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Upcoming Exhibition

Amy Sherald: American Sublime

November 16, 2024–March 9, 2025
Member Previews November 14–16
Floor 4
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The largest and most comprehensive presentation of Amy Sherald’s work to date, American Sublime will bring together more than 45 paintings made from 2007 to the present — from her poetic early portraits to the incisive, moving figure paintings for which she is best known. Iconic portraits of Michelle Obama and Breonna Taylor — arguably the most recognizable and impactful paintings made in the U.S. in the last 50 years — will be joined by early works never or rarely seen by the public and new works created specifically for the exhibition, on view for the first time. Another highlight of the exhibition is For Love, and for Country (2022), a landmark painting recently acquired by SFMOMA for its permanent collection.

“Her approach goes beyond portraiture to enact new conditions for seeing, feeling, and understanding shared humanity.”
— Sarah Roberts, curator of Amy Sherald: American Sublime.

Exhibition Preview

Amy Sherald, For Love, and for Country, 2022; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Amy Sherald; photo: Joseph Hyde, courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
Amy Sherald, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama, 2018; National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; © National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; photo: Joseph Hyde, courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
Amy Sherald, Precious Jewels by the Sea, 2019; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2020.2 © Amy Sherald; photo: Joseph Hyde, courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
Amy Sherald, Breonna Taylor, 2020; private collection; © Amy Sherald; photo: Joseph Hyde, courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth 

Lead support for Amy Sherald: American Sublime is provided by the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund and Diana Nelson and John Atwater.

Major support is provided by Sir Deryck and Lady Va Maughan, Katie and Matt Paige, and Shelagh Rohlen in memory of Tom Rohlen.

Significant support is provided by Maria Manetti Shrem and Jan Shrem, Jessica Moment, Deborah and Kenneth Novack, and Sonja Hoel Perkins and Jonathan Perkins.

Meaningful support is provided by Alka and Ravin Agrawal, Dolly and George Chammas, Jessica and Matt Farron, Maryellen and Frank Herringer, Alison Pincus, Komal Shah and Gaurav Garg, Gary Steele and Steven Rice, and Barbara and Stephan Vermut.

Meaningful support is also provided by Fashion Partner Max Mara.

Header image: Amy Sherald, For Love, and for Country, 2022 (detail); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Amy Sherald; photo: Joseph Hyde, courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth