Monday, December 24, 2007

Now it begins: the "Best of 2007" lists

"Woman with Scarf at Inspiration Point, Roger Minick, 1980

Robert Taylor at the Contra Costa Times lists his top ten Bay Area Art Exhibits for 2007. I give you the bare list below (go HERE for his commentary.)

The Top 10

1. "Yosemite: Art of an American Icon," Oakland Museum of California

2. "Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

3. "Picasso and American Art," S.F. Museum of Modern Art

4. "Masters of Bamboo," Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

5. "Goya: The Disasters of War," UC Berkeley Art Museum

6. "Footloose in Arcadia," Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary's College

7. "The Sculpture of Louise Nevelson: Constructing a Legend," de Young Museum, S.F.

8. "The Art of a Community," Arts Benicia Gallery

9. "The Edge," Oakland Museum of California

10. "2 of a Kind," NIAD Gallery, Richmond

How about you? What was your top ten Bay Area Art shows of 2007?

1 comment:

namastenancy said...

I don't know how you can top that list. We really did have a rich array of good shows this year. I guess that probably the Picasso show was the one that knocked me for a loop. I'd never cared much for Picasso but that's because I hadn't seen much of his work. Once I saw the "real deal" I began to understand what the shouting was about.