All actual architecture critics have disagreed with me, but I think SFMOMA is an extraordinary formal achievement that addresses the function and user experience of the art museum as it exists today (although I think the lighting, an essential art museum component, is disappointingly lackluster). Jeez, it's just so now. When viewed head on, it rises between two other buildings that have become emblematic of their respective periods, making a statement, finally, about the til-now styless 21st century. It also fits beautifully into the odd space it was alotted, on the scale of both the site and the city. Plus you can walk through it on your morning commute. I love how museums are doing that these days. Read on at Artinfo.
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The great and powerful Gagosian arrives in the Bay Area. Read on in T. (Sidenote, re correction: I originally called Richard Serra and Mark Grotjahn Bay Area artists because they grew up there, mistakenly making it sound like they practice there. I apologize for misleading you.)