May 25, 2012

A Happy 75th to the Golden Gate Bridge

This weekend — Sunday, May 27, to be exact — that most iconic of San Francisco landmarks, the Golden Gate Bridge, turns a majestic 75 years old, trailing our own Bay Area institution by just a couple of years. (Strange to think SFMOMA’s even older than the bridge, no?) In celebration of this special anniversary, SFMOMA and Open Space join 75 other cultural institutions around the Bay Area in wishing the Golden Gate well, with an extended series of tribute posts throughout the long holiday weekend, beginning this morning. Look for posts from Jeannene Przyblyski/The Bureau of Urban Secrets and artist team Hughen/Starkweather and a new poem from Stacy Szymaszek, as well as artwork by youth artists from Southern Exposure’s Artist-in-Education program, Christian Fernandez and Nora Ortiz; posts from museum staff members Tanya Zimbardo and Victoria Gannon; and images of bridge- and strait-related works from our collection. And, those of you reading this from our landing page will note the bridge gracing our masthead, and our styling accents appropriately tricked out in international orange for the occasion. Enjoy!



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