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Bay Area museum

I’ve seen 5 or 6 of them here in the Bay Area in the past 4 months. For free. Yes. No small thanks to Bank of America whose cardholders get free museum passes. On the first weekend of every month, all I had to do was come to the admission counter, wave my BOFA debit card and in I go.

Trivia: Did you know that most museums will ask you to not wear your backpacks? You either wear it in front of you or carry it by hand. I think it’s because we’re not cautious about our backs and a worn backpack may accidentally scratch paintings or topple over bust sculptures.

Anyway, with the BOFA card, I visited the following museums –

April – De Young Museum, San Francisco

May – Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco

May – Cantor Arts Center, Palo Alto (Free for everyone, all year long)

June – Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

July – Legion of Honor, San Francisco

I enjoy going to museums. I tend to like both classical and modern arts. Renaissance paintings have a special place for me though. I end up lingering longer in galleries of medieval painting and sculptures. I love ogling closer as I can to the nearly chipping oil paint on the canvasses. I like black and white photography in modern arts, too. At the War Remnants Museum in Saigon, I expected to just see pictures or preserved ammunitions and war whatnots but I surprised myself by stepping out of the museum with a new world view about America’s meddling into other countries’ affairs.

This reminds me…

I have the following museums to check out when I go back home to Manila –

Ayala Museum (I’m even planning on getting an annual membership, which is just P500)

Metropolitan Museum of Manila (didn’t know we have one!)

National Museum (again! unguided!)

Mind Museum (brand new)

All other museums in the city

Written by markus

July 8, 2012 at 10:25 pm

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