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Title Release Date Artist(s)
Bill Viola on He Weeps For You: part one

Bill Viola discusses He Weeps For You (1976), one of his earliest video installations.

December 1997
Bill Viola on He Weeps For You: part two

Bill Viola discusses He Weeps For You (1976), one of his earliest video installations.

December 1997
Bill Viola on He Weeps For You: part three

Bill Viola discusses He Weeps For You (1976), one of his earliest video installations.

December 1997
Richard Diebenkorn at Crown Point Press

Richard Diebenkorn working at Crown Point Press in San Francisco.

December 1997
Bill Viola's The Passage

An up-close look at Bill Viola's The Passage (1997).

December 1997
Footage from Bill Viola's The Crossing

Footage from Bill Viola's video installation The Crossing (1996).

December 1997
Dorothea Lange on White Angel Bread Line, San Francisco

Dorothea Lange discusses her photograph White Angel Bread Line, San Francisco (1932).

December 1994
Betye Saar on the black experience in America

Artist Betye Saar discusses the experience of being black in America and considers the ways that her heritage influences her work.

December 1994
Betye Saar on inherited traditions

Artist Betye Saar discusses inherited traditions and the importance of taking personal control of one's destiny.

December 1994
Betye Saar on her artistic process

Artist Betye Saar demonstrates and explains her organic process of art making.

December 1994
Betye Saar on Realm of the Inner Landscape

Artist Betye Saar discusses her work Realm of the Inner Landscape (1991).

December 1994
Betye Saar on In My Solitude

Artist Betye Saar discusses her work In My Solitude (1983).

December 1994
Betye Saar on Unearthing the Future

Artist Betye Saar discusses her work Unearthing the Future (1991).

December 1994
Dorothea Lange on vision and the camera

Dorothea Lange discusses the way the camera teaches people to see.

December 1994
Dorothea Lange on snapshots

Dorothea Lange discusses the snapshot as a photographic form.

December 1994
Edward Weston and the natural world

Explores the influence of the natural world on photographer Edward Weston's work. 

December 1994
Imogen Cunningham on working as a photographer

Imogen Cunningham discusses working as a photographer.

December 1994
Johnny Carson interviews Imogen Cunningham

Johnny Carson interviews photographer Imogen Cunningham on his late-night talkshow.

December 1994
Frida Kahlo in San Francisco

Artist Amalia Mesa-Bains talks about the reception of Frida Kahlo's work in San Francisco.

December 1994
Imogen Cunningham discusses working in the darkroom

Imogen Cunningham talks about her process for developing her work in the darkroom.

December 1994
Imogen Cunningham on photographing flowers

Imogen Cunningham talks about photographing magnolia blossoms.

December 1994
Imogen Cunningham on her early career

Imogen Cunningham discusses her early experiences as a photographer. Part of SFMOMA's multimedia gallery tour Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile.

December 1994
Imogen Cunningham on portrait photography

Imogen Cunningham discusses portrait photography.

December 1994
Joan Brown on going past what you know

Joan Brown talks about the personal growth she has experienced as an artist.

December 1994
Joan Brown discusses her artistic process

Painter Joan Brown discusses her artistic process and working methods.

December 1994
Joan Brown on engaging her audience

Artist Joan Brown discusses her goal of engaging viewers with her large-scale, life-size works. 

December 1994
Joan Brown on swimming in the San Francisco Bay

Artist Joan Brown discusses the ways the experience of swimming in the San Francisco Bay influenced her paintings.

December 1994
The afterlife of Jay DeFeo's The Rose

This video presents the conservation of Jay DeFeo's painting The Rose (1958–66) after 25 years in storage. Accompanied by footage of the artist and commentary about the work.

December 1994
Jay DeFeo on the artists' community in San Francisco in the 1950s

Artist Jay DeFeo describes the social scene that revolved around the apartment she shared with Wally Hedrick on Fillmore Street.

December 1994
Michael McClure on Jay DeFeo's The Rose

Poet Michael McClure shares his reactions to Jay DeFeo's The Rose (1958–66).

December 1994