Art and Conversation

Friday, May 26, 2006
Painting Masculinity

Date + Time

Friday, May 26, 2006
noon - 1:00 p.m.

Location

Koret Visitor Education Center

Overview

Because of men's historical dominance in the art world, painting has long been associated with masculine identities - from the voyeurism of the 18th and 19th centuries to the macho heroics of the 20th. Shirkey discusses how the act of painting came to be seen as masculine and, taking the work of Tim Gardner, Marcelino Gonçalves, and Zak Smith as a point of departure, looks at the ways younger artists question that tradition while visually articulating their own identities.

Participants

Joshua Shirkey, curatorial associate, painting and sculpture, SFMOMA

Admission + Ticketing

Free with Museum admission.