Selected Histories: 20th-Century Art from the SFMOMA Collection

This installation of works from SFMOMA's painting and sculpture collection is conceived as a series of chapters that illuminate key moments and themes in the art of the 20th century. By presenting a range of conversations among varied works, the exhibition explores the many narratives the museum's collection can suggest about the history of modern art.


Henri Matisse, La conversation (The Conversation), 1938; oil on canvas; Collection SFMOMA, Bequest of Mr. James D. Zellerbach; © Succession H. Matisse, Paris/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; photo: Ben Blackwell

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Paul Klee at SFMOMA

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Paul Klee (1879-1940) has long been revered as one of the most original and inventive modern artists. Born in Switzerland, Klee made his name in Germany, where he was associated with the Blaue...

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