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Gallery talk

Shop Talk

Ongoing – See schedule below for details

Free with museum admission.

Museum Tickets

The Shop Talk series sheds light on the specialized work that goes into storing, caring for, and displaying works of art. Join SFMOMA staff in the galleries for insights and anecdotes you won’t hear anywhere else! Check the listings below for upcoming programs and dates.


August 19, 2022 | 1:30 p.m. | Floor 7
Associate Registrar Grace Weiss and Lead Preparators Alexander Cheves and Bink Galbraith on Nairy Baghramian’s Privileged Points.

Hear about the considerations that go into installing a shape-shifting, large-scale sculpture that is meant to look different each time and in each location where it is displayed.
September 29, 2022 | 3 p.m. | Floor 2
Works on Paper Conservator Amanda Hunter Johnson and Assistant Registrar Louis Vargas on Amalia Mesa-Bains’ Venus Envy Chapter I.

Learn what it takes to keep track of an artwork with thousands of pieces and ensure that its fragile, intricate materials stay intact for generations to come.