San Francisco is having a Renaissance summer. As an art lover, I couldn't be more excited. There's Freada Kahlo at the Modern, Women Impressionists at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, and, a third blockbuster - Dale Chihuly at the DeYoung. De Young curators have accomplished something that, as a working artist, I must say, is admirable. Chihuly is a show that is accessible to non-art lovers, art snobs and the high art types. Some rooms are so playful that a five year old will be inspired, and some are just overwhelmingly awesome in what they accomplish. There is so much "WOW" factor in this show that every single person comes out smiling. But then there are the subtle, tender and, if you look closely, more complex rooms that show an artist who is willing to display not only his finished work, but his process. I was moved by the "Tabac" series - a subtle display of glass pieces in atypical sandy tones - inspired by a collection of Native American baskets from the Northwest. A few rooms later (after switching gears for 2 rooms of borderline simplistic, fancy-art-gallery-cum-gift-shop bowls) there is a wall of his 'paintings' - a panel of work that show his development and aesthetic in process. I was especially moved by this darkened room and by the text that helped me to get even closer to the artist's vision. The real crowd pleaser is the 'underwater' world - but I won't spoil it. For all the years I've been bemoaning the lack of fabulous art shows to match our fabulous museums, I now commend the DeYoung curators. Brave decision, and a great summer show.