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Phase 2: The Road Show

Where can you find your favorite SFMOMA pieces between now and 2016?

Wayne Thiebaud, Display Cakes, 1963
(VAGA/NY) Fertile Ground, Oakland Museum of California 
(1 of 16)

Frida Kahlo, Frieda and Diego Rivera, 1931 (Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F./ARS, NY)
Fertile Ground, Oakland Museum of California 
(2 of 16)

Brice Marden, Cold Mountain 6 (Bridge), 1989-1991 (ARS, NY) 
Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art, Contemporary Jewish Museum 
(3 of 16)

Jackson Pollock, Guardians of the Secret, 1943 (Pollock-Krasner Foundation/ARS, NY)
Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art, Contemporary Jewish Museum 
(4 of 16)

Teresita Fernández, Fire, 2005 (SFMOMA)
Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art, Contemporary Jewish Museum 
(5 of 16)

Pablo Picasso, Les femmes d’Alger (Women of Algiers), 1955 (ARS, NY)
Flesh & Metal: Body & Machine in Early 20th-Century Art, Cantor Arts Center
(6 of 16)

Salvador Dalí, Surrealist Object that Functions Symbolically, 1932/1975 (Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation/ARS, NY)
Flesh & Metal: Body & Machine in Early 20th-Century Art, Cantor Arts Center
(7 of 16)

Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1917/1964 (ARS, NY)
Flesh & Metal: Body & Machine in Early 20th-Century Art, Cantor Arts Center
(8 of 16)

Andy Warhol, Double Jackie, 1964 (ARS, NY)
Gorgeous, Asian Art Museum
(9 of 16)

Jeff Koons, Michael Jackson and Bubbles, 1988 (SFMOMA)
Gorgeous, Asian Art Museum
(10 of 16)

Shiro Kuramata, Miss Blanche, 1988 (SFMOMA)
Gorgeous, Asian Art Museum
(11 of 16)

David Goldblatt, Woman smoking, Fordsburg, Johannesburg, 1975 (SFMOMA)
Public Intimacy: Art & Social Life in South Africa, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
(12 of 16)

Henri Matisse, Sketch for Le Bonheur de vivre, 1905–1906 (ARS, NY)
Matisse from SFMOMA, Legion of Honor
(13 of 16)

Richard Diebenkorn, Cityscape I [formerly Landscape I], 1963 (SFMOMA)
Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953–1966, De Young Museum
(14 of 16)

René Magritte, Les valeurs personnelles (Personal Values), 1952 (ARS, NY)
Musée Magritte, Brussels, Belgium
(15 of 16)

Diego Rivera, The Flower Carrier [formerly The Flower Vendor], 1935 (Courtesy of Banco de Mexico)
Fertile Ground, Oakland Museum of California 
(16 of 16)

Some will travel to local museums, and a few will tour the world, but most will go into storage. SFMOMA and institutions around California are planning at least a dozen joint shows, pop-ups, and outdoor installations starting this month. ”It will be a very useful time for people to realize that a museum is not just a place,” says Fraenkel Gallery’s Frish Brandt. ”It’s an idea.”

Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art, Contemporary Jewish Museum
June 28–Oct. 27, 2013, SFMOMA provides the art, CJM the spiritual guidance

Flesh & Metal: Body & Machine in Early 20th-Century Art, Cantor Arts Center
Nov. 13, 2013–March 16, 2014, SFMOMA provides the art, Stanford students get course credit

Gorgeous, Asian Art Museum
June 20–Sept. 14, 2014, Icons from both museums juxtaposed to comment on cultural norms of beauty

Public Intimacy: Art & Social Life in South Africa, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Feb. 21–June 9, 2014, Photos and other works primarily from SFMOMA ’s South African holdings

Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953–1966, De Young Museum
June 22–Sept. 29, 2013, Organized by the De Young, with some SFMOMA paintings

Matisse from SFMOMA, Legion of Honor
Nov. 9, 2013–Sept. 7, 2014, One fabulous room of mostly SFMOMA pieces

Musée Magritte, Brussels, Belgium
Sept. 1, 2013–Aug. 30, 2015

Fertile Ground, Oakland Museum of California
Sept. 20, 2014–Jan. 25, 2015, Works from both museums will spotlight four key periods in California art

*All dates subject to change

Read more about making the new MOMA:
Introduction: Deconstructing MOMA
Phase One: Packing Up
Phase One: By the Numbers
Phase One: Movers and Shakers
Phase One: Hard Cases
Phase Two: The Road Show
Phase Two: Can I Play With Your Pollock?
Phase Two: Meanwhile, Back At The Fischer Collection
Phase Three: The Reboot
Phase Three: There Goes The Neighborhood

Originally published in the June 2013 issue of San Francisco

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