sfmoma This vibrant collage is a portrait of artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby on her wedding day, kneeling in traditional Nigerian clothing before her American husband-to-be. Akunyili Crosby depicts a moment between two cultures coming together, a common theme in her work. See it next month at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) for #PortraitsRedefined, our next #SFMOMAgo show! [#NjidekaAkunyiliCrosby, "Wedding Portrait" (2012)] 1d

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sfmoma Nice shapes, colors, and balance captured here in this photo of our construction barricade! #LeanWithIt. [‪#FutureSFMOMA‬ photo by @camnova] 4d

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sfmoma This is not your garden variety portrait! One of the most amazing things about artist Nick Cave's sculpture is the material. Cave collects thrift-store finds and everyday objects to build his fantastically magical "#soundsuits". See this one in person, along with other works that redefine — and reimagine! — what makes a portrait. "Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA," opens May 8th at MoAD! #PortraitsRedefined #SFMOMAgo [Nick Cave, "Soundsuit" (2009)] 🌲 5d

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sfmoma Have you heard? The color #blue is apparently on the rise in modern art, according to a study in Smithsonian Magazine, with blue appearing as the more dominant color over red or orange. What artworks come to mind when you think "blue"? Are you drawn to blue, too? [From the #SFMOMACollection: #AgnesMartin, "Falling Blue" (1965)] 1w

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sfmoma #FutureSFMOMA fun fact: when we reopen in 2016, we will have multiple galleries devoted to individual artists' works. That means that when you visit, you'll see a fuller range of painting or sculpture from some of your favorite artists. Get excited! [#FutureSFMOMA photo by @bhidalgo14.] 2w

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sfmoma Of course some twinkle lights before I head back to San Francisco. My #SFMOMATakeover has come to an end, and I'm handing the Instagram back over for your regularly scheduled program. À bientôt, Paris! -Jill 2w
  •   mellomrommet Beautiful 2w
  •   ttregs Nothing like those sparkly lights 2w
  •   neemaaz (Hmmm, this night-time illuminated image of the Eiffel Tower, according to news reports of late, is technically "a violation of the copyright laws" (allegedly -- and this is too funny to consider this seriously! -- a certain "company" or "entity" in France "owns the rights"(?!) for illuminated/night views of the said tower?!)... 2w
  •   dhenao4 @dianaluangel 2w
  •   sfkevdunn Love this! 2w
  •   petalingwithmavis Was this video done from the palais de Tokyo? 2w
  •   artmodern My friend artist HM Saffer & I met the then-famous musician & performer Trini Lopez on the lawn below the tower during the summer of '65. If unfamiliar, Google him. 1w

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sfmoma A little sightseeing in Paris. "Winged Victory of Samothrace" at The Louvre. -Jill #SFMOMATakeover #MuseumLove 2w

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sfmoma Curator at work. Another latergram from the "American Icons" installation at @grandpalais_rmn. Philip Guston's "Evidence" getting prepped to go up on the wall. -Jill #SFMOMAParis #PhilipGuston #SFMOMATakeover 2w
  •   amasterpieceaday Add some art inspiration to your Instagram newsfeed! 2w
  •   kimzany Can't wait! 2w
  •   vintageavengerarcata So excited to see the show♡ 2w
  •   watchthisartwork Exciting time 2w
  •   abrahamritchie1 "Four inches to the left" 2w
  •   eraidno @sfmoma have you ever seen the work of William Pachner who was Guston's neighbor and close friend in Woodstock? The two artists work are very similar 2w
  •   sfmoma @eraidno Yes! Wonder how they might've influenced one another. 1w
  •   eraidno Absolutely! Bill (Pachner) spoke about him fondly. He just celebrated his 100th birthday in his home in Woodstock. 1w

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sfmoma Latergram from earlier in the week. Before the "American Icons" opening at @grandpalais_rmn, one of our conservators examines Diebenkorn before it gets mounted on the wall during the installation process. -Jill #SFMOMAParis #RichardDiebenkorn #SFMOMATakeover 2w

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sfmoma Postcards from #SFMOMAParis. One of each, please. -Jill #SFMOMATakeover 2w

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sfmoma Spotted on the street: chalk graffiti à la Picasso? -Jill #SFMOMATakeover 2w

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sfmoma Shadow play with Calder. -Jill #SFMOMAParis #AlexanderCalder #SFMOMAtakeover 2w

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sfmoma SFMOMA Curator Gary Garrels demonstrating the scope of the show at yesterday's preview. Recognize the red and white painting behind him? -Jill #SFMOMAParis #EllsworthKelly #SFMOMATakeover 2w

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sfmoma Bonjour from Paris! Our SFMOMA communications gal, Jill Lynch, is in Paris for the SFMOMA On the Go exhibition, “American Icons: Masterworks from SFMOMA and the Fisher Collection,” at the @grandpalais_rmn! She’ll commandeer our Instagram for a couple of days to show you around town and a little behind-the-scenes of the show—a glimpse of what you’ll see when we reopen in 2016! Her #SFMOMATakeover starts now! (For more peeks inside “American Icons,” check out #SFMOMAParis!) 2w

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sfmoma Existing design meets new in this striking shot of the original #MarioBotta brick building and the #Snøhetta snowy white addition. [#FutureSFMOMA photo by @albsoon.] 3w

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sfmoma JUST ANNOUNCED: this morning an SFMOMA spokesperson revealed updated plans for our new grand stair that will greet visitors when we reopen! Our new staircase will create an entirely unique visitor experience, taking us in all new directions where the laws of gravity no longer apply! SFMOMA is one mind-bending step closer to reopening! 3w

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sfmoma The #TeslaCoil is all powered up! Doug Hall's mysteriously titled "The Terrible Uncertainty of the Thing Described" is currently on the go and on view at the San Francisco Art Institute! Free + open to the public. ‪#DougHallSF‬ #SFMOMAgo #SFAI 3w

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sfmoma "It's not necessary to understand a work to like it. Or to agree on what that truth is." On SFMOMA's blog, poet erica lewis and artist Mark Stephen Finein contemplate Raymond Saunders' complex work, pictured here. What do you think? Does a work need to be understood to be liked? Do you understand *why* you like something? You can read the post at openspace.sfmoma.org. [From the #SFMOMACollection: #RaymondSaunders, "Untitled (Bird Lives)" (1995)] 3w

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sfmoma ​Check out that golden state light on the building! 🌞When we reopen, one of our first exhibitions will look at 150 years of California photography and how it influences our views of the West. Get excited... and cue: #CaliforniaLove [Photo of the ‪#FutureSFMOMA‬ by @gtree3.] 4w

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sfmoma "The storm is in the mind. The lightning is in the room. It is the terrible uncertainty: the imperceptible, the sublime, the invisible made physical…"—Doug Hall ️We’re at #SFAI previewing #DougHallSF—and that wicked #TeslaCoil. Open to the public this Saturday! 4w

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