SFMoMA 75th Anniversary Show
Though the iconic Mario Botta building that houses the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has only graced the city's South of Market neighborhood since 1995, the museum itself has brought modern and contemporary art to the West Coast since 1935. To celebrate its 75th anniversary, the SFMoMA has filled its floors with 75 Years of Looking Forward, a fantastic exhibition comprising six shows that feature six views--backward- and forward-looking and more--of the museum's history and future. The shows are on display through May 23, 2010--and some longer. If you can't make it to the anniversary exhibition or can't wait to see what's on view in Botta building, view our slideshow of images from the 75 Years of Looking Forward exhibits.
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- Earlier this year SFMOMA hosted a big extravaganza marking the opening of it's 75th anniversary show 75 Years of Looking Forward.
- This week we're adding a new feature to our weekly Out and About articles: slideshows featuring images from each of the weekend's highlighted exhibitions.
From July through December 2010, SFMOMA's Live Art program invites San Francisco's own Rebecca Solnit to lead a thematic tour of the Bay Area with Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, a printing and public project. The museum has partnered with the acclaimed writer to issue six broadside prints of the 22 inventive maps featured in her forthcoming book of the same title, which reimagines traditional mapmaking to chart not just space and place, but also people and time.
In this opening celebration and introduction to the Infinite City project, Solnit is joined by Rumsey, president of Cartography Associates, to discuss the relevance of cartography in the modern world, the collecting of maps, and the rich histories they can embody. Shurin reads from the "Monarchs and Queens" map, and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence bless the occasion and give away the broadsides.
The event begins at 7pm in SFMOMA's Phyllis Wattis Theater.
- Architect and artist Lebbeus Woods died late last year, leaving behind him a legacy of very few buildings, but a new vision of what architecture can and should be.
- Today the exhibition 'The Way Beyond Art: Wide White Space' opens at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco (through February 5).
- Artworks often need open light-filled galleries that allow them to breathe, but sometimes they need intimate spaces to help them foster one-on-one connections with viewers.
- I ventured to Stephen Burks' "Man Made" exhibit a few days after returning home to New York City from a trip to India.
- German industrial designer Dieter Rams is a legend, and for good reason, thanks to his rational, less-is-more philosophy on design.