75 Reasons to Live: Raelle Myrick-Hodges on John Collier Jr.’s Bureau with Portraits and Mementos (and self-portrait), Picuris Pueblo, NM

Raelle Myrick-Hodges is the artistic director of Brava! for Women in the Arts. She talks about her affinities with John Collier Jr.'s Bureau with Portraits and Mementos (and self-portrait) (ca. 1945) and the impulse to self-document, “moment to moment.“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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