San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Traveling Exhibitions.

Publications: annual report: calendar (bi-monthly): exhibition catalogues.

Located in the heart of the downtown South-of-Market district, SFMOMA presents modern and contemporary painting and sculpture, photography, architecture and design, and media arts in four floors of galleries. A large gallery on the third floor of the Museum is devoted to “Picturing Modernity: Photographs from the Permanent Collection”, a permanent exhibition that offers a synoptic history of the medium. Two thousand square feet of specially-designed gallery space

Kxterior view of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Richard Barnes. Still Rooms & Excavation, 1997. SF Camerawork. Photograph courtesy of SF Camerawork, San Franeisco, California.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Photo Gallery



San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, cont on the fourth floor enables the Museum to present works of media arts from the permanent collection on an ongoing schedule and to incorporate works from temporary exhibitions. Among the programs offered by the Museum is “Modem Art Adventures”, a program of behind-the-scenes tours of art spaces in the Bay Area. SFMOMA’s permanent collection consists of over 15,000 works, including 4,700 paintings, sculptures and works on paper; approximately 9.000 photographs; 1.500 architectural drawings, models and design objects; and a growing collection of works related to the media arts. The painting and sculpture collection represents California. American and international artists, and is distinguished by major paintings by artists associated with American Abstract Expressionism, notably Clyfford Still, Jackson Pollock and Philip Guston. Additional strengths of the painting and sculpture collection include Fauvism, particularly the works of Henri Matisse; German Expressionism: Latin-American painting: the art of the San Francisco Bay Area with extensive holdings of paintings by Richard Diebenkorn; works by Paul Klee: and a distinctive collection of artworks by contemporary artists. SFMOMAs collection of photography includes holdings of works by Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams. Edward Weston, the German avant-garde artists of the 1920s and the European surrealists of the 1930s. The architecture and design collection features a diverse range of design objects and architectural drawings and models by figures associated with the West Coast and the Pacific Rim, such as Timothy Pflueger, Charles and Ray Eames. Charles Moore and William Turnbull, Frank Gehry. Shiro Kuramata and Tomatsu Yagi. The media arts department boasts seminal works by video pioneers Nam June Paik. Mary Lucier, Bill Viola. Vito Acconci, Dan Graham and Steina and Woody Vasulka, as well as more recent time-based works by Carolee Schneeman, Doug Hall and Dara Birnbaum.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco

Films: Lectures: Performances (Theater and Dance): Temporary Exhibitions.

Publications: brochures; exhibition catalogues.

Located in the South-of-Market district of downtown San Francisco, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is a 1 isual and performing arts complex dedicated to presenting arts and entertainment reflecting the San Francisco Bay Areas diverse cultural populations. The Center, which opened in 1993, consists of two artf facilities: the Center for the Arts Galleries and Forum features three main galleries, an outdoor sculpture court, a 96-seat media screening room, and a large multi-use event and performance space, and the Center for the Arts Theater, a 755-seat proscenium theater. The fountain filled East Garden provides a refreshing resting-place and intimate outdoor performance area and the adjacent 5i-acre Esplanade features an outdoor performance area with lawn seating for 3,000 person.-. The Galleries, created on the model of the European kunsthalles with no permanent collection, present temporary exhibits of contemporary works by a wide spectrum of artists with local, national and nternational reputations.

San Francisco State University Art Department Gallery

Facilities: Gallery (3,800 square feet).

Activities: Temporary Exhibitions.

The Art Department Gallery is a teaching facility that presents both professional and student-oriented exhibitions each semester. Professional exhibitions are organized to features the range and diversity of both contemporary and historical art. Student exhibitions include the Stillwell Show (juried exhibition) and the Annual MFA Thesis Exhibition.

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