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San Francisco art tour planned

- Absolutely Art & Architecture in San Francisco tour May10-16, 2012.

- Absolutely Art & Architecture in San Francisco tour May10-16, 2012.

AN in-depth study of art and architecture in the historic, beautiful and culturally dynamic San Francisco will be the focus of a May 10-16, 2012 tour hosted by West Vancouver's Ferry Building Gallery.

As well as being famous for it's sourdough bread, Cable Cars and Golden Gate bridge, San Francisco lives and breathes architecture, art, and design, from the sweet Victorians around Alamo Square to the TransAmerica pyramid to the supermodern Herzog and DeMeuron stunner that is now the De Young Museum.

Led by Christopher Pearson, historian of art, architecture and urbanism and faculty member in the Art History department at Capilano University, the tour will feature on-location as well as pre-tour lectures. Co-hosted by Ruth Payne, Ferry Building Gallery curator, tour participants will explore the Museum of Modern Art, Asian Art Museum, Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission San Jose, De Young and Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museums. Stanford University Campus provides the backdrop for Rodin sculptures, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Hanna House and Marin County Civic Centre are two stunning gems displaying this masters' unique architectural style.

Visiting contemporary art galleries on Sutter Street, discovering the renowned food and wines in Napa Valley, and exploring the historic Ferry Building on the Bay, will round out the week of cultural adventure and study.

A free illustrated lecture on San Francisco by Pearson and tour information will take place Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Avenue, West Vancouver. For more information contact 6049257290 or email gallery@westvancouver.ca or visit www. ferrybuildinggallery.com

To attend the presentation RSVP Travel Concepts at 604-926-8511 or email cindy@trvlconcepts.com.