Christopher Bedford, Helen and Charles Schwab Director of SFMOMA; photo: Don Ross
Virtual Event

Livestream Gallery Talk with Christopher Bedford, SFMOMA's Helen and Charles Schwab Director

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022

6–7 p.m.


If you missed this event, watch the full gallery talk on YouTube.

It’s your chance to meet and get to know Christopher Bedford, SFMOMA’s new Helen and Charles Schwab Director. Join us for a livestream gallery talk as he shares some of his favorite Floor 2 works on view.

From December 17, 2022 through May 29, 2023, SFMOMA’s entire Floor 2 galleries will be free for all. We invite you to experience over 62,000 square feet of free-to-see space at SFMOMA installed with inspiring works by both local and international artists.

The gallery talk features the exhibition, Both Teams Played Hard and includes works by Mark Bradford, Paul Pfeiffer, David Huffman, Jeff Koons, Chanell Stone, and David Hammons. Also included in the talk is a work by Mickalene Thomas.

About Christopher Bedford

Christopher Bedford was appointed the Helen and Charles Schwab Director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2022. Bedford is recognized as an innovative and dynamic leader, with a career focused on increasing community engagement and creating programs of national and international impact. Prior to joining SFMOMA, he served as the Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director of The Baltimore Museum of Art (2016–22) and was also appointed as Commissioner for the U.S. Pavilion for the 2017 Venice Biennale, which presented an exhibition of new work by American artist Mark Bradford. Previously, Bedford served as the director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University (2012–16); the chief curator and curator of exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University (2008–12); assistant curator and curatorial assistant in the Department of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2006–08); and consulting curator in the Department of Sculpture and Decorative Arts for the J. Paul Getty Museum (2006–08).
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