The Campaign for Art: Gifts for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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Foreword by Helen Schwab and Robin Wright; introduction by Neal Benezra; contributions by Joseph Becker, Janet Bishop, Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, Rudolf Frieling, Gary Garrels, Rachel Jans, Sandra S. Phillips, and Tanya Zimbardo

368 pages, 406 illustrations, 10 ¼ x 11 ¼ inches, hardcover

Published in 2016

Initiated in 2009, SFMOMA’s Campaign for Art brought together the insight of curators from every discipline and the commitment of collectors from all over the Bay Area and beyond, with the goal of filling gaps and building on existing strengths in the museum’s holdings. Their combined efforts resulted in gifts and promised gifts of more than three thousand works of art from more than two hundred donors to the SFMOMA collection. This book features more than three hundred of these works, highlighting the range and quality of art committed and acquired through the Campaign.

Published on the occasion of the museum’s 2016 opening following a major expansion

ISBN 9780918471956 (hardcover)

The Campaign for Art


May 14–October 30, 2016

Comprised of contemporary art acquired through SFMOMA’s Campaign for Art, this exhibition highlights works that reflect the diversity of art being made since 1980.

The Campaign for Art

Drawings, Part 1

May 14–September 18, 2016

This presentation of modern and contemporary drawings inaugurates the museum’s first space dedicated to works on paper.

The Campaign for Art

Modern and Contemporary

May 14–September 18, 2016

This exhibition introduces the range and quality of newly committed and gifted works in a multidisciplinary selection that strengthens and deepens SFMOMA’s collection.

The Campaign for Art

Drawings, Part II

September 24, 2016–January 2017

This exhibition of contemporary drawings reveals the daring, playful, and thoughtful ways artists engage with their time and explore the medium.


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