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    Nicole Czapinksi's Jessica Stockholder-inspired nails rocked our world with a unique sculptural spin on the idea of Sonia Molina won our hearts with her intricately detailed SFMOMA-inspired nails. Jenny Sharaf nailed it with her Barbara Kruger-inspired design.

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF OUR MODERN BALL NAIL ART CONTEST!

    Three winners were chosen for the originality/creativity of their entries:

    • Nicole Czapinksis Jessica Stockholder-inspired nails rocked our world with a unique sculptural spin on the idea of “nail art.”
    • Sonia Molinawon our hearts with her intricately detailed SFMOMA-inspired nails. 
    • Jenny Sharaf nailed it with her Barbara Kruger-inspired design.

    Three more lucky winners were picked at random from everyone who submitted to the contest:

    • Nanako Yano
    • Rosanne Sollecito
    • Lacy Greene

    All six contest winners are invited to join us at the Post-Modern Party at The Modern Ball for SFMOMA’s biggest bash and most important fundraiser of the year.

    While we ran out of tickets to give away, we were enamored with the enamel of the following submissions, to which we’d like to give honorable mentions:

    • Kiyomi Tanouye's Yayoi Kusama-inspired "dotticure" was spot-on.
    • Yovanni Antonelli's pop art nails are simply popping with awesomeness.
    • Shout-out to all of the Mondrian-inspired nails (1,2,3,4), which we can’t help but adore!

    Congrats to all the winners, and thanks so much to everyone who entered! You can browse all of the entries here, and if you’re interested in attending the Post-Modern Party, be sure to get tickets soon – they’re going fast!

    Posted on Wednesday, April 23rd 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.

    GET THE FULL SCOOP→

    Posted on Thursday, April 10th 2014

    JUST ANNOUNCED: this morning an SFMOMA spokesperson revealed plans for “Snøbotta,” a floating version of our museum which will allow us to expand our practice into the bay, literally.SFMOMA is making waves, and we can’t wait to set sail. Learn more→

    JUST ANNOUNCED: this morning an SFMOMA spokesperson revealed plans for “Snøbotta,” a floating version of our museum which will allow us to expand our practice into the bay, literally.

    SFMOMA is making waves, and we can’t wait to set sail. Learn more→

    Posted on Tuesday, April 1st 2014