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  • My Top-10 de Young Museum tips

    Get the most out of your visit
    by Max Khusid
    de Young Museum, San Francisco
    de Young Museum, San Francisco
    In the Spring of 2018, I volunteered for the de Young Museum in San Francisco. It's one of my most favorite museums in the world and a must-visit for San Francisco visitors.  Yet, I've seen people struggle to navigate it and not getting the best experience. Here's my short guide on how to get the most out of your visit.
  • Hunters Point, San Francisco

    A land forgotten, a land discovered
    by Max Khusid
    Hunters Point Shipyard
    Hunters Point Shipyard. Image by Devon Kelley

    Most people in the San Francisco Bay Area have never heard of this part of the city. Some who lived in the city for a while want to disown it and avoid coming here at all costs. For them, Hunters Point is off-limits. It's a ghetto. Its projects. It's a toxic no man's land. It simply doesn't fit into that stereotypical image of San Francisco. It's not hippie, it's not hipster, it's not techie, it's not a coastal paradise. Hunters Point history has too many pages that many want to forget. Yet Hunters Point is perhaps more intimate, more personal, more real San Francisco than Mission, Fishermans Wharf, Coit Tour, or Alcatraz. I would like to introduce you to my neighborhood, my San Francisco.

  • Art Basel Hong Kong

    An intro to the Art World
    by Max Khusid
    Art Basel Hong Kong

    In March 2019, I felt restless at home.  I travelled to 9 countries in 2018, but stayed put in California so far.  I went on Kayak.com, looked up on the airfare prices to Hong Kong and what do you know, it was only $500 roundtrip.  So I decided to visit Art Basel Hong Kong and Art Central.  Two of the largest Art Fairs in Asia.  Here's a short video from the inforgettable week in Hong Kong.  This was my first introduction to the world of fine art