© © Shizuka Yokomizo / Collection of SFMOMA.
Picture this: fall photography in the US
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art celebrates its 75th year in 2010. Mark the occasion at Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870, October 30 to April 17.
The exhibit explores how the camera has revolutionized the act of looking. It investigates the line between seeing and spying and begs the question who is looking at whom and why. It addresses celebrity stalking, pornography and surveillance.
Adults US$18; seniors and students US$9; kid 12 and under free. Closed Wednesdays. (415) 357-4000; sfmoma.org.
Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts just got a facelift and will open to the public November 20. At the cornerstone of the reno is the Art of the Americas wing and the 19-metre-tall, glass-enclosed Shapiro Courtyard.
Besides checking out the digs, see Modernist Photography 1910-1950, November 20 to July 3. The exhibit focuses on the camera as a modernist tool and showcases work by Americans Ansel Adams, Charles Sheeler and Edward Steichen. It’ll consist of four sections: American vernacular modernism, portraits and nudes, still life and close-up, and still life and abstraction.
Adults US$20; seniors and students 18 and older US$18; youths 7 to17, weekdays before 3pm $7.50, after 3pm free; kids 6 and under free. (617) 267-9300; mfa.org.
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