"Liberty in pieces: an idea torn apart, or a potential not yet realized?"

Charles Desmarais of the San Francisco Chronicle takes a closer look at Danh Vo’s "deceptively simple" We the People, 2011-13, currently #onview in 'A Slow Succession With Many Interruptions' on Floor 7

Masses still huddle, and Lady Liberty still inspires

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In conjunction with The 2017 Game Developers Conference next week, #PlaySFMOMA is hosting a day-long mixed reality pop-up arcade with avant-garde games, cutting-edge tech, and participatory theater that explores augmented reality. Come play!

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PlaySFMOMA Mixed Reality Pop-Up Arcade

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Photographer Lieko Shiga is coming to SFMOMA on Thursday 3/27 to tell the story behind her emotionally charged series Rasen Kaigan (Spiral Shore), made in the village of Kitakama before it was destroyed by the 2011 Tōhoku tsunami. #ArtistTalk #LiekoShiga

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Round out the final weekend of this Modern Cinema season with films that promise to surprise + provoke, including some of Werner Herzog's best known films (Cave of Forgotten Dreams + My Best Fiend)

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Modern Cinema: Week Three

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Artist Glenn Ligon discusses the legacy of slavery as an "open psychic wound" that still needs to be brought to contemporary art audiences. He says "dealing with that past and its legacy is the only way we can move forward"

#BlackHistoryMonth #BlackFuturesMonth #GlennLigon
#HappyBirthday to Ansel Adams, born #onthisday in 1902 In this clip, Adams discusses his concept of visualization and his process for making a photograph.

"A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words."-Ansel Adams
SFMOMA is currently taking part in a #DayofFacts on Twitter (sfmoma.me/DayOfFacts) to discuss the power of arts education and assert cultural organizations as trusted sources of knowledge. So far, these are our #facts:

-When exposed to art, students demonstrate increased skills in observation and supportive reasoning.

-Low income students who are involved in the arts are more than 2x as...
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In a continued celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth, artist Mildred Howard reflects on her house sculptures and installations made from everyday objects such as glass bottles and silverware. She discusses the pieces’ inspirations, materials, and conceptual contents—dreams, memories, and history.

#BlackFuturesMonth #ArtistLove #MildredHoward

Mildred Howard’s houses hold memories

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Feel the today with these short artist love letters to the times + places + ideas that have shaped them. #ArtistLove #SFMOMAShorts #ValentinesDay

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Happy Valentine's Day from SFMOMA (+ Ellsworth Kelly!)

[Ellsworth Kelly, Red White, 1962]
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Sohei Nishino's series of city “maps” comprising thousands of pictures from multiple perspectives are in their final weeks, closing on Feb 26. Don't miss the San Francisco map Nishino made especially for this exhibition! #closingsoon #SoheiNishino #finalweeks
Drawings from the Collection is now #OPEN on Floor 2! Showcasing works between 1980-today, this exhibition highlights contemporary drawings from SFMOMA’s collection and presents a variety of approaches to the medium. #onview

Drawings from the Collection

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Due to severe weather conditions on the east coast, director Guy Maddin will not be able to attend tomorrow night's screening of My Winnipeg. Instead, author and screenwriter Daniel Handler, best known as Lemony Snicket and the author of A Series of Unfortunate Events, has graciously offered to provide the live narration for the film. Grab your tickets→ sfmoma.me/MyWinnipeg #ModernCinemaSF

My Winnipeg

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Nigerian-born painter Njideka Akunyili Crosby often grapples with dual ideas of home in her work. She discusses how she uses her traditional training to invent, transform, and express her uniquely hybrid point of view.

"Often people have a singular view about Nigeria and Africa. But problems of misrepresentation happen when people tell your story for you.”-Njideka

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Njideka Akunyili Crosby on painting cultural collision

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#HappyBirthday to Gerhard Richter, born #onthisday in 1932 Widely considered one of the greatest artists of our time, Richter consistantly rejects a single, cohesive style. To see a room full of diverse Richter works, head to Floor 6. #GerhardRichter #HBD

Gerhard Richter: The un-painting of a picture

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Considered one of the most influential contemporary American artists, Carrie Mae Weems investigates cultural identity, sexism, and the power of political systems. Weems' responsibility as an artist is "to shout bravely from the roof-tops and storm barricaded doors and voice the specifics of our historic moment."-CMW

'Hush of Our Silence from In the Year Three: Exit Art Portfolio 2003, 2003,'...
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Continuing our celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth, artist Fred Wilson reflects on his collection of "degradaria," or "stereotypical objects." He describes these objects associated with an abusive history as "a way to keep you in your place. It's just an extension of our awful history."
#FredWilson #BlackFuturesMonth #ArtistLove

Fred Wilson on “degradaria”

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