Saturday, October 13, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle: Day 8 (Our Last Day)

I thought I'd share one of the highlights of our last full day here in San Francisco. After a trip to the SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) we journeyed over to the Museum of Craft and Folk Art. There the second installment of Fiber Futures had just opened.

 This show is called Fiber Futures X2: Japan's Textile Pioneers. According to the brochure, it:

 ...explores a new art that is emerging from a remarkable fusion of Japanese artisanal and industrial textile making. Coaxed from materials as age-old as hemp and newly developed as microfilaments, a varied array of more than 25 works by artists from multiple generations will be on view...

Here is a sampling of some of the work on display.

I sadly report that this small museum will be closing its doors at the end of this show. I'm always sad when venues for fine crafts disappear.

We will be on our way home tomorrow. It's been a really enjoyable trip with lots of quality time with my hubby.  One thing we both agreed about is that we haven't made the time to visit the many wonderful museums in our own backyard of Washington, D.C. Hope to remedy that in the future.

Many projects and deadlines await at home...


  1. I'm so jealous that you got to see Fiber Futures! I totally fooled around and never made it into NYC to see it while it was out here.

    Safe travels home.

    1. Some really amazing work...I love the combination of innovation with the Japanese aesthetic. I actually thought you had seen it! Have to look at my calendar about a trip to NYC. Will let you know soon.

  2. The Fiber Futures exhibition is fascinating! I wish I were able to see it, you were very lucky to be there while it was on show. It's such a pity that the Museum will be closing. Financial problems? So many venues disappear under the unbearable weight of expenses...

    1. Hi Ersi- I did feel very fortunate to be able to see this exhibit. Here is what the Museum said about closing: "Sustainability in the current economic climate, with reduced funding for the arts, was a significant factor in the decision, but Museum leadership also felt that, in many ways, MOCFA had achieved its essential mission."

      I read the entire letter and it sounds as if they have had an incredible selection of shows over their 30 year existence. Really sad.