May 06, 2009

Have anything you’d like to ask Ellsworth Kelly?

SFMOMA’s Education & Conservation teams have been working together on an SFMOMA Oral History Project, and have the unusual opportunity to interview Ellsworth Kelly on Thursday, re: the trajectory of his (sixty-year) career, and about some of his works in our collection.  What would you ask him, if you could? Questions that land in the comment box before end of day Wednesday I’ll pass along to the team doing the interview.

Comments (4)

  • Cristina Tcheyan says:

    Thanks, Suzanne!

  • Were you at all influenced by the work of Leon Polk Smith? And did you have any connection to West Coast painters such as Lorser Feitelson? Or were the similarities just part of the zeitgeist?

  • Cristina, thank you so much. A fantastic question, immediately passed along, and I’ll report back!


  • Cristina Tcheyan says:

    I’ve seen your work often stop people in their tracks as they walk through museums and galleries. Can you describe a piece (your own or someone else’s) that literally stopped you in your tracks, and why it made such an impact on you?


Leave a comment

Please tell us what you think. We really love conversation, and we’re happy to entertain dissenting opinions. Just no name-calling, personal attacks, slurs, threats, spam, and the like, please. Those ones we reserve the right to remove.

Sign Up

Join our newsletter for infrequent updates on new posts and Open Space events.
  • Required, will not be published

Dear Visitor,
We regret to inform you that Open Space is no longer active. It was retired at the end of 2021. We sincerely appreciate your support and engagement over the years.

For your reference, we encourage you to read past entries or search the site.

To stay informed about future ventures or updates, please follow us at

Thank you for being a part of our journey!