sfmoma Weekend inspo: Dip into some cool teals and blues with Diebenkorn. Drip drop drip. [#RichardDiebenkorn, "Ocean Park # 19" 1968] 11h

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sfmoma It’s a baby book rumba! Some of our favorite finds for little readers (and big readers, alike) at the MuseumStore @ 51 Yerba Buena Lane. #ShimmyShimmyShake 3d

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sfmoma Local love! The SFMOMA Artists Gallery @FortMasonCenter has a new, free show with California artists Wendy Goldberg, Fernando Reyes, and Kerry Vander Meer. Join us for the opening reception this Wednesday, July 29, 5pm at Fort Mason. You can find more info at sfmoma.org. [#KerryVanderMeer "Green Grass and Cartwheels," 2015] 5d

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sfmoma Installation of our vertical garden! Featuring native plants sustained by condensation + stormwater, the living wall's just one of the ways #FutureSFMOMA's goin' green! 1w

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sfmoma #KehindeWiley’s larger-than-life "Alexander the Great" on view at @MoADsf. Tonight at 5pm — and every Thursday evening while "Portraits and Other Likenesses" is on view — join us for a community dialogue on identity, diaspora, and representation. You can find more info at sfmoma.org. #SFMOMAgo‬ #PortraitsRedefined 1w

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sfmoma #TBT to the 1942 exhibition, "Sawdust and Spangles" when SFMOMA (then called the San Francisco Museum of Art) brought the Big Top into the building with circus props, posters, and some freaky, freaky clown costumes. Even in those early days, the museum was a space for play! 1w

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sfmoma Do you miss #AlexanderCalder’s "Big Crinkly" as much as we do? Thankfully it — along with its zigzag tail — is in good company at the De Young, relaxing in Golden Gate Park on Calder’s birthday! [Photo by our friends at the @deyoungmuseum] 1w

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sfmoma Celebrating our craggy rock friend on #MoonDay! However, this image is not what it seems to be... From an 1874 book by James Nasmyth and James Carpenter, this photo appears to be the actual moon, but in the 1870s there wasn’t a photographic process that could capture the lunar surface with this much detail and clarity. So enterprising gents Nasmyth and Carpenter built plaster models based on their observations and lit them with raking light to produce detailed illustrations for their book. We appreciate a creative (and skilled) workaround! [James Nasmyth and James Carpenter, "The Moon: Considered as a Planet, a World, and a Satellite" (1874)] 2w

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sfmoma It's #SubmissionFriday! Go see a man about a dog, and fill your day with art at sfmoma.tumblr.com. 😀 [Submitted photo by Tumblr user maartenvanderkamp] 2w

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sfmoma How amazing is it that after 3 billion miles through deep space, we’ve reached every planet in our solar system?! In honor of the #PlutoFlyby, this 1907 photograph shows an earlier dream realized. To imagination and possibility — the faraway is never out of reach! #NewHorizons [Carl Otto Lampland, “Twenty-eight Views of Mars” (1907).] 3w

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sfmoma "Ending my #SFMOMATakeover on this note. Saw it on the last leg of my trip -- it's accurate, yes? Thanks for following along! Handing the Instagram keys back over now."—Ruth, SFMOMA Deputy Director 3w

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sfmoma "Sharing a few more shots from my trip before I hand the keys back. No trip to Paris is complete without a visit to #Brancusi's studio."—Ruth, #SFMOMAtakeover 3w

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sfmoma "Goodbye to our friends at Musée Granet and to “American Icons.” Can't wait to see these pieces in their new home next spring!"—Ruth, #SFMOMATakeover 3w

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sfmoma "Back to San Francisco by way of Paris. Think the @legionofhonor might appreciate this: where Delacroix lived!"—Ruth, #SFMOMATakeover 3w

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sfmoma "Even cute, little dogs are lined up to get into the Musée Granet!"—Ruth, #SFMOMAtakeover 3w

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sfmoma "The buildings along the narrow roads catching the last rays of sun. ‘Til tomorrow, Aix!"—Ruth, #SFMOMATakeover 3w

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sfmoma "Some #MuseumFashion inspiration today at Musée Granet. À la Marion Mangon, @grandpalais_rmn’s Director of Exhibitions."—Ruth, #SFMOMATakeover #SFMOMAgo 3w

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sfmoma "Musée Granet Director Bruno Ely and crowd at the preview of American Icons in Aix-en-Provence. Did you notice #CarlAndre’s copper crisscross, “Parisite,” on the floor? Watch your step!"— Ruth, #SFMOMATakeover #SFMOMAgo 3w

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sfmoma "If you want to get your work seen in Aix… Whose work does this remind you of? #frenchstreetart"—Ruth, #SFMOMATakeover 3w

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sfmoma Hi from the south of France! SFMOMA’s Deputy Director Ruth Berson is in Aix-en-Provence, where the #SFMOMAgo show, “American Icons” is on the move to Musée Granet! And it looks like the city is getting ready for some Bastille Day festivities. She’ll commandeer our Instagram for a couple of days to show you around town and a few peeks from “American Icons”—a glimpse of what you’ll see when we reopen in 2016. Her #SFMOMATakeover starts now! 3w

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