David Park, Crowd of Seven, 1960; private collection; © Estate of David Park; courtesy Natalie Park Schutz, Helen Park Bigelow, and Hackett Mill, San Francisco
Free, Special Event, Talks

David Park: 7x7

Thursday, Jan 14, 2021

5 p.m. PST


Free and open to the public.

Join us for 49+ minutes of art, insights, and mem­ories at David Park: 7×7. In this online program, our seven distinguished guests will have the (virtual) floor for seven minutes each to reflect on a work by the late David Park (1911–1960), best known as the originator of Bay Area Figurative Art.


Helen Park Bigelow, daughter of David Park; author of the memoir David Park, Painter: Nothing Held Back

Nancy Boas, author of the biography David Park: A Painter’s Life

Gretchen Diebenkorn Grant, daughter of artist Richard Diebenkorn

Corey Keller, curator of photography, SFMOMA; exhibition catalogue contributor

Francis Mill, artist; gallerist at Hackett Mill, representing the estate of David Park

Belinda Tate, executive director, Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts

Wayne Thiebaud, artist

Janet Bishop (moderator), Thomas Weisel Family Chief Curator and Curator of Painting and Sculpture, SFMOMA; lead curator of David Park: A Retrospective

Organized by SFMOMA, David Park: A Retrospective is the first major museum exhibition of Park’s work in three decades. Further, it is the first to examine the full arc of the artist’s career — from his Social Realist efforts of the 1930s to his final works on paper in 1960 — with an emphasis on his lush, powerfully expressive canvases of the human experience from the 1950s.

In keeping with city and county safety measures, SFMOMA is currently closed. Learn more here.