Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Sapphires Under Cotton, 2013; oil on canvas; Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; © Lynette Yiadom-Boakye; photo: Katherine Du Tiel

Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA

Romare Bearden, Three Men, 1966-67; printed and painted papers, watercolor, and graphite on canvas; Collection SFMOMA, purchase, by exchange, through an anonymous gift; © Romare Bearden Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY; photo: Katherine Du Tiel

Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA

Mickalene Thomas, Sista Sista Lady Blue, 2007-2008; chromogenic print; Collection SFMOMA, Gift of Campari USA; © Mickalene Thomas / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; photo: Katherine Du Tiel

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Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA

Museum of the African Diaspora, May 08 - October 11, 2015

Portraits can seem to make the absent present. They reveal who their subjects are or were, and show us how they lived, what they held dear, and how they connected to the wider world. Organized in partnership with the Museum of the African Diaspora, Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA considers how artists from the early 20th century to our own time have negotiated a vast array of European, African, and American visual-cultural forms to redefine what it means to make a portrait. Together, the works suggest that as people move between geographies, meanings drift too.

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Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA is jointly organized by the Museum of the African Diaspora and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition is made possible by major support from The James Irvine Foundation. Generous support is provided by The Bernard Osher Foundation and the George F. Jewett Foundation. Additional support is provided by Concepción and Irwin Federman and the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District.

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