Between 1962 and 1972, San Francisco–based designer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon created a series of brochures for SFMOMA programs including a Paul Klee exhibition. Klee’s drawings and graphic works, like her own, overlay multiple systems of meaning into visual and written forms. In conversation with an upcoming commission by Stauffacher Solomon in the museum’s public space, this exhibition features a new site-specific “supergraphic” of her typography alongside her recent and historical drawings and complementary compositions by Klee. This presentation places her work properly within the history of modernism and beyond.
Header: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, San Francisco Museum of Art program guide, April 1967, 1967; Collection SFMOMA, gift of the artist, 2015; © Barbara Stauffacher Solomon; photo: Don Ross