Tuesday, January 4, 2011

It feels like Marfa under the Bay Bridge

Today I visited Pier 24, the amazing photography museum hidden in plain site under the Bay Bridge. The current exhibit is from the collection of Randi and Bob Fisher and runs through February 28.
The exhibit showcases a stellar collection of the some best photography in the world. It's pretty much the all star team of modern photography with most photographers getting a dedicated room. Many of the works I've seen in various museum shows over the years. So much looks familiar, if not from museums, but from my own library of art books. Seeing so much of this caliber of photography at one time is a rare treat, The space is vast, calming and quiet.
The museum is free but you must make a reservation to visit. The crowd is very small. It is a feeling I have not had since visiting the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. It's a privilege to be surrounded by so much art in an uncrowded quiet space.

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