Event Press Release


SFMOMA Spring Programs Feature Major Artists Ruscha, Antin, Whiteread, Stella

Release date: March 29, 2004

Ed Ruscha
Book Signing
Thursday, April 1 / 6 p.m. / Free
SFMOMA MuseumStore
151 Third Street (between Howard and Mission)

Ruscha is best known for his fascination with the city of Los Angeles, yet despite a consistent theme his work resists categorization. With more than 250 full-color reproductions, the monograph Ed Ruscha is the first to cover the full breadth of the artist's career. Written by Richard D. Marshall, the book also includes a wealth of material by Ruscha himself. This book signing is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Pop! From San Francisco Collections, which features 27 works by Ed Ruscha.


David Antin
Lecture
Rethinking the Implications of Pop Art
Saturday, April 17 / 2 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater

A veteran of the New York and Los Angeles 1960s art scenes, David Antin is internationally known for his "talk pieces"—reflective performances mixing criticism, comedy, storytelling, and social commentary that critics have described as "a cross between Lenny Bruce and Ludwig Wittgenstein," and "a blend of Mark Twain and Gertrude Stein." In this talk, Antin reassesses the implications of Pop art, a movement he was deeply involved with from its beginnings.

Tickets: $12 general; $10 SFMOMA members, students with ID, and seniors. Purchase tickets at SFMOMA or online at www.ticketweb.com.


Rachel Whiteread
Artist Talk
Saturday, May 1 / 2 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater

Whiteread, whose work can be seen in the exhibition SUPERNOVA: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection on view through May 23, became internationally renowned in the 1990s for her poetic sculptures that address domestic objects and architectural spaces. In this talk, Whiteread discusses her body of work, including House, 1993, which garnered her the Turner Prize, and Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, 2000, a site-specific work in Vienna, Austria.

Tickets: $12 general; $10 SFMOMA members, students with ID, and seniors. Purchase tickets at SFMOMA or online at www.ticketweb.com.


Frank Stella
2004 Phyllis Wattis Distinguished Lecture: Frank Stella on Art
Saturday, June 12 / 2 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater

Known as one of the most literate and passionately articulate artists of his era, Frank Stella has written and spoken extensively on contemporary art, architecture, the work of his peers, and the history of modernism. As the 2004 Phyllis Wattis Distinguished Lecturer, Stella continues his long and fruitful dialogue with art history. Guests are invited to attend a reception for the artist at 4 p.m. The location will be announced at the lecture.

Tickets: $15 general; $10 SFMOMA members, students with ID, and seniors. Includes 4 p.m. artist reception. Purchase tickets at SFMOMA or online at www.ticketweb.com.

Media Contacts

  • Neal Morgan, 415.357.4170,
  • Libby Garrison, 415.357.4177,
  • Robyn Wise, 415.357.4172,

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Founded in 1935 as the first West Coast museum devoted to modern and contemporary art, SFMOMA is currently undergoing a major expansion project that will significantly enhance gallery, education, and public spaces, enabling the museum to better showcase more of its expanded permanent collection. While the museum is temporarily closed for construction,  through 2016, SFMOMA is “on the go” with an extensive array of off-site programming across the Bay Area, including collaborative and traveling museum exhibitions, major outdoor projects and commissioned installations, and new education initiatives.
 

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