SFMOMA Artcasts


Title Release Date Artist(s)
American History Redux: Highlighting Untold Stories

Our October episode examines three artists who acknowledge, process, and relive chapters of American history found outside the mainstream narrative. Ann Hamilton, An-My Lê,…

October 2014
From the Archives: Carrie Mae Weems Artist Talk

We have once again sifted through the bulky steel filing cabinets in the SFMOMA offices to bring you another unpublished artist talk from our vast archive of cassette tapes,…

August 2014
Light and Perception

Artists delight in playing with our understanding of the world around us. This episode of SFMOMA Artcasts features artists who use light and architecture to create new experiential…

May 2014
From the archives: Richard Avedon Artist Talk

Tucked away in some bulky steel filing cabinets in the SFMOMA offices there lies a vast archive of cassette tapes, recordings of public programs spanning more than 30 years. The…

April 2014
Mind Benders

In this episode of SFMOMA Artcasts we take a turn toward the conceptual. We begin with an excerpt from a Norton Lecture presented at Harvard University in 1988 by experimental…

March 2014
From the archives: John Baldessari and Sophie Calle

This episode marks the beginning of a series that will dig deep into our media archives. While our building is closed for expansion, the staff at SFMOMA is focusing on reshaping…

February 2014
Stories in the galleries, part 1

For our December Artcast we bring you a story by W. L. Dherin about Fred Tomaselli's painting Field Guides. This recording was made live in the galleries last May, before SFMOMA…

December 2013
Stories in the galleries, part 2

For our December Artcast we bring you a story by Mia Paschal about Jim Dine's painting Blue Clamp. This recording was made live in the galleries last May, before SFMOMA closed…

December 2013
Art in unexpected places

In this episode of SFMOMA Artcasts we visit two of the four site-specific artworks SFMOMA commissioned as part of the 2012 SECA Art Award exhibition. We begin at San…

November 2013
  • Josh Faught,
  • Zarouhie Abdalian
Diving Deep into Beyond Belief

Our October episode takes a virtual tour of Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art, an exhibition co-organized by SFMOMA and the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Three…

October 2013
Conserving Rauschenberg

Our August episode focuses on artist Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) and his Combine painting Collection (1954/1955). We'll hear archival audio of Rauschenberg himself…

August 2013
Goodbye Botta

Our June episode goes back in time to SFMOMA's Countdown Celebration, the final days before the museum closed to begin our expansion project. While the museum was bustling with…

June 2013
The Clock

Our May Artcast examines Christian Marclay's The Clock, a twenty-four-hour masterpiece of appropriation. In this episode we hear from curator of media arts Rudolf Frieling,…

May 2013
Lebbeus Woods

Our April Artcast features three distinct voices speaking about the work of architect Lebbeus Woods: Los Angeles-based architect Thom Mayne; science fiction scholar and Bay Area…

April 2013
Art from South Africa

Our February Artcast centers on the art of South Africa. David Goldblatt, a photographer featured in the exhibition South Africa in Apartheid and After, reflects on the challenges…

February 2013
Johns and DeFeo

Our December Artcast focuses intensely on the careers of Jasper Johns and Jay DeFeo. In 1959 both artists were included in the exhibition Sixteen Americans at the Museum of Modern…

December 2012
Identity and Performance

Our September Artcast focuses on two exhibitions: Cindy Sherman and Stage Presence: Theatricality in Art and Media. First, artist Cindy Sherman talks with her friend, the filmmaker…

September 2012

In this episode we'll examine three game-changers – an exhibition, an artist, and a visionary thinker — that have fed the culture of experimentation in the Bay…

June 2012
"Mark Bradford" Gallery Exploration

Join the artist on a tour of selected works the artist leads visitors on a tour of selected works in the exhibition Mark Bradford. His enlightening commentary about his process and…

April 2012
"Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective" Gallery Exploration

This gallery-by-gallery tour of the exhibition Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective features insights from the artist as well as commentary by SFMOMA curator Lisa Sutcliffe. The…

April 2012
SFMOMA Artcast March 2012

In this episode we hear three artists discuss the role of observation in their work. First, Dora García and two of her volunteer collaborators discuss the experience of…

March 2012
SFMOMA Artcast January 2012

In this episode we'll explore the ways artists relate to reality, either by documenting and responding to shared experience or by creating alternate worlds. First, we'll…

January 2012
SFMOMA Artcast August 2011

In this episode we examine early twentieth-century salon culture. Our story begins with the gatherings of artists and patrons hosted by the Stein family — author Gertrude…

August 2011
SFMOMA Artcast April 2011

When did the museum become a marketplace? In this episode of SFMOMA Artcasts we hear from the artists and workers involved with Stephanie Syjuco's installation ShadowShop

April 2011
SFMOMA Artcast January 2011

In this episode we hear from the artists and curators involved with the exhibitions The More Things Change and Bill Fontana: Sonic Shadows. First up, artist Tacita Dean describes her…

January 2011
SFMOMA Artcast November 2010

This episode features takes on photography's past, present, and future. First up, we bring you an excerpt from "Is Photography Over?" a symposium hosted by SFMOMA in…

November 2010
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…

August 2010
SFMOMA Artcast June 2010

Curators Corey Keller and Sarah Roberts recount the exhibitions and outreach efforts SFMOMA organized during World War II. Artist Allison Smith adds to this story by discussing Arts

June 2010
SFMOMA Artcast March 2010

Catch up with the curators of The Anniversary Show, Janet Bishop, Corey Keller, and Sarah Roberts, as they share a few stories about SFMOMA's founding director, Grace McCann…

March 2010
SFMOMA Artcast June 2009

To get ready for the museum's 75th anniversary in 2010, we'll be presenting a new series of Artcasts that spotlight the collection.  This episode uses the museum's…

June 2009