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5 Most Anticipated Exhibitions This Season

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 03.22.2015 | Arts

American artists go to Paris, while Tokyo celebrates one of its own. Here's our list of the five most exciting contemporary art exhibitions opening at museums around the world during the first half of this year.

Women in Art: Marilyn Minter

Malcolm Harris | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Malcolm Harris

Marilyn Minter's work is like an explosion of wonderfulness. To be exact, her work is like wonderfulness on steroids, glamour on crack and iconography on cocaine.

William Kentridge: How to Leave a Concrete Trace in the World

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Multi-layered, complex, dreamlike and humanistic, The Refusal of Time is a manifestation, a work of art that seeks to explore ambiguity, to remain unfinished and to avoid the black hole at the end of time.

Yisreal Feldsott and the Voice of Spirit

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Just as a metaphysician seeks to clarify the fundamental notions by which humankind understands the world, the work of artist Yisreal Feldsott is a pursuit of an encounter with the nature of existence.

Doug Aitken: All Aboard the Art Train

MutualArt | Posted 09.03.2013 | Arts

All aboard the art express! Next week, Doug Aitken’s art train project, Station to Station: A Nomadic Happening, will embark on a cross-country jour...

What Does It Take To Completely Deconstruct The SFMOMA?

sf mag logo | Posted 07.23.2013 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of San Francisco magazine. Neal Benezra is looking out the window of his surprisingly modest office, surveying a ...

PHOTOS: SFMOMA's Latest Creations Are Artistic And Delicious

The Contra Costa Times | Jackie Burrell | Posted 06.30.2013 | San Francisco

Talk about San Francisco's renowned Museum of Modern Art and at some point, the conversation will turn to Mondrian: the artist, the paintings and, of ...

San Fran Hires Art Detective After Losing $90M

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

San Francisco has recently hired its very own art detective and announced a moratorium on public art donations to the city, all in response to claims ...

Photos Of Japan's Landscapes In Transition

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts

Japanese photographer Naoya Hatakeyama is exploring the relationship between nature and humanity in a retrospective entitled "Natural Stories." The ex...

PHOTOS: Local Celebrities Dazzle At The SFMOMA

Posted 06.28.2012 | San Francisco

By Jennifer Raiser, SF Wire South of Market returned to its blue light district origins last night, as SFMOMA produced a Picasso-inspired evening t...

PHOTOS: SFMOMA Acquires World-Famous New Piece

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.28.2012 | San Francisco

Last week, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) acquired Edward Hopper's "Intermission," one of Hopper's final works, painted only four yea...

Forever Young: Portraits Of Eternal Youth

Posted 02.28.2012 | Arts

Rineke Dijkstra is a portraitist. And yet, it could be said that the Dutch photographer is a curator of awkward moments in time, having the ability to...

PHOTOS: SFMOMA Expansion Clears Major Hurdle

Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.11.2012 | San Francisco

On Thursday, the San Francisco Planning Commission unanimously approved the environmental impact report on the planned expansion at the San Francisco ...

Major Museum Hosts Gay Marriage-Themed Exhibition

Posted 01.09.2012 | Arts

Art museums are so often understood as sanctuaries in which to preserve the past, so it's rare to experience a museum show instead devoted to understa...

Art World Colonoscopy

Debra Levine | Posted 10.12.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

The much-lauded Gertrude Stein show adds to the ever-growing dump of evidence that museum curators tend toward overly complex exhibition titles -- too frequently set up with the poor bedraggled colon.

Birth of a Wine Culture in America

Mary Orlin | Posted 05.30.2011 | Home
Mary Orlin

In 2010, for the first time ever, we Americans drank more wine than the French. Quite an accomplishment.

The Sound of Architecture: Bill Fontana's "Sonic Shadows" at SFMOMA

Cherie Louise Turner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Cherie Louise Turner

Sonic Shadows provides an enhanced way to engage in our environment, as well as highlights our impact as we move through it. Fontana makes it musical, if we stop and listen.

BLOG WATCH> New Work By Artist R.H. Quatyman At SFMOMA on Daily Serving | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

In the 1950s, San Francisco poet Jack Spicer wrote that he considered a collection of poems to be a community meant to "echo and re-echo against each ...

Photography that Looks at Us: An Interview with Curator Sandra S. Phillips about Exposed at SFMOMA

Cherie Louise Turner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Cherie Louise Turner

The timely and thought-provoking exhibition Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera Since 1870 in San Francisco explores the use and cultural impact of photography made in public spaces.

BLOG WATCH> Secret Hidden Art At SFMOMA, See If You Can Find It On Juxtapoz

Current | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

We applaud low cost-high concept art. This past summer at SFMOMA, artist and curator Brion Nuda Rosch invited Chris Sollars to use SFMOMA as a site fo...

EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Quaytman's Letter To San Francisco And It's Museum of Modern Art

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

(From: MutualArt) October 22 marks the opening of R. H. Quaytman's show, New Work, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition feature...

GREAT EXHIBITIONS: The Summer's Top 3 Exhibitions Around the World

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Calder to Warhol: Introducing the Fisher Collection at SFMOMA, Marlene Dumas: Against the Wall at the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art and Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917 at the MOMA.

VOICES THIS WEEK: Jimmy Demers, Dorothy Spears, Kim Alexandriuk, Cat Weaver

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WAITING FOR SUPERMAN by Jimmy Demers "I recently saw a screening of the documentary "Waiting for Superman" and felt compelled to share a few words o...

ART REVIEW: 'Calder to Warhol: Introducing the Fisher Collection' At SF MOMA

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

With great fanfare, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art last year announced it had entered into a long-term working relationship with Doris and the...

SAN FRANCISCO: Nostalgic For Nauman

Holly Shen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Holly Shen

A recent major acquisition for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a fitting end to my employment there and a reminder of how my life has been impacted by Bruce Nauman's art.