Megan Brian, education and public programs coordinator at SFMOMA, on Marilyn Minter’s Strut (2004-5). She talks about her attraction to "everything trashy in visual culture" and how Minter's painting perfectly reveals the failure of the glamorous.
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.