Peter Samis is associate curator of interpretation at SFMOMA. Looking at Wright Morris's Storefronts, Western Kansas
(1939), he talks about Morris's America and the artist's "double life" as both a photographer and a writer.
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