Legion of Honor
This Saturday I visited San Francisco for lunch and a visit to the Legion of Honor art museum.
Before traveling to the distant northwest side of the city we ate lunch at B Star, on Clement Street in the inner richmond.
I had vegetarian garlic noodles, it was good:
We were surprised to learn that it was a free admissions day.
The special exhibit was “Sargent & Spain”–a collection of illustrations and paintings by a guy in Spain 1856-1925.
Some very nice looking contrasts:
And some comical staredowns:
Beyond Sargent, the main gallery has cool stuff.
Some Rodin sculptures (who made the thinker):
The lighting in these museums is fantastic–I wish I could shadow/follow whoever sets up the lights for these museums:
Really trippy demonic carving:
Outside the museum is a statue of Joan of Arc, with some ominous San Francisco fog (and a golf course in the background.
As you step closer it gets more epic:
Here is the group that visited the museum together: