SFMoMA this summer…

Afternoon at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art…

Edvard Munch Between the Clock and the Bed

Edvard Munch // ©BG-Martin 2017
June 24–October 9, 2017, Floor 4

A master by the age of 30, Edvard Munch (1863–1944) was among the most celebrated and controversial artists of his generation. But, as he confessed in 1939, his true breakthrough came very late in life… more

Noguchi’s Playscapes

Isamu Noguchi, Slide Mantra Maquette, c. 1985 // ©BG-Martin 2017
July 15–November 26, 2017, Floor 6

Artist Isamu Noguchi (Los Angeles, 1904–New York, 1988) explored the sculptural medium throughout his career, often extending beyond the gallery into the commercial and public realm through design. Observing that playgrounds offer a physical and social interaction not typically seen in a museum, he designed a number of public spaces where visitors could physically and actively engage with art… more

Soundtracks

July 15, 2017–January 1, 2018, Floor 7 and multiple locations throughout the museum

Soundtracks is the museum’s first large-scale group exhibition centered on the role of sound in contemporary art. Focusing on the perceptual experience of space, the exhibition offers opportunities for discovering public architectural features and galleries throughout the newly expanded building… more

British Sculptors

Anthony Gormley, Quantum Cloud VIII, 1999 // ©BG-Martin 2017
May 14, 2016–September 10, 2017, Floor 5

This exhibition brings together more than thirty years of sculpture by artists born or working in Great Britain. Drawn primarily from the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, the sculptures on view represent divergent approaches to abstraction, including Anthony Caro’s carefully crafted steel forms, an anatomized figure by Antony Gormley, and Tony Cragg’s stacked, architecturally-minded towers… more

German Art after 1960

Katharina Fritsch, Kind mit Pudeln, 1995-96 // ©BG-Martin 2017
Ongoing, Floor 6

German artists emerging after 1960 explored the postwar landscape—situated between recent disaster and rising prosperity—with a combination of skepticism, uncertainty, and excitement to begin anew. This exhibition features single-artist galleries devoted to leading German artists such as Georg Baselitz, Katharina Fritsch, Anselm Kiefer, Imi Knoebel, Sigmar Polke, and Gerhard Richter… more

Pop, Minimal, and Figurative Art

Wayne Thiebaud, Valley Streets, 2003 // ©BG-Martin 2017
Ongoing, Floor 5

This exhibition of works from the 1960s and beyond features Pop and Minimal artists, as well as the work of key figures exploring the human form as subject. The 1960s saw a fresh focus on the external world, with many artists shifting emphasis from the act of creation to the means of production and provoking dialogue about the nature of art itself. This presentation features works by Chuck Close, Philip Guston, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol, among others… more

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