Installation view of British Sculptors
Exhibition

British Sculptors

The Fisher Collection

May 14, 2016–September 3, 2017

Floor 5

This exhibition brings together more than forty years of sculpture by artists born or working in Great Britain. Drawn from the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, the presentation begins with works by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, who established a footing for British abstract sculpture in the first half of the twentieth century. Many of the artists share Hepworth and Moore’s interest in the fluidity of boundaries between interior and exterior spaces and surfaces. The volumes, voids, and undulating surfaces of the selected sculptures reflect the natural world and encourage viewers to move around them, interacting with the forms from a variety of angles.

Installation of the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at SFMOMA is supported in part by the Henry Luce Foundation and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Entry to this exhibition is included with general admission. Tickets are available now; advance online purchase is highly recommended.

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Exhibition Preview

  • A human figure emerges amidst a swarm of interconnected steel rods

    Antony Gormley, Quantum Cloud VIII, 1999; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Antony Gormley; photo: courtesy Jay Jopling / White Cube

  • Artwork image, Henry Moore, Working Model for 'Oval with Points'

    Henry Moore, Working Model for 'Oval with Points', 1968-1969; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © The Henry Moore Foundation. All Rights Reserved, DACS / www.henry-moore.org; photo: Ian Reeves

  • Artwork image, Tony Cragg, Guglie

    Tony Cragg, Guglie, 1987; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Tony Cragg / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; photo: courtesy Tony Cragg

Related Publication

Published in conjunction with the museum’s reopening, this book highlights key works from the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, and includes texts by Neal Benezra and Gary Garrels.