Current Exhibitions

Thought Pieces

1970s Photographs by Lew Thomas, Donna-Lee Phillips, and Hal Fischer
January 4, 2020–November 1, 2020
Active in San Francisco in the 1970s and early ‘80s, the three artists featured in this exhibition explored the relationship between photography and language.

Elemental Calder

February 16, 2019–November 22, 2020
This exhibition explores the way the natural world, such as the movement of the sea and the swaying of the wind, provided subject matter and inspiration for many of Alexander Calder’s mobiles.

Bay Area Walls

Erina Alejo, Marcela Pardo Ariza and Juan Carlos Rodríguez Rivera, Adrian L. Burrell, Liz Hernández, Muzae Sesay, and Twin Walls Mural Company
New commissions by Erina Alejo, Marcela Pardo Ariza and Juan Carlos Rodríguez Rivera, Adrian L. Burrell, Liz Hernández, Muzae Sesay, and Twin Walls Mural Company consider the pandemic and unfolding crises of 2020 and their impact on Bay Area communities.

David Park and His Circle

The Drawing Sessions
October 4, 2020–January 18, 2021
In the 1950s, David Park and his artistic circle held weekly figure drawing sessions. A selection of graphite, ink, and gouache drawings, featuring male and female models, reveal the dynamic and experimental nature of these meetings.

David Park

A Retrospective
October 4, 2020–January 18, 2021
David Park’s boldly executed 1950s Bay Area Figurative canvases form the heart of this exhibition encompassing the arc of his career, from tightly controlled paintings from the 1930s to final works on paper from 1960.

Future Histories: Theaster Gates and Cauleen Smith

October 17, 2020–May 23, 2021
Bringing together the work of two interdisciplinary artists, this presentation centers on video projections that each take archival magazine photography as a departure point.

Julie Mehretu

HOWL, eon (I, II)
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
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.

Pop, Minimal, and Figurative Art

This exhibition of works from the 1960s and beyond features Pop and Minimal artists, as well as the work of key figures exploring the human form as subject.

Approaching American Abstraction

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

German Art After 1960

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