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Summer In SoMa

July 10, 2017


If you choose to reside in one of the luxury condos at 181 Fremont, you can live above the clouds, and the transporting beauty won’t end there.

These SoMa residences are located in the heart of San Francisco’s most thriving art mecca, home to the city’s hottest galleries and international art destinations like SFMOMA and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, where the work of some of the world’s most celebrated artists and performers will bring inspiration to your doorstep all year long.

This summer, SFMOMA will be featuring a stellar line-up of exhibitions you will want to visit more than once. From late June to early October, Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed will give you a chance to immerse yourself in the rich compositions of one of the 20th-century’s greatest artists. Another not-to-be missed exhibit is a perfect example of SFMOMA’s innovative approach to curating works from its own collection: Side by Side: Dual Portraits of Artists is a show conceived around a dual portrait by David Hockney of a pair of artists, and includes Frida Kahlo’s Frieda and Diego Rivera as well as new insights on the artist as subject. In late July and early August, the museum will also feature a film festival of the works of Johnnie To, a director The New Yorker calls “one of the masters of Hong Kong Cinema,” who will give a talk at the museum on August 3.

The Yerba Buena Center for The Arts will also be host to important exhibitions and film series throughout the summer, including the upcoming Global Sounds on Screen, which will map contemporary international music on film from West African blues to Japanese pop. Become a Yerba Buena member, and you can automatically attend events like the “dinner and a movie” program on July 27, which will feature a screening of A Life in Waves, a film about world-renowned electronic music phenom Suzanne Ciani, who will be at the event to speak with the audience and answer questions about her otherworldly soundscapes.

For more art-centric nights on the town, step into one of SoMa’s cutting-edge art galleries, where you can mingle with luminaries of the SF art world and catch up with the work of the latest talents. Andrea Schwartz Gallery and ArtHaus, which have been identified as “Must-Visit” SF galleries by The Culture Trip, are both making their mark in the city and internationally. You won’t want to miss Andrea Schwartz Gallery’s August 2nd opening of an exhibit by local artist Chad Hasegawa, whose works in latex and acrylic, which are heavily influenced by the San Francisco street-art tradition, capture the energy of the city with canvas and brush. In fact, a new Hasegawa just might be the perfect addition to your condo between city and sky at 181 Fremont Residences.

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