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50 Artists: Sarah Roberts on Ellsworth Kelly

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Friday, May 20, 2016, noon

Floor 4, Ellsworth Kelly Galleries

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Sarah Roberts; photo: Katherine Du Tiel

The thousands of artworks at SFMOMA offer countless opportunities to look closely and think deeply about some of the most amazing artists of our time. To celebrate both the artists on view in the newly expanded museum and the creative communities of the Bay Area, 50 Artists invites local artists and creative professionals to share how icons of modern and contemporary art matter to them. This week, SFMOMA’s own Sarah Roberts takes a journey through the work of Ellsworth Kelly.

Sarah Roberts serves as Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at SFMOMA, where she has directed research initiatives on the museum's collection since 2004. She served as primary author and director of the Rauschenberg Research Project, the first online scholarly publication produced by SFMOMA. For the museum’s seventy-fifth anniversary, she co-organized The Anniversary Show and co-edited the accompanying publication. Currently, she is leading a major research project on Ellsworth Kelly and preparing SFMOMA’s presentation of the upcoming Robert Rauschenberg retrospective, as well as overseeing the inaugural presentations of the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at SFMOMA.

​Learn more about Ellsworth Kelly at SFMOMA.

This week, SFMOMA’s own Sarah Roberts takes a journey through the work of Ellsworth Kelly.