Don't Be Shy, Don't Hold Back

The Logan Collection at SFMOMA


Don't Be Shy, Don't Hold Back encompasses the three final galleries in Selected Histories, the presentation of the museum's historical collections of painting and sculpture, and extends to the Haas Atrium and the second-floor landing. Like the exhibition, this webpage presents a selection of artworks that illuminate three of the Logan Collection's particular areas of strength. The Logans have been guided in their collecting by a commitment to the work of living artists and a belief that the best contemporary art reflects the culture and society of its era. They are unequivocal in their willingness to engage with artworks that bring to light uncomfortable or challenging subjects that might be easier to avoid than embrace. Over the years they have consistently sought out work that is vigorous and vital by artists whose integrity and intensity have brought new perspectives to bear on conventional assumptions about the art and culture of our time. Although this presentation represents just a small fraction of the exceptional group of artworks given by the Logans to SFMOMA, it leaves no doubt of the diversity, depth, and impact of the contemporary works their gift has brought to this museum.


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