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    Gallery view of Public Intimacy, on view at YBCA Gallery view of Public Intimacy, on view at YBCA A view of Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse's Gallery view of Public Intimacy, on view at YBCA Kemang Wa Lehulere's Kemang Wa Lehulere's Gallery view of Public Intimacy, on view at YBCA

    CLOSING: Public Intimacy at YBCA

    Disrupting expected images of South Africa, Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa explores the poetics and politics of the everyday. Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of democracy in South Africa, Public Intimacy reveals the nuances of human interaction in a country still undergoing significant change. 
    The exhibition closes Sunday, June 29.

    Posted on Friday, June 27th 2014

    Photographer David Goldblatt describes the world of Billy Monk.

    As a bouncer at the Catacombs, a seedy nightclub in Cape Town, South Africa, Monk had no formal training as a photographer when he began taking photos. Monk photographed the patrons of the nightclub, capturing intimate moments.

    Works by both artists are included in Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa, on view at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts through June 29.

    Posted on Sunday, June 8th 2014

    Have you heard? Come 2016, SFMOMA will have the most space dedicated to photography of any art museum in the United States.
Read the San Francisco Chronicle’s coverage of the story→
Michael Jang’s untitled photograph (pictured here) from 1972-73 is one of more than 1,000 photographs promised as gifts to SFMOMA’s permanent collection, which the public will be able to enjoy in many new ways thanks to our new photography center.

    Have you heard? Come 2016, SFMOMA will have the most space dedicated to photography of any art museum in the United States.

    Read the San Francisco Chronicle’s coverage of the story→

    Michael Jang’s untitled photograph (pictured here) from 1972-73 is one of more than 1,000 photographs promised as gifts to SFMOMA’s permanent collection, which the public will be able to enjoy in many new ways thanks to our new photography center.

    Posted on Thursday, April 17th 2014

    Join Stephen Shore and Sandra Phillips, SFMOMA Senior Curator of Photography, on April 23 at the Jewish Community Center of SF!
Photographer Stephen Shore is a pioneer in the use of color photography and was a friend of Andy Warhol. A prodigy whose images have endured, his work continues to challenge. His latest collection, From Galilee to the Negev, explores the complexities and contradictions of Israel and the Palestinian territories of the West Bank.
 Use the promo code SFMOMA to receive 25% off tickets!

    Join Stephen Shore and Sandra Phillips, SFMOMA Senior Curator of Photography, on April 23 at the Jewish Community Center of SF!

    Photographer Stephen Shore is a pioneer in the use of color photography and was a friend of Andy Warhol. A prodigy whose images have endured, his work continues to challenge. His latest collection, From Galilee to the Negev, explores the complexities and contradictions of Israel and the Palestinian territories of the West Bank.

    Use the promo code SFMOMA to receive 25% off tickets!

    Posted on Saturday, April 12th 2014

    Dorothea Lange, Funeral Cortege, End of an Era in a Small Valley Town, California; 1938; printed ca.1959; gelatin silver print; 11 1/8 in. x 10 in. (28.26 cm x 25.4 cm); Collection SFMOMA Hal Fischer, Street Fashion: Basic Gay, from the series Gay Semiotics, 1977; gelatin silver print; 20 in. x 16 in. (50.8 cm x 40.64 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; Larry Sultan, Isleton, from the series Homeland, 2009; chromogenic print; 56 in. x 68 in. (142.24 cm x 172.72 cm); Collection SFMOMA, gift of Kate and Wes Mitchell; © Estate of Larry Sultan

    BIG NEWS: when our building reopens in 2016, SFMOMA will have the most space dedicated to photography of any art museum in the United States!

    · The just-announced Pritzker Center for Photography will allow us to nearly triple the number of permanent collection photographs that are shown at SFMOMA each year.

    · The center will feature new special exhibition and enhanced permanent collection galleries, an innovative activity-based interpretive center, and a state-of-the-art print study center.

    · As we further expand our commitment to the medium of photography, we are also pleased to announce that our photography collection has grown by more than 500 works since our last Collections Campaign update in 2012 [LINK], bringing the grand total to more than 17,000 works – our largest collection in any medium.

    · Representing the pioneering spirit and deep history of our photography program, the Pritzker Center for Photography will make SFMOMA a global destination for anyone with an interest in the medium.

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    Posted on Thursday, April 10th 2014