On January 18, 2010, SFMOMA marked its 75th year as a pioneering force in art, locally and globally. From mounting Jackson Pollock’s first solo museum exhibition in 1945 to exhibiting vernacular photographs and championing the emerging Mission School scene in the mid-1990s, SFMOMA has consistently broken new ground, expanding the conventional wisdom of what an art museum should present and collect. The Anniversary Show brings together more than four hundred works from the collection, highlighting moments when the history of the museum has intersected meaningfully with the history of art.
The Anniversary Show is presented by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as part of 75 Years of Looking Forward, a series of exhibitions and events organized in celebration of the museum’s anniversary. Major support is provided by the Koret Foundation and the Evelyn D. Haas Exhibition Fund. Additional support is provided by Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners. Promotional support is provided by Gap. Media sponsors: KGO-TV, San Francisco Chronicle | SFGate, and San Francisco magazine. The St. Regis San Francisco is the official hotel of the 75th anniversary.