May 26, 2011

The Steins Collect: Back to the Bay

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. This video is the last in a suite of five produced by our interpretive media team. The others are here. Enjoy.]

Janet Bishop, SFMOMA curator and cocurator of The Steins Collect, tells the story of Sarah and Michael Stein’s return to the Bay Area and their collection’s impact on the then-fledgling San Francisco Museum of Art, now SFMOMA.

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