Gallery Talks

March 05, 2009 - May 23, 2013
One on One One on One

At multiple locations

Get a singular take on a work of art each Thursday evening as one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

Past

Sandra S. Phillips on Judith Joy Ross in Face of Our Time

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators shares a perspective on a single artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes and take place in the galleries.

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Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher on Simon Ungers's Silent Architecture

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators shares a perspective on a single artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes and take place in the galleries.

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Rudolf Frieling on William Kentridge's What Will Come (Has Already Come)

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators shares a perspective on a single artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes and take place in the galleries.

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Apsara DiQuinzio on Trevor Paglen's Symbology III

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators shares a perspective on a single artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes and take place in the galleries.

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Henry Urbach on J. MAYER H. in Patterns of Speculation

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators shares a perspective on a single artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes and take place in the galleries.

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Lisa Sutcliffe on Guy Tillim in Face of Our Time

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators shares a perspective on a single artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes and take place in the galleries.

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Elizabeth Gand on Leo Rubinfien in Face of Our Time

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators shares a perspective on a single artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes and take place in the galleries.

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Sarah Roberts on Robert Rauschenberg in Matisse and Beyond

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators shares a perspective on a single artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes and take place in the galleries.

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John Zarobell on Sargent Johnson's Forever Free

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators shares a perspective on a single artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes and take place in the galleries.

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Joseph Becker on Otl Aicher

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators shares a perspective on a single artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes and take place in the galleries.

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Julie Charles on Jasper Johns, Land’s End

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators shares a perspective on a single artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes and take place in the galleries.

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Gary Garrels on Ernesto Neto, My Little Castle . . . Blue (two times for infinity)

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators shares a perspective on a single artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes and take place in the galleries.

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Peter Samis on Ranjani Shettar, Sing Along

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes and take place in the galleries.

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Janet Bishop on Sherrie Levine, La Fortune: After Man Ray 1

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes and take place in the galleries.

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Corey Keller on Robert Frank, Trolley—New Orleans

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes and take place in the galleries.

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Erin O'Toole on Ansel Adams, Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes and take place in the galleries.

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Alison Gass on Kiki Smith, Lilith

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes and take place in the galleries.

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Dominic Willsdon on Jasper Johns, Flag

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes and take place in the galleries.

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Sandra S. Phillips on Ansel Adams, Frozen Lake and Cliffs

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes and take place in the galleries.

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Alison Gass on Julie Mehretu, Stadia I

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes and take place in the galleries.

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Apsara DiQuinzio on Andrea Zittel's A to Z 1995 Travel Trailer Unit
Apsara DiQuinzio on Andrea Zittel's A to Z 1995 Travel Trailer Unit

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes and take place in the galleries.

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John Zarobell on Mario Merz's Lens of Rotterdam
John Zarobell on Mario Merz's Lens of Rotterdam

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes and take place in the galleries.

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Tanya Zimbardo on Lawrence Weiner's Pearls Rolled Across the Floor ...

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes and take place in the galleries.

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Frank Smigiel on Jim Hodges's Even Here 1-12

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes and take place in the galleries.

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Sarah Roberts on Robert Rauschenberg's Port of Entry

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes and take place in the galleries.

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Joseph Becker on Andrew Kudless's P_Wall
Joseph Becker on Andrew Kudless's P_Wall

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes and take place in the galleries.

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Neal Benezra on Clyfford Still's 1947-H-No. 3
Neal Benezra on Clyfford Still's 1947-H-No. 3

Don't miss SFMOMA Director Neal Benezra's take on Clyfford Still's 1947-H-No. 3 — the painting that first prompted Benezra to ponder a career in art.

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Michelle Barger on Robert Arneson's No Pain
Michelle Barger on Robert Arneson's No Pain

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Henry Urbach on Alex Schweder's A Sac of Rooms All Day Long

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Apsara DiQuinzio on Lynda Benglis's Lambda
Apsara DiQuinzio on Lynda Benglis's Lambda

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Lisa Sutcliffe on Daido Moriyama's Stray Dog, Misawa, Aomori
Lisa Sutcliffe on Daido Moriyama's Stray Dog, Misawa, Aomori

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Sarah Roberts on Philip Guston's Back View
Sarah Roberts on Philip Guston's Back View

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Janet Bishop on David Ireland's Broom Collection with Boom
Janet Bishop on David Ireland's Broom Collection with Boom

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Rudolf Frieling and artist Candice Breitz on Breitz's Working Class Hero (A Portrait of John Lennon)
Rudolf Frieling and artist Candice Breitz on Breitz's Working Class Hero (A Portrait of John Lennon)

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Michelle Barger on Robert Overby's Hall painting, first floor

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher on Robert Overby's Hall painting, first floor
Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher on Robert Overby's Hall painting, first floor

Hear the backstory on your favorite artworks. Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last…

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Lisa Sutcliffe on Naoya Hatakeyama's Untitled, Osaka

Hear the backstory on your favorite artworks. Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last…

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Peter Samis on Mario Merz's The Lens of Rotterdam

Hear the backstory on your favorite artworks. Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last…

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Jill Sterrett on Robert Ryman's Surface Veil
Jill Sterrett on Robert Ryman's Surface Veil

Hear the backstory on your favorite artworks. Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last…

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Gary Garrels on Mel Bochner's Expanse

Hear the backstory on your favorite artworks. Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last…

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Dominic Willsdon on Kerry James Marshall's Souvenir III

Hear the backstory on your favorite artworks. Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last…

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Dominic Willsdon on Robert Rauschenberg's Untitled (Glossy Black Painting)

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Gary Garrels on Doris Salcedo's Unland: irreversible witness

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Rudolf Frieling on Bruce Conner's THREE SCREEN RAY
Rudolf Frieling on Bruce Conner's THREE SCREEN RAY

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher on Ewan Gibbs's San Francisco

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Tanya Zimbardo on Howard Fried's Inside the Harlequin: Approach-Avoidance III and II
Tanya Zimbardo on Howard Fried's Inside the Harlequin: Approach-Avoidance III and II

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Lisa Sutcliffe on Jim Goldberg's The Orchard

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Apsara DiQuinzio on Matthew Barney's Transexualis
Apsara DiQuinzio on Matthew Barney's Transexualis

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Corey Keller on Penelope Umbrico's 5,377,183 Suns from Flickr
Corey Keller on Penelope Umbrico's 5,377,183 Suns from Flickr

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Carrie Pilto on Henri Matisse's La fille aux yeux verts (The Girl with Green Eyes)
Carrie Pilto on Henri Matisse's La fille aux yeux verts (The Girl with Green Eyes)

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Janet Bishop on Jeff Koons's Michael Jackson and Bubbles
Janet Bishop on Jeff Koons's Michael Jackson and Bubbles

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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John Zarobell on Kara Walker's No mere words can Adequately reflect the Remorse this Negress feels...
John Zarobell on Kara Walker's No mere words can Adequately reflect the Remorse this Negress feels...

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher on Constant's New Babylon

SFMOMA regrets that Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher's talk has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Erica Gangsei on Jasper Johns's Land's End
Erica Gangsei on Jasper Johns's Land's End

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Julie Charles on Brice Marden's Cold Mountain 6 (Bridge)
Julie Charles on Brice Marden's Cold Mountain 6 (Bridge)

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher on Zaha Hadid's Metropolis

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Apsara DiQuinzio on Bruce Conner's LOOKING GLASS

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Apsara DiQuinzio on Gerhard Richter's Lesende
Apsara DiQuinzio on Gerhard Richter's Lesende

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Corey Keller on Alfred Stieglitz's Georgia O'Keeffe — Hands and Thimble
Corey Keller on Alfred Stieglitz's Georgia O'Keeffe — Hands and Thimble

SFMOMA regrets that Corey Keller's talk has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Alison Gass on Adaline Kent's Presence
Alison Gass on Adaline Kent's Presence

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Henry Urbach on Ewan Gibbs's San Francisco
Henry Urbach on Ewan Gibbs's San Francisco

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Rudolf Frieling on Felix Gonzalez-Torres's
Rudolf Frieling on Felix Gonzalez-Torres's "Untitled" (Golden)

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Gary Garrels on Bruce Nauman's Wax Impressions of the Knees of Five Famous Artists
Gary Garrels on Bruce Nauman's Wax Impressions of the Knees of Five Famous Artists

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Tanya Zimbardo on Catherine Wagner's Definitely Not Sterile from the series Art & Science: Investigating Matter
Tanya Zimbardo on Catherine Wagner's Definitely Not Sterile from the series Art & Science: Investigating Matter

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Julie Charles on Robert Rauschenberg's Erased de Kooning Drawing
Julie Charles on Robert Rauschenberg's Erased de Kooning Drawing

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Jill Sterrett on Eva Hesse's Sans II
Jill Sterrett on Eva Hesse's Sans II

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Frank Smigiel on David Hockney's Shirley Goldfarb and Gregory Masurovsky

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Joseph Becker on Maarten Baas's Where There's Smoke Zig Zag chair (Reitveld)
Joseph Becker on Maarten Baas's Where There's Smoke Zig Zag chair (Reitveld)

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Alison Gass on Mika Rottenberg's Squeeze
Alison Gass on Mika Rottenberg's Squeeze

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Erin O'Toole on Frank Gohlke's Landscape, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Henry Urbach on Full Circle: 75 Years of Wood Chairs

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Gary Garrels on Andy Warhol's Triple Elvis

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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John Zarobell on Paul Klee's Der Verliebte (Man in Love)
John Zarobell on Paul Klee's Der Verliebte (Man in Love)

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Tanya Zimbardo on Sophie Calle's Autobiographical Stories (The Bed)

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher on Lewis Baltz's Industrial Parks series

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Peter Samis on Sigmar Polke's Untitled (Magician)

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Julie Charles on Chuck Close's Agnes

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Jill Sterrett on Gerhard Richter's Abstraktes Bild (Abstract Picture)

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Sarah Roberts on Robert Rauschenberg's White Painting (Three Panel)
Sarah Roberts on Robert Rauschenberg's White Painting (Three Panel)

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Frank Smigiel on Robert Rauschenberg's Cy + Roman Steps (I-V)
Frank Smigiel on Robert Rauschenberg's Cy + Roman Steps (I-V)

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Joseph Becker on Bruce Nauman's Life Death/ Knows Doesn't Know

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Janet Bishop on Henri Matisse's sketch for Le bonheur de vivre (The Joy of Life)
Janet Bishop on Henri Matisse's sketch for Le bonheur de vivre (The Joy of Life)

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Dominic Willsdon on On Kawara's MAR. 16, 1993, from the Today series
Dominic Willsdon on On Kawara's MAR. 16, 1993, from the Today series

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Apsara DiQuinzio on R. H. Quaytman

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Carrie Pilto on Guy Bourdin's Charles Jourdan Advertisement, Spring 1975

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Lisa Sutcliffe on Walker Evans's Subway Passengers, New York series
Lisa Sutcliffe on Walker Evans's Subway Passengers, New York series

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Erin O'Toole on Weegee's Their First Murder

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Rudolf Frieling on Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July's Learning to Love You More
Rudolf Frieling on Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July's Learning to Love You More

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Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Lisa Sutcliffe on Susan Meiselas's Lena on the Bally Box, Essex Junction, Vermont, from the series Carnival Strippers
Lisa Sutcliffe on Susan Meiselas's Lena on the Bally Box, Essex Junction, Vermont, from the series Carnival Strippers

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Corey Keller on Henri Cartier-Bresson's Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare, Paris

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Julie Charles on Louise Bourgeois's The Nest
Julie Charles on Louise Bourgeois's The Nest

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Alison Gass on Alyson Shotz's The Structure of Light

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Gary Garrels on Pae White's Smoke Knows
Gary Garrels on Pae White's Smoke Knows

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Peter Samis on Henri Cartier-Bresson

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Tanya Zimbardo on Bill Fontana's Sonic Shadows

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher on Tom Price's Meltdown Chairs

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Lisa Sutcliffe on Simon Norfolk's The BBC World Service Atlantic Relay Station at English Bay

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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John Zarobell on Shahzia Sikander's Sinxay: Narrative as Dissolution #2, 2008

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Sarah Roberts on Agnes Martin's Falling Blue

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Carrie Pilto on Nicolas Boulard's Nuancier Finement Boisé and DRC 1946

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Rudolf Frieling on Eija-Liisa Ahtila's Lahja (The Present)

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Alison Gass on Mark Bradford's Monster

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Erin O'Toole on Eadweard Muybridge

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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John Zarobell on Anna Parkina

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher on James Welling's 0469

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Dominic Willsdon on Olivo Barbieri's site specific_MONTREAL 04 [Buckminster Fuller Dome]

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Frank Smigiel on Stephanie Syjuco's Shadowshop

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Joseph Becker on Richard Barnes's Murmur

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Jill Sterrett on An Te Liu's Cloud

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Rudolf Frieling and David Claerbout on Claerbout

Note special 6:00 p.m. start time.

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher on Tobias Wong's Doorstop

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Jared Ledesma on Henri Matisse's Boy with a Butterfly Net

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Suzanne Stein on Marie Laurencin's Apollinaire and His Friends…

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Janet Bishop on Henri Matisse's Portraits of Sarah and Michael Stein

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Carrie Pilto on Le Corbusier's Villa Stein-de Monzie

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Kate Mendillo on Henri Matisse's Blue Nude: Memory of Biskra

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Sarah Roberts on Jasper Johns's Canvas

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Peter Samis on Richard Misrach's Destroy This Memory

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Rudolf Frieling on Tacita Dean's Day for Night
Rudolf Frieling on Tacita Dean's Day for Night

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Joseph Becker on Dieter Rams's TP1

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Julie Charles on Robert Arneson's California Artist
Julie Charles on Robert Arneson's California Artist

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Tanya Zimbardo on Jeremy Blake's Winchester Trilogy
Tanya Zimbardo on Jeremy Blake's Winchester Trilogy

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher on Alex Schweder's A Sac of Rooms All Day Long

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Rudolf Frieling and Sharon Lockhart on Lockhart's Lunch Break

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Alison Gass on Tiago Carneiro da Cunha and Klara Kristalova

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Dominic Willsdon on Robert Motherwell's Elegy to the Spanish Republic, No. 57

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Alison Gass on Richard Serra's Taraval Beach

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Apsara DiQuinzio on The Air We Breathe

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Jessica Brier on Francesca Woodman's Some Disordered Interior Geometries

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Julie Charles on Richard Serra's Gutter Corner Splash: Night Shift

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Janet Bishop on Henri Matisse's Girl with the Green Eyes

Each Thursday evening, one of SFMOMA's curators or specialists shares a perspective on a single artist or artwork on view. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Kent Roberts on Richard Serra's Gutter Corner Splash: Night Shift

Get a singular take on a work of art each Thursday evening as one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Gary Garrels on Richard Serra's Taraval Beach

Get a singular take on a work of art each Thursday evening as one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Jessica McDonald on Sonia Landy Sheridan's Sonia in Time

Get a singular take on a work of art each Thursday evening as one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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David Best on Joan Brown's Noel in the Kitchen
David Best on Joan Brown's Noel in the Kitchen

Get a singular take on a work of art each Thursday evening as one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Squeak Carnwath on Vija Celmins's Blackboard Tableau #1
Squeak Carnwath on Vija Celmins's Blackboard Tableau #1

Get a singular take on a work of art each Thursday evening as one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. In February and March, past winners of the…

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Kathryn VanDyke on Agnes Martin's Falling Blue
Kathryn VanDyke on Agnes Martin's Falling Blue

Get a singular take on a work of art each Thursday evening as one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. In February and March, past winners of the…

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Maria Porges on Janine Antoni's Lick and Lather
Maria Porges on Janine Antoni's Lick and Lather

Get a singular take on a work of art each Thursday evening as one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. In February and March, past winners of the…

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Shaun O'Dell on Kamau Amu Patton
Shaun O'Dell on Kamau Amu Patton

Get a singular take on a work of art each Thursday evening as one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. In February and March, past winners of the…

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Chris Finley on Vija Celmins's Blackboard Tableau #1
Chris Finley on Vija Celmins's Blackboard Tableau #1

Get a singular take on a work of art each Thursday evening as one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. In February and March, past winners of the…

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Josephine Taylor on Mitzi Pederson's Untitled
Josephine Taylor on Mitzi Pederson's Untitled

Get a singular take on a work of art each Thursday evening as one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. In February and March, past winners of the…

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Jordan Kantor on On Kawara's March 16, 1993
Jordan Kantor on On Kawara's March 16, 1993

Get a singular take on a work of art each Thursday evening as one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. In February and March, past winners of the…

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Rebeca Bollinger on Giorgio Morandi’s Natura Morta (Still Life) (1952)

Get a singular take on a work of art each Thursday evening as one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. In February and March, past winners of the…

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Hung Liu on Rosana Castrillo Díaz's Untitled
Hung Liu on Rosana Castrillo Díaz's Untitled

Get a singular take on a work of art each Thursday evening as one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. In February and March, past winners of the…

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Erica Gangsei on ArtGameLab
Erica Gangsei on ArtGameLab

Get a singular take on a work of art each Thursday evening as one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Jessica S. McDonald on Enrique Metinides's Rescate de un ahogado en Xochimilco con público reflejado en el agua

Get a singular take on a work of art each Thursday evening as one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Lisa Sutcliffe on Rineke Dijkstra's Beach Portraits
Lisa Sutcliffe on Rineke Dijkstra's Beach Portraits

Get a singular take on a work of art each Thursday evening as one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Rudolf Frieling on Descriptive Acts

Get a singular take on a work of art each Thursday evening as one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.
 

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Dominic Willsdon on Buckminster Fuller

Each Thursday one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Peter Samis on Rineke Dijkstra's Olivier series

Each Thursday one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher on Ant Farm's Convention City

Each Thursday one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Jessica Brier on Stewart Brand's The Whole Earth Catalog

Each Thursday one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Apsara DiQuinzio on Katharina Wulff

Each Thursday one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Frank Smigiel on Mark Bradford's Pinocchio Is On Fire

Each Thursday one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Julie Charles on Kerry James Marshall's Souvenir III

Each Thursday one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Jessica McDonald on Daniela Rossell's Untitled (Ricas y Famosas) (Rich and Famous)

Each Thursday one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Paula De Cristofaro on Rothko's No. 14

Each Thursday one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Sarah Cowan on Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Air-Ocean World Map

Each Thursday in July and August hear from the behind-the-scenes voices of the museum as SFMOMA staff members share perspectives on a single artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Cynthia Kagay on Sigmar Polke's Palmen (Palm Trees)
Cynthia Kagay on Sigmar Polke's Palmen (Palm Trees)

Each Thursday in July and August hear from the behind-the-scenes voices of the museum as SFMOMA staff members share perspectives on a single artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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John Morris on Ellsworth Kelly's Red White
John Morris on Ellsworth Kelly's Red White

Each Thursday in July and August hear from the behind-the-scenes voices of the museum as SFMOMA staff members share perspectives on a single artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Christo Oropeza on Sandow Birk's Scene from the Desolation: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Christo Oropeza on Sandow Birk's Scene from the Desolation: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Each Thursday in July and August hear from the behind-the-scenes voices of the museum as SFMOMA staff members share perspectives on a single artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Stella Lochman on Elizabeth Peyton's Liam & Noel, Loch Lomond
Stella Lochman on Elizabeth Peyton's Liam & Noel, Loch Lomond

Each Thursday in July and August hear from the behind-the-scenes voices of the museum as SFMOMA staff members share perspectives on a single artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Brandon Larson on John McLaughlin's #26
Brandon Larson on John McLaughlin's #26

Each Thursday in July and August hear from the behind-the-scenes voices of the museum as SFMOMA staff members share perspectives on a single artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Morgan Levey on Franz Marc's Gebirge (Mountains) [formerly Landschaft (Landscape)]
Morgan Levey on Franz Marc's Gebirge (Mountains) [formerly Landschaft (Landscape)]

Each Thursday in July and August hear from the behind-the-scenes voices of the museum as SFMOMA staff members share perspectives on a single artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Tim Svenonius on Petah Coyne's Untitled #1181 (Dante's Daphne)

Each Thursday in July and August hear from the behind-the-scenes voices of the museum as SFMOMA staff members share perspectives on a single artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Christian Davies on Jean (Hans) Arp’s Tête et Feuille; Tête et Vase/Kopf und Blatt; Kopf und Vase (Head and Leaf; Head and Vase)
Christian Davies on Jean (Hans) Arp’s Tête et Feuille; Tête et Vase/Kopf und Blatt; Kopf und Vase (Head and Leaf; Head and Vase)

Each Thursday in July and August hear from the behind-the-scenes voices of the museum as SFMOMA staff members share perspectives on a single artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Tanya Zimbardo on Gerard Byrne's Subject

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA curators share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Joseph Becker on Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's Homographies

This program has been moved from October 4, 2012.

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA curators share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher on Lebbeus Woods's Conflict Space series

This program has been moved from September 20, 2012.

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA curators share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Caitlin Haskell on Ciprian Muresan's Untitled (Monks)

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA curators share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Kate Mendillo on Robert Gober’s Untitled
Kate Mendillo on Robert Gober’s Untitled

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA curators share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Jenny Gheith on Alessandro Pessoli

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA curators share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Lisa Sutcliffe on Naoya Hatakeyama's A BIRD/Blast #130

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA curators share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Rudolf Frieling on Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's Frequency and Volume: Relational Architecture 9

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA curators share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Joseph Becker on Tauba Auerbach's 50/50 Floor

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA curators share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Erica Gangsei on Selected Histories

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA curators share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Julie Charles on Jasper Johns's 0 through 9

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA curators share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Jessica Brier on Jay DeFeo

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA curators share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Caitlin Haskell on Alexander Calder's Tightrope Worker (Woman on Cord)
Caitlin Haskell on Alexander Calder's Tightrope Worker (Woman on Cord)

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA curators share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Paula De Cristofaro on Jay DeFeo's Incision
Paula De Cristofaro on Jay DeFeo's Incision

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA curators share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Julie Charles on Richard Serra's Gutter Corner Splash: Night Shift
Julie Charles on Richard Serra's Gutter Corner Splash: Night Shift

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA curators share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Anne Bast Davis on Anselm Kiefer's Unternehmen Seelöwe (Operation Sea Lion)

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA curators share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Caitlin Haskell on René Magritte's Les valeurs personnelles (Personal Values)
Caitlin Haskell on René Magritte's Les valeurs personnelles (Personal Values)

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA curators share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Sandra S. Phillips on South Africa in Apartheid and After

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA curators share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Dominic Willsdon on Billy Monk

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA curators share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Jared Ledesma on Felix Gonzalez-Torres's
Jared Ledesma on Felix Gonzalez-Torres's "Untitled" (America #1)

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA curators share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Tanya Zimbardo on Ray Johnson

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA staff share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Gina Basso on Garry Winogrand
Gina Basso on Garry Winogrand

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA staff share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Joseph Becker on Lebbeus Woods's Einstein Tomb
Joseph Becker on Lebbeus Woods's Einstein Tomb

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA staff share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Stella Lochman on Damien Hirst's Pretty Vacant
Stella Lochman on Damien Hirst's Pretty Vacant

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA staff share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Peter Denny on Reisebüro (Travel Agency)
Peter Denny on Reisebüro (Travel Agency)

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA staff share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Jared Ledesma on Richard Hamilton's War Games

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA staff share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher on Lebbeus Woods's Terra Nova

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA staff share perspectives on individual artworks. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Julie Charles on Chuck Close's Robert
Julie Charles on Chuck Close's Robert

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA staff share perspectives on a single artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Peter Samis on Garry Winogrand

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA staff share perspectives on a single artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Gary Garrels on Ellsworth Kelly
Gary Garrels on Ellsworth Kelly

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA staff share perspectives on a single artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Caitlin Haskell on Giorgio de Chirico's Les contrariétés du penseur
Caitlin Haskell on Giorgio de Chirico's Les contrariétés du penseur

Each Thursday, hear from the people behind the scenes at the museum as SFMOMA staff share perspectives on a single artwork. Talks last 20 minutes.

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Photo: Winni Wintermeyer