This presentation of modern and contemporary drawings inaugurates the museum’s first space dedicated to works on paper. Part one of a two part exhibition, this gallery will reveal the rich array of drawings, collages, and watercolors pledged to the museum through the Campaign for Art. Encompassing examples of radical abstraction, conceptual restraint, and psychological exploration, these artworks capture the creative possibilities of drawing. The exhibition includes a group of early collages by Ellsworth Kelly; drawings by Arshile Gorky, Jasper Johns, Eva Hesse, and Robert Smithson; and pieces by important Bay Area artists, including Robert Arneson, Jay DeFeo, Jess, and William T. Wiley.
The presenting sponsor of The Campaign for Art exhibitions is
Leadership support is provided by Collectors’ Forum, an SFMOMA art experience group. Major support is provided by the Prospect Creek Foundation. Additional support is provided by Robin Wright and Ian Reeves.