Posts Tagged “Jasper Johns”

Golden Gate Bridge Tribute

Victoria Gannon: Jasper Johns’s Bridge

05.26.2012  |  By
Filed under: Projects/Series

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, Open Space has commissioned a number of new posts. Please welcome writer and editor Victoria Gannon, on falling, inevitability, and Jasper Johns.

Every time we drive over a bridge we talk about earthquakes. It’s usually at night, when one city is behind us and another is not yet in... More

Historic Marriage Equality Law Passes in New York – Everyone Turns Gay and the World Ends!

06.25.2011  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

When I was 14 I thought everyone was straight. So when I heard that Andy Warhol was gay, I freaked out. I mean, how did that happen? The teacher never mentioned it in my high school art class. But when I heard that Cy Twombly was also gay, I freaked out a little less. Then I heard Edward Albee was gay. OMFG! Then I heard a whole lot of artists and ... More

Five Questions: Adam and Rebekah

01.08.2010  |  By
Filed under: Conversations

[Five questions to SFMOMA visitors, artists, staff, or guests.]

Name/Place of Residence/Occupation/Hobby?

My name is Rebekah. I am an optician and I live in Noe Valley with my husband Adam. My hobby is—a couple of things: I like playing with the dog, Oliver, and then I also make music with my husband, Adam.

My name is Adam and I live in San Franc... More

One on One: Dominic Willsdon on Jasper Johns

06.29.2009  |  By
Filed under: One on One

My Aunt Gladys once, when she read a thing in a magazine, wrote me a letter, saying she was so proud of me, because she had worked so hard to instill some respect for the American flag in her students, and she was glad the mark had been left on me.

―Jasper Johns to Emile de Antonio.

I’m next up with one of our weekly One-on-One curator talks, ... More

One on One: Julie Charles on Jasper Johns

05.14.2009  |  By
Filed under: One on One

[Alongside our curator "One on One" talks, we post regular ‘one on one' bits from curators, staff, and public, on a particular work or exhibition they're interested in. Today's post is from Julie Charles, associate curator of education.]

A couple of weeks ago I was in Philadelphia for a conference and went to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to see the Cezanne and Beyond exhibition. This exhibition displayed paintings, watercolors, and drawings by Cezanne alongside works by several artists for whom Cezanne has been an inspiration and whose work ref... More