Joan Brown resented the easy commodification of her work, and the incessant demand for her to create something just so others could own it.
Iranian Artists Decry “Lack of Action” in SFMOMA Protest
An anonymous collective unfurled banners with the words “woman, life, freedom” in an act of solidarity with Iranian protesters and “to keep the message alive.”
The Tricky Role of Humor in Activist Art and Design
An SFMOMA exhibition raises questions about what it means when museum board members have ties to politicians who support border wall policies.
Joan Mitchell, a Brilliant Painter and Contrarian at Heart
If painting was Mitchell’s sickness, it was also her salvation.
SFMOMA Cuts Beloved Film Program and More, Leaving Many in Shock
Artists, art lovers, and employees expressed disbelief and outrage, saying the programs were ones that genuinely included the community.
Diego Rivera’s Largest Portable Fresco Mural Is Now at SFMOMA
The museum has 76 of Rivera’s works, and next summer, many will be on display when it hosts the show Diego Rivera’s America.
SFMOMA Presents US Exclusive Retrospective of Visionary Artist Nam June Paik
Immersive exhibition brings together over 200 works from Paik’s five-decade career combining art and technology.
Joan Mitchell, More Like a Poet
Curators and scholars have increasingly highlighted the importance of poetry to Mitchell’s art, though usually with so much circumspection that the link still remains obscure.
SFMOMA Workers Call for Major Reform During Public Board Meeting
“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.
After SFMOMA Cuts Salaries by 20%, Employees Call Out Major Loans Granted to Executives
Many SFMOMA salaries have barely kept pace with the city’s minimum wage, while executive salaries have multiplied.
Former SFMOMA Staffers Demand “Radical Reexamination” of Board of Trustees
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.”
Senior SFMOMA Curator Resigns Amid Reckoning With Institutional Racism
The announcement on Saturday came less than 24 hours after a petition launched calling for Gary Garrels’s resignation.