Ghosts and Goldfish at “Matisse/Diebenkorn”

In May 1985, the painter Richard Diebenkorn — by then a titan…

Ocean Park, Goldfish, and Women in Hats at SFMOMA

A few years ago, I went on a tour of New York’s…

Windows on the World

Like Persian carpets from hell, Sanaz Mazinani’s art lures in visitors with…

Arbus the Confessor

When SFMOMA officially reopened its doors last year, curators referred to the…

Winter Arts Guide: Art

Auguste Rodin: The Centenary Installation Situated in the entrance to the Legion…

A Map Like No Other: Three Questions for Sohei Nishino

For his “Diorama Maps” series, which is on exhibit at SFMOMA through…

Cartophilia, in Two Exhibits at SFMOMA

On a recent Saturday afternoon, the lone security guard inside Tomás Saraceno’s…

Sculpted Poems, Irradiated Trees

Standing next to La Palestra No. 6, a Manuel Neri sculpture that’s…

Negative Trend Chaser

His tiny inkblot drawings are there. So are the huge tapestries populated…

Nudes and Bus Stations at SFMOMA

Anthony Hernandez’s L.A. has no palm trees, surfers, or white sandy beaches.…