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SFMOMA  The green apple. The bowler hat. Think you know Magritte? Think again. #MagritteSFMOMA is now open 🍏 #thisisnotahashtag

“A painting is not a picture of an experience, but is the experience.”-Mark Rothko
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#HappyBirthday to the iconic, Mark Rothko. Thank you for continuing to connect, inspire, and challenge us with your art.
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[#MarkRothko, William R. Heick, 1949] #HBD #otd #onthisday

René Magritte's weightless birds are the embodiment of freedom. In The Great Family (1963), he stretches the intangibility of the bird until it dematerializes into the fog. This focus on freedom allowed Magritte to "envision a search for answers which are at the same time questions."
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[René Magritte, The Great Family, 1963; oil on canvas; Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Japan; © Charly Herscovici, Brussels / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York] #MagritteSFMOMA #thisisnotahashtag #ReneMagritte

That’s a wrap! Thanks to everyone who came by and made Added Value a huge success! Special thanks to @ssyjuco , @prelingerlibrary , @relatedtactics , and @friendssfpl for this extraordinary project, and shoutout to all the artists and writers who came by. Added Value continues with more film screenings, artist projects, readings, and more selection of books to peruse tomorrow! If you haven’t already, make sure to follow @publicknowledgesf for more updates! #AddedValueSF

Re-Valuation Station is up and running with artists Cliff Hengst and Lindsey White in the Koret Studio at Public Knowledge Library. Swipe to see how they’ve turned books into works of art!
#AddedValueSF

This week for #HispanicHeritageMonth we are celebrating the life and work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Torres was born in Guáimaro, Cuba, and raised in Puerto Rico where he participated in the local art scene.
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Though Gonzalez-Torres respected America for its embodiment of hope and freedom, his work often deals with his disappointment for the government’s dismissal and refusal to address the AIDS crisis. Untitled (America #1) deals with the loss of his lover, Ross Laycock, to AIDS, by using a disposable medium to explore themes like loss, and the passage of time. 💡-💡-💡
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[Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Untitled (America #1), 1992] #latinoheritagemonth

“SFMOMA mourns the loss of Bay Area photographer Henry Wessel (1942-2018). Wessel took up photography as a college student with a borrowed camera but came to redefine California photography.
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Drawn to the state by its extraordinary light, his photographs explored the terrain where nature and culture meet, often to humorous effect. Wessel had a career survey exhibition at SFMOMA in 2007, and everyone who was lucky enough to work with him will long remember his sharp eye, his keen insights, his dry wit, and above all, his generosity of spirit.
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One of the great American photographers, Wessel was also a vital part of the local community and we extend our deepest condolences to his family, his friends, and to the many students who had the great good fortune to learn from him.”—@coreykeller510, Curator of Photography .
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[#HenryWessel, Walapai, Arizona, 1971; Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1968; Oakland, California, 1970, printed 2006; Tucson, Arizona, 1974; San Francisco, 1977, printed 2006; Oklahoma, 1975; Southern California, 1985; Untitled, 1982, printed 2006; Bolinas, California, 1973]

Did someone say #FloralFriday? 🌸🌻🌺
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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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[@moment_thief, A Bus Stop Lady, Like, 2018; @koleeeena, Flower, 2018; William Von Gonten, Tabernacle; @sensilorente, Sunbath of Wild Flowers; @cristina_coral, Room Stories, 2018]

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1925, visual artist, and poet Etel Adnan has dedicated her life to creating poetry and visual art. She writes what must be communicated through language, and paints what cannot. New Work: Etel Adnan is on view on Floor 4.
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[#EtelAdnan, Explosion Florale, 1968/2018; handwoven wool tapestry; courtesy the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery Hamburg / Beirut]

“I like to photograph things that happen between the perfect moment, and the mistake. There’s something in between those moments that are ambiguous and unexpected.”—Yvonne Venegas 📸
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The Mexican-American photographer, Yvonne Venegas, is our #WCWxSFMOMA of the week. Venegas’ work explores themes like self-presentation and social class. In the series, Maria Elvia de Hank, Venegas examines gender and privilege in Mexico by photographing the family of one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs in the country.
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[#YvonneVenegas, Bolsa from the series María Elvia de Hank, 2009; Yvonne Venegas, Nirvana, from the series María Elvia de Hank, 2006; Yvonne Venegas, Ana y Amigas, from the series María Elvia de Hank, 2008; Yvonne Venegas, Leche from the series María Elvia de Hank, 2009]

"I'm a constructivist...symbolical constructs - like language, like mathematics, like art - these are the things that change people's minds." —Mark di Suvero
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#HappyBirthday to Bay Area sculptor Mark di Suvero 🎉
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[#MarkdiSuvero, Che Faró Senza Eurydice, 1959; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at SFMOMA]

Calling all book worms 🗣 this weekend, Schwab Hall will be transformed into a massive public book sale! Featuring a radical re-organization of thousands of used books from the @friendssfpl, with all proceeds benefiting the @sfpubliclibrary. It’s completely free to the public, join us on Saturday or Sunday 📚
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Image: Big Book Sale; photo Jason Doiy Photography

"After all, the work isn't the point; the piece is."-Donald Judd
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[Newly fabricated #DonaldJudd furniture for visitor use outside Donald Judd: Specific Furniture, 2018 (installation view, SFMOMA); photo: Matthew Millman]

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