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SFMOMA  Come with an open mind, leave with so much more.

"There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about."-Helen Frankenthaler
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Happy birthday to rule breaker, #HelenFrankenthaler, born #otd in 1928.
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[Helen Frankenthaler, Interior Landscape, 1964]

"Once I was asked in front of a television camera: “Who is the most important person you ever met?” and I remember answering: “A mountain.” I thus discovered that Tamalpais was at the very center of my being."-Etel Adnan
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New Work: Etel Adnan is on view on Floor 4
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[#EtelAdnan on Mount Tamalpais, California; courtesy the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery Hamburg / Beirut] #NationalMountainDay

Distinctive architecture, uninhibited ocean views, shared open space and meditative tranquility—these were the beginnings of The Sea Ranch, a beacon of Modernism on the Northern California coast.
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The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment, and Idealism opens 2 weeks from today on 12/22. #SeaRanch
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[Rush House interior and ocean view, 2018; photo: © Leslie Williamson]

“The best I have done grew out of things I deeply felt.”-Diego Rivera
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Happy birthday to Mexican painter #DiegoRivera, born today in 1886 🎈
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[Diego Rivera, The Flower Carrier, 1935 © Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F.] #otd #SFMOMAcollection

#TFW you get invited to a 4 o’clock meeting on a Friday. Leaning into the weekend vibes w/ this #SubmissionFriday.
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Every week we gather submissions from practicing artists via @tumblr and feature selections each Friday. Head on over to 👉 sfmoma.tumblr.com/submit 👈 to share your artwork with us!
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[@ilyshenka_2, Selfie; @maxmoschetti, Building; @emily_furr, 72°; @michelleramin, Geysir I, 2018]

Goodbyes are always hard.
Take some time to walk through Richard Serra’s beloved Sequence before it closes on December 24🌀
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📸: @bebegrams, @annekim.photo, @casssandra_v [Richard Serra, Sequence, 2006]

When you find your color palette, thanks to Etel Adnan🎨.
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📸: @shopgirljinjin [Etel Adnan, Explosion Florale, 1968/2018]

Our December #mood 👆
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[Mary Kocol, Christmas Window, Somerville, Massachusetts, 1989]

Happy birthday to photographer, Carolyn Drake, born today in 1971.
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Her series Wild Pigeon showcases photographic collages made in collaboration with the people of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, a politically complex province in northwest China, and highlights their quest for identity and self-representation.
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[Carolyn Drake, Untitled, from the series Wild Pigeon, 2011]

Today we remember the many artists who lost their lives during the AIDS pandemic. The works they left behind continue to inspire and move us, including Peter Hujar and David Wojnarowicz, who were both lost to AIDS-related illnesses.
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[Peter Hujar, Portrait of David Wojnarowicz, 1981] #WAD2018 #PeterHujar #worldaidsday #daywithoutart

The #SubmissionFriday doubles as a “rainy SF week” mood board. 🌧
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Every week we gather submissions from practicing artists via @tumblr and feature selections each Friday. Head on over to 👉 sfmoma.tumblr.com/submit 👈 to share your artwork with us!
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[@vykkydammit, Wishing Clint Eastwood, 2012; Annamarie Pabst, Woman; @geoffreystein, Blue Surf Dude, 2018; @silvano_fortunato_fotografie, Tu Es Fou...; @danielbarretoes, Eyes, Eyes, Eyes...]

"Art is only art if it is synonymous with living"-Alexander Girard
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Girard, affectionately known as Sandro, is widely known in field of American textile design, particularly through his work for Herman Miller (1952 to 1975), where he created fabrics for the designs of Charles and Ray Eames. .
[#AlexanderGirard, Giant Stripes #304 Upholstery Fabric, 1959] #SFMOMAcollection

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