After closing for three years for renovation, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) reopened to the public in 2016. The expansion included 170,000 square feet of gallery space including the outdoor SFMOMA sculpture garden. I was excited to see what all the fuss was about, so Russell and I visited the museum in November 2016. I wanted to share with you my favorite parts and also some tips to help you make the most of your visit.
My Favorite Artwork at SFMOMA
As with all modern art museums, there will be some pieces that you love and some pieces that you just don’t quite get. At SFMOMA, there were definitely far more pieces that I loved and I even really enjoyed some of the ones I didn’t quite get. I was happy to see pieces from many of my favorite artists – Picasso, Andy Warhol, Richard Serra, Jasper Johns, Frank Stella and more – on display. It’s actually not easy narrowing the list down to a few favorite pieces of art.
“Lilith” by Kiki Smith
The scultpure of “Lilith” really caught my attention and then when I read the background I was drawn to it even more. The character of Lilith appears in many different theological backgrounds, including, according to Jewish folklore, the first wife of Adam. She refused to be her husband’s subordinate and as punishment she was expelled from Eden and Eve took her place. I love that the sculpture really captures her rebelliousness and strength. (more…)