“The Poem is Telling Me I Remember” features collaborative poetry from the Oakland studio and gallery for artists with developmental disabilities.
Sam Lefebvre (@Lefebvre_Sam) is a freelance writer in Oakland whose journalism and criticism have appeared in publications including the Guardian, the New York Times, the Wire, Pitchfork, the Believer, the Fader, and SFMOMA's Open Space. His accountability reporting has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists and the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, and in 2020 he won a Rabkin Prize for Arts Writers.
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SFMOMA Official Who Defended Censorship of Black Former Employee Steps Down
Nan Keeton, Deputy Director of External Relations, resigned weeks after the museum came under public scrutiny for censoring the comments of Taylor Brandon.