SFO T2 brings back great “old” art

Here’s one more look at some of the art in the newly renovated Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport.

The terminal, which will serve American Airlines and Virgin America passengers, opens to the flying public on Thursday, April 14th.  Among the artwork travelers will see are some treasures that have been in storage for years.

Kate Patterson of San Francisco Arts Commission says one of the highlights is a series of three tapestries by Mark Adams.

Mark Adams tapestry at SFO T2


“Woven in the traditional Aubusson style, these tapestries represent various gardens that the artist remembers from his years living in San Francisco. Irises, hydrangeas, chrysanthemums and wild dahlias rendered in rich, deep shades now greet passengers as they make their way towards the baggage claim area.”


Patterson says the works that were put away during the T2 renovation include pieces by some key figures in the Bay Area’s Abstract Expressionist and Bay Area Funk movements, including Roy De Forest, Lee Mullican, Hassel Smith, Sam Tchakalian, Joan Brown, Wally Hedrick and Arnaldo Pomodoro.

“As a collection, these artworks provide a window to San Francisco’s vibrant art scene in the early 1960s through the mid-1980s.”

Curious to know more about the new and ‘old’ artwork in SFO’s T2?

Earprint Productions has made a cell phone art tour for T2. (650.353.4331)

That audio will soon be available as a podcast.

For more about the art and amenities in SFO’s renovated T2 see these previous posts:

SFO T2 Sneak Peek: part 1

SFO T2 Sneak Peek: part 2

SFO T2 Sneak Peek: part 3

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