SFMOMA Artcast August 2010

Co-founder of Gap Inc. Donald G. Fisher and his son Bob reflect on the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, on view at SFMOMA this summer. First, we look at two of Don's favorite artists: Alexander Calder and William Kentridge. Critic Glen Helfand offers his perspective on the role major collections can have in shaping the public's exposure to art. Next up, Chuck Close tells us what he has in common with his friends, several of whom are also well represented in the Fisher Collection. Finally, we look in depth at the painter Agnes Martin. Doris Fisher shares a behind-the-scenes story of meeting Martin, while the artist herself describes what it means to be a painter. This episode concludes with a musical Guest Take by SFMOMA staff member Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, who composed a piece directly inspired by Martin's work.

Each SFMOMA Artcast brings you illuminating audio and video interviews with artists, curators, and visitors as they respond to the works on view and in the museum's collection.