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Saturday, November 22, 2003


Somebody Should Sue the Internet People

Last weekend my wife and I were considering a trip to San Francisco to visit a museum. I had visited SF-MOMA, the museum of modern art, several years ago. Here are their current exhibitions:


  • Diane Arbus Revelations: The famous photographer captures ordinary people in New York.

  • The Minimalist Sensibility, 1959 to the Present. (Man, I'd be pissed if I had done something really cool and ... minimal ... in the year 1958.) The graphic displayed an exhibit which I had seen last time, and which is a prime example of modern art self-parody: Molten lead, splashed into the corner between wall and ceiling to create triangular ingots. The specimens of elements and rocks that you see in natural history museums have more artistic value than this drek.

  • The Photographs of Reagan Louie: Sex Work in Asia. Oh joy: Pictures of skanky Asian prostitutes. I would go, but I heard that there was porn on the Internet too. Not sure if I'll find it.



Well. Call me a philistine, but I decided that SFMOMA was not for me. I Googled a bit and found out about a very cool exhibit in the Asian Art Museum:


An unsurpassed survey of Chinese art treasures from one of the greatest collections in the world will be on view at the Asian Art Museum in Golden Gate Park from October 14 to December 8 ...


This was great stuff, even if it lacked images of tubercolic whores. Sherry and I had planned to go today. We would drive up to Golden Gate Park and try to park near the museum. (It's very hard to park in Golden Gate Park on Saturdays.) But I painted my deck all day yesterday, and was tremendously sore and tired this morning. So we postponed our trip until the Thanksgiving weekend.

I went back online to make sure that the museum was open on Sundays. What I found was confusing; the Asian Art museum claimed to be located in downtown San Francisco, near the Civic Center! I googled some more and found that yes, the museum had moved last March. Then what of "the Asian Art Museum in Golden Gate Park?" Well here is what I found when I went back to the exhibition web page and read more carefully:


An unsurpassed survey of Chinese art treasures from one of the greatest collections in the world will be on view at the Asian Art Museum in Golden Gate Park from October 14 to December 8, 1996.


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