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Robert Bechtle: A Retrospective

Explore Bechtle's life and work through lively videos of the artist in his studio as well as photographs, letters, and newspaper clippings from his personal archive. A gallery of…

February 2005
Ana Mendieta's Tallus Mater (Madre Tallo / Stem Mother)

Explore Ana Mendieta's sculpture Tallus Mater (Madre Tallo / Stem Mother) in this segment from Making Sense of Modern Art, an extensive and engaging guide to modern and contemporary…

September 2004
Ed Ruscha: Painting Words

Ed Ruscha, a leader of the West Coast Pop art movement, discusses his influences, the relationship of his paintings to books and photography, and the use of language in his work.

July 2004
Chris Johanson: An Artist at Work

This special multimedia feature documents the creation of Johanson's monumental commission for SFMOMA, The Sunlight of the Spirit Is the Warmth of Love (2004). Includes video of the…

April 2004
Stir Heart, Rinse Heart: Pipilotti Rist

Explore Rist's unique process through interviews with the artist and an in-depth look at her multichannel video installations, known for their lush and saturated colors, hypnotic…

March 2004
The Art of Romare Bearden

Explore Bearden's unique fusion of artistic traditions through archival footage of the artist at work, commentaries on his relationship to jazz musicians Wynton and Branford…

February 2004
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Rene Magritte's Les Valeurs personnelles

Explore René Magritte's painting Les Valeurs personnelles (Personal Values) in this segment from Making Sense of Modern Art, an extensive and engaging guide to modern and…

August 2003
Making Sense of Modern Art: The Early 20th Century

Making Sense of Modern Art offers an extensive and engaging guide to modern and contemporary works in SFMOMA's permanent collection. This section of the program explores the art…

August 2003
Henri Matisse's Femme au chapeau

Explore Henri Matisse's painting Femme au chapeau (Woman with a Hat) in this segment from Making Sense of Modern Art, an extensive and engaging guide to modern and contemporary works…

August 2003
Magritte and Surrealism

Inspired by Freud's recently published insights into the hidden reaches of the unconscious, the Surrealists sought to subordinate the rational mind in favor of the liberation of…

August 2003
Claude Cahun's Untitled (I am training, don't kiss me)

Explore Claude Cahun's photograph Untitled (I am training, don't kiss me) in this segment from Making Sense of Modern Art, an extensive and engaging guide to modern and contemporary…

August 2003
Jackson Pollock's Lucifer

Explore Jackson Pollock's painting Lucifer in this segment from Making Sense of Modern Art. The program's rich-media format enables you to "zoom in" on full-screen details…

July 2003
Jackson Pollock's Guardians of the Secret

Explore Jackson Pollock's painting Guardians of the Secret in this segment from Making Sense of Modern Art, an extensive and engaging guide to modern and contemporary works in…

July 2003
Philip Guston Retrospective

Take an in-depth look at five decades of Guston's exciting career by considering some of his most important paintings, with a particular focus on Back View (1975). Each work is…

June 2003
Pollock and His Time

This feature introduces Jackson Pollock's work and considers his contribution to Abstract Expressionism. As the artist Frank Stella observed, "All the physical making of art…

June 2003
ROY / design series 1

Take an in-depth look at the work of Lindy Roy through interviews with the architect, images of her eclectic and innovative projects, and video of her proposal for the Wind River…

April 2003
Mondrian's Composition with Red, Yellow, and Blue

Explore Piet Mondrian's painting Composition with Red, Yellow, and Blue in this segment from Making Sense of Modern Art, an extensive and engaging guide to modern and contemporary…

March 2003
Piet Mondrian's New York City 2

Explore Piet Mondrian's unfinished painting New York City 2 in this segment from Making Sense of Modern Art, an extensive and engaging guide to modern and contemporary works in…

March 2003
Paul Klee's Versunkenheit (Absorption)

Explore Paul Klee's print Versunkenheit (Absorption) in this segment from Making Sense of Modern Art, an extensive and engaging guide to modern and contemporary works in the museum's…

March 2003
Paul Klee's Rotes Haus

Explore Paul Klee's painting Rotes Haus (Red House) in this segment from Making Sense of Modern Art, an extensive and engaging guide to modern and contemporary works in SFMOMA's…

March 2003
Gerhard Richter: Forty Years of Painting

Investigate Gerhard Richter's views on art and art making, his innovative use of photography, and his interest in abstraction. Curators Robert Storr and Madeleine Grynsztejn…

October 2002
Eva Hesse

Investigate Hesse's working process through this presentation of archival images, excerpts from her notebooks, and insightful commentaries by the artist, her contemporaries, and…

February 2002
Eva Hesse's Sans II

Explore Eva Hesse's sculpture Sans II in this segment from Making Sense of Modern Art, an extensive and engaging guide to modern and contemporary works in SFMOMA's permanent…

February 2002
Eva Hesse's Untitled or Not Yet

Explore Hesse's sculpture Untitled or Not Yet in this segment from Making Sense of Modern Art, an extensive and engaging guide to modern and contemporary works in SFMOMA's permanent…

February 2002
Ansel Adams at 100

Explore the world of ideas behind Ansel Adams's photography through archival footage of the artist at work, audio commentaries by art historians, and words from Adams himself.

This…

August 2001
Manuel Alvarez Bravo's Dos pares de piernas

Explore Manuel Álvarez Bravo's photograph Dos pares de piernas (Two Pairs of Legs) in this segment from Making Sense of Modern Art, an extensive and engaging guide to modern…

May 2001
Frida Kahlo's Frieda y Diego Rivera

Explore Frida Kahlo's painting Frieda y Diego Rivera (Frieda and Diego Rivera) in this segment from Making Sense of Modern Art, an extensive and engaging guide to modern and…

May 2001
Tina Modotti's Convent of Tepotzotlán, Mexico

Explore Tina Modotti's photograph Convent of Tepotzotlán, Mexico in this segment from Making Sense of Modern Art, an extensive and engaging guide to modern and contemporary…

May 2001
Diego Rivera's Cargador de flores

Explore Diego Rivera's painting Cargador de flores (The Flower Carrier ) in this segment from Making Sense of Modern Art, an extensive and engaging guide to modern and contemporary…

May 2001
David Alfaro Siqueiros's Penitenciaría

Explore David Alfaro Siqueiros's painting Penitenciaría (Penitentiary) in this segment from Making Sense of Modern Art, an extensive and engaging guide to modern and…

May 2001