Audio Commentaries

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Title Release Date Artist(s)
Gary Garrels discusses the truisms that inspire Jenny Holzer's work

Curator Gary Garrels considers the truisms explored by artist Jenny Holzer.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
Bob Fisher and Neal Benezra introduce the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection

SFMOMA Trustee Bob Fisher and Director Neal Benezra discuss the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection and its summer 2010 debut at SFMOMA, Calder to Warhol.

Part of Making Sense of

June 2010
Gary Garrels on Ellsworth Kelly's early work

Curator Gary Garrels discusses line, form, and color in the work of artist Ellsworth Kelly.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
Gary Garrels on Ellsworth Kelly's relief works

Curator Gary Garrels on artist Ellsworth Kelly's use of relief in his later paintings.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
Gary Garrels on Ellsworth Kelly's Stele I

Curator Garry Garrels discusses artist Ellsworth Kelly's Stele I. This monumental work can be seen in SFMOMA's Rooftop Garden, on the fifth floor of the museum.

Part of Making Sense

June 2010
Guest Take: A musical response to Kelly's Stele I

Cellist Zöe Keating responds to Ellsworth Kelly's Stele I with a musical compostion, Monolith (Stele I).

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia…

June 2010
Michael Auping on Anselm Kiefer

Curator Michale Auping considers Anselm Kiefer's interest in post-war German identity.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
Sol LeWitt, Tom Marioni, and Gary Garrels on conceptual art

Artists Sol LeWitt and Tom Marioni and curator Gary Garrels discuss LeWitt's wall drawings and the birth of conceptual art.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's…

June 2010
Roy Lichtenstein in his own words

Artist Roy Lichtenstein explains the influence of comic book illustration on his work.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
John Zarobell and Roy Lichtenstein on Pop art

Curator John Zarobell and artist Roy Lichtenstein offer their takes on the Pop art movement and Lichtenstein's Radio.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld…

June 2010
John Zarobell on Roy Lichtenstein's Figures with Sunset

Curator John Zarobell explores art historical references in Roy Lichtenstein's painting Figures with Sunset.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia…

June 2010
Richard Long on his stone circles

Artist Richard Long discusses his stone circles.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
Richard Long on his use of ancient forms and materials

Artist Richard Long discusses the geometric forms and natural materials that he employs in his sculptures.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia…

June 2010
Brice Marden on how to look at painting

Artist Brice Marden explains his approach to looking at painting.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
Agnes Martin on beauty

Artist Agnes Martin discusses beauty, life, and art.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
Agnes Martin gives advice to young artists

Artist Agnes Martin shares words of wisdom with young artists at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Excerpted from a lecture she delivered in 1987.

Part of Making Sense

June 2010
Gary Garrels on Minimal art

Curator Gary Garrels explains the formation of the Minimal art movement and discusses the work of artists Donald Judd and Carl Andre.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile,…

June 2010
John Zarobell on Isamu Noguchi's Shodo Flowing

Curator John Zarobell discusses the calligraphic references in Isamu Noguchi's sculpture Shodo Flowing.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
Kara Walker Gallery Exploration

Hear curator Gary Garrels in conversation with artist Kara Walker about her 1999 work No mere words can Adequately reflect the Remorse this Negress feels at having been Cast into

May 2010
Robert Rauschenberg on Trophy IV (For John Cage)

Artist Robert Rauschenberg discusses the series of five "Trophy" works he created in honor of fellow artists. Part of SFMOMA's multimedia gallery tour Making Sense of

March 2010
SFMOMA curators on James Rosenquist

Curators John Zarobell and Gary Garrels discuss Rosenquist's language of symbols. Part of SFMOMA's multimedia gallery tour Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile.

March 2010
A musical response to Rosenquist's Leaky Ride for Dr. Leakey

San Francisco–based cello/vocal duo LOOP!STATION responds to Rosenquist's painting. Part of SFMOMA's multimedia gallery tour, Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile.

March 2010
Leslie Shows on the making of Two Ways to Organize

Artist Leslie Shows discusses her art practice and the painting of Two Ways to Organize. Part of SFMOMA's multimedia gallery tour Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile.

March 2010
Janet Bishop on Matisse's Femme au Chapeau

Curator Janet Bishop describes the scandalizing debut of Matisse's painting at the 1905 Salon d'Automne in Paris. Part of SFMOMA's multimedia gallery tour Making Sense

March 2010
Imogen Cunningham in her own words

An introductory overview of the work of the photographer Imogen Cunningham. Part of SFMOMA's multimedia gallery tour Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile.

March 2010
Edward Weston on Photographing Peppers

In this excerpt from Weston's daybooks, the photographer recounts the making of his pepper still lifes. Part of SFMOMA's multimedia gallery tour Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile.

March 2010
Neal Benezra on Clyfford Still

SFMOMA director Neal Benezra shares his personal connection to Clyfford Still's Untitled [formerly Self-Portrait]. Part of SFMOMA's multimedia gallery tour Making Sense of Modern Art

March 2010
Kerry James Marshall on Painting the Founding Fathers

Art in the Atrium artist Kerry James Marshall lends his voice to this audio guide, which explores the museum's new mural commission. In this stop Marshall explains the mural…

February 2009
Kerry James Marshall on Visual Games and Puzzles

Art in the Atrium artist Kerry James Marshall lends his voice to this audio guide, which explores the museum's new mural commission. In this stop Marshall talks about his use…

February 2009
Brought to Light Gallery Exploration Guide

In this gallery exploration guide associate curator of photography Corey Keller takes us through the exhibition Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840-1900, which…

November 2008