Henry Urbach is Helen Hilton Raiser Curator of Architecture and Design at SFMOMA. In 2009 he commissioned a new work from U.K. artist Ewan Gibbs; the result is San Francisco
, a portrait of the city in 18 drawings. Urbach describes how Gibbs achieves ethereal atmospheric effects through an extremely systematic method.
Remember the end of Manhattan
, when Woody Allen asks himself what makes life worth living
? In January 2010, during SFMOMA's three-day 75th anniversary celebration, 75 people from the Bay Area creative community gave extremely short talks — 7.5 minutes or less! — on a single collection work of their choosing. Someone called it "manic splendor" — and it was. You can view all of the talks on The Anniversary Show exhibition page
. Or look for them here, on Open Space