Posts Tagged “Five Questions”

5 Questions: Marina Eybelman

12.13.2013  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd, Projects/Series

We’re taking our Five Questions series around the office and finding out more about SFMOMA staff members and what’s changed for them now that we’re under construction. Today we’re talking to Marina Eybelman, Technical Coordinator, in our Minna Street offices, where many of us have been located for several years and will be until 2016, when our new building opens.

Please describe your job in three sentences or less:

I provide administrative and financial support to the IT department and I am the key contact for staff wh... More

5 Questions: Jana Machin

11.29.2013  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd, Projects/Series

We’re taking our Five Questions series around the office and finding out more about SFMOMA staff members and what’s changed for them now that we’re under construction. Today we’re talking to Jana Machin, director of SFMOMA’s MuseumStore, in the store’s temporary location on Yerba Buena Lane, where it will be unti... More

5 Questions: Calcagno Cullen

11.08.2013  |  By
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We’re taking our Five Questions series around the office and finding out more about SFMOMA staff members, and what’s changed for them now that we’re under construction. Today we’re talking to Calcagno Cullen, Education Associate, School and Teacher Programs, in our Minna Street offices, where many of us have been located for... More

5 Questions: Rudolf Frieling

10.11.2013  |  By
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We’re taking our Five Questions series around the office and finding out more about SFMOMA staff members and what’s changed for them now that we’re under construction. Today we’re talking to Rudolf Frieling, Curator of  Media Arts, in our new Kearny Street offices, where a lot of our staff have temporarily relocated until our building reopens.

Please describe your job in three sentences or less:

Would three terms do as well? Art, media, and contemporary culture. What this means in practice is that I look at art, engage ... More

5 Questions: Jared Ledesma

09.20.2013  |  By
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We’re taking our Five Questions series around the office and finding out more about SFMOMA staff members and what’s changed for them now that we’re under construction. Today we’re talking to Jared Ledesma, curatorial assistant, Painting and Sculpture, in our new Kearny Street offices, where a lot of our staff have temporarily relocated until our building reopens.

Please describe your job in three sentences or less:

As a curatorial assistant in the Department of Painting and Sculpture, I assist in the research and develo... More

5 Questions: Michelle Barger

08.23.2013  |  By
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This summer, we’re taking our Five Questions series around the office and finding out more about SFMOMA staff members and what’s changed for them now that we’re under construction. Today we’re talking to Michelle Barger, Deputy Head of Conservation.

Please describe your job in three sentences or less:

As Deputy Head of Conservation, I am an objects conservator by training. I look out for the care and preservation of sculpture in the collection. This can be a blurry line in contemporary art, as artists work in many medi... More

5 Questions: Peggy Tran-Le

08.16.2013  |  By
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This summer, we’re taking our Five Questions series around the office and finding out more about SFMOMA staff members and what’s changed for them now that we’re under construction. Today we’re talking to Peggy Tran-Le, Archivist/Records Manager.

Please describe your job in three sentences or less:

I have two separate jobs as archivist and records manager. As archivist, I am responsible for preserving the institutional records for the museum and making them available to researchers. As records manager, I am responsible f... More

5 Questions: Chad Coerver

08.09.2013  |  By
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This summer, we’re taking our Five Questions series around the office and finding out more about SFMOMA staff members, and what’s changed for them now that we’re under construction. Today we’re talking to Chad Coerver, Chief Content Officer, in our Minna Street offices, where many of us have been located for several years, and will be until 2016, when our new building opens.

Please describe your job in three sentences or less:

I go to meetings all the time, and when I’m not at meetings all the time I’m working with... More

5 Questions: Kent Roberts

08.02.2013  |  By
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This summer, we’re taking our Five Questions series around the office and finding out more about SFMOMA staff members and what’s changed for them now that we’re under construction. Today we’re talking to Kent Roberts, who has been helping design exhibitions at the museum since 1979.

Please describe your job in three sentences or less:

As the Exhibitions Design Manager, I help artists and curators design shows. I’m also responsible for getting all the walls built and the display furniture designed for exhibitions.

Wha... More

5 Questions: Morgan Levey

07.26.2013  |  By
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This summer, we’re taking our Five Questions series around the office and finding out more about SFMOMA staff members, and what’s changed for them now that we’re under construction. Today we’re talking to  Morgan Levey, Interpretive Media Associate, in our Minna Street offices, where many of us have been located for several years, and will be until 2016, when our new building opens.

Please describe your job in three sentences or less:

I work on digital content for the museum that gets published to the website and acro... More

5 Questions: John Morris

07.19.2013  |  By
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This summer, we’re taking our Five Questions series around the office and finding out more about SFMOMA staff members and what’s changed for them now that we’re under construction. Today we’re talking to John Morris, Visual Resources Associate.

Please describe your job in three sentences or less:

I am the visual resources associate in the Collections Information and Access Department, or as we refer to it lovingly: CIA. Along with Layna White, the head of our department, I manage our digital media library, MediaBin. I ... More

5 Questions: Amanda Glesmann

07.12.2013  |  By
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This summer, we’re taking our Five Questions series around the office and finding out more about SFMOMA staff members and what’s changed for them now that we’re under construction. Today we’re talking to Amanda Glesmann, Editorial Coordinator, in our Minna Street offices, where many of us have been located for several years and will be until 2016, when our new building opens.

Please describe your job in three sentences or less:

The publications department handles all texts relating to the museum’s collection, includi... More

5 Questions: Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher

07.01.2013  |  By
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This summer, we’re taking our Five Questions series around the office and finding out more about SFMOMA staff members and what’s changed for them now that we’re under construction. Today we’re talking to Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, Department Head and Helen Hilton Raiser Associate Curator of Architecture and Design, in our new... More

5 Questions: The Food Bank

06.04.2013  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd, Conversations

SFMOMA’s Schwab Room was to the gills with representatives of San Francisco’s culinary pioneers this past Friday, May 31, for The Kitchen Sisters’ The Making of a Charitable Food Movement, coordinated by Mission Chinese Food and Sharetable.org, and featuring presentations and sample bites from La Cocina, Tartine, and Flour + Water, among othe... More

5 Questions: The Kitchen Sisters

05.31.2013  |  By
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Bringing you stories of Bay Area craftspeople and pioneers, from the makers of violins to jars of jam to the queer car service, Homobile, The Kitchen Sisters are Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, radio producers and collaborators since they first met in 1979. The pair are currently hosting The Making Of… at SFMOMA, part of the museum’s four-day... More

5 Questions: The Workshop Residence

05.31.2013  |  By
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Founded in 2011 by Bay Area arts patron Ann Hatch, The Workshop Residence is based in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood and hosts eight individual artists—four local, four international—per year. The for-profit program pairs its resident artists with local factories or visiting artisans in order to design and make locally manufactured, af... More

Five Questions: The Treatbot Karaoke Ice Cream Truck

05.30.2013  |  By
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The Treatbot Ice Cream Karaoke Truck trades in—yup!—ice cream and karaoke. Based in the San Jose area, they’ll serve you up a scoop of Eastside Horchata or Mango Ice and throw in the opportunity to belt out your tune of choice to whoever’s listening. Today, Thursday, May 30, and tomorrow, Friday, May 31, they’re parked outside SFMOMA on T... More

5 Questions: Christian Jankowski

10.02.2012  |  By
Filed under: Conversations

[Five questions to SFMOMA artists, staff, or guests. Last week Berlin-based artist Christian Jankowski was at the museum. He was on a trip through parts of the U.S., beginning in Chicago for the Expo art fair; followed by his partner Jorinde Voigt’s exhibition opening at the Nevada Art Museum; then on to L.A. to his gallery, Regan Projects, a... More

5 Questions: Ed Osborn

08.24.2012  |  By
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[Five questions to SFMOMA artists, staff, or guests. I recently caught up with Ed Osborn, who is at SFMOMA to install his work Night-Sea Music (1998) on the museum’s third-floor landing. The work will be on view until November and if you can’t get to the museum in person, check out this video of the piece in action. Ed is a sound artis... More

5 Questions: Tammy Fortin

06.05.2012  |  By
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[Five questions to SFMOMA artists, staff, or guests … although today I’m posting all seven questions with Tammy Fortin, because I couldn’t bring myself to cut a single one. Tammy is a 9-to-5er at SFMOMA as the assistant to the curator of media arts, Rudolf Frieling. She is also a musician and writer. Tomorrow is also her last day at the museum. Miss you already, Tammy!]

 

Do you collect anything?

I collect a lot of things by accident. I’m a sentimental person. If you gave me a scrap of paper and you wrote a really nice ... More

5 Questions: Lynn Marie Kirby

05.09.2012  |  By
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[Five questions to SFMOMA artists, staff, or guests. Lynn Marie Kirby is a San Francisco–based artist and teacher. Her collaborative video project with Li Xiaofei, Hello? 你好!, is on view through June 17 as part of the Descriptive Acts exhibition.]

Do you collect anything?

Collaborators.

If you could steal any artwork in the world to have up in your home, what would it be?

Must be Vermeer, judging from the picture that Alexis Petty just took of me for this blog. Alexis and I meet frequently in this café as we are collaborating on a projec... More

5 Questions: Anthony Discenza

05.09.2012  |  By
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[Five questions to SFMOMA artists, staff, or guests. Anthony Discenza is a visual artist, adjunct professor at CCA, and resident of Oakland. His sound installation A Viewing (The Effect) is on view through June 17 as part of the Descriptive Acts exhibition.]

Do you collect anything?

I maintain an extensive collection of beautiful, hand-blown anxieties, fears, and intimations of doom.

If you could spend an afternoon with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

Hmm, that’s a tough one. Maybe Philip K. Dick, he’s def in my top five. (... More

5 Questions: Alejandro Cartagena

04.09.2012  |  By
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[Five questions to SFMOMA artists, staff, or guests. Alejandro Cartagena is a photographer from Monterrey, Mexico. His work is on view in the Photography in Mexico exhibition through July 8. This Friday he speaks live on the web for Rooftop TV. Blue Bottle Coffee also created a flight of ice cream inspired by Cartagena’s photography. Yum!]

Do... More

5 Questions: Daniela Rossell

04.09.2012  |  By
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[Five questions to SFMOMA artists, staff, or guests. Photographer Daniela Rossell lives in Mexico City. Her series Untitled (Ricas y Famosas) is on view in the Photography in Mexico exhibition through July 8. You can watch Daniela and others speak live on the web this Friday as part of Rooftop TV.]

 

Do you collect anything?

I collected erasers as a child. Erasers as replicas of all sorts of things — sushi, ice cream, animals, etc. It has been the collection I have taken the most seriously in terms of dusting it off and having it on pro... More

5 Questions: Pablo Lopez Luz

04.09.2012  |  By
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[Five questions to SFMOMA artists, staff, or guests. Pablo Lopez Luz is a photographer living in Mexico City. His work is on view through July 8 as part of the Photography in Mexico exhibition. Pablo, Daniela, and Alejandro will be speaking live on  the web this Friday as part of Rooftop TV.]

Do you collect anything?

I have a photography collectio... More

5 Questions: SECA 2010 Award Winner Kamau Amu Patton

03.13.2012  |  By
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[Five questions to SFMOMA artists, staff, or guests. Kamau Amu Patton is a winner of the 2010 SECA Art Award, and his work is on view in the fifth-floor galleries. He may be familiar to Open Space readers; last year we posted a talk he gave on Nata Piaskowski.]

Do you collect anything?

A/V cables. Cables are quite interesting. They are about connect... More

5 Questions: SECA 2010 Award Winner Ruth Laskey

03.13.2012  |  By
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[Five questions to SFMOMA artists, staff, or guests. Ruth Laskey is a winner of the 2010 SECA Art Award, and her work is on view in the fifth-floor galleries.]

Do you collect anything?

No. But I have a lot of books.

If you could steal any artwork in the world to have up in your home, what would it be?

A skyspace by James Turrell … I would love to spend time with one of those each day. This might have to do with my apartment being somewhat small and dark.

If you weren’t an artist, what would your gig be?

Chances are I would be working th... More

5 Questions: SECA 2010 Award Winner Mauricio Ancalmo

03.13.2012  |  By
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[Five questions to SFMOMA artists, staff, or guests. Mauricio Ancalmo is a winner of the 2010 SECA Art Award. His work is on view in the fifth-floor galleries through April 3.]

Do you collect anything?

Everything except collectibles.

If you could steal any artwork in the world to have up in your home, what would it be?

The caves of Lascaux.

Who was... More

5 Questions: SECA 2010 Award Winner Colter Jacobsen

03.13.2012  |  By
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[Five questions to SFMOMA artists, staff, or guests. Colter Jacobsen is a winner of the 2010 SECA Art Award. His work is on view in the fifth-floor galleries through April 3.]

If you could steal any artwork in the world to have up in your home, what would it be?

I wouldn’t steal artwork, even given the opportunity. My backpack was recently stolen. If anyone knows of its whereabouts, please let me know. Thank you. There weren’t really any valuables inside except for two full notebooks. But those are only valuable to me. I doubt the t... More

We’ll Miss You Libby Garrison – 19 years!

01.13.2012  |  By
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Do you collect anything?

One of the things that I collect was actually inspired by an exhibition that we had here at SFMOMA about 10 years ago called California Pottery; that’s where I learned to love Bauer ringware pottery. I have several small bowls and a butter plate. I prefer the black ringware because it’s the rarest. When I got married four or five years ago I happily found out that my husband collected Bauer flowerpots, so between the two of us we have quite a nice collection.

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