SFMOMA

In this rare interview, photographer Robert Frank discusses his seminal book The Americans (1958). He reflects on specific images from the series and gives insight into his process at the…

For more than five decades, Vija Celmins has been creating subtle, exquisitely detailed renderings of the physical world—including oceans, desert floors, and night skies. Distilling vast,…

In her Brooklyn studio, Dana Schutz imagines the moment when a painting becomes “more than just material, and more than just a picture.” She describes how her paintings begin as absurd moments and…

Abstract painter Etel Adnan catalogs the scarce paintings she encountered as a child, shares her memories of a formative trip to the Louvre, and explains her current fascination with tapestries as…

Artist John Baldessari had an epiphany that led him from painting to photography and deeply informed his notorious sense of humor and visual style. He went on to challenge the art world's…

A pioneer of institutional critique, artist Hans Haacke creates conceptual works that expose connections among money, art, and politics. Haacke recounts the realizations that inspired him to…

Bay Area Conceptual artist Paul Kos finds inspiration by visiting the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains. Being immersed in nature not only sparks his creative process, but also frees him from the…

From his sprawling studio space and the large moss garden outside his home, artist Brice Marden discusses his approach to abstraction and how paintings can transport viewers to another time and…