75 Reasons to Live: Janet Bishop on Watercolors by schoolboys, ages 10-16, from the Chirodzo Art Centre, Southern Rhodesia, 1957

Janet Bishop, curator of painting and sculpture at SFMOMA, talks about a group of vibrant watercolors by schoolboys from Southern Rhodesia. She tells the story of how these works ended up in SFMOMA's archives, thanks to the humanitarian impulses of the museum's founder, Grace McCann Morley.

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.
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