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SFMOMA Guided Tour

Thursday, May 2 2013 at 10:15 pm - Friday, May 3 2013 at 12:45 am

Please join SOM alumni in the San Francisco region for a guided tour of the recently opened exhibition at SFMOMA, Garry Winogrand, on Thursday, May 2nd at 6:15pm. SFMOMA will be closing on June 2nd until early 2016 for a large expansion project so this will be one of your last opportunities to visit! After the tour, alumni are invited to meet at Thirsty Bear Brewing Co (around the corner at 661 Howard St) for drinks. Alumni also are welcome to continue to explore the Museum, which is open until 8:45pm that evening. There are limited spots available! Please contact Jelani Dotson for more information at Where: SFMOMA is located at 151 3rd St. Please come to the main entrance and meet in the Atrium. When: Thursday, May 2nd, 6:15pm (The tour lasts 45 mins. Please arrive promptly!) Cost: $10 Register: . Garry Winogrand Exhibition Description: Widely acknowledged as one of the most important photographers of the 20th century, Garry Winogrand (1928-1984) captured moments of everyday American life in the postwar era, producing an expansive picture of a nation rich with possibility yet threatening to spin out of control. He did much of his best-known work in New York in the 1960s, becoming a major voice of that tumultuous decade. But he also roamed widely around the United States, from California and Texas to Miami and Chicago. He photographed the rich and powerful and everyday strangers on the street; antiwar protesters and politicians; airports and zoos. In many of these pictures, humor and visual energy are the flip sides of an anxious instability. As photographer and guest curator Leo Rubinfien says, "The hope and buoyancy of middle-class life in postwar America is half of the emotional heart of Winogrand's work. The other half is a sense of undoing." When he died suddenly at age 56, Winogrand left behind thousands of rolls of exposed but undeveloped film and unedited contact sheets — some 250,000 frames in total. Nearly 100 of these pictures have been printed for the first time for this long-awaited retrospective of his work. By presenting such archival discoveries alongside celebrated pictures, Garry Winogrand reframes a career that was, like the artist's America, both epic and unresolved. This exhibition has been jointly organized by SFMOMA and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, and will travel to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Jeu de Paume in Paris, and Fundación MAPFRE in Madrid. Source:

Additional Information

  • Contact

    Jelani Dotson
  • Location

    151 3rd Street San Francisco, California