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The green apple. The bowler hat. Think you know Magritte? Think again. #MagritteSFMOMA is now open 🍏 #thisisnotahashtag

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Nothing Stable under Heaven features contemporary art that examines how individual and collective voices can be heard in an uncertain world. The title is taken from an essay by #JamesBaldwin, in which he claims the role of the artist in society is to reveal its instability.
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What do you think the role of an artist is?
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[#ArthurJafa, Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death, April 2-June 12, 2017; #HansHaacke, News, 1968/2008; #PenelopeUmbrico, 5,377,183 Suns (from Sunsets) from Flickr (Partial) 4/28/09, 2009; #AnTeLiu, Cloud, 2008; #JimCampbell, Tilted Plane, 2011; #KevinBeasley, Untitled (Monday), 2016]


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"I think what's important is to give space to the range of human experience."-Judy Chicago
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Happy birthday to Judy Chicago, born today in 1939 in, you guessed it, Chicago.
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[#JudyChicago at work, 1979, SFMOMA Archives, Photographs Collection, 1935-Ongoing] #otd


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“I believe in living above the line, above the line is happiness and love.…Below the line is all sadness and destruction and unhappiness. And I don’t go down below the line for anything.”—Agnes Martin
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[#AgnesMartin, Night Sea, 1963] #ThursdayThoughts


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“The power for me is to keep the story of the female in the center, to keep discussing and talking about women as protagonists.”—Wangechi Mutu
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This week’s #WCWxSFMOMA, Wangechi Mutu, is a Nairobi-born mixed media creator. Mutu grapples with themes of consumerism and colonization, of gender and race—and war. Her large, lush collages draw from images familiar to us, which she transforms into works that are mysterious, beautiful, and somewhat terrifying.
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Learn more about #WangechiMutu in our IG story.
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[Wangechi Mutu, Misguided Little Unforgivable Hierarchies,2005]


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From war and human rights to cultural identity and domestic violence, Susan Meiselas’s new retrospective, Mediations, features portraits of carnival strippers, images of Central American conflicts and an ongoing investigation of the Kurdish genocide. Open July 21 on Floor 3.
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[Susan Meiselas, Everyone travelling by car, truck, bus or foot is searched, Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua, 1978; ©️ Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos]


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We’re excited to announce that Kara Walker will be honored with the 2018 Contemporary Vision Award this October!
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The award celebrates the extraordinary creative minds who have helped redefined contemporary visual culture. http://sfmoma.org/CVA


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Time for this week's #SubmissionFriday⚡️
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We gather submissions from practicing artists via @tumblr throughout the week and feature selections each Friday. Head to sfmoma.tumblr.com/submit to share your artwork with us 🎨
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[@xuebing.du; @m_ryczek, 1:38a / Seoul, South Korea, oil on paper mounted to board, 2017; @flavio_falena, Untitled, mixmedia and fabric on canvas, 2018; Suze Woolf, Fingerlings, Watercolor on paper; @sandrinekern, Sunday Afternoon, 2018; @tbarnysculpture, Cantus]


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There is a gallery in #MagritteSFMOMA that allows you to step into Magritte’s world and immerse yourself in his most famous residential streets. The artist himself never saw all of these paintings together in his lifetime, but you can.
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Head to sfmoma.org to see the #DominionofLight gallery in all of its glory.
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#thisisnotahashtag #ReneMagritte #Magritte


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Artist Hung Liu (刘虹) is one of the first Chinese artists to not only establish a career in the West, but be regarded by many as "the greatest Chinese painter in the United States." Liu's paintings typically feature layered brushstrokes combined with washes of linseed oil which gives the work an indistinct and drippy appearance.
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For this painting Liu used an old photograph as a source, combining it with rich colors and traditional Chinese imagery of birds and flowers that came to her mind as she worked.
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To learn more about this week's #WCWxSFMOMA, head to our IG story.
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[#HungLiu, Loom, 1999]


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Donald Judd: your minimalist dream come true.
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Widely considered one of the most important American artists of the 20th century, Donald Judd transformed the art world with his work in art, design, and architecture.
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Donald Judd: Specific Furniture, opening July 14 on Floor 6, brings together Judd’s furniture designs with works that he owned and drew inspiration from, as well as a selection of Judd pieces that visitors can test out themselves.
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[Architecture Studio, Judd Foundation, Marfa, Texas; 5th Floor, 101 Spring Street, New York; Library, 3rd Floor, 101 Spring Street, New York; photos: Matthew Millman; all ©️ Judd Foundation] #DonaldJudd #JuddFurniture


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"It is very good advice to believe only what an artist does, rather than what he says about his work. "-David Hockney
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Happy birthday to David Hockey, born today in 1937.
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[#DavidHockney, Shirley Goldfarb + Gregory Masurovsky, 1974]


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