It's easy to see art everywhere, even the museum's architecture. #YourSFMOMA . . . [📸: Jeff Goldberg/@estophoto for @snohetta, flashback to 2016 — stay tuned for what’s coming soon to the Roberts Gallery at #SFMOMA]
“I am sure that none of you would want to rest content with the superficial kind of social analysis that deals merely with effects and does not grapple with underlying causes.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letter From a Birmingham Jail,” 1963.
This photograph by Deborah Luster is part of her series 'One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana' that she calls "a document to ward off forgetting." In a continued effort to “ward off forgetting” and consider the ways in which art facilitates opportunities to “grapple with underlying causes” we honor Dr. King’s legacy and his work towards a more equitable and just world. . . . [#DeborahLuster, E.C.P.P.F. 9, from the series One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana, 1998] #martinlutherkingjr#mlkday#drmartinlutherkingjr
We celebrated our 84th birthday yesterday and today are honoring #SFMOMA’s first director, Grace McCann Morley. A determined supporter of avant-garde art and artists, Morley was named director in 1935 and led the museum for 23 years. She believed passionately in cultural democracy—and held firm convictions about the crucial role that museums could play in making art available to everyone. We believe the art of our time is vital — and that art and the creative process can open minds and help build a better world. . . . [Portrait of Grace McCann Morley taken by Brett Weston, ca. 1945. @SFMOMA Archives]
The coolest octogenarian you know just turned 84. #HBD to us, born #otd in 1935! Swipe to see an archival photo of the War Memorial Complex which included our original location in the Veteran’s Building on Van Ness. 🎂🎉♑️ . . [SFMOMA now, view from Yerba Buena Gardens; photo: @henrikkamfoto]
Little splash of color for a rainy week in this #SubmissionFriday. ✨ . Every week we gather submissions from practicing artists via @tumblr and feature selections each Friday. Head on over to 👉 sfmoma.tumblr.com/submit 👈 to share your artwork with us! . . . [@hildymaze, Leave the Door Open, 2018; @kadiejra, Overdose; @zitadavid, Path, 2018; @scottidleman, The Atoll, 2019; @joycepolance, Anthem, 2018]
Now playing at #SFMOMA: “Turn It On: China on Film, 2000-2017,” a documentary film series co-curated by #AiWeiwei and #WangFen.
Originally shown by the @Guggenheim Museum as part of “Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World,” this collection of documentaries features work by China’s most daring artists and filmmakers investigating the political, social, economic, and cultural conditions of contemporary China.
In addition to free theater screenings at @SFMOMA, the complete “Turn It On” series is available online via streaming service @Kanopy to members of participating public and university libraries. [#ZhangZanbo 張贊波, “Falling from the Sky 天降,” 2009 (still)]
FOG Design+Art @fogfair is San Francisco’s premier Modernism fair, and we’re kicking off the weekend of events and programming at Fort Mason’s Center for Arts & Culture with the FOG Design + Art Preview Gala. This festive evening of art, entertainment, culinary delights, and cocktails by design benefits SFMOMA’s groundbreaking exhibitions and education programs. The gala has sold out but we’ll be sharing live from the event!