Posts Tagged “The Steins Collect”

Queer SFMOMA

01.16.2012  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd

 

Queer communities disproportionately produce, curate, teach, and subsidize art. Yet the profile of this constituency in major museums has long been disproportionately low.

Non-normative gender and sexuality are not widely recognized as significant factors in either the creation or the analysis of art. I can think of only one significant exception: none would deny the relevance of same-sex love to the creation and understanding of the “political art” produced by Gran Fury, Group Material, and other collectives responding to the AIDS e... More

Janet Bishop: A Few More Stein Stories

10.25.2011  |  By
Filed under: Essay

After a terrific run at SFMOMA this past summer, during which we welcomed more than 350,000 visitors, The Steins Collect has now moved on to Paris, where it opened October 5 as Matisse, Cézanne, Picasso … L’aventure des Stein. Part of what I heard again and again about our exhibition is its appeal had as much to do with the stories as... More

Wayne Koestenbaum: The Desire to Write (II)

08.29.2011  |  By
Filed under: Essay

In celebration of our landmark exhibition The Steins Collect, Open Space is pleased to present a special two-part feature from essayist, cultural critic, and poet Wayne Koestenbaum. For this year’s Phyllis Wattis Distinguished Lecture, SFMOMA commissioned Wayne to write and perform a new work related to the exhibition. His topic: painting and writing. The result: “The Desire to Write.” Enjoy. (Part one is here.)

The Desire to Write about André Derain

Matisse’s 1905 portrait of André Derain attracts me because thick paint ... More

Wayne Koestenbaum: The Desire to Write

08.22.2011  |  By
Filed under: Essay

As we enter the last few weeks of our landmark exhibition The Steins Collect, Open Space is pleased to present a special two-part feature from essayist, cultural critic, and poet Wayne Koestenbaum. For this year’s Phyllis Wattis Distinguished Lecture, held on June 2, SFMOMA commissioned Wayne to write and perform a new work related to the exhibition. His topic: painting and writing. The result: “The Desire to Write.” Enjoy. (Part two, next Monday.)

The Desire to Write about Blue Nude
Writing, alas, is never nude. Grammar cloth... More

Four Saints in Three Acts: An Opera Installation — in Rehearsal in SFMOMA’s Phyllis Wattis Theater

08.17.2011  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd

Video: Willa Koerner

A short clip of Ensemble Parallèle rehearsing for Four Saints in Three Acts: An Opera Installation. This new production of Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein’s landmark opera — presented by SFMOMA in association with YBCA — previews tomorrow evening, and runs through the weekend.

The production is a collaboration between contemporary chamber opera organization Ensemble Parallèle (production design by Brian Staufenbiel, conducted by Nicole Paiement), composer Luciano Chessa, and artist Kalup Linzy, and pairs Thomson’s final score for Four Saints with the premiere of A Heavenly Act, a new opera-installation by Chessa, with video and performance by Linzy and libretto by Stein.

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The Personalities of Paint in The Steins Collect

07.25.2011  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd, Essay

Our guest writer today is SFMOMA’s head of graphic design, Jennifer Sonderby.

Blueberry Muffin, Cochise, Lake Placid, Soft Leather, Turtle Trail. Unlike the Stein family, the group of names that describe the paint on the walls of The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde are anything but modern. The hues, on the other... More

abundance thinking

06.05.2011  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

The perennial complaint that SF is a sleepy, culturally deprived town isn’t really holding up these days. Sure, there are deficiencies, but lack of culture is no longer one of them. In fact, I’ve been lamenting the steadily increasing frequency of Saturday gallery openings — as someone working in the arts, having weekends off has its appe... More

The Steins Collect: Back to the Bay

05.26.2011  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd

The landmark exhibition The Steins Collect opened last Saturday. It is fantastic; do come see it. American expatriates in Paris when the 20th century was young, the Steins — writer Gertrude, her brothers Leo and Michael, and Michael’s wife, Sarah — were responsible in many ways for the turn-of-the-century revolution in the visual arts. T... More

The Steins Collect: Sarah and Matisse/Gertrude and Picasso

05.19.2011  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd

It’s been all hands on deck for many, many months as the museum has been getting ready for the landmark exhibition The Steins Collect, and at last it opens, with a preview today for members and to the public this Saturday. American expatriates in Paris when the 20th century was young, the Steins — writer Gertrude, her brothers Leo and Micha... More

The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde

05.09.2011  |  By
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It’s been all hands on deck for many, many months as the museum has been getting ready for the landmark exhibition The Steins Collect, opening May 21. American expatriates in Paris when the 20th century was young, the Steins — writer Gertrude, her brothers Leo and Michael, and Michael’s wife, Sarah — were responsible in many ways fo... More