Day 4, Thursday, March 29, 2018
After our lunch at The Hook, we headed back over to Golden Gate Park to go to the de Young Museum and met up with Lelani’s nephew Niko, who had passes that we could use!
The de Young had a special exhibit on the Precisionist Movement; I hadn’t heard of it but it had a lot of art with Industrial Revolution themes. It was interesting, and not an art movement I had ever heard of before. They also had some everyday items on display; a car, and household items that were designed in similar styling. I don’t know if the term Precisionist is used to describe those items – mid-century modern is more the term I have used.
I also checked out the Maori portraits painted by Gottfried Lindhauer. They were on loan from a private collection and are stunning, but no photos were allowed inside the exhibit. He painted some from photographs and others sat for him. His style captures the historic Maori traditions alongside Western culture in his paintings. At the time many Maori wore Western style clothing along with the traditional tattoos and facial ornamentation… The pics below were taken from Wikipedia.
We also did something I have never done – we went up to the top of the tower of the de Young Museum. The view from there is fantastic! It was so awesome to see the whole city!
After the museum, we were going to hit traffic at 5 pm so we decided to make a stop at the Biergarten to wait out the rush hour. I am not a big fan of German style beers, so I had a glass of Gruner Veltliner and a pretzel snack. The place was packed!
We headed back to the apartment for a little while to relax and get ready, then drove over the bridge to Sausalito to go to Bar Bocce. The view was amazing; it was right on the water and you could sit out by the beach while they were getting your table ready. We split everything, and had a fabulous meal of meatballs, calamari with quinoa, and two pizzas. I had a couple glasses of Chenin Blanc. It was already dark when we got there, but it would have been really awesome to see the sunset there!
What a great day!