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San Francisco - October 5, 2011 

Gerrit Dou (1613–1675), Sleeping Dog (detail), 1650. Oil on panel, 6 ½ x 8 ½ inches. The Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection. Image from the Legion of Honor.  I bought the tee shirt for Michel as thanks for dog sitting Rocky!


I just returned from my semiannual trip to San Francisco for three operas.  However, part of the fun of the trip is to visit museums in the area.  This trip I returned to the Legion of Honor and saw the "Dutch and Flemish Masterworks from the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection."  The “Sleeping Dog” was part of the exhibit.  It was excellent and I was able to catch it on the last day of the exhibit.  Usually, when I go to the Legion of Honor, it is not very crowded, but this day was packed!

The next museum was the Contemporary Jewish Museum for an exhibit of Harry Houdini.  It was an extensive exhibition of films of Houdini, photos, memorabilia, his stagecraft, and everything Houdini.  I mixed up my dates and went a day before the exhibit opened, but magically, the museum opened the exhibit a day early.  It’s a beautiful museum tucked away near the Moscone Center.  

The trip before I saw the Picasso exhibit at the de Young in Golden Gate Park and was impressed enough to buy an annual membership.  It saved me admission to the Legion of Honor on my last visit.   I figured I get out there twice a year and it’ll save pay for itself.  That same trip I saw the Stein exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art.  It was pretty impressive with collection of Gertrude and her brother.  They started out collecting Picasso when he was cheap and unknown.  After a falling out, the exhibit is back together for the first time in years.

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