San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Huang Yong Ping’s “Theater of the World” and “The Bridges,”  installations originally with living animals that prompted protests at New York’s Guggenheim Museum, are on view in “Art and China After 1989: Theater of the World” at SFMOMA. (Courtesy Huang Yong Ping/David Heald)

Contemporary conceptual Chinese art urges inquiry

Provocative and conceptual Chinese artists from three turbulent decades address globalism and…

 

Robert Rauschenberg’s “Monogram,” an assemblage showcasing a taxidermied Angora goat, is on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (Courtesy Robert Rauschenberg Foundation)

SFMOMA Rauschenberg retrospective reveals wry radical

One of the most significant artists of the 20th century’s second half,…

 

Walker Evans’ moving depression era images -- including “Floyd and Lucille Burroughs, Hale County, Alabama, 1936” -- are among the works on view in the huge San Francisco Museum of Modern Art retrospective.  (Courtesy J. Paul Getty Museum/Walker Evans Archive)

‘Walker Evans’ at SFMOMA focuses on photographer’s love of the vernacular

Known for iconic images of the Great Depression and for finding poetry…

 

Evocative murals by Julie Mehretu have been recently installed in SFMOMA’s atrium. (Courtesy Julie Mehretu/

Julie Mehretu murals enliven SFMOMA atrium

New York-based artist Julie Mehretu has a massive new art work gracing…

Evocative murals by Julie Mehretu have been recently installed in SFMOMA’s atrium. (Courtesy Julie Mehretu/
Edvard Munch painted scenes from his life, including the colorful yet tense “The Artist and His Model.” (Courtesy San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)

Seeing Munch beyond ‘The Scream’

Edvard Munch receives fresh consideration in a world-premiere exhibition that covers the…

Edvard Munch painted scenes from his life, including the colorful yet tense “The Artist and His Model.” (Courtesy San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)
The composition of Richard Diebenkorn's 1964 graphite  and ink "Untitled" is reminiscent of works by Henri Matisse in a show on view at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (Courtesy Richard Diebenkorn Foundation.)

Matisse and Diebenkorn — meeting of creative minds

Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn never met, but Diebenkorn, the California postwar…

The composition of Richard Diebenkorn's 1964 graphite  and ink "Untitled" is reminiscent of works by Henri Matisse in a show on view at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (Courtesy Richard Diebenkorn Foundation.)
“Girl With a Pointy Hood and White Schoolbag at the Curb, N.Y.C. (1957)” is among the early pictures by Diane Arbus on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (Courtesy Estate of Diane Arbus)

Welcome to Diane Arbus’ world

An exhibition of early works by influential and controversial 20th-century photographer Diane…

“Girl With a Pointy Hood and White Schoolbag at the Curb, N.Y.C. (1957)” is among the early pictures by Diane Arbus on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (Courtesy Estate of Diane Arbus)
Anthony Hernandez offers an arresting image of Southern California car culture in “Automotive Landscapes #35, 1978.” (Courtesy Anthony Hernandez)

Photographer Anthony Hernandez gets his due at SFMOMA

Anthony Hernandez, who brought the landscape of Los Angeles, especially its poor…

Anthony Hernandez offers an arresting image of Southern California car culture in “Automotive Landscapes #35, 1978.” (Courtesy Anthony Hernandez)
Anselm Kiefer’s 1983 “Sulamith” is among the impressive works in “German Art After 1960” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (Courtesy Anselm Kiefer/SFMOMA)

SFMOMA’s ‘German Art After 1960’ captures a country’s evolving mood

In the 1960s and years beyond, Germany struggled with the horror of…

Anselm Kiefer’s 1983 “Sulamith” is among the impressive works in “German Art After 1960” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (Courtesy Anselm Kiefer/SFMOMA)
Donald Judd’s 1964 sculpture “To Susan Buckwalter” (of galvanized iron, aluminum and lacquer) is on view in “Pop, Minimal, and Figurative Art” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (Courtesy Judd Foundation/Vaga/Doris And Donald Fisher Collection/SFMOMA)

SFMOMA showcases viewer-friendly pop and minimalist art

“Pop, Minimal, and Figurative Art,” an exhibition at the reopened San Francisco…

Donald Judd’s 1964 sculpture “To Susan Buckwalter” (of galvanized iron, aluminum and lacquer) is on view in “Pop, Minimal, and Figurative Art” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (Courtesy Judd Foundation/Vaga/Doris And Donald Fisher Collection/SFMOMA)
Joan Mitchell’s expressive “Bracket,” a 1989 triptych, is on view in “Approaching American Abstraction,” an exhibition of works from the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (Courtesy Ian Reeves/Estate of Joan Mitchell)

American abstracts in spotlight at SFMOMA

“Approaching American Abstraction,” one of more than a dozen inaugural exhibitions at…

Joan Mitchell’s expressive “Bracket,” a 1989 triptych, is on view in “Approaching American Abstraction,” an exhibition of works from the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (Courtesy Ian Reeves/Estate of Joan Mitchell)
(Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A new SFMOMA for the 21st century

After a three-year closure, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is…

(Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A greatly expanded SFMOMA will open to the public on May 14.  (Henrik Kam/Courtesy SFMOMA)

Scoop: A tantalizing sneak preview of grand new SFMOMA

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art gave the media a sneak…

A greatly expanded SFMOMA will open to the public on May 14.  (Henrik Kam/Courtesy SFMOMA)
COURTESY SFMOMA/CAMPARI USA/MICKALENE THOMAS/ ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY/KATHERINE DU TIELMickalene Thomas’ “Sista Sista Lady Blue” is among the works on view in “Portraits and Other Likenesses From SFMOMA” at San Francisco’s Museum of the African Disapora.

SFMOMA, MoAD showcase 20th century portraits

A new show at San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora of…

COURTESY SFMOMA/CAMPARI USA/MICKALENE THOMAS/ ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY/KATHERINE DU TIELMickalene Thomas’ “Sista Sista Lady Blue” is among the works on view in “Portraits and Other Likenesses From SFMOMA” at San Francisco’s Museum of the African Disapora.
COURTESY MIR AND SNOHETTAA rendering of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s new building shows the Howard Street entrance to a glass-walled gallery the on ground level

Ambitious SFMOMA expansion on schedule

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s expansion is right on track.…

COURTESY MIR AND SNOHETTAA rendering of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s new building shows the Howard Street entrance to a glass-walled gallery the on ground level
Courtesy photoWorks of art by Ron Arad are among the offerings at FOG Design & Art at Fort Mason this weekend.

Cutting-edge design fills Fort Mason at first FOG

San Francisco may not have the reputation of New York or London…

Courtesy photoWorks of art by Ron Arad are among the offerings at FOG Design & Art at Fort Mason this weekend.
Formerly worn by Elizabeth Taylor

SFMOMA, CJM zone in on spirituality

For a museum that recently closed its building for three years, the…

Formerly worn by Elizabeth Taylor
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe SFMOMA broke ground Wednesday on a remodeling project that will shut it until 2016.

SFMOMA to hold party before remodel

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is free for all visitors…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe SFMOMA broke ground Wednesday on a remodeling project that will shut it until 2016.
Courtesy PhotoEach minute and hour in “Christopher Marclay: The Clock” is represented by clips of timepieces compiled from thousands of films.

24-hour art film ‘The Clock’ takes its time

The proverb “Time waits for no man” has never seemed more poignant…

Courtesy PhotoEach minute and hour in “Christopher Marclay: The Clock” is represented by clips of timepieces compiled from thousands of films.

‘Garry Winogrand’ a triumph at SFMOMA

If Garry Winogrand has been criticized for being indiscriminate, the San Francisco…