For those who live in San Francisco, it is perhaps no secret that the city’s Museum of Modern Art and the Cartoon Art Museum is not too far from one another. And this Saturday, they both will have new events and exhibitions opening up.
First at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), is the exhibition the Elise S. Haas Bequest: Modern Art from Matisse to Marini. It is a feature of works from some of the most famous and legendary figures in modern art including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Georgia O’ Keeffe, coming from the collection of Elise S. Haas. Each featured work (all a part of SFMOMA’s permanent collection) will shed new light into formation and legacy, as well as pay tribute to Haas’s exceptional bequest to the museum. The exhibition will be on view until June 2nd.
Also opening this Saturday at San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum is the reception for one of the museum’s current exhibition Chuck Jones: Drawing on Imagination. It will be hosted by both the museum and the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, and special guests will include Jones’ widow Marian Jones, daughter Linda, and grandson (and chairman for the artist’s center for creativity) Craig Kausen. Tickets start at $10, and goes up to $50 for the VIP portion. Go to www.cartoonart.org, and you will find a link taking you to where tickets can be purchased.
On that same day, the Cartoon Art Museum will also be opening an exhibition for this month’s Artist in Residence, Jason Felix. He is a Wisconsin born artist, whose work is inspired by role-playing games and comics. He is currently a professional artist, whose cliental includes EA Sports, Blur Studios and Hasbro. Patrons will be able to talk to the artist from 2 to 4pm, and the event is free and open to the public.