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Monsieur Matisse and Mrs. Stein

Matisse biographer Hilary Spurling describes the deep friendship between Henri Matisse and Sarah Stein and the patronage it inspired. Excerpts from letters written at the end of…

May 2011
A Spaniard and an American in Paris

Gary Tinterow, curator at The Metropolitan Museum and co-curator of The Steins Collect, discusses the role Pablo Picasso and Gertrude Stein played in each other's creative lives.…

May 2011
The Steins return to the Bay Area

Janet Bishop, SFMOMA curator and co-curator of The Steins Collect, tells the story of Sarah and Michael Stein's return to the Bay Area and their collection's impact on the…

May 2011
Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July on Learning to Love You More

Artists Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July discuss the types of assignments they created for participants in their collaborative online project, Learning to Love You More.

November 2010
Inside Sonic Shadows

Artist Bill Fontana discusses his sound installation Sonic Shadows, commissioned by SFMOMA, and takes the viewer on a tour of its source: the museum's boiler room.

November 2010
Stephanie Syjuco on art and institutional critique

Artist Stephanie Syjuco discusses the relationship between her project Shadowshop and the museum.

November 2010
Rosana Castrillo Díaz on finding meaning in the everyday

Artist Rosana Castrillo Díaz sheds light on the special moments that drive her work.

November 2010
Vik Muniz on his series Best of Life

Photographer Vik Muniz discusses the importance of images in our culture.

November 2010
Douglas Gordon on working with elephants

Artist Douglas Gordon discusses his video installation, Play Dead; Real Time (2003).

November 2010
Is Photography Over?: Introduction

Introduction: Neal Benezra, Sandra S. Phillips, and Dominic Willsdon

Given the nature of contemporary art practice, the condition of visual culture, the advent of new technologies,…

October 2010
Is Photography Over?: Day One, Part One

Participants: Peter Galassi, Blake Stimson, Joel Snyder, Douglas Nickel, Vince Aletti, Corey Keller, and Philip-Lorca diCorcia; moderated by Dominic Willsdon and Erin O'Toole

Given…

October 2010
Is Photography Over?: Day One, Part Two

Participants: Trevor Paglen, George Baker, Walead Beshty, Jennifer Blessing, Geoff Dyer, and Charlotte Cotton; moderated by Dominic Willsdon and Erin O'Toole

Given the nature of…

October 2010
Is Photography Over?: Day Two, Part One

Participants: Peter Galassi, Blake Stimson, Joel Snyder, Douglas Nickel, Vince Aletti, Corey Keller, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Trevor Paglen, George Baker, Walead Beshty, Jennifer…

October 2010
Is Photography Over?: Day Two, Part Two

Participants: Peter Galassi, Blake Stimson, Joel Snyder, Douglas Nickel, Vince Aletti, Corey Keller, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Trevor Paglen, George Baker, Walead Beshty, Jennifer…

October 2010
Helène Aylon on her process

Artist Helène Aylon describes the creation of her linseed oil works and how they tie to feminism.

October 2010
Is Photography Over?: Day Two, Part Three

Participants: Peter Galassi, Blake Stimson, Joel Snyder, Douglas Nickel, Vince Aletti, Corey Keller, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Trevor Paglen, George Baker, Walead Beshty, Jennifer…

October 2010
Wright Morris: Clara, Holy Things, and House or Ark

American novelist, photographer, and essayist Wright Morris reads prose poem accompaniments to selected photographs from his works The Home Place (1948), The Inhabitants (1946), and

September 2010
Wright Morris: God's Country, End of the World, Grain Elevators, and Cover the People

American novelist, photographer, and essayist Wright Morris reads prose poem accompaniments to selected photographs from his works The Home Place (1948), The Inhabitants (1946), and

September 2010
Wright Morris: Dear Son Have Moved, Eddie Cahow, and Model T

American novelist, photographer, and essayist Wright Morris reads prose poem accompaniments to selected photographs from his works The Home Place (1948), The Inhabitants (1946), and

September 2010
Wright Morris: Abandoned House, Ed's Room, and Robin Hood

American novelist, photographer, and essayist Wright Morris reads prose poem accompaniments to selected photographs from his works The Home Place (1948), The Inhabitants (1946), and

September 2010
An-My Lê on her series Small Wars

Photographer An-My Lê discusses her series Small Wars, based on reenactments of the Vietnam War.

September 2010
Reimagining SFMOMA: Four architects

In May 2010, SFMOMA named four firms as finalists in the search for an architect to collaborate on the museum's expansion. In this short film, you'll hear from SFMOMA Director Neal…

June 2010
Donald G. Fisher on collecting and museums

In this excerpt from an oral history interview, the late Don Fisher recounts how he and his wife Doris came to build  their extraordinary art collection and describes his…

June 2010
Chuck Close: Why portraits?

Artist Chuck Close remembers the American art scene of the 1960s, a time when sculpture ruled and many considered it "dumb to paint," and explains why he chose to focus…

June 2010
Philip Guston at work in his studio

Artist Philip Guston discusses his paintings while at work in his studio.

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

June 2010
Louise Bourgeois on Spiders

Throughout her long career, sculptor Louise Bourgeois was known for haunting, biomorphic forms that communicated themes from her inner life and family history. A longtime…

June 2010
Robert Rauschenberg pays tribute to John Cage

Artist Robert Rauschenberg presents his sculptural tribute to John Cage in the SFMOMA galleries with former SFMOMA director David Ross and curator Walter Hopps. Part of SFMOMA's…

March 2010
David Ireland at 500 Capp Street

Bay Area conceptual artist David Ireland is widely admired for installations and sculptures made with humble materials that he accumulated over time. His best known work of art is…

September 2009
Form, growth, behavior: The making of P_Wall

Andrew Kudless discusses P_Wall, a 45-foot-long wall installation composed of undulating, bulbous forms. Kudless demonstrates the techniques used to create the work at his design…

August 2009
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Teresita Fernandez on the making of Fire

Teresita Fernandez discusses the ideas and inspiration behind her 2005 alluring sculpture "Fire," made of dyed silk yarn.

July 2009