The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) today announced further details of its approximately 235,000-square-foot building expansion. When the new museum opens in 2016, it will provide a greater art experience for visitors and support SFMOMA's increasing role in city life and the international art community, with more free-to-the-public space, expanded education programs for schoolchildren, more flexible galleries to accommodate live performances and large-scale works of art, and field-leading contributions to global standards of energy efficiency for art museums.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) today announced that Zarouhie Abdalian, Josh Faught, Jonn Herschend, and David Wilson are the recipients of the 2012 SECA Art Award. Established in 1967, this biennial award honors individual achievements of Bay Area artists through an exhibition, an accompanying publication, and an honorarium.
From May 22, 2013 to May 26, 2014, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy will present a major outdoor exhibition of sculptor Mark di Suvero's works near the Golden Gate Bridge. Eight large-scale steel sculptures will be installed at historic Crissy Field, a former airfield and military base that is now one of the most-visited national park sites within the Golden Gate National Parks. Curated by SFMOMA Director Neal Benezra, Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field surveys five decades of the artist's work including a recent sculpture that has never before been on public view. The temporary exhibition will be the largest display of di Suvero's work ever shown on the West Coast, and free for all visitors, extending the programs celebrating the Golden Gate Bridge's 75th anniversary.
SFMOMA announced today promised gifts of 473 photographs from three separate collectors, adding significant new depth to the museum's holdings in 20th-century American and Japanese photography. A group of photographs by Diane Arbus from San Francisco collector and gallerist Jeffrey Fraenkel doubles SFMOMA's holdings of work by the artist and continues the museum’s dedication to collecting artists in depth. Two additional gifts—one from an anonymous donor, the other from the Kurenboh Collection in Tokyo—strengthen, in particular, the museum’s collection of works by Japanese photographers; the nearly 350 Japanese works included in these gifts cement SFMOMA’s standing as home to the largest collection of Japanese photography in the United States.
As part of the next phase of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)’s expansion project, the museum will go beyond its walls and directly into the community with extensive off-site programming while its building is temporarily closed for construction from the summer of 2013 to early 2016. SFMOMA will present a dynamic slate of jointly organized and traveling museum exhibitions, outdoor and site-specific installations, and newly created education programs that will unfold throughout the Bay Area and beyond.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) announced today the acquisition of noted artist Robert Arneson's Portrait of George (Moscone), 1981, a large-scale commemorative bust of former San Francisco Mayor George Moscone that incited great controversy when first commissioned and unveiled by the city more than 30 years ago. One of the most powerful works of political art ever created in the Bay Area, Portrait of George (Moscone) represents an important moment in the city's cultural and social history and will go on view at SFMOMA on Friday, June 1, as part of an entire gallery devoted to Arneson's work.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) announced today the acquisition of Edward Hopper's Intermission (1963), among the artist's largest and most ambitious paintings, and one of the last significant Hopper works remaining in private hands. Intermission was acquired from Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, in part through gifts from the Fisher and Schwab families, and will immediately go on view to the public at SFMOMA on Friday, March 23.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) today announced an increase in the scope of its expansion project, with nearly 80 percent of its capital campaign goal raised two years ahead of groundbreaking. New architects' sketches reveal innovative and audience-friendly design features.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) today unveiled the preliminary design for its expansion that will double the museum’s exhibition and education space while enhancing the visitor experience and more deeply weaving the museum into the fabric of the city.