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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
William Kentridge on his film Tide Table

Artist William Kentridge discusses Tide Table (2003), a short film that is part of 9 Drawings for Projection, a series that reveals a narrative of South Africa under apartheid and in…

March 2009
William Kentridge on his process

Artist William Kentridge speaks about his process of repeatedly erasing and reworking charcoal drawings to create his well-known stop-motion animated films, and discusses the…

March 2009
William Kentridge on his characters

Artist William Kentridge discusses Soho and Felix, two of the main characters from his films,  and explains their relationships to common figures in Johannesburg, his…

March 2009
William Kentridge on AIDS and music in South Africa

Artist William Kentridge considers how seemingly simple creative choices, such as the music selected to accompany his films, can speak volumes about the subject matter. 

March 2009
Kerry James Marshall on his Art in the Atrium commission

Art in the Atrium artist Kerry James Marshall explains the stories and strategies behind his mural commission for SFMOMA's atrium. These works use games and puzzles to reveal…

February 2009
Kerry James Marshall on his use of games and puzzles

Artist Kerry James Marshall discusses the ways the visual vocabulary of children's activity books influenced his murals for SFMOMA's atrium.

February 2009
Kerry James Marshall's relationship to art history

Artist Kerry James Marshall discusses his relationship to the Old Masters and considers his inspiration for developing a "rhetoric of blackness" in his painting series

February 2009
Kerry James Marshall on painting in black and white

Artist Kerry James Marshall discusses his decision to paint his later Souvenir paintings in black and white instead of in color, and shares the art historical inspiration for this…

February 2009
Kerry James Marshall's "Requiem to the 1960s"

Artist Kerry James Marshall explains the background of his series Mementos. The paintings and lithographs were inspired by Marshall's memory of 1960s-era souvenirs commemorating…

February 2009
The deinstallation of Sol LeWitt's wall drawings for SFMOMA

Watch as Sol LeWitt's monumental wall drawings disappear from the museum's Haas atrium in this time-lapse video. The paintings (Wall Drawing #935: Color bands in four directions,…

October 2008
Whitney Chadwick on Lee Miller

Whitney Chadwick discusses the photographer Lee Miller and her involvement with Surrealism. 

July 2008
SFMOMA installs Ann Hamilton's indigo blue

Time-lapse footage of the installation of Ann Hamilton's indigo blue at SFMOMA in spring 2007.

September 2007