scenes, and his work has most recently been added to the collections of an SFMOMA board member and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Talk about street cred.
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