75 Reasons to Live: Peter Samis on Wright Morris’s Storefronts, Western Kansas

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.

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