The museum has been criticized for its sweeping layoffs and furloughs during the coronavirus pandemic and accused of fostering a culture of racism and structural inequities.
Much like her bookworks, Auerbach’s catalogue S v Z deserves to be examined as a sculptural object before we unfold its cover and consider its contents.
“My experiences at SFMOMA made me never want to work at a museum ever again,” a former worker said in a meeting with the museum’s trustees.
Many SFMOMA salaries have barely kept pace with the city’s minimum wage, while executive salaries have multiplied.
Former workers published a letter asserting that the 75 museum trustees are responsible for “the continued development of a white supremacist exhibition and collecting program.”
The announcement on Saturday came less than 24 hours after a petition launched calling for Gary Garrels’s resignation.
Taylor Brandon commented under the museum’s Instagram post in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and said, “Having black people on your homepage/feed is not enough.” Artists and SFMOMA employees have spoken out in agreement.
Bey does not simply document Black life, but Black existence in a nation-state built upon the creation and maintenance of our subjugation.
Artist Nicole Miller sees her film To the Stars as being about potential: “I want the kids to feel like they are part of the narrative of what it means to be an astronaut or a brilliant thinker.”
The previously unknown Polaroids of April Dawn Alison were not just snatched from the jaws of oblivion, but are now in an esteemed museum collection.
An exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art positions the artist known as Jess as the center of a creative nexus, bringing together his works with a smattering of California artists.
What struck me most in moving through the arc of Lacy’s career is what varied and thoughtful work she’s produced decade after decade, no doubt the result of her preference for collaboration.