Art Travel Guide

Summer’s Must-see Art Exhibits – West Coast

SFMOMA, Artists GalleryEver since my last visit to L.A., I have been in awe by the people’s love for art out west. The museums are good, even great. But the art community is really special.

That alone is a good reason to find the time and head out to the West coast where your appreciation for great art is shared by many.

Without further ado, here are this summer’s must-see art exhibits of the West Coast. So many things to see but with so little time, I chose three that absolutely stand out…

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art SFMOMA, San Francisco
Matisse and Beyond, The exhibition represents 20th century artists from various movements from Fauvism to Contemporary. Artists featured include René Magritte, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Diego Rivera and Mark Rothko. Runs all Summer long.

Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Manet’s “A Bar at Folies Bergere”, Revel in Impressionist Edouard Manet’s masterpiece set in Paris’ elaborate variety entertainment venue. Painted in 1882, just a year prior to his death, the work leaves viewers to ponder and be inspired by its perplexing contradictions and ambiguities. Runs through Septmeber 9, 2007

San Diego Museum of Art SDMA, San Diego
Impressionist Giverny: a Colony of Artists, 1885-1915
This summer, the San Diego Museum of Art will be the only North American venue of more than 100 Impressionist paintings, with key examples by Claude Monet and many other artists that graced the Mecca of Impressionist Art around the turn of the century. Runs through September 30, 2007

About the Author

Amitai Sasson of is an art world traveler on a mission to seek out the beauty and passion of the art world. As an avid enthusiast of art and oil paintings, he contributes to as Chief editor and writer.