SFMOMA staff try out the Paint Possibilities art project in preparation for the Frist Thursday event; photo: Hayley Goebel

Paint Possibilities

Related Exhibition Frank Bowling: The New York Years 1966–1975

Thursday, July 6, 2023

3–7:30 p.m.

Floor 2, Koret Education Center

Free and open to the public; museum admission is not required.

This event takes place on a First Thursday, when museum admission is free for Bay Area residents.

Using an array of unusual materials and techniques and drawing from personal memories and relationships, Frank Bowling paints like no one else. Learn more about the artist’s process, and even try it out yourself, during this hands-on, drop-in activity!

Please note that supplies and space are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The last entry will be at 7:30 p.m.

Accessibility Information

Accessibility accommodations such as American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and assisted listening devices are available upon request 10 business days in advance. Please email publicengagement@sfmoma.org, and we will do our best to fulfill your request.


Major support for Frank Bowling: The New York Years 1966–1975 is provided by Pamela Joyner and Alfred Giuffrida, Diana Nelson and John Atwater, and The Elaine McKeon Endowed Exhibition Fund.

Generous support is provided by The Sheri and Paul Siegel Exhibition Fund and Pat Wilson.

Additional support is provided by Alka and Ravin Agrawal.

This exhibition is co-organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


Major support for First Thursdays is provided by Dana and Bob Emery, Concepción S. and Irwin Federman, and illy.

Generous support is provided by Nancy and Alan Schatzberg.

Additional support is provided by Yerba Buena Community Benefit District.