Upcoming Exhibitions

Wayne Thiebaud Catalogue Cover

Cover image for the Wayne Thiebaud | 1958–1968 catalogue. 

Wayne Thiebaud | 1958–1968

At an extraordinary historical moment, Wayne Thiebaud proposed a radical new take on painting, and he did so with a slice of pie. This exhibition invites viewers to trace Thiebaud’s emergence as a mature artist with a singular style. The first exhibition to explore this formative period, Wayne Thiebaud: 1958–1968 brings together more than 60 early paintings gathered from private collections and museums throughout the United States. 

On view January 16-May 13, 2018

Tacita Dean Day for Night

Image: Frame from Tacita Dean, Day for Night, 2009; 16mm color film, silent, 10min.; Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; © Tacita Dean

Tacita Dean | Day for Night


In 2009 British artist Tacita Dean worked in Giorgio Morandi’s studio in Bologna, where the idiosyncratic painter lived and worked for more than 50 years. She produced several bodies of work as hommage to the painter. In Day for Night (2009), Dean filmed the boxes, pots, containers of different shapes, artificial flowers, tins, pans, and bottles that Morandi painted repeatedly in his still lifes.  

On view January 16-May 13, 2018

Welcome Promotional Image

Daniel Joseph Martinez

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Curated by Susette Min, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, this exhibition explores the competing meanings of hospitality and the different ways it can be seen as a form of welcome or hostility, driven by necessity and greed, fear and desires and subject to conventional demands of etiquette and the law. Featured artists include Andrea Bowers, Daniel Martinez, Dan Perjovschi, Kameelah Jana Rasheed, and Jin-me Yoon. 

Co-sponsored by the Mellon Initiative in Comparative Border Studies at UC Davis and the Manetti Shrem Museum.