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We invite writers from all over the Bay Area, and the world, to contribute in various ways to Open Space. Artists, poets, musicians, curators, educators, visitors to the museum, filmmakers, SFMOMA staff, chefs, gardeners, journalists, critics, cranks….

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Posts by Guest Writer (Guest)

Nicole Archer: Curtain Calls
April 15, 2014  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 1 Comment »

Jarrett Earnest: Three Waves
April 15, 2014  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Christian Nagler: Silicon Spring
April 15, 2014  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Dushko Petrovich: Emigre
April 15, 2014  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Maria Popova: Against Interpretation
April 15, 2014  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 1 Comment »

Pamela Lu on Eleanor Antin’s 100 Boots
December 19, 2013  |  By | Filed under One on One | 0 Comments »

Frank Smigiel: A Producer’s Journal, or Judgment A Go-Go
December 18, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Field Notes | 0 Comments »

Collection Rotation: Amanda Kirkhuff
December 16, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 6 Comments »

Collection Rotation: Justin Hoover
December 9, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 3 Comments »

FIELD WORK: Juliana Spahr
December 5, 2013  |  By | Filed under Field Notes, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Diane Ward on a Stereo Daguerreotype of Artist’s Paraphernalia, by an Unknown Photographer
December 2, 2013  |  By | Filed under One on One | 0 Comments »

Collection Rotation: Annie Albagli
November 25, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 2 Comments »

Rachel Federman: Kennedy?
November 22, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd | 0 Comments »

FIELD WORK: Frances Richard
November 21, 2013  |  By | Filed under Field Notes, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

What’s At Play in the League of F.A.M.E.?
November 20, 2013  |  By | Filed under Field Notes, Projects/Series | 1 Comment »

FIELD WORK: Joanne Kyger
November 14, 2013  |  By | Filed under Field Notes, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

SECA 2012: Allison Arieff on 151 Third Street
November 12, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

FIELD WORK: C.D. Wright
November 7, 2013  |  By | Filed under Field Notes, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

SECA 2012: Jonn Herschend on Stories from the Evacuation
November 5, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Field Notes, Projects/Series | 1 Comment »

FIELD WORK: C. S. Giscombe
October 31, 2013  |  By | Filed under Field Notes, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

SECA 2012: Anne Lesley Selcer on Frank Ogawa Plaza
October 29, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

FIELD WORK: Paul Ebenkamp
October 24, 2013  |  By | Filed under Field Notes, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

SECA 2012: Zarouhie Abdalian on Occasional Music
October 22, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Field Notes, Projects/Series | 1 Comment »

Collection Rotation: Ala Ebtekar
October 21, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

FIELD WORK: Bill Berkson
October 17, 2013  |  By | Filed under Field Notes, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Born Old: Joanne Kyger on Bruce Conner
October 16, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

SECA 2012: Richard Walker on the Presidio Forest
October 15, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

FIELD WORK: Dodie Bellamy
October 10, 2013  |  By | Filed under Field Notes, Projects/Series | 1 Comment »

Search Party: Rachel Federman on Gordon Onslow Ford’s Seductions of the Day
October 9, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

SECA 2012: David Wilson on Arrivals
October 8, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Field Notes, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Collection Rotation: Elizabeth Sims
October 7, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

FIELD WORK: Hugo García Manríquez
October 3, 2013  |  By | Filed under Field Notes, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

The Way Forward: Steve Seid on Daniel Reeves
October 2, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

SECA 2012: Robert Glück on the Neptune Society Columbarium
October 1, 2013  |  By | Filed under Field Notes, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

FIELD WORK: Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field — Poets Respond
September 26, 2013  |  By | Filed under Field Notes, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Angels, we’ve heard . . . : Shelley Diekman on Bruce Conner and Edmund Shea
September 25, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 1 Comment »

SECA 2012: Josh Faught on BE BOLD For What You Stand For, BE CAREFUL For What You Fall For
September 24, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Field Notes, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Collection Rotation: Elisheva Biernoff
September 23, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 1 Comment »

Crouching Woman, Hidden Story: Erin Hyman on Kiki Smith’s Lilith
September 18, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

I Am Here: Daniel Schifrin on Beyond Belief
September 11, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Collection Rotation: Pablo Guardiola
September 9, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 1 Comment »

Collection Rotation: Elizabeth Bernstein
August 12, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 1 Comment »

Collection Rotation: Elaine Kahn
August 5, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Andrew Berardini on Henry P. Bosse
July 29, 2013  |  By | Filed under One on One | 0 Comments »

Collection Rotation: Sarah Hotchkiss
July 15, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 2 Comments »

Currents Within a Collection: Sarah Stein
May 30, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Moira Roth Talks to Agent Ruby
May 29, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Conversations | 0 Comments »

Currents Within a Collection: Aline M. Liebman
May 28, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Walk of Fame
May 27, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd | 2 Comments »

SLOW ART REDUX: Emily Jain Wilson
May 24, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd | 0 Comments »

Currents Within a Collection: Agnes E. Meyer
May 23, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Currents Within a Collection: Elise S. Haas
May 21, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Currents Within a Collection: An Alternative History of the Elise S. Haas Bequest
May 21, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

The Boxer
May 20, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd | 1 Comment »

Lebbeus Woods, Architect: Mr. Woods, Be My Valentine
May 16, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Lebbeus Woods, Architect: Daryl McCurdy
May 9, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Lebbeus Woods, Architect: Jennifer Dunlop-Fletcher
May 2, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

@SFMOMA Twitter Hijack for #SFMOMAslow: Tina Takemoto on Glenn Ligon
April 27, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, One on One | 0 Comments »

@SFMOMA Twitter Hijack for #SFMOMAslow: Will Brown on Francis Picabia
April 26, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, One on One | 0 Comments »

@SFMOMA Twitter Hijack for #SFMOMAslow: Guillermo Gómez-Peña on Diego Rivera
April 26, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, One on One | 0 Comments »

@SFMOMA Twitter Hijack for #SFMOMAslow: Gay Outlaw on Trisha Donnelly
April 25, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, One on One | 3 Comments »

Lebbeus Woods, Architect: Dwayne Oyler
April 25, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Lebbeus Woods, Architect: Kiki Smith
April 18, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Lebbeus Woods, Architect: Sketchbook
April 11, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Lebbeus Woods, Architect
April 4, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Collection Rotation: George Chen
March 25, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 1 Comment »

Matthew Harrison Tedford on Carleton E. Watkins
March 6, 2013  |  By | Filed under One on One | 6 Comments »

Emily Jain Wilson on Piet Mondrian
February 25, 2013  |  By | Filed under One on One | 5 Comments »

Collection Rotation: Kerry Laitala
February 20, 2013  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 4 Comments »

Maria Porges on Juan Muñoz
December 5, 2012  |  By | Filed under One on One | 5 Comments »

Jonn Herschend on Philip Guston
December 3, 2012  |  By | Filed under One on One | 6 Comments »

Location & Practice: Amy Franceschini, Dominic Willsdon, Apsara DiQuinzio
November 30, 2012  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Conversations, Projects/Series | 1 Comment »

Reimagining the Civic
November 29, 2012  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Field Notes | 0 Comments »

Six Lines of Flight International Playlist – Thanks, Chris Dixon
November 28, 2012  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Field Notes | 0 Comments »

Erica Gangsei on Story Board
November 21, 2012  |  By | Filed under Field Notes, One on One | 0 Comments »

Christian L. Frock on Doris Salcedo
November 19, 2012  |  By | Filed under One on One | 0 Comments »

Miranda Mellis on Richard Diebenkorn
November 14, 2012  |  By | Filed under One on One | 0 Comments »

Collection Rotation: Jason Fulford
November 12, 2012  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Gestures of Love, or L’insurrection qui vient?
November 8, 2012  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Field Notes, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Tim Svenonius on Petah Coyne
November 5, 2012  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, One on One | 1 Comment »

“It’s Hideous and It’s Eloquent” (A Bucket of Blood)
October 31, 2012  |  By | Filed under Back Page | 1 Comment »

FIELD CONDITIONS
October 30, 2012  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Essay, Field Notes | 0 Comments »

Collection Rotation: Anne Bast Davis
October 29, 2012  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Me Voy Pa’ Cali: Reclaiming a Regional Identity and Practice
October 25, 2012  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Field Notes, Projects/Series | 1 Comment »

Lisa Sutcliffe on Naoya Hatakeyama’s A BIRD/Blast #130
October 22, 2012  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, One on One | 1 Comment »

Bay Area Art and the (Counter) Culture of Silicon Valley
October 18, 2012  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Field Notes, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Zachary Royer Scholz on Mario Botta
October 15, 2012  |  By | Filed under One on One | 1 Comment »

Culture ’45 and the Rise of Beirut’s Contemporary Art Scene
October 4, 2012  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Field Notes, Projects/Series | 4 Comments »

Corset Salesmen: Corina Copp on Tom Howard’s The Electrocution of Ruth Snyder
October 3, 2012  |  By | Filed under One on One | 4 Comments »

Xe Ôm Drivers Of The Mind: The Journey Of Sàn Art
September 27, 2012  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Field Notes, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Willa Koerner on Janet Cardiff’s The Telephone Call
September 26, 2012  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, One on One | 0 Comments »

Vanessa Place on Andy Warhol
September 24, 2012  |  By | Filed under One on One | 4 Comments »

Location & Practice: A Roundtable Discussion
September 20, 2012  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 1 Comment »

Provisional Horizons (Six Lines of Flight)
September 19, 2012  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Robert Glück on Jess’s The Mouse’s Tale
September 12, 2012  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, One on One | 1 Comment »

Collection Rotation: Tammy Fortin – New Covers for Old Classics
September 10, 2012  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

The Modern Art Notes Podcast: Robert Adams
August 16, 2012  |  By | Filed under Conversations, Field Notes | 2 Comments »

Naoya Hatakeyama: Lime Hills (Quarry Series)
July 30, 2012  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd | 1 Comment »

STAGE PRESENCE TONIGHT: ANN MAGNUSON, ANDREA FRASER, CINDY SHERMAN, THE MUDD CLUB
July 13, 2012  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd | 4 Comments »

The Whole Earth on a Page: Jessica Brier on Stewart Brand’s Whole Earth Catalog
July 9, 2012  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd | 0 Comments »

Los Jaichackers: A collaboration between Eamon Ore-Giron and Julio Cesar Morales
May 29, 2012  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd | 1 Comment »

Hughen/Starkweather: Traverse V
May 28, 2012  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Stacy Szymaszek: The Bridge
May 28, 2012  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Hughen/Starkweather: Traverse IV
May 27, 2012  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Nora Ortiz: Untitled (Bridge)
May 27, 2012  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Hughen/Starkweather: Traverse III
May 26, 2012  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 1 Comment »

Christian Fernandez: The Web Bridge
May 26, 2012  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Victoria Gannon: Jasper Johns’s Bridge
May 26, 2012  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 3 Comments »

Hughen/Starkweather: Traverse II
May 25, 2012  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Hughen/Starkweather: Traverse I
May 25, 2012  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Jeannene Przyblyski: Here and There, Now and Then at the Golden Gate
May 25, 2012  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 1 Comment »

Highway ’71 Revisited
May 7, 2012  |  By | Filed under Essay | 1 Comment »

Collection Rotation: Jaime Cortez
April 23, 2012  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 4 Comments »

SECA 50th Anniversary Artist-on-Artist Talks: Hung Liu on Rosanna Castrillo Díaz
April 4, 2012  |  By | Filed under One on One | 0 Comments »

SECA 50th Anniversary Artist on Artist Talks: Rebeca Bollinger on Giorgio Morandi
March 28, 2012  |  By | Filed under One on One | 0 Comments »

SECA 50th Anniversary Artist-on-Artist Talks: Jordan Kantor on On Kawara
March 21, 2012  |  By | Filed under One on One | 0 Comments »

SECA 50th Anniversary Artist-on-Artist Talks: Josephine Taylor on Mitzi Pederson
March 14, 2012  |  By | Filed under One on One | 0 Comments »

The Spirit in the Air
March 11, 2012  |  By | Filed under Essay | 2 Comments »

SECA 50th Anniversary Artist on Artist Talks: Chris Finley on Vija Celmins
March 7, 2012  |  By | Filed under One on One | 0 Comments »

SECA 50th Anniversary Artist-on-Artist Talks: Shaun O’Dell on Kamau Amu Patton
February 29, 2012  |  By | Filed under One on One | 0 Comments »

SECA 50th Anniversary Artist-on-Artist Talks: Maria Porges on Janine Antoni
February 22, 2012  |  By | Filed under One on One | 1 Comment »

Gerald Gooch, Richard Lowenberg, and Robert Moon on Baja (1974)
February 21, 2012  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Field Notes | 3 Comments »

Curators Corey Keller and Julian Cox discuss Francesca Woodman and Ralph Eugene Meatyard
February 16, 2012  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Conversations | 1 Comment »

SECA 50th Anniversary Artist-on-Artist Talks: Kathryn VanDyke on Agnes Martin
February 15, 2012  |  By | Filed under One on One | 1 Comment »

Congratulations to Nick Vossbrink, winner of our Facebook “love letter to art” contest!
February 14, 2012  |  By | Filed under Back Page | 5 Comments »

Collection Rotation: Matt Borruso
February 13, 2012  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 1 Comment »

SECA 50th Anniversary Artist on Artist Talks: Squeak Carnwath on Vija Celmins
February 8, 2012  |  By | Filed under One on One | 0 Comments »

Karen Fiss on Ana Mendieta
February 6, 2012  |  By | Filed under Essay, One on One | 1 Comment »

SECA 50th Anniversary Artist on Artist Talks: David Best on Joan Brown
February 1, 2012  |  By | Filed under One on One | 1 Comment »

One on One: Erin Hyman on Barbara Stauffacher Solomon
January 30, 2012  |  By | Filed under One on One, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Victoria Gannon on Francesca Woodman
January 23, 2012  |  By | Filed under One on One, Projects/Series | 5 Comments »

Beauty/Youth: Francesca Woodman on the Cusp
January 9, 2012  |  By | Filed under One on One | 3 Comments »

The Lunch Break Times
December 14, 2011  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 3 Comments »

Collection Rotation: Bruno Fazzolari
December 12, 2011  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 3 Comments »

The Lunch Break Times
December 7, 2011  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Chris Vitiello on Adrien Majewski
December 5, 2011  |  By | Filed under One on One, Projects/Series | 1 Comment »

The Lunch Break Times
November 30, 2011  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Thom Donovan on Matt Mullican
November 28, 2011  |  By | Filed under One on One, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

The Lunch Break Times
November 23, 2011  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

The Lunch Break Times
November 16, 2011  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Abigail Child on Loretta Lux
November 14, 2011  |  By | Filed under One on One, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

The Lunch Break Times
November 9, 2011  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Manitoba Museum of Finds Art: Interview with Alberta Mayo
November 7, 2011  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Conversations, Field Notes | 21 Comments »

The Lunch Break Times
November 2, 2011  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

The Lunch Break Times
October 26, 2011  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Janet Bishop: A Few More Stein Stories
October 25, 2011  |  By | Filed under Essay | 1 Comment »

Paris en photos: Erin O’Toole
October 19, 2011  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Alli Warren on Ann Hamilton
October 17, 2011  |  By | Filed under One on One, Projects/Series | 1 Comment »

Skype Artist Interviews: Tiago Carneiro da Cunha and Klara Kristalova
October 3, 2011  |  By | Filed under Conversations | 0 Comments »

Images in Dialogue: Paul Klee and Andrew Schoultz
September 26, 2011  |  By | Filed under Essay | 1 Comment »

Anne Boyer on Julia Margaret Cameron’s Photograph of Her Grandchild, Archie Cameron, Aged Two Years, Three Months
September 12, 2011  |  By | Filed under One on One, Projects/Series | 2 Comments »

Wayne Koestenbaum: The Desire to Write (II)
August 29, 2011  |  By | Filed under Essay | 2 Comments »

Wayne Koestenbaum: The Desire to Write
August 22, 2011  |  By | Filed under Essay | 0 Comments »

The Personalities of Paint in The Steins Collect
July 25, 2011  |  By | Filed under 151 3rd, Essay | 2 Comments »

Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher: The State of “Things”
July 18, 2011  |  By | Filed under Essay | 0 Comments »

On Bill Fontana’s “Sonic Shadows”
July 11, 2011  |  By | Filed under Essay, One on One | 0 Comments »

Sitting with Alice Toklas
June 20, 2011  |  By | Filed under One on One | 6 Comments »

Juliana Spahr and Stephanie Young on Nicholas Nixon’s The Brown Sisters
November 29, 2010  |  By | Filed under One on One, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Dana Ward on Cory Arcangel
November 8, 2010  |  By | Filed under One on One, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Darrin Alfred on Fernando and Humberto Campana’s Favela Chair
October 25, 2010  |  By | Filed under One on One, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Lindsey Westbrook on, well, Foster City
October 4, 2010  |  By | Filed under One on One, Projects/Series | 0 Comments »

Patricia Maloney on Nicola Tyson’s Red Self-Portrait
September 27, 2010  |  By | Filed under One on One, Projects/Series | 2 Comments »

As If: Visionary Architecture in the Modern Museum
January 11, 2010  |  By | Filed under Essay | 1 Comment »

Two on Altamont: Sam Durant | Sam Green
December 17, 2009  |  By | Filed under Conversations | 2 Comments »

Collection Rotation: Meara O’Reilly
May 11, 2009  |  By | Filed under Projects/Series | 3 Comments »