Posts Tagged “Henry Urbach”

Henry Urbach on Tobias Wong

05.02.2011  |  By
Filed under: Essay

Max Weber famously distinguished, in Theory of Social and Economic Organization, between “charismatic” and “institutional” forms of authority. Navigating these tendencies is among the salient challenges of working as a curator in a large museum. One’s own inspiration and convictions come to bear, alongside those of collaborators and colle... More

Henry Urbach speaks on Ewan Gibbs; Ian Padgham orders in a Knit-In

05.20.2010  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd

Tonight Henry Urbach, SFMOMA Helen Hilton Raiser Curator of Architecture and Design, will be giving a short talk on British artist Ewan Gibbs’s drawings of San Francisco, currently on view on the third floor landing. Ewan’s works are based on knitting patterns (slashes, circles, dots), and thus communications assistant/art-loving spinner of yarns/SFMOMA Facebook impresario Ian Padgham has organized an impromptu evening knit-in to go with.  Henry’s talk starts at 6:30 in the Atrium, and then heads upstairs. Knit-in anytime after... More

As If: Visionary Architecture in the Modern Museum

01.11.2010  |  By
Filed under: Essay

SFMOMA turns 75 this month. We’ve just published a new collection catalog, 75 Years of Looking Forward, highlighting, as the curators of The Anniversary Show and the catalog, Janet Bishop, Corey Keller, and Sarah Roberts, write, both “the inarguably significant and the admittedly idiosyncratic” of the museum’s collecting, ex... More

One on One: Henry Urbach on J. Mayer H.

04.01.2009  |  By
Filed under: One on One

Alongside our new curator “One on One” talks, we’re doing occasional ‘one on one’ blog posts, from curators, staff, and public, on a particular work or exhibition they’re interested in. Today’s post is from Henry Urbach, SFMOMA curator of architecture and design:


Guestbook by Jürgen Mayer H., principal of the Berlin architectural studio J. MAYER H., is a limited edition book composed solely of sheets printed with data protection pattern. A touchstone of the studio’s work and focus of the exhi... More