Calder to Warhol

Introducing the Fisher Collection

Calder to Warhol

Alexander Calder, Eighteen Numbered Black, 1953; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at SFMOMA; © Calder Foundation, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; photo: Ian Reeves

Calder to Warhol

Gerhard Richter, Seestücke (Seascape), 1998; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at SFMOMA; © Gerhard Richter

Calder to Warhol

Andy Warhol, Nine Multicolored Marilyns [Reversal Series], 1976/1986; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at SFMOMA; © Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/ARS, New York; photo: Ian Reeves

June 25 - September 19, 2010

This past February, SFMOMA announced an unprecedented partnership to house and display the collection of Gap founders Doris and Donald Fisher — more than 1,100 works by iconic 20th-century artists — in a new museum expansion. Calder to Warhol provides a glimpse into SFMOMA's future. This sweeping exhibition showcases the quality of the Fisher Collection, much of which has never been seen by the public. The Fishers collected the artists they loved in depth, purchasing extensive groupings of seminal works. The entire top two floors of the museum, including the Rooftop Garden, feature more than 160 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and video works by Alexander Calder, Chuck Close, Anselm Kiefer, Roy Lichtenstein, Agnes Martin, Gerhard Richter, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, and many more.


Calder to Warhol: Introducing the Fisher Collection is presented by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as part of 75 Years of Looking Forward, a series of exhibitions and events organized in celebration of the museum's anniversary. Major support is provided by Martha and Bruce Atwater, Barbara and Gerson Bakar, Phyllis and Bill Draper, Barbara and Bill Edwards, the Fisher family, Drue and Art Gensler, Peggy and Richard Greenfield, The Hellman Family Foundation, Mary Jo and Dick Kovacevich, Gretchen and Howard Leach, Elaine McKeon, Eileen and Peter Michael, Phyllis Moldaw, Diana Nelson and John Atwater, Liebe and Bill Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Robertson, Helen and Charles Schwab, Joanie and Tom Swift, Roselyne Chroman Swig, Thomas Weisel Partners LLC, and Patricia and William Wilson III. Media and promotional partners: Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners; KQED; San Francisco Chronicle | SFGate.com; and SF Weekly. The St. Regis San Francisco is the official hotel of the 75th anniversary. 

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