Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Sequence at SFMOMA

The huge, Richard Serra oxidized steel sculpture, Sequence, is at the Howard Street entrance to the newly expanded SFMOMA.

You can wander inside and outside the sculpture for free because the ticketing area for the museum is on the mezzanine above.

I have never been a fan of Serra's brutalist, macho work...

...and can understand why many have protested his site-specific sculptural installations... locations ranging from the Federal Building Plaza in New York City to the Cal Arts Campus to the front of the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco.

Who needs more huge metal structures competing with nature or disrupting pedestrian traffic on a public plaza?

Having said that, I must confess that this particular sculpture is beautiful fun when walking inside its serpentine paths...

....with vertigo inducing slanted walls throwing you into a tilted wonderland.

It's also a great place for kids to run around and play tag and hide and seek. Check it out.


Markley Morris said...

Yes, yes, I love this sculpture and you've photographed it beautifully, Mike.

Civic Center said...

Thanks, Markley. It was a real surprise.