SFMOMA’s Open Space is a vibrant forum for critical and personal engagements with art, visual culture, and issues specific to Northern California. Since 2008, we’ve been celebrating and giving voice to the artist communities of our dynamic region and beyond, with a distinctly West Coast perspective. Named after a small but influential Bay Area poetry publication from the 1960s, Open Space supports experimental approaches to writing and media in response to art, recognizing the long history of literary and technological innovation in our region. We advocate for the continued vitality of the greater Bay Area’s diverse mix of artistic expression.
Our columnists-in-residence program — in which our regular writers are free to write and publish without editorial oversight from Open Space or SFMOMA — continues to be a unique publishing experiment within the field of museum institutions; indeed, it is rare in any case. Open Space is many hundreds of contributors and articles strong; we invite you to explore the archive.
Claudia La Rocco
J. Gordon Faylor
Founding Editor / Editor-in-chief 2008-2016
Letters to the editor
openspace [at] sfmoma.org