sfmoma The design of the future SFMOMA is more than a collection of walls (though it is that, too). The new building will open a wide window to connecting modern and contemporary art where we'll have galleries of many sizes, heights, and even shifting walls—challenging curators and artists alike to "bring it on" as they say. [#FutureSFMOMA photo by @jzdesignssf] 3d

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sfmoma Because it is both #InternationalMuseumDay AND #ArtMuseumDay, let's chat! Two questions for you: What's... an art museum you’ve visited abroad? one you’d like to visit? Let's discover some new museums today! (This photo of Dan Flavin’s sculpture is from the @grandpalais_rmn in Paris, where SFMOMA is currently on the go! #SFMOMAParis) 7d

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sfmoma We're reaching new heights at SFMOMA! When we reopen next spring, you'll find we've doubled our exhibition space! While you'll be able to find longtime faves like Magritte, Matisse, Rothko, and O'Keeffe on the second floor, you'll discover new galleries for contemporary art on our new seventh (!) floor—get excited! [#FutureSFMOMA photo by @hey__judes] 1w

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sfmoma A #JasperJohns #fbf for today, his birthday. "Everyone is of course free to interpret the work in his own way. I think seeing a picture is one thing and interpreting it is another." 1w

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sfmoma Stretching the boundaries of what makes a portrait a portrait, this photograph is actually staged with details inspired by the artist's memories of growing up. So what is this actually a portrait of? The artist? An era? A design aesthetic? (And did you see? There are actually two figures in the photo. Take a look at the mirror...) Now on the go at MoAD →sfmoma.me/portraitsandotherlikenesses! [#MickaleneThomas, "Sista Sista Lady Blue" (2007); Art 2015 Mickalene Thomas / Artists Rights Society (ARS)] #PortraitsRedefined #SFMOMAgo 2w

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sfmoma Happy 83rd birthday to San Francisco native Robert Bechtle! A lifelong Bay Area resident, Bechtle focuses on the things he knows best, such as family, cars, houses, and neighborhoods. Celebrating his #CaliforniaLove with this etching from the #SFMOMACollection: #RobertBechtle, "Sunset Tercel" (1987)] 2w

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sfmoma There's something kind of lovely about this composition on our #FutureSFMOMA construction site. Channeling a bit of Julie Mehretu’s "Grey Area," don’tcha think? 2w

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sfmoma Mothers put the "MOM" in SFMOMA! Happy #MothersDay! [#SargentJohnson, "Mother and Child" n.d.] 2w

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sfmoma It's the opening weekend for "Portraits and Other Likenesses," our latest SFMOMA On the Go collab with the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)! Check out our programming highlights—from artist talks to film—this weekend! Details up at sfmoma.me/portraitsandotherlikenesses. See you there! #PortraitsRedefined #SFMOMAgo #MoADsf 2w

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sfmoma Nick Cave's "Soundsuit" is a stunner in person! Cave built his first Soundsuit in 1991, saying: "I built this sort of suit of armor and by putting it on, I realized I could make a sound from moving in it. It made me think of ideas around protest, and how we should be a voice and speak louder." 'Portraits and Other Likenesses' opens at MoAD Friday! #PortraitsRedefined #NickCave #Soundsuit 3w

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sfmoma “Portraits and Other Likenesses” is all coming together at #MoADsf… Regrammed from @mickalenethomas, who’s putting the finishing touches on her installation, and we cannot wait! Catch her this Friday for an artist talk with Derek Conrad Murray. Details for this weekend’s opening events are listed at sfmoma.me/portraitsandotherlikenesses. See you there! #PortraitsRedefined #SFMOMAgo 3w

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sfmoma An outstanding example of Romare Bearden's technique! Created during the civil rights era, Bearden's large-scale collage—or "montage painting"—is made up of layers newspaper, magazine clippings, and colored paper. See it in-person (and in full + large scale) as "Portraits and Other Likenesses" opens this week at MoAD. → sfmoma.me/portraitsandotherlikenesses [#RomareBearden, "Three Men," 1966-1967; Art Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY] ‪#PortraitsRedefined‬ #SFMOMAgo 3w

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sfmoma What's in the box...?! Getting excited for "Portraits and Other Likenesses"—opening this week! #PortraitsRedefined #SFMOMAgo [Regrammed from @moadvanguard] 3w

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sfmoma Space is the place! Please enjoy this cosmic selection from our collection, and #MayThe4thBeWithYou! Points of luminosity dot Ross Bleckner's painting like stars, where some of these bright spots are caught and held by graceful hands while others slip through the grasp and continue their fall through space. [#SFMOMACollection: #RossBleckner, "Knights not Nights" (1987)] 3w

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sfmoma Happy Friday! Jump up, jump up and get down with art this weekend! [#SFMOMA photo by @jennyelena] 3w

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sfmoma A visitor favorite, #SargentJohnson's sculpture, "Forever Free" (1933), depicts a mother gazing upward as she shields her two children, who are rendered frieze-like on her skirt. One of Johnson's signature works, "Forever Free" was actually on view when SFMOMA first opened in 1935! See it again when "Portraits and Other Likenesses" opens May 8th at #MoADsf. #PortraitsRedefined 4w

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sfmoma Can Rodrigo Moya's photograph be called a portrait? If we're strict about genre, this is technically a documentary-style photograph of two women caught in a dust cloud, but there's something about it that feels like portraiture. Could this be a portrait of a natural phenomenon, a portrait of two women, or a portrait of Mexico City in the 50s? #PortraitsRedefined‬ [#RodrigoMoya, Polvareda, Ciudad de México (Dust Cloud, Mexico City)" (1958)] 4w

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sfmoma The exterior of our expanded building is nearly complete! Now we've just got some floors and walls and ceilings to build, more than doubling our previous exhibition space. And you know what that means... more art in 2016! [‪#FutureSFMOMA‬ photo by @photographerjosh] 1mon

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sfmoma Does a person have to be real for a painting to be a portrait? #LynetteYiadomBoakye paints portraits of people, yet they are taken entirely from her imagination, pulled, as she says, from "out of the air somehow". See Yiadom-Boakye's "Sapphires Under Cotton" (2013) — along with other works that reimagine portraiture — when "Portraits and Other Likenesses" opens at #MoADSF May 8th! #PortraitsRedefined 1mon

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sfmoma A sneak peek as "Portraits and Other Likenesses" gets installed at MoAD for our next SFMOMA On the Go show. Spotting #KaraWalker and #KehindeWiley back there! That’s #YinkaShonibare’s Victorian sculpture to the left, and #DavidHuffman and #RobertColescott to the right. Getting excited! #PortraitsRedefined 1mon

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