Art Through the Ages: SF MOMA Celebrates 75th Anniversary

SFMOMA celebrates its 75th anniversary with a suite of new exhibitions: “SFMOMA: 75 Years of Looking Forward” features highlights from the vast permanent collection along with never-before-displayed items such as letters arranging the acquisition of Jackson Pollack’s 1943 Guardians of the Secret. Visitors can trace the institution’s development from its start in 1935 as the San Francisco Museum of Art and the opening of the Mario Botta building in 1995. And as something of an anniversary present to itself, the museum commissioned British artist Ewan Gibbs, who is known for pencil drawings composed entirely of knitting-pattern symbols, to create 18 portraits of San Francisco, including one of Mission Dolores, shown here (on view through June 27).

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