Daily Video Screenings

July 01 - August 31, 2010
Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress

Date + Time

Daily, except Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m.


Koret Visitor Education Center


Marion Cajori, 1997, 58 min.

Since Close's first portraits were exhibited in 1969, his paintings have fascinated the public. Working from Polaroid photographs, he paints colossal portraits of his family, his friends, fellow artists, and himself. This film traces Close's artistic evolution and follows him into the contemporary art community of New York for encounters with Philip Glass, Alex Katz, and Kiki Smith.

Admission + Ticketing

Free with museum admission. Drop-ins welcome.

Image: Chuck Close, Self-Portrait, 2000-2001; Collection SFMOMA, gift of the artist; © Chuck Close