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Artwork Discussion Questions

Here are some questions about artworks in SFMOMA’s collection that can be used to spark discussions with your students, either in the classroom or as part of a teacher-guided visit to the museum.
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Untitled [Bakelite Robot]
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Untitled (S.114, Hanging, Six-Lobed Continuous Form within a Form with One Suspended and Two Tied Spheres)
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Magnolia Blossom
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Discussion Questions: Valley Streets
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Discussion Questions: The Nest
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Discussion Questions: La Cruche fleurie (Jug of Flowers)
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Discussion Questions: Collection
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Discussion Questions: Guardians of the Secret
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Discussion Questions: LOOKING GLASS
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Discussion Questions: After the Alcatraz Swim #1
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Discussion Questions: Surf Sequence
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Open Studio: Alexander the Great
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Discussion Questions: National Velvet
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Discussion Questions: Gay Victorians
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Discussion Questions: No. 14, 1960
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Discussion Questions: KEYHOLE-IMPROVED CRYSTAL from Glacier Point (Optical Reconnaissance Satellite, USA 186)
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Discussion Questions: Black Place I
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Discussion Questions: Super Nova
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Discussion Questions: Portrait (Futago)
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Discussion Questions: Strut
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Discussion Questions: Sketch for Le Bonheur de vivre (The Joy of Life)
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Discussion Questions: Tallus Mater (Madre Tallo/Stem Mother)
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Discussion Questions: Femme au chapeau (Woman with the Hat)
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Discussion Questions: The Flower Carrier
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Discussion Questions: Les Femmes d’Alger (Women of Algiers)
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Discussion Questions: TV Buddha
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Discussion Questions: Les valeurs personnelles (Personal Values)
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Discussion Questions: Highways 5, 10, 60 and 101 Looking West, L.A. River and Downtown Beyond
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Discussion Questions: White Angel Breadline, San Francisco
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Discussion Questions: Landscapes for the Homeless #1
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Discussion Questions: Grand Canyon, Arizona
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Discussion Questions: Miss Blanche
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Discussion Questions: Black Panther demonstration in front of the Alameda County Court House, Oakland, California, during Huey Newton's trial, July 30, 1968
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Discussion Questions: Marilyn, 28 years old, Las Vegas, Nevada $30
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Discussion Questions: Cold Mountain 6 (Bridge)
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Discussion Questions: All these are workers in Sweetwater Hosiery Co., except smallest boy. Location: Sweetwater, Tennessee
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Discussion Questions: Colored Vases
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Discussion Questions: Yosemite Falls, View from the Bottom, Yosemite
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Discussion Questions: Lilith
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Discussion Questions: Princess of the Posse
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Discussion Questions: Chair and Dead Leaves, Luxembourg Gardens, Paris
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Discussion Questions: Lick and Lather
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Discussion Questions: Wedding Portrait
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Discussion Questions: Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park
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Discussion Questions: Annie Mae Meriwether
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Discussion Questions: Frieda and Diego
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Discussion Questions: Untitled from the series Chinese New Year, San Francisco
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Discussion Questions: Forever Free
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Discussion Questions: Untitled (Figures with black presence)
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Discussion Questions: Sans II
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Discussion Questions: Atomic Alphabet
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Discussion Questions: Big Crinkly
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Discussion Questions: Untitled (America #1)
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Discussion Questions: Fire
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Discussion Questions: Country Dog Gentlemen
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Discussion Questions: Colored TV
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Discussion Questions: La Négresse blonde (The Blond Negress)
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Discussion Questions: Alameda Gran Torino
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Discussion Questions: Three Men
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Discussion Questions: Alphabetized Bible
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Discussion Questions: Portrait of George (Moscone)
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Discussion Questions: California Artist
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Discussion Questions: Soundsuit
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Discussion Questions: Girl in Pink Dress, Senegal
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Discussion Questions: Untitled or Not Yet
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Discussion Questions: Fountain
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Discussion Questions: Land’s End
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Discussion Questions: Red Sea; The Swell; Blue Light