Visit at the De Young Museum, Jan 2015

I really like the De Young Museum in San Francisco; it is worth a visit every year. The museum’s architecture is just as interesting as the collections themselves. It is located right in the middle of the Golden Gate Park,  across from the Japanese Tea Garden and the Academy of Sciences. It was completed in 2005, and it  is very earth-quake resistant. It adapts to the park environment due to a natural reddish-brown color created by oxidizing copper, and has a characteristic twisted tower that gives a magnificent view of the Golden Gate Park and San Francisco.

The museum houses rich collections from various time periods and geographic regions: From international contemporary art, to ancient art from Africa, the Pacific Islands, and the Americas.

During my visit there was a special exhibition of works by Keith Haring. He was a political artist from the gay community and he died of Aids in 1990. His paintings are the colorful abstractions towards the end of the gallery below.