{sf} munch @ sfmoma

September 19, 2017

The best part about going to the free educators event at SF MOMA recently was the fact that we were also allowed access into the Edvard Munch special exhibit! I’ve seen banners and posters up all around the City for this special exhibit so I was pretty excited to see it. I just loved how they brought so many paintings in from Norway (even though they all seemed to be behind glass) and we were able to see so many paintings by one artist in multiple giant rooms. Who knew this dude was so depressing, seriously!

A Munch-ing photo adventure:

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{sf} educators free @ sfmoma

September 18, 2017

A couple of weekends ago, I reaped the benefits of being an educator in San Francisco. SF Museum of Modern Art occasionally has special events that are free for educators. One of these is opening the museum up free to educators. I always love this annual event because museums are so expensive these days, but who wouldn’t want to go to MOMA if they had the opportunity. While not everything changes and they do have a few standing exhibits, quite a few pieces and exhibits are changed out regularly so even though walking around I did recognize quite a few pieces, I was glad that so much had changed from the beginning of last school year. The two best things that didn’t exactly come out of this visit, but are related is that my class will be going on a field trip to SF MOMA in January AND they are trying a new partnership with San Francisco Unified School District where educators can get a free educator pass to go to the museum at any time. Whoa! Let me tell you, I signed up for this real fast!

A free and artsy photo adventure:

Visiting Pearl Harbor is one of those things that you pretty much have to do when you’re in Honolulu. The only thing about visiting Pearl Harbor is that you have to make sure you reserve a spot before you go! Well, there are a certain number of spots available the day of if you show up early, but it’s possible that they would run out! In the end, my mom and I were able to get spots the day before because a certain number come out way early, a certain number the day before, and then a certain number the morning of on site.

Since we didn’t rent a car while on Oahu, we rode the city bus there. You are not allowed to bring anything essentially into the memorial site so you have to rent a lock box outside the gates. Once we were inside, there are areas to look around and museum-like exhibits and displays that we perused before watching the mandatory video with the rest of the people in our time slot. Then we boarded a boat to get to the memorial site where we were let off to explore for half an hour before being corralled back onto the boat. It was a very interesting experience. It’s also crazy to be at the memorial site, which is built right on top of the sunken ship that you can see under the water.

Read about our other Hawaii adventures here:
MAUI • southern shore beachingroad to hana, part 1road to hana, part 2ohe’o gulch’s papaw trailparadise in a florohe’o gulch’s lower poolsother road to hanavolcano sunrisevolcano crater hikingpaia’s market for fishbig beachsurfing goatsali’i kula lavender • tropical eats
OAHUdowntown capital sitesart museum of the statesunset shadow

A Oahu-style photo adventure:

While exploring downtown Honolulu, my mom and I spent time time relaxing in the free cool air conditioning of the Hawaii State Art Museum. Of course, this place offers more than just air conditioning though, they have beautiful art that really exemplifies all of Hawaii. We didn’t walk through every exhibit since we didn’t have that much time in Honolulu and wanted to be able to hit as many neat spots as possible, but the art pieces we did encounter were quite neat. I especially loved seeing how water and other parts of nature were a big part of the art pieces. There was also a high school art competition on display when we were there, which was super awesome to get to see. Those kids are so talented!

Read about our other Hawaii adventures here:
MAUI • southern shore beachingroad to hana, part 1road to hana, part 2ohe’o gulch’s papaw trailparadise in a florohe’o gulch’s lower poolsother road to hanavolcano sunrisevolcano crater hikingpaia’s market for fishbig beachsurfing goatsali’i kula lavender • tropical eats
OAHUdowntown capital sites

A Oahu-style photo adventure:

{sacramento} crocker art

June 12, 2017

The Crocker Art Museum was on my list of “must see” places in Sacramento. OK, let’s be honest, there weren’t that many places on my list of “must sees” in this city, but the Crocker Art Museum is actually quite famous especially since it’s the longest continuously-operating art museum in the West! Since it’s Sacramento’s big art museum and Sacramento is the capital of California, the Crocker Museum is also home to a large collection of California art. I had fairly low expectations coming into this museum because I’ll be honest, I hadn’t heard that much about it before (even though it had made my list of “must see” places). I was genuinely surprised though because this museum was huge and included an older portion as well as a more modern half. Take a look!

A artsy crocker photo adventure: