From Inspiration to Realization, The Curatorial Process

Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 12:00 p.m.

The Schwab Room

When visitors arrive at a museum exhibition, they see the manifestation of months, years, and sometimes decades of curatorial effort. The many steps it has taken to arrive at that point can be just as intriguing as the exhibition itself. In this compelling panel, moderated by SFMOMA's Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs Ruth Berson, a group of San Francisco's most accomplished curators reveal how some of San Francisco's greatest exhibitions were conceived — and the lengths taken to put them together.


Janet Bishop, curator of painting and sculpture, SFMOMA
Gary Garrels, Elise S. Haas Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, SFMOMA
Jens Hoffmann, director, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, California College of the Arts
Constance Lewallen, adjunct curator, Berkeley Art Museum
Moderator: Ruth Berson, deputy museum director of curatorial affairs, SFMOMA

Proceeds from Art Sandwiched In benefit SFMOMA's unique exhibitions and public programming.

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Image: Drew Altizer Photography