About this site

This is the official Tumblr of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. We post all sorts of museum-related goodness, plus submissions of artwork from you, our talented and magnificent followers, on Fridays.

In the mood for a meatier read? Check out Open Space, SFMOMA's official blog.

Image Feed

Loading...

    More - Instagram

    Liked on Tumblr

    More liked posts

    A poem for Earth Day:
No ArgumentBILL BERKSON
As cicadas split hairs at sunset
      skidmarks reel off frilly increments
               lifting on high the clear carnal sea

Pure Saturnalia––be captivated if you can
     with that approximate yearning for borders
              like when you first heard the music whispered low

What it was was Sprechstimme
     echo of life’s primordial Kunstwollen
               blank check of the air

I always thought a tree house was involved
     the secret loves of a chainlink fence
               you stand mesmerized

while the beholders scatter
     their potshots getting cozier
               on the last meteor out

Ancestral faces hang on the old oak tree of a cloud
     time out of reach for the main complaint
               omit the wake-up stifle any kindred sense of smell

A film is gathering of exceedingly correct proportions
     to puncture maybe tumble into
               not even once

    A poem for Earth Day:

    No Argument
    BILL BERKSON

    As cicadas split hairs at sunset
          skidmarks reel off frilly increments
                   lifting on high the clear carnal sea
    
    Pure Saturnalia––be captivated if you can
         with that approximate yearning for borders
                  like when you first heard the music whispered low
    
    What it was was Sprechstimme
         echo of life’s primordial Kunstwollen
                   blank check of the air
    
    I always thought a tree house was involved
         the secret loves of a chainlink fence
                   you stand mesmerized
    
    while the beholders scatter
         their potshots getting cozier
                   on the last meteor out
    
    Ancestral faces hang on the old oak tree of a cloud
         time out of reach for the main complaint
                   omit the wake-up stifle any kindred sense of smell
    
    A film is gathering of exceedingly correct proportions
         to puncture maybe tumble into
                   not even once

    Posted on Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

    Learn more about

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    While in the past we’ve featured love letters to works of art on Valentine’s Day (see here and here), this year we wanted to express our heartfelt affection for the museums who have partnered with us while we’re on the go. Being a museum without a building could have turned into a lonely situation, but we’ve been lucky to work passionately on red-hot projects with institutions near and far, and have come to love who we are right now: a museum with a not-so-secret crush on our SFMOMA On the Go partners!

    Big love to all the people and places that make the Bay Area arts community so sweet.

    xoxo,

    SFMOMA

    Posted on Friday, February 14th 2014