50 Artists

Friday, May 20, 2016 – Friday, May 12, 2017

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, join us for 50 Artists, an exciting new program taking place every Friday at noon for fifty weeks. Each week, a local artist, designer, maker, thinker, performer, or writer shares how an icon of modern and contemporary art matters to them. We’ll explore fifty key artists in the form of short talks, conversations, poems, songs, jokes, eulogies, and more throughout the museum.

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50 Artists: Corey Keller on Sohei Nishino
Friday, November 4, 2016, Noon
Head shot, Corey Keller
50 Artists: Kent Roberts on Richard Serra
Friday, November 18, 2016, Noon
Photograph of Kent Roberts looking out at the ocean
50 Artists: Rebecca Goldfarb on David Ireland
Friday, December 2, 2016, Noon
Black and white photograph of Rebecca Goldfarb
50 Artists: Laura E. Pérez on Ana Mendieta
Friday, December 9, 2016, Noon
A woman with glasses sits at a table in a courtyard
50 Artists: Tanya Zimbardo on Runa Islam
Friday, December 16, 2016, Noon
SFMOMA staff portrait, Tanya Zimbardo
50 Artists: Jonn Herschend on Susan O’Malley
Friday, January 6, 2017, Noon
Portrait of Jonn Herschend
50 Artists: Emily Hamilton on Doris Salcedo
Friday, January 13, 2017, Noon
SFMOMA staff portrait, Emily Hamilton
50 Artists: Jenifer K. Wofford on Wayne Thiebaud
Friday, January 20, 2017, Noon
Portrait of Jenifer Woff
50 Artists: Chip Lord on Tomás Saraceno
Friday, January 27, 2017, Noon
Portrait of Chip Lord
50 Artists: Steve Dye on William Kentridge
Friday, February 3, 2017, Noon
SFMOMA staff portrait, Steve Dye
50 Artists: Shinichi Iova-Koga on Eikoh Hosoe
Friday, February 10, 2017, Noon
Portrait of Shinichi Iova-Koga
50 Artists: Julia Goodman on Amanda Ross-Ho
Friday, February 17, 2017, Noon
A blonde woman, Julia Goodman, stands in front of a backlit, patterned red wall
50 Artists: Jessalyn Aaland on Sister Corita Kent
Friday, February 24, 2017, Noon
Portrait of Jessalyn Aaland
50 Artists: Indira Allegra on Martin Puryear
Friday, March 3, 2017, Noon
Black and white photograph of a woman, Indira Allegra, in profile looking out a bright window
50 Artists: Erica Gangsei on Will Rogan
Friday, March 10, 2017, Noon
SFMOMA staff portrait, Erica Gangsei
50 Artists: Linde B. Lehtinen on Hilla and Bernd Becher
Friday, March 17, 2017, Noon
SFMOMA staff portrait, Linde B. Lehtinen
50 Artists: Jimenez Lai
Friday, March 24, 2017, Noon
Portrait of Jimenez Lai
50 Artists: Claudia La Rocco on Lutz Bacher
Friday, March 31, 2017, Noon
SFMOMA staff portrait, Claudia La Rocco
50 Artists: Jess Genevieve Bailey and Danny Smith on Agnes Martin
Friday, April 7, 2017, Noon
Portrait of Jess Genevieve Bailey and Danny Smith
50 Artists: Frank Smigiel on Alice Neel
Friday, April 14, 2017, Noon
SFMOMA staff portrait, Frank Smigiel
50 Artists: Stella Lochman on David Hockney
Friday, April 21, 2017, Noon
A woman stands against a wall holding voluminous bouquets of paper flowers
50 Artists: Janet Bishop on Richard Diebenkorn
Friday, April 28, 2017, Noon
A smiling blonde woman in glasses stands against a bright background
50 Artists: Megan Brian on Andrea Geyer
Friday, May 5, 2017, Noon
A woman with curly red hair and wire-rimmed glasses sits looking at the camera
50 Artists: Christo Oropeza on John Bankston
Friday, May 12, 2017, Noon
SFMOMA staff portrait, Christo Oropeza
50 Artists: Jordan Stein and Lindsey White on Robert Colescott
Friday, May 19, 2017, Noon
A photobooth image of a seated woman and man