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Haas, Jr. Atrium, Floor 1

Cars from the 2022 Soapbox Derby at McLaren Park

Apr 18, 2022–May 06, 2022
Floor 4

Nature × Humanity

Oxman Architects
Feb 19, 2022–May 15, 2022
Floor 4

Tauba Auerbach — S v Z

Dec 18, 2021–May 01, 2022
Floor 7

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Unstable Presence
Oct 02, 2021–Mar 06, 2022
Online and In-Person

Exhibition Reflections

Diana Markosian, Wu Tsang, and Joan Mitchell
October–December 2021
Floor 5

Joan Mitchell

Sept 04, 2021–Jan 17, 2022
Online

CROSSROADS Film Festival Highlight

People on Sunday
September 1–30, 2021
Floor 6

Tatiana Bilbao Estudio

Architecture from Outside In
July 17, 2021–Mar 27, 2022
Floor 2

Lineage: Paul Klee and Ruth Asawa

July 10, 2021–Dec 05, 2021
Floor 3

Diana Markosian: Santa Barbara

July 03, 2021–Dec 12, 2021
Online

Dances for Camera: Merce Cunningham, Nam June Paik, John Sanborn

Related exhibition: Nam June Paik
June–August 2021
Floor 2

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

May 29, 2021–Mar 06, 2022
Floor 4

Nam June Paik

May 08, 2021–Oct 03, 2021
Floor 4

New Work: Charles Gaines

Mar 06, 2021–Sept 12, 2021
Floor 3

Close to Home

Creativity in Crisis
Mar 06, 2021–Sept 05, 2021
Floor 3

Off the Wall

Mar 06, 2021–Aug 22, 2021
Online

Assembly of Images

On Histories of Race and Representation
February–April 2021
Film still depicting a discolored graphic of a man in a boxing stance wearing a shirt with a gorilla on it.
Online

No Time to Rest!

November 11-December 22, 2020
Portion of an animated movie poster depicting a woman wearing a red bandana holding a red flag that reads "Every woman's success is all of our success." - Marcia Tucker
Floor 7

Future Histories: Theaster Gates and Cauleen Smith

Oct 17, 2020–July 18, 2021
Floor 4

David Park

A Retrospective
October 4, 2020–January 18, 2021
Floor 2

David Park and His Circle

The Drawing Sessions
October 4, 2020–January 18, 2021
Floor 3

Dawoud Bey

An American Project
Feb 15, 2020–Oct 12, 2020
Floor 3, Architecture + Design Gallery

Lebbeus Woods

Einstein Tomb
Jan 18, 2020–May 09, 2021
Floor 3

Elad Lassry

Jan 04, 2020–May 10, 2020
Floor 3

Thought Pieces

1970s Photographs by Lew Thomas, Donna-Lee Phillips, and Hal Fischer
Jan 04, 2020–Nov 01, 2020
Floor 4

New Work: Nevin Aladağ

Dec 07, 2019–Aug 23, 2020
Floor 2, Koret Education Center

Printed Publics

Contemporary Art and Design Publishing in the Bay Area
Dec 07, 2019–Aug 31, 2020
Floor 2, California Galleries

2019 SECA Art Award

Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Sahar Khoury, Marlon Mullen
November 16, 2019 - September 2020
Floor 7

Richard Mosse

Incoming
Oct 26, 2019–Feb 17, 2020
Floors 4 and 7

SOFT POWER

Oct 26, 2019–Feb 17, 2020
Floor 3

Signs and Wonders

The Photographs of John Beasley Greene
Aug 31, 2019–Jan 05, 2020
Floor 3

Hannah Collins

I Will Make Up a Song
Aug 31, 2019–Jan 05, 2020
Floor 2

Elise S. Haas

Building a Modern Art Collection
Aug 24, 2019–Oct 27, 2019
A colorful oil painting of a portrait of a woman wearing a large hat.
Floor 5

Carol Bove and John Chamberlain

Converse
July 27, 2019–July 26, 2020
Floor 6

Far Out

Suits, Habs, and Labs for Outer Space
July 20, 2019–Jan 20, 2020
Floor 3

Don’t! Photography and the Art of Mistakes

July 20, 2019–Dec 01, 2019
Floor 4

New Work: Erin Shirreff

July 20, 2019–Nov 10, 2019
Floor 4

On a Clear Day

Agnes Martin and Mark Bradford
July 18, 2019–Jan 27, 2020
Floor 3

April Dawn Alison

July 06, 2019–Dec 01, 2019
Floor 1, Roberts Family Gallery

JR

The Chronicles of San Francisco
May 23, 2019 – August 2020
black and white mural filled with some people reading and some protesting
Floor 4 Additional galleries on Floors 2 and 5

Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again

May 19, 2019–Sept 02, 2019
Floor 3

Stephen ESPO Powers

Daymaker
May 18, 2019–Jan 05, 2020
Floor 7

Pat O'Neill

Three Answers
Apr 20, 2019–Aug 04, 2019
YBCA First Floor Galleries and SFMOMA Floor 7 and Haas Jr. Atrium

Suzanne Lacy

We Are Here
Apr 20, 2019–Aug 04, 2019
Suzanne Lacy TK
Floor 2

Mythos, Psyche, Eros

Jess and California
Mar 30, 2019–Oct 14, 2019
Floor 3

snap+share

transmitting photographs from mail art to social networks
Mar 30, 2019–Aug 04, 2019
A cat peering out of a hole in a ceiling

Paul Klee and Anni Albers

Mar 23, 2019–Aug 04, 2019
Floor 3

Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

Feb 23, 2019–Apr 28, 2019
Floor 3

Elemental Calder

Feb 16, 2019–June 06, 2021
Floor 4

New Work: Rodney McMillian

Feb 09, 2019–June 09, 2019
Detail of a Rodney McMillian painting
SFMOMA and San Francisco Public Library branches

Public Knowledge

Take Part
Jan 25, 2019–Apr 28, 2019
Floor 6

The Sea Ranch

Architecture, Environment, and Idealism
Dec 22, 2018–June 02, 2019
a bird's eye view of sea ranch with fog
Floor 4

Vija Celmins

To Fix the Image in Memory
Dec 15, 2018–Mar 31, 2019
Vija Celmins, Ocean (Untitled), 1977
Floor 3

Takenobu Igarashi

Calendars
Dec 01, 2018–Feb 10, 2019
Takenobu Igarashi December Calendar
Floor 3

Brassaï

Nov 17, 2018–Feb 18, 2019
Brassai 05
Floor 7

Art and China after 1989

Theater of the World
Nov 10, 2018–Feb 24, 2019
a man dancing in the aisle of a store
Floor 3

Johannes Brus

Oct 27, 2018–June 16, 2019
a shadow of a man and a hand
Floor 3

Louis Stettner

Traveling Light
Oct 27, 2018–June 16, 2019
black and white photograph of lake with several row boats
Floor 2

Wayne Thiebaud

Artist's Choice: September 29, 2018—March 17, 2019
Paintings and Drawings: September 29, 2018—April 28, 2019
01 Thiebaud AC
Floor 2

Paul Klee and the Prinzhorn Collection

Sept 15, 2018–Mar 17, 2019
	 Max Ernst, La famille nombreuse (The Numerous Family), 1927
Floor 3

Mexico 68

Design and Dissent
Sept 08, 2018–Nov 25, 2018
zoomed in image of red and blue striped balloon
Floor 4

New Work: Etel Adnan

Sept 01, 2018–Jan 06, 2019
EA Exposion Florale with white border
Floor 3

Susan Meiselas

Mediations
July 21, 2018–Oct 21, 2018
A man standing near the cracked window of a bus, which looks out onto a rural road where a woman in a white headscarf walks and a soldiers sits watching her
Floor 6

Donald Judd

Specific Furniture
July 14, 2018–Nov 04, 2018
black and white photograph of man standing in room next to chairs - HIGH RES
Floor 3

Stephen Frykholm

Summer Picnic Posters
June 23, 2018–Sept 03, 2018
illustration with ​red lips white teeth yellow corn all on black
Floor 4

Rene Magritte

The Fifth Season
May 19, 2018–Oct 28, 2018
A man in a bowler hat standing in front of a cloudy sky with a green apple covering his face
Floor 4

New Work

LANZA Atelier
Mar 31, 2018–July 29, 2018
Stepped plywood table with chairs
Floor 3

Selves and Others

Gifts to the Museum from Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein
Mar 24, 2018–Oct 07, 2018
An elderly seated woman smoking a cigarette on a worn out floral print couch in an unkempt patio
Floor 3

The Train

RFK's Last Journey
Mar 17, 2018–Sept 23, 2018
Three blurry figures look up toward the camer, two hold a banner that reads, "So-long Bobby"
Floor 2

Paul Klee, Galka Scheyer, and the Blue Four

Mar 17, 2018–Sept 09, 2018
A childlike rendering of a few simple flowers covered by a palette of blues and greens, giving the scene a nocturnal quality.
Floor 7

Jim Campbell

Tilted Plane
Mar 03, 2018–Sept 16, 2018
A visitor stands in a darkened room with white light bulbs running the length of the
Floor 7

Sublime Seas

John Akomfrah and J.M.W. Turner
Mar 03, 2018–Sept 16, 2018
Installation view, John Akomfrah, Vertigo Sea
Floor 7

Nothing Stable Under Heaven

Mar 03, 2018–Sept 16, 2018
Photography of a burning hill
Floor 6

Designed in California

Jan 27, 2018–May 27, 2018
An irregular grid different views of a man handling rolls of early magnetic computer storage tape

Richard Artschwager

Dec 14, 2017–Jan 13, 2019
Triptych composed of three panels of formica on wood

Robert Rauschenberg

Erasing the Rules
Nov 18, 2017–Mar 25, 2018
Thumbnail, Rauschenberg Hiccups
Floor 3

Alexander Calder

Scaling Up
Oct 21, 2017–Jan 13, 2019
Gallery install of three Alexander CAlder maquettes
Floor 5

Louise Bourgeois Spiders

Oct 07, 2017–July 14, 2019
Installation view of Louise Bourgeois Spiders
Floor 4

New Work

Kerry Tribe
Oct 07, 2017–Feb 25, 2018
A row of doctors in white coats stand outside doors along a corridor

Walker Evans

Sept 30, 2017–Feb 04, 2018
Visitors in a navy blue gallery looking at signs, photographs and other ephemera
Floor 3

Get With the Action

Political Posters from 1960s to Now Part 1
Sept 16, 2017–Nov 26, 2017
A screenprint with bold blue letters reading "Get with the Action", and underneath "Powerful enough to make a difference"
Floor 2

Between Two Worlds

Art of California
Aug 05, 2017–Mar 04, 2018
Artwork image, Elliott Hundley, Agave
Floor 7 and multiple locations throughout the museum

Soundtracks

July 15, 2017–Jan 01, 2018
White porcelain plates, seen from above, floating in turquoise pool
Floor 4

2017 SECA Art Award

Alicia McCarthy, Lindsey White, Liam Everett, K.R.M. Mooney, Sean McFarland
July 15, 2017–Sept 17, 2017
Artwork detail, Liam Everett, Untitled (Bagnac)

Noguchi's Playscapes

July 15, 2017–Nov 26, 2017
Table top model of a brightly colored pavilion with a large sphere suspended above, set into a lawn
Floor 4

Edvard Munch

Between the Clock and the Bed
June 24, 2017–Oct 09, 2017
Munch detail
Floor 5

Side by Side

Dual Portraits of Artists
June 17, 2017–Dec 03, 2017
Cross section view of a man sitting at a desk in a dark room; on the other side of the wall a woman sits  upright on a chair on a porch looking out onto a garden patio; a small dog stands in front of her

Nam June Paik

In Character
June 02, 2017–Jan 01, 2018
Old-fashioned General Electric television with a screen showing color video painted over with opaque neon scribbles

Walter De Maria

Surface Waves
May 27, 2017–Feb 04, 2018
​Walter De Maria, Large Rod Series
Floor 2

Paul Klee and Rex Ray

May 20, 2017–Oct 09, 2017
A flat, burlap painting of a man surrounded by a geometric landscape
Floor 3

Mike Mandel

Good 70s
May 20, 2017–Aug 20, 2017
Artwork image, Mike Mandel, ​Myself: Timed Exposures​
Floor 3

Larry Sultan

Here and Home
Apr 15, 2017–July 23, 2017
Artwork image, LarrySultan, Canal District San Rafael
Floor 4

New Work

Park McArthur
Apr 01, 2017–Aug 27, 2017
A photograph of a woven mat, plywood, and cement block lined up over an expanse of sand

Matisse/Diebenkorn

Mar 11, 2017–May 29, 2017
A mother an daughter look at a painting of a seated woman while a man and woman look at a blue still life on an adjacent wall
Floor 2

Drawings from the Collection

1980 to Today
Feb 11, 2017–May 14, 2017
Artwork detail, Tiffany Chung, San Francisco, 1907 USGS map
Floor 3

Bureau Spectacular

insideoutsidebetweenbeyond
Feb 11, 2017–Aug 13, 2017
Artwork image, Jimenez Lai, insideoutsidebetweenbeyond​
Floor 2, Koret Education Center

Andrea Geyer

To Those Who Have Eyes to See
Feb 09, 2017–Aug 15, 2017
Artwork image, Andrea Geyer, Research Sketch (Grace Morley / The Ladder), Titletitle llama
Floor 3

diane arbus

in the beginning
Jan 21, 2017–Apr 30, 2017
Three visitors looked at small black and white photographs in the diane arbus exhibition
Floor 6

Tomás Saraceno

Stillness in Motion
Dec 17, 2016–May 21, 2017
Exhibition installation view, ​Tomás Saraceno: Stillness in Motion—Cloud Cities​, 2017
Floor 7

A Slow Succession with Many Interruptions

Dec 10, 2016–Apr 02, 2017
Artwork image, Doris Salcedo, Plegaria Muda (Silent Prayer)
Floor 7

Runa Islam

Verso
Dec 10, 2016–Apr 02, 2017
SFMOMA install image, Runa Islam, Cabinet of Prototypes
Floor 7

William Kentridge

The Refusal of Time
Dec 10, 2016–Apr 02, 2017
Video still, William Kentridge, The Refusal of Time
Floor 2

Paul Klee at Play

Nov 05, 2016–May 14, 2017
Artwork image, Paul Klee
Floor 4

New Work

Sohei Nishino
Nov 04, 2016–Jan 22, 2017
Artwork image, Sohei Nishino, London

BRUCE CONNER

IT'S ALL TRUE
Oct 29, 2016–Jan 22, 2017
Black and white sunburst
Floor 3

Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now

Oct 15, 2016–Mar 12, 2017
Artwork image, ​Lieko Shiga, Tomlinson FC
Floor 3, Pritzker Center for Photography

Anthony Hernandez

Sept 24, 2016–Jan 02, 2018
Artwork image, Forever #20
Floor 2

The Campaign for Art

Drawings, Part II
Sept 24, 2016–Jan 29, 2017
Artwork image, ​ Mark Grotjahn, Untitled (Black and Cream Butterfly)
Floor 2, Koret Education Center

Remezcla Gráfica / Graphic Remix

Sept 16, 2016–Jan 08, 2017
Artwork image, Enrique Chago, 1942 - Lo Que La Apropiación Me Ha Dado­ 1992
Floor 7

Film as Place

May 14, 2016–Oct 30, 2016
Installation view, Julia Scher PE3

The Campaign for Art

Modern and Contemporary
May 14, 2016–Sept 18, 2016
Installation view, Campaign for Art Modern and Contemporary

Paul Klee in Color

May 14, 2016–Sept 11, 2016
Installation view, Paul Klee in color

Model Behavior

Snøhetta's First Concepts for SFMOMA
May 14, 2016–Jan 16, 2017
Installation view, Model Behavior

New Work

Leonor Antunes
May 14, 2016–Oct 02, 2016
Installation view, Leonor Antunes

Claudy Jongstra

Aarde
May 14, 2016–Dec 04, 2016
Installation view, Claudy Jongstra Aarde

About Time

Photography in a Moment of Change
May 14, 2016–Sept 25, 2016
Artwork image, Dawoud Bey's Betty Selvage and Faith Speights, from The Birmingham Project, 2012

Alexander Calder

Motion Lab
May 14, 2016–Oct 01, 2017
Installation view, Alexander Calder: Motion Lab with living wall

British Sculptors

The Fisher Collection
May 14, 2016–Sept 10, 2017
Installation view, British Sculptors, Gormley
Floor 3

California and the West

Photography from the Campaign for Art
May 14, 2016–Sept 05, 2016
Artwork image, Michael Jang's Golden Gate Bridge Fiftieth Anniversary
Floor 6

Typeface to Interface

Graphic Design from the Collection
May 14, 2016–Oct 23, 2016
A chalkboard drawing of a vintage Mac computer with the word "hello." written on the screen.
Floor 2

Art of Northern California

Three Views
May 14, 2016–Jan 08, 2017
Installation view, Art of northern California
Floor 2, Koret Education Center

Learning to Love You More

May 14, 2016–Aug 21, 2016
Artwork image, Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July's Learning to Love You More
Floor 5

Pop, Minimal, and Figurative Art

May 14, 2016–June 13, 2021
Installaiton view with people, Roy Lichtenstein
At the Fort Mason Center for Arts + Culture, Gallery 308

Janet Cardiff

The Forty Part Motet
Nov 14, 2015–Jan 18, 2016
The Forty Part Motet installed at Fort Mason Center

Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA

May 08, 2015–Oct 11, 2015
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, painted portrait of man looking down

Photography in Mexico

Selected Works from the Collections of SFMOMA
Apr 16, 2015–June 14, 2015
black and white image of mexican wrestler

Doug Hall

The Terrible Uncertainty of the Thing Described
Mar 28, 2015–June 06, 2015
installation view of doug hall sculpture with blue electrical cords
California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTSblock

The Provoke Era

Japanese Photography from the Collection of SFMOMA
Feb 28, 2015–May 16, 2015
Daido Moriyama's Hiratsuka
Crocker Art Museum

The Provoke Era

Japanese Photography from the Collection of SFMOMA
Oct 01, 2014–Feb 01, 2015
Daido Moriyama, Hiratsuka

Fertile Ground

Art and Community in California
Sept 20, 2014–Apr 12, 2015
Diego Rivera's The Flower Carrier, 1935
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

New Work

Markus Schinwald
Sept 09, 2014–Dec 13, 2014
Artwork image, Lavinia

Gorgeous

June 20, 2014–Sept 14, 2014
Yasumasa Morimura, Portrait

Public Intimacy

Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa
Feb 21, 2014–June 29, 2014
colorful balloons and legs in pink stockings walking down dirt path

Flesh and Metal

Body and Machine in Early 20th Century Art
Nov 13, 2013–Mar 16, 2014
Leger, Two Women on a Blue Background

Matisse from SFMOMA

Nov 09, 2013–Sept 07, 2014
Matisse, Girl with Green Eyes

Project Los Altos

SFMOMA in Silicon Valley
Nov 09, 2013–Mar 02, 2014

2012 SECA Art Award

Zarouhie Abdalian, Josh Faught, Jonn Herschend, David Wilson
Sept 14, 2013–Nov 17, 2013

Beyond Belief

100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art
June 28, 2013–Oct 27, 2013
Teresita Fernandez, yarn sculpture with white yellow and red patterns

Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field

May 22, 2013–May 26, 2014
Mark di Suvero, red metal sculpture on field in front of golden gate bridge

Christian Marclay

The Clock
Apr 06, 2013–June 02, 2013
close-up of finger pushing sleeve back to chekc watch

Lynn Hershman Leeson

The Agent Ruby Files
Mar 30, 2013–June 02, 2013
Agent Ruby, glowing woman's face overlayed computer screen

The Elise S. Haas Bequest

Modern Art from Matisse to Marini
Mar 23, 2013–June 02, 2013
Picasso Head in Three-Quarter View

New Work

Trisha Donnelly
Mar 09, 2013–June 02, 2013
Trisha Donnelly, Untitled

Garry Winogrand

Mar 09, 2013–Jan 25, 2015
Garry Winograd, photograph of woman walking across street

Lebbeus Woods, Architect

Feb 16, 2013–June 15, 2014
Lebbeus Woods, Quake City

Don't Be Shy, Don't Hold Back

The Logan Collection at SFMOMA
Dec 08, 2012–June 02, 2013
Damien Hirst, Philip (The Twelve Disciples)

South Africa in Apartheid and After

David Goldblatt, Ernest Cole, Billy Monk
Dec 01, 2012–Mar 05, 2013
David Goldblatt, image of black and white man meeting at table

Jay DeFeo

A Retrospective
Nov 03, 2012–June 09, 2013
Jay DeFeo, white rose on black

Jasper Johns

Seeing with the Mind's Eye
Nov 03, 2012–Feb 03, 2013
Jasper Johns, Highway

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Frequency and Volume
Nov 03, 2012–Feb 03, 2013
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Frequency and Volume installation shot

Paul Klee's Circus

Oct 13, 2012–Mar 10, 2013

New Work

Alessandro Pessoli
Sept 28, 2012–Feb 18, 2013
Alessandro Pessoli, Crodino e Aperol

Six Lines of Flight

Shifting Geographies in Contemporary Art
Sept 15, 2012–Dec 31, 2012
Dinh W. L, video still of crowd waving Vietnamese flag

Field Conditions

Sept 01, 2012–Jan 06, 2013
Lebbeus Wood, white lightning shapes on black background

Ben Kinmont

Prospectus
Sept 01, 2012–May 12, 2013
Ben Kinmont, three chefs in front of restaurant

Naoya Hatakeyama

Natural Stories
July 28, 2012–Nov 04, 2012
A color photograph of a hill, Hatakeyama

Stage Presence

Theatricality in Art and Media
July 14, 2012–Oct 08, 2012
Geoffrey Farmer, wood and metal figure cut outs

Contemporary Painting, 1960 to the Present

Selections from the SFMOMA Collection
May 18, 2012–Aug 12, 2012
Brice Marden, Cold Mountain

New Work

Katharina Wulff
Apr 13, 2012–Sept 09, 2012
Katharina Wulff, Untitled

The Utopian Impulse

Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area
Mar 31, 2012–July 29, 2012
Buckminster Fuller print

PARRA

Weirded Out
Mar 31, 2012–July 29, 2012
Parra, black graphic figures and letters on white background

Photography in Mexico

Selected Works from the Collections of SFMOMA and Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser
Mar 10, 2012–July 08, 2012
Lourdes Grobet, photo of Mexican wrestler

Mark Bradford

Feb 18, 2012–June 17, 2012
Mark Bradford, mixed media abstract cityscape

Rineke Dijkstra

A Retrospective
Feb 18, 2012–Oct 08, 2012

Descriptive Acts

Feb 18, 2012–June 17, 2012
Tris Vonna-Michell video installation

ArtGameLab

Jan 15, 2012–Aug 12, 2012

2010 SECA Art Award

Mauricio Ancalmo, Colter Jacobsen, Ruth Laskey, Kamau Patton
Dec 09, 2011–Apr 03, 2012
diptych with two moons on paper

Fifty Years of Bay Area Art

The SECA Awards
Dec 09, 2011–Apr 03, 2012
Rigo 98, aerial perspectival view of San Francisco

New Work

Richard Aldrich
Nov 18, 2011–Apr 03, 2012
Richard Aldrich, Untitled

Jim Campbell

Exploded Views
Nov 05, 2011–Oct 23, 2012
Jim Campbell white lights on dark background

The Air We Breathe

Nov 05, 2011–Feb 20, 2012
Pettibon painting with two hearts

Francesca Woodman

Nov 05, 2011–June 13, 2012
Woodman; photo of woman in polka dot dress leaning against decrepit wall

Sharon Lockhart

Lunch Break
Oct 15, 2011–Jan 16, 2012
Sharon Lockhart, video still, two men sitting on bench in industrial room

Images in Dialogue

Paul Klee and Andrew Schoultz
Aug 13, 2011–Jan 08, 2012
Paul Klee, drawing of figure on horse with blue watercolor background

New Work

Tiago Carneiro da Cunha and Klara Kristalova
July 08, 2011–Oct 30, 2011
Klara Kristalova, Hole

Face of Our Time

Jim Goldberg, Daniel Schwartz, Zanele Muholi, Jacob Aue Sobol, Richard Misrach
July 02, 2011–Feb 05, 2012
photo of young girl making fire on muddy ground

David Claerbout

Architecture of Narrative
May 21, 2011–Sept 06, 2011
David Claerbout, video still of man leaning againstpillar

The Steins Collect

Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde
May 21, 2011–June 03, 2012
Matisse, Woman with a Hat

ParaDesign

Feb 25, 2011–July 24, 2011
Tauba Auerbach, Alphabetized Bible book cover

Tobias Wong

Feb 25, 2011–July 24, 2011
Tobias Wong, black duvet

New Work

Anna Parkina
Feb 25, 2011–June 19, 2011
Anna Parkina, The freezed fingers were not unbend

How Wine Became Modern

Design + Wine 1976 to Now
Nov 20, 2010–Apr 17, 2011
Etienne Meneau wine carafe

The More Things Change

Nov 20, 2010–Nov 06, 2011
photograph of pots and vases on table

Bill Fontana

Sonic Shadows
Nov 20, 2010–Nov 06, 2011
A white perforated wall, Fontana Soundtracks

Henri Cartier-Bresson

The Modern Century
Oct 30, 2010–Jan 30, 2011
Cartier-Bresson photo of girl and door

New Work

R. H. Quaytman
Oct 22, 2010–Jan 16, 2011
R.H. Quaytman, silkscreen of isolated road

New Topographics

Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape
July 17, 2010–Oct 03, 2010
Robert Adams, photo of trailer in front of house

New Work

Mika Rottenberg
July 07, 2010–Oct 03, 2010
Still: Mike Rottenberg, Squeeze

Exposed

Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera since 1870
May 28, 2010–Jan 08, 2012

Paul Klee

Three Exhibitions from the Djerassi Collection
Mar 06, 2010–Aug 01, 2010
Paul Klee, Red House

Long Play

Bruce Conner and the Singles Collection
Jan 16, 2010–May 23, 2010
Bruce Conner, video still of shite orb emitting dashed lines of light

The View from Here

Jan 16, 2010–June 27, 2010
Larry Sultan, photograph of mother standing up and father watching tv

75 Years of Looking Forward

Focus on Artists
Jan 16, 2010–May 23, 2010
clyfford still, red abstract painting

75 Years of Looking Forward

The Anniversary Show
Dec 19, 2009–Jan 16, 2011
leslie shows, abstract painting with dark and colorful explosion

75 Years of Looking Forward

Dispatches from the Archives
Nov 07, 2009–July 06, 2010
20th century design poster

On View

Candice Breitz
Oct 01, 2009–Dec 20, 2009
composite image of three people singing

Photography Now

China, Japan, Korea
Sept 12, 2009–Dec 20, 2009

The Provoke Era

Postwar Japanese Photography
Sept 12, 2009–Dec 20, 2009

Sensate

Bodies and Design
Aug 07, 2009–Nov 08, 2009
Andrew Kudless white sculpture

Not New Work

Vincent Fecteau Selects from the Collection
July 25, 2009–Nov 08, 2009
Christopher Wilmarth, two wooden cylinders connected by piece of glass

Richard Avedon Photographs 1946 - 2004

July 11, 2009–Nov 29, 2009
Richard Avedon self portrait

The Studio Sessions

July 03, 2009–Sept 13, 2009
Jankowski, video still of card dealer in front of green background with text

Between Art and Life

The Contemporary Painting and Sculpture Collection
May 10, 2009–Jan 03, 2010
Robert Rauschenberg, painting and collage

Rooftop Garden Inaugural Exhibition

May 10, 2009–Dec 31, 2009
Louise Bourgeois nest sculpture

New Work

Ranjani Shettar
Mar 21, 2009–July 07, 2009
Shettar, installation shot of abstract hanging sculptures

William Kentridge

Five Themes
Mar 14, 2009–May 27, 2012
Kentridge, gray sphere on two large leg structures in city

Paul Klee

Social Creatures
Mar 07, 2009–Nov 08, 2009
Paul Klee, etching of a clown

Art in the Atrium

Kerry James Marshall
Feb 26, 2009–Oct 11, 2011
Kerry James Marshall, drawing of large grassy estate

2008 SECA Art Award

Tauba Auerbach, Desirée Holman, Jordan Kantor, Trevor...
Feb 12, 2009–May 10, 2009
Auerbach, rainbow dots

Patterns of Speculation

J. MAYER H.
Feb 06, 2009–July 07, 2009
Mayer H, drawing and architectural building corner

Austere

Selections from the SFMOMA Collection
Feb 06, 2009–July 07, 2009
Ruff, red curtain in building with white pole

Otl Aicher

München 1972
Feb 06, 2009–July 07, 2009
Aicher, munich 1972 olympics poster

Face of Our Time

Four Shows - Yto Barrada, Guy Tillim, Judith Joy Ross, Leo Rubinfien
Jan 31, 2009–Apr 26, 2009
Rubinfien, photo of concerned girl on top of empire state building

New Work

Mai-Thu Perret
Nov 21, 2008–Mar 01, 2009
Mai-Thu Perret, Sylvania, 2006; collection of the artist; Mai-Thu Perret; photo: Stefan Rohner

The Art of Participation

1950 to Now
Nov 08, 2008–Feb 08, 2009
five people standing around circle of microphones

Martin Puryear

Nov 08, 2008–Jan 25, 2009
Puryear, installation shot of wooden sculpture

Passageworks

Contemporary Art from the Collection
Oct 25, 2008–Jan 19, 2009
water bottles filled with blue liquid hanging from wire

Brought to Light

Photography and the Invisible, 1840-1900
Oct 11, 2008–May 24, 2009
direct electric spark

Paul Klee's Pedagogical Sketchbook

Sept 27, 2008–Mar 01, 2009
Klee, drawing of woman wearing crown

Double Down

Two Visions of Vegas
Sept 18, 2008–Jan 04, 2009
aerial photograph of las vegas hotel

New Work

Zilvinas Kempinas, Alyson Shotz, Mary Temple
Aug 01, 2008–Nov 04, 2008
Mary Temple, shadow of branches and flowers on white walls and hardwood floor

Half-Life of a Dream

Contemporary Chinese Art from the Logan Collection
July 10, 2008–Oct 05, 2008
painting of chubby boy in bathing suit leaning on car

246 and Counting

Recent Architecture + Design Acquisitions
July 10, 2008–Jan 04, 2009
246 and counting installation view

Room for Thought

Alexander Hahn and Yves Netzhammer
July 10, 2008–Oct 05, 2008
Netzhammer, sketch of animated video with two figures sitting on log
Floor 4

Frida Kahlo

June 14, 2008–Sept 28, 2008

A Rooftop Garden for SFMOMA

Apr 03, 2008–Oct 26, 2008
rendering of museum space with projected image on wall and two people standing in front

New Work

Paul Sietsema
Mar 28, 2008–June 22, 2008
Artwork image, Paul Sietsema; The Famous Last Words

In Collaboration

Early Works from the Media Arts Collection
Mar 22, 2008–June 08, 2008
layered images of face with snake around neck

Friedlander

Feb 23, 2008–May 18, 2008
shadow of man's head on back of woman wearing fur coat

Cut

Revealing the Section
Feb 08, 2008–June 08, 2008
side view of white paneled building split in half

An-My Lê

Small Wars
Jan 26, 2008–May 04, 2008
image of explosion in woods

Gabriele Basilico

From San Francisco to Silicon Valley
Jan 26, 2008–June 15, 2008
moving cars on highway under bay bridge sign

New Work 10 Lucy McKenzie

Nov 09, 2007–Feb 24, 2008
Artwork image: Lucy McKenzie, After G. Hobe, Salon Library for the Great Exhibition, 1902, Turin

Douglas Gordon

Pretty Much Every Film and Video Work from about 1992 until Now
Oct 27, 2007–Feb 24, 2008
Gordon, installation shot of 22 films on monitors

Jeff Wall

Oct 27, 2007–Jan 27, 2008
Jeff Wall; man sitting in front of brick wall holding spilling beverage

Abstract Rhythms

Paul Klee and Devendra Banhart
Sept 15, 2007–Apr 13, 2008
Klee, illustrated print on grid of yellow rectangles

Take your Time

Olafur Eliasson
Sept 08, 2007–Apr 11, 2010
Eliasson, installation hallway lined with purple glass structures

Your tempo

Olafur Eliasson
Sept 08, 2007–Jan 13, 2008
Eliasson, installation shot of BMW sculpture

New Work

Felix Schramm
June 29, 2007–Sept 30, 2007
Schramm, installation shot of large house sculpture

Project, Transform, Erase

Anthony McCall and Imi Knoebel
June 09, 2007–Sept 30, 2007
McCall, silhouette of man in front of projector

Martin Munkacsi

Think While You Shoot!
May 12, 2007–Sept 16, 2007
Munkacsi, image of person dancing and leaping in mid air

California College of the Arts at 100

Innovation by Design
Mar 23, 2007–Aug 26, 2007
two printed books standing upright

Brice Marden

A Retrospective of Paintings and Drawings
Feb 23, 2007–May 13, 2007
Marden, red yellow and blue abstract organic lines on purple background

New Work

Sylvie Blocher
Feb 23, 2007–May 13, 2007
Blocher, image of man crying

A Hidden Picasso

Feb 23, 2007–July 31, 2007
man standing and gesturing in front of painting

Henry Wessel

Photographs
Jan 27, 2007–Apr 22, 2007
Wessel, woman in telephone booth on side of road in Oklahoma

2006 SECA Art Award

Sarah Cain, Kota Ezawa, Amy Franceschini, Mitzi Pederson...
Jan 27, 2007–Apr 22, 2007
Ezawa, video still of six people gathered together in front of mountainscape

Charged Space

Jane and Louise Wilson / Fikret Atay
Oct 20, 2006–Jan 21, 2007
image of legs and feet hanging above carpet

Anselm Kiefer

Heaven and Earth
Oct 20, 2006–Jan 21, 2007
Kiefer, lead sclpture book on pedestal with wings

Alexander Girard

Vibrant Modern
Oct 14, 2006–Feb 25, 2007
Girard, red blue and purple striped chair

Paul Klee

Innocence and Insanity
Oct 14, 2006–Apr 01, 2007
Klee, print of abstract staggering figure

New Work

Phil Collins
Sept 16, 2006–Jan 21, 2007
Phil Collins, close up of man's face looking down

Imposing Order

Contemporary Photography and the Archive
Sept 02, 2006–Jan 02, 2007
Nigel Poor, grid of thiry black and whiteimages of single objects

Mexico as Muse

Tina Modotti and Edward Weston
Sept 02, 2006–Jan 02, 2007
Left: group of people in hats walking from behind; Right: black and white photograph of man

Matthew Barney

DRAWING RESTRAINT
June 23, 2006–Sept 17, 2006
Matthew Barney, film still of man and woman facing each other holding knives

Shomei Tomatsu

Skin of the Nation
May 13, 2006–Oct 15, 2007

New Work 6

Tim Gardner, Marcelino Gonçalves, Zak Smith
Apr 21, 2006–Sept 05, 2006
portrait of shirtless man with mustache and long hair in bathroom

Beyond Real

Surrealist Photography and Sculpture from Bay Area Collections
Mar 23, 2006–May 21, 2006
close up woman's eyes with five tear drops

The Surreal Calder

Mar 03, 2006–May 21, 2006
Calder, man holding tool working in studio

Richard Long

The Path Is the Place Is the Line
Jan 21, 2006–Apr 30, 2006
rocky and grassy hillside

Todd Eberle

Architectural Abstractions
Dec 16, 2005–Mar 07, 2006
black and green rectangular grid

New Work

Wangechi Mutu
Dec 16, 2005–Apr 02, 2006
painted figure hanging on branch with birds

Chuck Close

Self-Portraits 1967-2005
Nov 19, 2005–Oct 22, 2006
photo and painting chuck close self potrait

Kiki Smith

A Gathering, 1980-2005
Nov 19, 2005–Jan 29, 2006
Kiki Smith; installation shot sculpture of girl kneeling with white wall and gold stars in back

Double Feature

Steve McQueen and Peter Sarkisian
Nov 10, 2005–May 21, 2006
cube with abstract projected images with dark background

Robert Adams

Turning Back, A Photographic Journal of Re-Exploration
Sept 29, 2005–Jan 03, 2006
landscape with thin tree stump and tree in background

New Work

Edgar Arceneaux
Aug 12, 2005–Nov 27, 2005
installation shot projected image of sky onto wall

The Art of Richard Tuttle

July 02, 2005–June 25, 2007
red fabric with white loop design

Taking Place

Photographs from the Prentice and Paul Sack Collection
June 02, 2005–Sept 06, 2005
three large city windows covered with image of woman's eye; two women walking by windows in corner

2x4/design series 3

May 13, 2005–Nov 27, 2005
chair in front of orange wall covered in white circles and comma shapes

New Work

Marilyn Minter
Apr 01, 2005–July 24, 2005
corner of eye covered in red makeup

Jeremy Blake

Winchester
Feb 19, 2005–Oct 10, 2005
Blurred colorful film still of buildings

Robert Bechtle

A Retrospective
Feb 12, 2005–June 04, 2006
Bechtle, family in front of car

John Szarkowski

Photographs
Feb 05, 2005–May 15, 2005
country road and farm house

2004 SECA Art Award

2004 SECA Art Award: Rosana Castrillo Díaz, Simon Evans, Shaun O’Dell, Josephine Taylor.
Jan 22, 2005–May 15, 2005
Sean O'Dell drawing with geometric shapes and bird

New Work

Rachel Harrison
Nov 12, 2004–June 13, 2005
green sculpture with blonde wig in front of windows

Belles Lettres

The Art of Typography
Oct 30, 2004–Apr 17, 2005
black and red typography

Roy Lichtenstein

About Art
Oct 23, 2004–Feb 22, 2005
Lichtenstein, m-maybe girl

Glamour

Fashion, Industrial Design, Architecture
Oct 09, 2004–Jan 17, 2005
dress stairwell and car

William Eggleston

Los Alamos context show
Aug 21, 2004–Jan 04, 2005
Egglesotn, young boy and shopping carts in parking lot

New Work

Evan Holloway and Dave Muller
July 01, 2004–Oct 24, 2004
abstract sculpture corner of room

Larry Sultan

The Valley
May 08, 2004–Aug 01, 2004
woman with four dogs by pool

Pop! From San Francisco Collections

Mar 06, 2004–Sept 19, 2004
Warhol, six self portraits

Stir Heart, Rinse Heart/ Pipilotti Rist

Mar 06, 2004–Sept 12, 2004
woman topless in pool with fire

The Art of Romare Bearden

Feb 07, 2004–May 16, 2004

Pirkle Jones and the Changing California Landscape

Dec 20, 2003–Apr 18, 2004
two men in cowbow hats on farm with house in back

Supernova

Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection
Dec 13, 2003–May 23, 2004
Murakami, three spheres with facial features

Primary Matters

The Minimalist Sensibility, 1959 to the Present
Nov 08, 2003–Jan 11, 2004
eight metal strips on wood floor

Diane Arbus Revelations

Oct 25, 2003–Oct 08, 2006
older woman in veil and fur collar

Marc Chagall

July 26, 2003–Nov 04, 2003
bride and goat with tree in background

2002 SECA Art Award

John Bankston, Andrea Higgins, Chris Johanson, Will Rogan
Mar 20, 2003–Aug 10, 2003
purple and blue geometric strip pattern

Treasures of Modern Art

The Legacy of Phyllis Wattis at SFMOMA
Jan 30, 2003–June 24, 2003
Warhol woman smiling with red lips

No Ghost Just A Shell

Dec 14, 2002–Mar 23, 2003
animated girl holding picture of sad girl

Dreaming in Pictures

The Photography of Lewis Carroll
Aug 03, 2002–Jan 11, 2004
Lewis Carroll, girl sleeping on couch

Ellsworth Kelly in San Francisco

July 13, 2002–Jan 05, 2003
Ellsworth Kelly, scattered black and colored squares

Perfect Acts of Architecture

Mar 02, 2002–June 18, 2002
Zenghelis, arial view of bridge and city

Eva Hesse

Feb 02, 2002–Mar 09, 2003
Hesse, grid of yellow rectangles

Points of Departure II

Connecting with Contemporary Art
Nov 17, 2001–June 09, 2002
Kiefer, steps from below

Ansel Adams at 100

Aug 04, 2001–Jan 13, 2002
Ansel Adams with camer on mountain

Stranger Passing

Collected Portraits by Joel Sternfeld
July 06, 2001–Oct 02, 2001
Sternfeld, young woman and man at prom

010101

Art in Technological Times.
Mar 03, 2001–July 08, 2001
blake, rendering of patterned wallpaper and door

2000 SECA Art Award

Rachael Neubauer and Kathryn Van Dyke
Feb 02, 2001–June 12, 2001
small circle and rectangular mirrors on wall

Celebrating Modern Art

The Anderson Collection
Oct 07, 2000–Feb 04, 2001
hockney pool and diving board

Of the Moment

Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection
June 30, 2000–Aug 29, 2000
zittel trailer

Robert Gober

Sculpture + Drawing
June 09, 2000–Sept 05, 2000
half of leg and shoe in white room

Sol LeWitt

A Retrospective
Feb 19, 2000–May 30, 2000
lewitt rainbow semicircles in black grid

William Gedney

duplicate of Short Distances and Definite Places
Jan 21, 2000–Mar 31, 2000
William Gedney, man on bed with three framed photos in back

New Work

Painting Today, Recent Acquisitions
Dec 17, 1999–Mar 28, 2000
Tyson, abstract figure with red background

Far Out

Bay Area Design, 1967--1973
Nov 12, 1999–Feb 20, 2000
Wes WIlson Jefferson Airplane poster

Seeing Time

Selections from the Pamela and Richard Kramlich Collection of Media Art
Oct 15, 1999–Jan 09, 2000
Mariko Mori  video still of woman with blonde hair

Degas to Picasso

Painters, Sculptors, and the Camera
Oct 02, 1999–Jan 02, 2000
photo of Olivier, Picasso, and Rentevs in Paris

Jasper Johns

New Paintings and Works on Paper
Sept 16, 1999–Aug 13, 2000

Bill Viola

June 25, 1999–Sept 12, 1999
Bill Viola water splashing video and sound installation

Carleton Watkins

The Art of Perception
May 28, 1999–Apr 30, 2000
Carleton Watkins, photographic print train track and cliff

Daido Moriyama

Stray Dog
May 14, 1999–Apr 30, 2001
Black and white photograph of a stray dog, Daido Moriyama

Inside Out

New Chinese Art
Feb 26, 1999–Mar 07, 2000
Zhang Xiaogang  Bloodline The Big Family No 2

New Work

Unland/Doris Salcedo
Feb 18, 1999–Apr 27, 1999
Doris Salcedo Unland installation

New Work

Kerry James Marshall: Mementos
Jan 22, 1999–July 30, 2000
Kerry James Marshall Souvenir I mixed media painting

Looking at Ourselves

Works by Women Artists from the Logan Collection
Jan 09, 1999–Apr 20, 1999
Shonagh Adelman, Exquisit Corpse Shonagh Adelman, Exquisite Corpse , collaged image of two women

New Work

Julia Scher: Predictive Engineering
Oct 23, 1998–Jan 12, 1999
Video stills from Julia Scher's Predictive Engineering2

A Portrait of Our Times

An Introduction to the Logan Collection
Sept 29, 1998–Jan 10, 1999
Gerhard Richter, Tourist Office

Snapshots

the Photography of Everyday Life
May 22, 1998–Sept 08, 1998
black and white image of dog

Keith Haring

May 08, 1998–Sept 08, 1998
Haring red barking dog

Art from Around the Bay

Recent Acquisitions
Apr 16, 1998–July 28, 1998
thibaud landscape painting of farmland

Sargent Johnson

African-American Modernist
Mar 13, 1998–July 07, 1998

Steve McQueen

Four Projected Images
Feb 27, 1998–May 12, 1998
steve mcqueen film still of men dancing

New Work

Steven Pippin — Laundromat-Locomotion
Feb 13, 1998–May 05, 1998
steven pippin black and white photograph woman running

Fabrications

Bodybuildings
Feb 06, 1998–Apr 28, 1998
kuth/ranieri, architecture installation

Constructed Landscapes

Projects by Zaha Hadid
Dec 19, 1997–Mar 10, 1998
zaha hadid perspective view

New Work

Miyajima
Oct 10, 1997–Jan 27, 1998
red and black counter line number 2

Present Tense

Nine Artists in the Nineties (New Work series)
Sept 13, 1997–Jan 31, 1998
jim hodges no betweens

ICONS

Magnets of Meaning
Apr 18, 1997–Aug 05, 1997
black and white icon gif

Centering the Civic

The 1996 San Francisco Prize
Mar 14, 1997–July 16, 1997
black and white circles and geometric shapes

New Work

Kara Walker: Upon My Many Masters--An Outline
Feb 14, 1997–May 13, 1997
Kara Walker New Work

New Work

Drawings Today
Jan 17, 1997–June 03, 1997
A room with a variety of drawings

Glenn Ligon

New Work
May 23, 1996–Aug 25, 1996
Glenn Ligon New Work

Richard Hamilton

New Work
Feb 22, 1996–May 05, 1996

Andrea Zittel

New Work (A-Z Travel Trailer Units)
Nov 09, 1995–Feb 04, 1996
Andrea Zittel New Work

New Work

David Hammons
Mar 03, 1994–May 15, 1994

New Work

Photographs by Judith Joy Ross
Sept 16, 1993–Nov 28, 1993
New Work Judith Joy Ross

New Work

Richard Prince
Apr 29, 1993–July 25, 1993
Three photographic portraits of women hung on a gallery wall

New Work

On Kawara: Date Paintings in 89 Cities
Feb 25, 1993–Apr 11, 1993
A row of small black blocks featuring white lettering hanging in a gallery

New Work

Lawrence Weiner
Feb 20, 1992–Apr 19, 1992

New Work

Matthew Barney
Dec 12, 1991–Jan 30, 1992
Matthew Barney New Work

New Work: Robert Bechtle

Robert Bechtle
Sept 10, 1991–Dec 01, 1991
Robert Bechtle New Work

New Work

Martin Kippenberger
June 13, 1991–Aug 25, 1991

New Work

Susana Solano
May 23, 1991–July 14, 1991
A large, rusted metallic sculpture in a gallery

New Work

Sherrie Levine
Jan 17, 1991–Mar 10, 1991
five billiards tables standing in a row with two white balls and one red ball placed in the same position on each

New Work

Dawn Fryling
Sept 19, 1990–Nov 04, 1990
Two lamps in the foreground with a row of white canvases with black frames in the background

New Work

Georg Herold
May 03, 1990–June 24, 1990
Georg Herold New Work

New Work

A New Generation
Feb 22, 1990–Apr 22, 1990
White, sink-like porcelain sculptures hang on a wall next to a large painting featuring a textured blue block and a black border around half.

New Work

Moira Dryer
Dec 21, 1989–Feb 11, 1990
Moira Dryer New Work

New Work

Rick Arnitz
Oct 12, 1989–Dec 10, 1989
Rick Arnitz New Work

New Work

Christopher Wool
July 06, 1989–Sept 03, 1989
Black and white painting featuring a vine-like pattern and letters

New Work

Günther Förg
May 04, 1989–June 25, 1989

New Work

Sabina Ott
Feb 07, 1989–Mar 26, 1989
Sabina Ott New Work

New Work

Don Van Vliet
Nov 30, 1988–Jan 29, 1989
Don Van Vliet New Work

New Work

Elizabeth Murray
Sept 14, 1988–Nov 13, 1988
Elizabeth Murray sculpture

New Work

Jill Giegerich
June 23, 1988–Aug 21, 1988
Jill Giegerich New Work

New Work

Ross Bleckner
Apr 13, 1988–June 12, 1988
Ross Bleckner painting of dark sky with stars

New Work

Robert Ryman
Jan 14, 1988–Mar 13, 1988

New Work

Paul Kos: Chartres Bleu
Nov 05, 1987–Jan 10, 1998

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