Photo: Katherine du Tiel
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.


November 18, 2022 | 1:30 p.m. | Floor 5
Director of Library and Archives David Senior and Reference Librarian Abby Bridge on You Are Invited.

Examine original ephemera — such as invitations, posters, and more — related to artists on view on Floor 5 and learn how SFMOMA’s Library + Archives collects and safeguards these historic materials.
January 20, 2023 | 1:30 p.m. | Floor 3
Associate Photography Conservator Michelle Kloehn and Museum Preparator II Claire LaMont on Meghann Riepenhoff’s Littoral Drift Nearshore #209, 2015

Learn about the breathtaking process, unique installation requirements, and conservation questions behind Meghann Riepenhoff’s monumental photographs.
March 17, 2023 | 1:30 p.m. | Floor 3
Habitat Horticulture staff on The Living Wall, Floor 3

Hear how Habitat Horticulture gardeners maintain the 37 native California plant species that occupy the 150-foot length of The Living Wall.