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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Seventy-five years and stronger than ever . . . Looking Forward at SFMOMA

January 18, 2010, marks the 75th anniversary of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). There are many exhibitions, programs, and events planned in celebration of the museum’s constant efforts to excel. The history of SFMOMA includes stories of the artists, collectors, and San Francisco leaders who founded and built this world class showcase for contemporary art, as well as those who helped to maintain its vitality. This coming year there will be many wonderful opportunities to explore.

This past Sunday, the Anniversary Show opened and will be on view until January 16, 2011. It will include images that reveal the arc and history of the collection and the first complete reinstallation of the second floor galleries since 1995. A recent press release states:

Paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photographs, video works, architectural models, and design objects will be supplemented by archival material orienting visitors to the timeframe and context in which these works were first shown and acquired. From mounting Jackson Pollock's first solo museum exhibition in 1945 to championing the emerging Mission School scene in the mid-1990s to exhibiting snapshot photography in 1998, SFMOMA has consistently broken new ground, challenging conventional wisdom of what an art museum should present and collect.

If you plan to be in or near San Francisco during the coming year, try to fit in a visit to SFMOMA. You won’t be sorry!

For full details of ongoing events: http://www.sfmoma.org/exhibitions/401

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