In San Francisco, a Modern Art Museum Celebrates 75 Years

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Anniversary Show
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art turns 75 on January 18, 2010.
SAN FRANCISCO — Hop on a cable car and head over to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the museum is inviting the public to join in their celebration this weekend. On January 18, SFMOMA will turn 75-years-old, and they're starting the festivities early with a new exhibit - The Anniversary Show.

More than 400 works from the SFMOMA's spectacular collection of paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, videos, photographs, architectural models, and design objects have been selected for The Anniversary Show. Curators have culled the museum archives and made selections representing  the art and individuals that have made SFMOMA the institution it is today. Artists including Frida Kahlo, Jeff Koons, and Jackson Pollock, Constantin Brancusi, Georges Braque, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso are among the many whose works are on currently on display.

In addition to the The Anniversary Show, SFMOMA will entertain visitors with a yearlong program of special anniversary exhibitions and events. Each illustrates the stories of the artists, collectors, cultural visionaries, and community leaders who founded, built, and animated the museum. SFMOMA was the first museum on the West Coast devoted solely to 20th-century art and has been a major influence on modern and contemporary art since its opening in 1935.

The Anniversary Show (December 19, 2010) | SFMOMA

Jeff Koons, Michael Jackson and Bubbles
David Park, Two Bathers
Richard Diebenkorn, Cityscape I
The Anniversary Show brings together more than 400 works from the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,
including highlights such as:
"Michael Jackson and Bubbles" (1988) by Jeff Koons, [©Jeff Koons]; "Two Bathers" (1958) by David Park,
[©Estate of David Park]; "Cityscape I (formerly Landscape I)" (1963) by Richard Diebenkorn; [©Estate of Richard Diebenkorn].


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