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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
Ann Hamilton on the inspiration for indigo blue

Ann Hamilton talks about what inspired her installation indigo blue

September 2007
Ann Hamilton on creating indigo blue

Ann Hamilton discusses the research, planning, and installation of indigo blue.

September 2007
Ann Hamilton discusses the meaning of indigo blue

Ann Hamilton considers the meaning and conceptual foundation of her installation indigo blue.

September 2007
Olafur Eliasson on engaging the viewer

Widely heralded as one of the most important artists of his generation, Olafur Eliasson nimbly merges art, science, and natural phenomena to create extraordinary multisensory…

September 2007
Behind-the-scenes in Olafur Eliasson's Studio

Eliasson's studio manager Sebastian Behmann speaks about the production and planning of the artist's works.

September 2007
Madeleine Grynsztejn on Olafur Eliasson's Model Room

Curator Madeleine Grynsztejn discusses Olafur Eliasson's Model Room (2003).

September 2007
Olafur Eliasson discusses his work

Olafur Eliasson explains the problems and themes that most interest him as an artist.

September 2007
Olafur Eliasson on making sense of the world

Widely heralded as one of the most important artists of his generation, Olafur Eliasson nimbly merges art, science, and natural phenomena to create extraordinary multisensory…

September 2007
Olafur Eliasson discusses his studio

Olafur Eliasson discusses the laboratory-like nature of his Berlin studio, where he works with a team of designers and engineers to develop the ideas and experiments that give rise…

September 2007
Olafur Eliasson on temporality

Olafur Eliasson discusses the ways his work addresses temporality.

September 2007
Will Shank on discovering a hidden Picasso

Paintings conservator Will Shank explains the process that led to the discovery of a hidden painting by Pablo Picasso.

January 2007
Why would Picasso hide a painting?

Paintings conservator Will Shank discusses the intentions behind Picasso's hidden painting.

January 2007