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SFMOMA  The Train: RFK’s Last Journey looks at his funeral train from NYC to Washington D.C. through three distinct works. On view on Floor 3. #RFKtrain

Modern Ball 2018 was a smashing success 💥💥💥
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Thank you for all who attended and to @littledragonflicks for headlining! More photos just went up on our FB page. We’ll see you next time!

We’re due for a dose of #SFMOMAmini
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[Imi Knoebel, Figur (Figure 9), 1985/1990]

"I don't paint to live, I live to paint."-Willem de Kooning
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#HappyBirthday to #WillemdeKooning. born #onthisday in 1904. He shocked the art world in 1953 by returning to figuration at the moment of abstraction's greatest success. Then in the 1980s, in failing health, he developed an entirely different abstract style, using primary colors and open, ribbonlike forms.
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[Willem de Kooning, Untitled XIX, 1983]

British painter #JMWTurner, born today in 1775, is on view (something we never thought we’d say) alongside #JohnAkomfrah’s #VertigoSea on Floor 7.
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Akomfrah remembers going to the @tate as a young boy and being in awe of Turner’s The Deluge (1805). Now, his work is presented in connection with the British master.

Today, and everyday, remember to love your mother 🌍 #EarthDay
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[Kenneth Mattingly, Earth, Outbound, 1972, digital image 1999]

"Yes, it took me just a moment to draw this line with the brush. But it took me months, perhaps even years, of reflection to form the idea."-Joan Miró
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#HBD to Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist Joan Miró, born #onthisday in 1893.
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[Joan Miró, Femme et oiseau (Woman and Bird), 1944]

We’re here to start your Earth Day weekend right with some fresh art courtesy of #submissionfriday 🌎
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We gather submissions from practicing artists via @tumblr throughout the week and then feature selections each Friday. Head on over to sfmoma.tumblr.com/submit to share your artwork with us 😍
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[Milou Krietemeijer-Dirks, Blossom; Mia Murgese Mastroianni, Segni di Vita; Drew Price, Arroyo; Naomi Vona, We Will Eat Your Soul, 2018; Sandy Fairn; A. Beresford, Now Playing!; Clara Fialho, Untitled, 2018; Jon Rendell, Calla Lilies.]

"Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist."-René Magritte
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René Magritte: The Fifth Season opens in 👏 one 👏 month 👏
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Explore how Magritte balanced irony and conviction, philosophy and fantasy, to illuminate the gaps between what we see and what we know. Opening May 19th.
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[#RenéMagritte, The Happy Donor, 1966; oil on canvas; Musée d’Ixelles, Belgium; © Charly Herscovici, Brussels / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]

Louise Bourgeois created the first of her darkly compelling spider sculptures when she was in her eighties. For Bourgeois, the spider was partly a reference to her mother, partly to herself, and represented cleverness, industriousness, and protectiveness.
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The artist saw spiders as both fierce and fragile, capable of being protectors as well as predators. To learn more about Bourgeois, head to our IG story #WCWxSFMOMA.
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Louise Bourgeois' Spiders fill the museum’s sculpture gallery on Floor 5 🕷

“What I want to do is move people as deeply as I can on as many levels as photography can.”—Paul Fusco
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Have you seen The Train: RFK’s Last Journey? On June 8, 1968, three days after the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, his body was carried by a funeral train from New York City to Washington, D.C., for burial at Arlington Cemetery. The Train looks at this historical event through three distinct works. On view on Floor 3. #RFKtrain
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[Paul Fusco, Untitled, from the series RFK Funeral Train, 1968, printed 2008]

@awrwa reminding us to look up once and a while ☁️ #YourSFMOMA

Janine Antoni’s Lick and Lather (1993-1994) are self-portraits made in chocolate and soap, modeled on classical busts and “re-sculpted.”
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After the sculptures were created, Antoni licked the chocolate version and bathed with the version in soap, eroding her own features. Check out these and other self-portraits in Selves and Others on Floor 3.
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[#JanineAntoni, Lick and Lather, 1993-1994, sculpture; Gift of Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein and John Caldwell Fund for Contemporary Art purchase] #LickandLather

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