On the occasion of Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field, SFMOMA curator of public programs Frank Smigiel and poet and playwright Kevin Killian co-organized a small chapbook of poetry, beautifully hand-produced by Andrew Kenower and Lara Durback. We are posting selections from FIELD WORK on Open Space throughout the fall. No Argument BILL BERKSON [...]
The Moon has captured man’s imagination from the beginning. Unlike the Sun, it is easy to gaze upon, and unlike the stars and wandering stars, it appears close. Despite classical Greek philosophy, it turned out to be our nearest celestial … Continue reading ?
Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art, jointly organized by SFMOMA and the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM), is on view at the CJM through October 27. Open Space presents a series of posts in which invited writers explore various aspects of the exhibition. Today please welcome Joanne Kyger. I am always amazed [...]
When you count attendance to your museum, do you include: people who eat in the cafe? people who rent the facility for private events? people who engage with your content online? participants in offsite outreach programs? volunteers? This summer, the St. Show More Summary
We are 2 weeks into the inaugural season of League Of F.A.M.E. © and while not finishing first in either week, PRtists has put together 2 solid scores to lead all teams in the current overall standings. That said, it’s elbow to elbow at the top, with 5 teams within 6 points of first place! [...]
This spring I was part of a multi-disciplinary team tackling tricky archaeology in Egypt. The University of Michigan’s Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, under the direction of Egyptologist Dr. Janet Richards, excavates a famous cemetery site there, the Abydos Middle Cemetery (AMC). Abydos, positioned mid-way up the Nile River, was the burial site of Egypt’s earliest […]
For the first time in the history of SFMOMA’s biennial award program honoring Bay Area artists, the museum has commissioned the four recipients of the 2012 SECA Art Award to create work outside the traditional gallery context. Their site-responsive projects are at several locations throughout the Bay Area.To complement these projects, Open Space has commissioned [...]
Below is the video revealing the category for week 3 of The League of F.A.M.E.©: Stay tuned tomorrow when we will show you each team’s starting roster, including any moves they made for this week (Ebay auctions week).
Below are the results for League of F.A.M.E.© week 2 Hashtag Week. Will Brown wins the week with a solid team effort. No surprise that #Banksy was the top performer of the week with a whopping count of 132! Unfortunately for The Something Something Art Cliche his last minute pick up of #HennesseyYoungman reeled in [...]
Jay-Z’s most recent album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, was released on Independence Day of this year. As an artist, Jay has always been obsessed with numbers and dates, and the timing of this release was not insignificant. I surmise Jay’s suggestion to be that Magna Carta is of the historical significance of that critical compact [...]
The country at-large may be celebrating Columbus Day, but around these parts, we salute National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day, too. Yes, we actually want you to eat bugs To help promote National Chocolate Covered Insect Day on Monday, October 14 (yes, … Continue reading ?
We’re taking our Five Questions series around the office and finding out more about SFMOMA staff members and what’s changed for them now that we’re under construction. Today we’re talking to Rudolf Frieling, Curator of Media Arts, in our new Kearny Street offices, where a lot of our staff have temporarily relocated until our building [...]
The rent is too darn high in San Francisco. Worse yet, it’s too high for artists who come to the city hoping to find the culture that made it famous. Remember the Beats? Those broke writers and poets who flocked here from around the country, coming for the cheap rent, the bookstores and the cafes? [...]
Matisse, Life in Color isn’t even open yet – Sunday is the big day – yet our Inspired by Matisse website has already logged more than 600 submissions! And let me tell you, some of them are pretty amazing! What is Inspired by Matisse? In short, it’s a drawing competition inspired by the work of […]
Hello Fantasy Art Market Enthusiasts, Week 2?s category (#week) has caused much inter-league controversy! The commissioner’s have been questioned, players have cried foul upon each other and artists have been dropped like lead balloons. Show More Summary
On the occasion of Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field, SFMOMA curator of public programs Frank Smigiel and poet and playwright Kevin Killian co-organized a small chapbook of poetry, beautifully hand-produced by Andrew Kenower and Lara Durback. We are posting selections from FIELD WORK on Open Space throughout the fall. The Center of Gravity DODIE [...]
If you haven’t yet heard the mountains of praise for the wildly stunning Jerusalem 3D movie, climb out from under your rock right now. This epic film from National Geographic Entertainment whisks and winds you through one of the world’s … Continue reading ?
The night sky in October is full of comings … and goings. Venus remains in the west at dusk. It outshines everything but the Sun and Moon, so you can begin observing it during deep twilight. Saturn leaves the evening … Continue reading ?