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David Wilson on Frog Woman Rock

Artist David Wilson describes Frog Woman Rock, the sixteen-foot-high ink drawing that he created in a eucalyptus grove in the Presidio for his SFMOMA commission Arrivals, part of the…

November 2013
  • David Wilson
Alec Soth on photographing "the cloud" in Silicon Valley

Photographer Alec Soth describes the process of completing his recent commission for SFMOMA, a series of photographs of Silicon Valley.

Soth's Silicon Valley was created for

November 2013
Chris Johanson on making public sculpture

Artist Chris Johanson discusses his passion for public sculpture, and describes his approach toward making one particularly playful work — a giant inflatable question mark.

November 2013
Mike Mills on Los Altos's stories of the past and the future

Artist and filmmaker Mike Mills describes his process of capturing stories of the past and the future in Los Altos, CA.

Mills created a three-part work about the past, present, and…

November 2013
  • Mike Mills
David Wilson on Arrivals

Artist David Wilson reflects on his SFMOMA commission, a series of six self-guided journeys to outdoor sites throughout San Francisco. The project begins at a trailhead on Third…

September 2013
  • David Wilson
Josh Faught on BE BOLD For What You Stand For, BE CAREFUL For What You Fall For

Artist Josh Faught reflects on his SFMOMA commission, a constellation of sculptures that respond to the architecture and history of the Neptune Society Columbarium in San…

September 2013
  • Josh Faught
Zarouhie Abdalian on Occasional Music

Artist Zarouhie Abdalian reflects on her SFMOMA commission, a sound installation featuring brass bells that have been programmed to ring simultaneously from rooftops radiating out…

September 2013
  • Zarouhie Abdalian
Jonn Herschend on Stories from the Evacuation

Artist Jonn Herschend reflects on his SFMOMA commission, a short film shot on location at the museum prior to the building's recent closure for expansion. The project takes the…

September 2013
Trailer for Stories from the Evacuation

A trailer for artist Jonn Herschend's SFMOMA-commissioned film Stories from the Evacuation (2013). The film will premiere online at sfmoma.org/stories as part of 2012 SECA Art

August 2013
Breaking Ground on the New SFMOMA

To herald the start of construction on our new 225,000-square-foot Snøhetta-designed expansion, SFMOMA held a groundbreaking ceremony on May 29, 2013. Some 300 supporters…

July 2013
Time-Lapse: Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field

Installing Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field took three and half weeks of work and required 10 riggers, two crane drivers and a forklift, as each steel sculpture weighs between 30,000…

July 2013
Robert Rauschenberg discusses Automobile Tire Print at SFMOMA, May 6, 1999

In 1999, Menil Collection curator Walter Hopps and SFMOMA Director David A. Ross interviewed Rauschenberg in the SFMOMA galleries during an exhibition featuring fourteen major…

July 2013
Robert Rauschenberg discusses Collection at SFMOMA, May 6, 1999

In 1999, Menil Collection curator Walter Hopps and SFMOMA Director David A. Ross interviewed Rauschenberg in the SFMOMA galleries during an exhibition featuring fourteen major…

July 2013
Video documenting SFMOMA conservation treatment of Robert Rauschenberg's Collection, 2012

In 2012, SFMOMA paintings conservator Paula De Cristofaro replaced the fabric veil over the mirror in Collection for a second time. A 1999 replacement made with fabric dyed by…

July 2013
Robert Rauschenberg discusses Erased de Kooning Drawing at SFMOMA, May 6, 1999

In 1999, Menil Collection curator Walter Hopps and SFMOMA Director David A. Ross interviewed Rauschenberg in the SFMOMA galleries during an exhibition featuring fourteen major…

July 2013
Jess Kreglow demonstrates the movable elements of Untitled (Elemental Sculpture) [steel flange and stone]

Jess Kreglow, a member of SFMOMAs installations team, manipulates Robert RauschenbergUntitled (Elemental Sculpture) [steel flange and stone] (ca.…

July 2013
Conservation video relating to Robert Rauschenberg's Untitled [glossy black painting], 2012

In 2012, SFMOMA conservators Amanda Hunter Johnson and Paula De Cristofaro tested different papers and painting techniques that replicate the surface effects of Robert…

July 2013
Robert Rauschenberg discusses Mother of God at SFMOMA, May 6, 1999

In 1999, Menil Collection curator Walter Hopps and SFMOMA Director David A. Ross interviewed Rauschenberg in the SFMOMA galleries during an exhibition featuring fourteen major…

July 2013
Robert Rauschenberg discusses Scanning at SFMOMA, May 6, 1999

In 1999, Menil Collection curator Walter Hopps and SFMOMA Director David A. Ross interviewed Rauschenberg in the SFMOMA galleries during an exhibition featuring fourteen major…

July 2013
Robert Rauschenberg discusses Trophy IV (for John Cage) at SFMOMA, May 6, 1999

In 1999, Menil Collection curator Walter Hopps and SFMOMA Director David A. Ross interviewed Rauschenberg in the SFMOMA galleries during an exhibition featuring fourteen major…

July 2013
Robert Rauschenberg activates Trophy IV (for John Cage) during a 1999 interview at SFMOMA

Robert Rauschenberg activates Trophy IV (for John Cage) during a 1999 interview at SFMOMA.

July 2013
Robert Rauschenberg discusses White Painting [three panel] at SFMOMA, May 6, 1999

In 1999, Menil Collection curator Walter Hopps and SFMOMA Director David A. Ross interviewed Rauschenberg in the SFMOMA galleries during an exhibition featuring fourteen major…

July 2013
Time-lapse video of Robert Rauschenberg's White Painting [three panel], SFMOMA, 2010

This time-lapse video shows how SFMOMA visitors interacted with Robert Rauschenberg's White Painting [three panel] (1951) during a one-week period when the work was…

July 2013
Gu Wenda on united nations—babel of the millennium

Artist Gu Wenda reflects on united nations—babel of the millennium, the site-specific installation he created for SFMOMA, and explains how his art unifies races and unites…

June 2013
Gu Wenda describes his artistic process

Chinese artist Gu Wenda explains how he uses human hair and Elmer's Glue to create the translucent panels that compose his installation united nations—babel of the

May 2013
Mark di Suvero on his love of bridges

Artist Mark di Suvero reflects on passing under the Golden Gate Bridge when he first arrived in this country as an immigrant. From that moment on, bridges have held special…

May 2013
Mark di Suvero's path to steel

Sculptor Mark di Suvero describes the evolution of his art practice, from his early wood carvings to his recent works made with salvaged steel and steel I-beams.

Eight of Mark di…

May 2013
Mark di Suvero at work in the steel yard

Artist Mark di Suvero discusses the joy he derives from the process of creating his large-scale sculptures.

Eight of Mark di Suvero's sculptures will be on view at San…

May 2013
SFMOMA On the Go

It's true — our building will temporarily close on June 2, 2013 as we begin construction on our major expansion project. But don't worry; between now and our reopening…

May 2013
"Too Much Is Enough": A Talk on Garry Winogrand

Tod Papageorge began to photograph in 1962, during his last semester as a student in literature at the University of New Hampshire. By 1966 he had moved to New York City and been…

April 2013