Celebrating Modern Art

The Anderson Collection
October 7, 2000–February 4, 2001

Over the past thirty-five years Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson have assembled one of the most important private collections of modern and contemporary art in the United States. Celebrating Modern Art honors the Andersons’ remarkable achievement by presenting an overview of the collection to the general public for the first time. This major exhibition, occupying three floors of the Museum, features the preeminent collection of Bay Area residents Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson. Including more than 300 paintings, sculptures and drawings by nearly 140 artists of international renown, such as Jackson Pollock, Alberto Giacometti, Richard Diebenkorn and Mark Rothko, Celebrating Modern Art provides an exciting and diverse overview of a century of artistic achievement and features five areas of focus: the New York School, art in California, contemporary art, modern sculpture and twentieth century drawings.

Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition is supported by the Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Modern Art Council, a Museum auxiliary. Additional generous support is provided by Doris and Donald Fisher, Helen and Charles Schwab, Evelyn D. Haas, Phyllis Wattis, Mimi and Peter Haas, Patricia and William Wilson III, and Elaine McKeon. Media Sponsors: KRON-TV4, BayTV, and SF Gate

David Hockney, Sprungbrett mit Schatten (Paper Pool #14), 1978; Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson Collection