Guitar and Bottle of Bass
Partially painted pine, papier collé, charcoal, and nails on wood panel. Paris, summer–autumn 1913
Musée National Picasso, Paris © 2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Woman with Joined Hands, Paris, Spring, 1907
[Study for "Les demoiselles d'Avignon"]
Oil on canvas
In the summer of 1964, San Francisco was ground zero for an historic culture clash as the site of the 28th Republican National Convention and the launch of the Beatles’ first North American tour. In the midst of the excitement, a young photographer new to the city was snapping pictures not of the politicians or musicians but of the people in the crowds and on the streets. Arthur Tress, an accomplished American photographer, made more than nine hundred negatives in San Francisco during the spring and summer of 1964—among his earliest documentary work.
This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
The catalogue is published with the assistance of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Endowment for Publications.
Left: Untitled (Coit Tower), Center: Untitled, Right: Untitled (Powell Street); all 1964
For more than 50 years, Stephen De Staebler (1933–2011) created figurative sculptures primarily from clay—a medium derived from the primordial earth.
Matter + Spirit: The Sculpture of Stephen De Staebler has been organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Lead Sponsors are Lorna Meyer Calas and Dennis Calas. Sponsors are Dolby Chadwick Gallery, Beverly and Peter Lipman, Dorothy Saxe, and David and Roxanne Soward. Additional support has been provided by Lisa and Patrick Denzer. The catalogue is published with the assistance of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Endowment for Publications.
Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris
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Headdress, early 20th century
Guinea, Baga people
Gift of the Erle Loran Family Collection
Cycladic Figure, 2500 BC
Greece, Cyclades Islands, Cycladic
Gift from the Estate of June and Jerrold Kingsley
Louise Nevelson (American, 1899–1988)
Black Moon, 1959
Wood, paint, and nails
Museum purchase, Dr. Leland A. and Gladys K. Barber Fund, Ednah Root Endowment Fund and American Art Trust Fund