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Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

Lineage: Paul Klee and Ruth Asawa

July 10, 2021–December 5, 2021
This presentation highlights the affinity between Klee’s compositional approach and Asawa’s explorations of line and shape in works she created at Black Mountain College and in her first years in San Francisco.

Diana Markosian: Santa Barbara

July 3, 2021–December 12, 2021
Markosian pairs staged photographs with a narrative video that weaves together home movies, reenactments, audition footage, and clips from the 1980s soap opera Santa Barbara to reconsider her family’s journey from 1990s post-Soviet Russia to America.

Bay Area Walls

Commissions by Twin Walls Mural Company, Emory Douglas, Leah Rosenberg, Liz Hernández, and more.
Ongoing
Established in 2020, Bay Area Walls is a series of commissions by local artists who actively engage with pressing issues of our time.

Exhibition Reflections

Diana Markosian, Wu Tsang, and Joan Mitchell
October–December 2021
Film at SFMOMA celebrates the work of visionary artists with exhibitions currently on view at the museum.

Joan Mitchell

September 4, 2021–January 17, 2022
A world-premiere retrospective spanning the entire career of a fearless artist, featuring masterpieces of pulsing color, energy, and feeling

One Day at a Time: Susan O’Malley and Leah Rosenberg

May 29, 2021–March 6, 2022
Whether through text, color, or daily rituals, the artists' work is characterized by a belief in art’s ability to affect lives for the better.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Unstable Presence
October 2, 2021–March 6, 2022
Air and water, heartbeats and voices, text and light — these are Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s materials. The artist's participatory installations highlight the unstable relationship between physical presence and the natural and technological spaces we inhabit, and engage our sense of play and agency.

Tatiana Bilbao Estudio

Architecture from Outside In
July 17, 2021–March 27, 2022
Mexico City-based architect considers domesticity from policy to livability. Models and drawings illustrate Bilbao’s extensive research and built works in response to how we live today, including a masterplan for San Francisco’s Hunters Point.

Art of California

Greater than the Sum
May 22, 2021–May 29, 2022
Featuring artworks made from common objects, this exhibition reveals the alchemies that occur in the process of making — and result in works greater than the sum of their parts.

Drawing the Line

Rael San Fratello at the U.S.-Mexico Border
August 21, 2021–June 5, 2022
Conceptual architecture projects for a reimagining of the border and the bridging of cultures and communities it separates.

New Work: Wu Tsang Presents Moved by the Motion

October 16, 2021–June 5, 2022
Enter an experiential sound installation that explores the concept of the B-side, featuring a collage of spoken word poetry, rehearsal recordings, and more.

Julie Mehretu

HOWL, eon (I, II)
Ongoing
Julie Mehretu’s HOWL, eon (I, II) (2017) is an expansive exploration of the American West — its transcendent landscapes and violent colonial history.

Open Ended

Painting and Sculpture, 1900 to Now
Ongoing
This presentation of masterworks and experimental pieces from SFMOMA’s collection of painting and sculptures explores themes that have shaped the history of modern art from the early twentieth century to our own time.

Approaching American Abstraction

Ongoing
This exhibition of selected American artists explores the diverse approaches to abstraction developed since 1950.

German Art After 1960

Ongoing
This exhibition features single-artist galleries devoted to leading German artists such as Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, Sigmar Polke, and Gerhard Richter.

Constellations

Photographs in Dialogue
November 20, 2021–August 21, 2022
This exhibition weaves historical and contemporary voices to tell new stories through the photography collection.  

Contemporary Optics

Olafur Eliasson, Teresita Fernández, and Anish Kapoor
March 19, 2021–October 23, 2022
International artists Olafur Eliasson, Teresita Fernández, and Anish Kapoor explore the interplay of color, light, and human perception in large-scale sculptures inspired by environmental and cosmological phenomena.

Alexander Calder

Dissonant Harmony
July 3, 2021–June 2023
Explore how opposing elements and forces attain symbiosis in this presentation of ten dynamic artworks by Alexander Calder.

Pan American Unity

A Mural by Diego Rivera
June 28, 2021–Summer 2023
A project four years in the making: Diego Rivera's last mural painted in the U.S. moves to SFMOMA for a free-to-see presentation.
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