Throughout his career, Jasper Johns has created over 180 works with numbers as their primary subject.
“By detaching numerical signs from their usual context, Johns focuses on their essence both as familiar signposts that permeate contemporary life and as potently charged entities embedded in memory.” - Roberta Bernstein
Image: Installation view, Jasper Johns: Seeing with the Mind’s Eye.
Posted on Saturday, December 1st 2012
ATTENTION WET SAN FRANCISCANS! You know what tastes awesome when it’s raining? Hot chicken soup and arepas! TODAY from 11:30am-1:30pm our Schwab room will be open to any and all lunch-eaters looking for a cozy place to appreciate good food + art. Come join the fun at our Pop-Up Lunch!
(Colombian food not your thing? Feel free to BYO lunch!)
Posted on Friday, November 30th 2012
What’s it called and where is it?
The GLBT History Museum at 4127 18th St. in San Francisco’s Castro District. More details: www.glbthistory.org.
Who goes there?
Bay Area locals and visitors from around the world. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in search of their heritage — and LGBT-friendly people eager to discover the queer history and culture of San Francisco.
How does it work?
The museum’s Front Gallery often presents the work of photographers who document LGBT history and artists inspired by LGBT history.
Why is it important?
The museum provides an amazing window into 100 years of the San Francisco’s vast queer past.
Thanks to the terrific folks at the GLBT History Museum for participating in our crowd-sourced Tumblr project :)
You can submit a post about your own Art MicroHub here.
Posted on Monday, October 29th 2012
Reblogged from SFMOMA crowd
Some things never change :)
Below: Pirkle Jones, Log and Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, from Portfolio Two…, 1952; ca. 1968
Posted on Wednesday, October 17th 2012
Reblogged from THE CITY BY THE BAY
Pictured: McGee wears a shirt by J. Crew and a sweater by Thom Browne
Posted on Monday, September 10th 2012
“The Acrobatic Sculptures of the Rooftop Garden”. Alexander Calder’s “Man” being installed at SFMOMA
Sometimes, we like to fly our sculptures through the San Francisco skyline, just to create great photo ops. (Well, we actually have to move these very heavy sculptures this way, but it makes for a great photo op nonetheless!) See more pics here.
One of the things we’re trying to do here,” SFMOMA director Neal Benezra said, “is create an SFMOMA that is more generous and engaged with the public than most contemporary art museums are. I think most of them tend to speak more to each other than to the public. So we wrote a strategic plan last year for an institution that’s more accessible and welcoming to the community.
Pictured: The proposed addition to SFMOMA designed by Snøhetta
Posted on Tuesday, June 19th 2012
Nice close-up of the pedestal on Robert Arneson’s “Portrait of George (Moscone),” the vital and once-controversial sculpture that we acquired last week. Learn the story here.
Posted on Monday, June 4th 2012
Reblogged from blurry but I like it
Check out the Chronicle’s coverage of our acquisition of Robert Arneson’s Portrait of George (Moscone).
Pictured: Robert Arneson with his sculpture of late S.F. Mayor George Moscone, which had been owned by a private collector.
Posted on Friday, June 1st 2012
BIG NEWS! We are thrilled to announce that today SFMOMA has acquired Robert Arneson’s Portrait of George (Moscone), 1981.
This remarkable sculpture represents a turbulent moment in San Francisco’s political and social history. Following the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk in 1978, the noted Bay Area sculptor Robert Arneson was commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission to create a commemorative bust portrait of the mayor to be installed in the new Moscone Convention Center.
When first displayed to the public during the dedication of the Moscone Center on December 2, 1981, the provocative piece struck a nerve with the public and it was immediately the subject of controversy. Within days of the unveiling, the Arts Commission voted to reject the sculpture. Since that time, it has been in private hands and seen publicly only on occasion.
Thirty one years after it was made, we are at last able to share this artistic and cultural icon with the public and ensure its safe care in our collection.
Learn more here.
Posted on Thursday, May 31st 2012
Gabriele Basilico, San Francisco, 2007, 2007; digital pigment print; Collection SFMOMA
via Open Space
Posted on Tuesday, May 29th 2012