A few SF tips--Chagall show & Conservatory

Sep 29th, 2003, 04:59 PM
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A few SF tips--Chagall show & Conservatory

Just returned from weekend trip to SF and want to pass along a few tips--

Went to Chagall show at SFMOMA and it was FABULOUS!!! If you decide to go, make sure you order your tickets in advance (can do up to 24 hours) on the Internet at the sfmoma.org wehsite. Was so glad we did--lines were all around the block and we walked right in.

Also, if you decide to go to the remodeled Conservatory on the weekend, go early. We didn't and weren't able to get in (had to catch a plan back here to Seattle), but I peaked in and it looks wonderful. Next time.

Also, suggest priceline.com for hotels--I got the Marriott for $75 and they upgraded us to a junior suite!
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Oct 1st, 2003, 07:04 PM
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I couldn't go to SF for the Chagall show, so I sent for the catalog(which is really a thick art book) lots of his work never shown before. I visited the museum in Nice, a few weeks ago.
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ignore Gannet - this is his 15th alias and before tomorrow morning Fodors will probably delete his posts.
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Janis, The good news is that Fodors is deleting the wingnut postings much more quickly these days.
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Oct 1st, 2003, 07:40 PM
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yeah - but now he has managed to have TWO names going simultaneously. What a sicko!
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Oct 1st, 2003, 07:42 PM
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Agreed. Major league nutjob.
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Isn't it past your bedtime?
Do your parents know you're using their computer?
No adult with an actual life would waste so much time on postings that are repeatedly deleted (unless of course you're simply mentally handicapped or in prison. How sad for you).
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I got it - he's an idiot savant (operative word - idiot). Really doesn't know anything useful but does know a lot of names. That is his specialty - making up names and being a pest.

The best thing would be if we could just ignore him - but then his garbage suggestions would mislead so many folks.
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Oct 1st, 2003, 09:33 PM
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*sigh* another fun and enthusiastic thread ruined.

artlover: thanks so much for taking the time and trouble to post on the Chagall show. I thought it wonderful too! Major pieces were pulled from the George Pompidou Center in Paris, from the Marc Chagall Museum in Nice, and from St. Petersburg. What was unique were the numerous pieces from private collections. IMHO, because of the huge number of paintings, drawings, and so on from private collections, another like exhibit of Chagall's work may not ever be pulled together again - at least not quite like this one.

cigalechanta: Sorry you missed the showing at SF MOMA. The colors were fantastic and Chagall's imagination even more fantastic. However, better the catalog than nothing at all!

Am looking forward to going to the Conservatory soon!

Thanks, artlover and other posters, for keeping the cultural interests going!

Jason and ONLY Jason
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As much as I hate to top the silliness here, I do want to say hi to artlover, and glad you had a good weekend here.

We're seeing the Chagall show next week. It was worth joining MOMA ($65) for the 2 entry tickets, plus the Diane Arbus show that is coming soon.
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Oct 2nd, 2003, 10:05 AM
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Chagall and now Diane Arbus..I'm there. Thanks for the tip.
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I want to add 2 more exhibits at the Legion of Honor: 19th century photos of India Sept 14 - Feb 15 and Degas sculptures Oct 18- Jan 18. I'll go to both... anybody up for a field trip some time in November-December?

Here is the link:
http://www.thinker.org/legion/index.asp
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I meant I want to add to Artlover's list, I'm not actually adding exhibits
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Aahh Faina, if only you were adding your own exhibits
I am wishing that I were in SF right now, really badly~Don't you just love Chagall?
We saw the Diane Arbus exhibit here in NYC last year. Enjoyed it very much.
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"Chagall, in the Conservatory with the Lead Pipe"
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Hi Marilyn & Pam...hope you have a terrific Fodors gettogether.

Since I know you both come here to Seattle every so often, thought I'd mention that (after whining and whining about not getting any wonderful art here--except Chihully--who lives here), there was an announcement in the paper the other day that several major Van Goghs will be on display in Spring at the SAM. Will keep you posted as to the exact dates.

The Degas show sounds terrific as well--I'd come back for it, but we'll be in Spain.

Enjoy the Chagall exhibit. I've been the Chagall Museum in Nice several times and have never seen these paintings before. Truly wonderful!
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Thanks, artlover!
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Oct 2nd, 2003, 09:04 PM
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Marylyn, tho it's called a catalog, it's really an art book featuring the whole exhibit with lots of information about him. I was at the Nice museum a few weeks ago. They had on display some religeous robes he designed.
Have a wonderful time, You too, Pam.
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