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 thirty years of sculpture by artists born or working in Great Britain. Drawn primarily from the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, the sculptures on view represent divergent approaches to abstraction, including Anthony Caro’s carefully crafted steel forms, an anatomized figure by Antony Gormley, and Tony Cragg’s stacked, architecturally-minded towers. These works call on viewers to explore relationships and responses to art, and to consider the physicality of sensory perceptions as well as the way in which different forms, textures, and materials prompt certain psychological associations. Creating a path through the gallery, the sculptures are gathered together to encourage a feeling of bodily presence within the spaces they shape.

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.

Header image: Installation view of British Sculptors

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, 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.