What makes an Abstract Expressionist painting good?

"Really appreciating Abstract Expressionism is “not about reading a textbook,” said Gwen Chanzit, curator of modern art at the Denver Art Museum. The quality of an Abstract Expressionist work can be gauged mainly by how it makes you feel."-Artsy

What Makes an Abstract Expressionist Painting Good?

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Looking for some inspiration? Let two of the 20th century’s most extraordinary painters tell you their story of artistic inspiration→ sfmoma.me/MatisseDiebenkorn #MatisseDiebenkorn #onview
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Experience a night like no other as SFMOMA marks one year of welcoming the community into our extraordinary new home. Celebrate with Solange, Judy Chicago, Lil Buck, Jacolby Satterwhite, and more! Proceeds provide vital funds for SFMOMA’s exhibitions and education programs. Grab your tickets→ #sfmomabash

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Celebrating #ArtsAdvocacyDay at San Francisco City Hall to support the National Endowment for Humanity + National Endowment for the Arts + Institute of Museum and Library Services
It's #ArtsAdvocacyDay! SFMOMA is showing up for arts + culture at San Francisco City Hall today at noon, come join us #SavetheNEA #SavetheNEH

SF Arts Advocacy Day 2017!

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"There are always flowers for those who want to see them."- Henri Matisse

Happy #FirstDayofSpring from Matisse and his Blue Window, 1913 #MatisseDiebenkorn
William Kentridge's immersive installation, 'The Refusal of Time', is in its #finalweeks, closing on April 2. In this video produced by the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Kentridge explores the history of time while exploding the very notion of how we mark its passage→ sfmoma.me/RefusalOfTime
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Lee Mullican's Untitled, 1954 is helping us get in the #StPatricksDay spirit ☘✨
"With our goal to develop and inspire the next generation of art lovers and museum-goers, support of the NEA, NEH and IMLS is more important than ever." -SFMOMA Director Neal Benezra

Statement from SFMOMA Regarding the Potential Defunding of the NEA/NEH/IMLS

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Inspired by Desirée Holman, Naomi Rincon Gallardo, and Jacolby Satterwhite's "speculative and fantastical imaginations of world building" author of 'Racial Worldmaking: The Power of Popular Fiction' Mark C. Jerng wonders, "can we image an anit-racist future?"→sfmoma.me/PIPweekend

Can We Imagine an Anti-Racist Future?

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Next on our list of #5WomenArtists is Doris Salcedo. For Salcedo's Plegaria Muda, 2008-2010, currently #onview on Floor 7, the artist turned her gaze to the massacres in her home country of Colombia. Salcedo interviews survivors of violence and the families of people killed or vanished, then translates that experience into sculptures that become both witness and memorial.

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How a modern + contemporary art museum celebrates #PiDay

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How did #MatisseDiebenkorn take shape? SFMOMA co-curators Janet Bishop + Katy Rothkopf reflect on telling this story of artistic inspiration. #SundayMorning

Through Diebenkorn’s Eyes: Curators Reflect on Matisse/Diebenkorn

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#MatisseDiebenkorn is now #OPEN! Experience two of the greatest painters of the 20th century, side by side for the very first time→sfmoma.me/MatisseDiebenkorn
Next on our list of #5WomenArtists is photographer Rinko Kawauchi. Kawauchi is currently featured in 'Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now', closing this Sunday 3/12. She discusses the small mysteries of everyday life found in her photographs, which have been described as 'visual haikus'→ sfmoma.me/JapanesePhoto #WHM2017
Judy Chicago recounts her experience as one of the only women on the Los Angeles art scene in the late 1960s and 1970s.

"I was facing attitudes like 'you can't be a women and be an artist.' There was no such thing as female content or a female point of view" #IWD2017 #InternationalWomensDay
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In honor of #InternationalWomensDay, we are highlighting the work of powerful, contemporary female artists currently on view at SFMOMA. In celebrating these women and their contributions, we can better understand and appreciate their immense impact and importance.

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