Snøhetta expansion of the new SFMOMA, 2016; photo © Henrik Kam, courtesy SFMOMA

SFMOMA: The Brave New World of Art Museums

SFMOMA celebrated its 75th anniversary with a huge architectural expansion, only rivaled by its technological innovations.
YINKA SHONIBARE MBE, Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball), 2004 High Definition Digital Video 32 minute loop © Yinka Shonibare. Courtesy James Cohan, New York.

Yinka Shonibare: Postcolonial Film and Fabrication

Explore Yinka Shonibare’s first film featuring dramatic postcolonial performances that highlight the slipperiness of identity-making and history-telling.
Portrait of Noah Purifoy. Photo credit: Jim McHugh, courtesy of Noah Purifoy Foundation.
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Salvage and Savior: Noah Purifoy’s Assemblage

Noah Purifoy transformed the wreckage from the 1965 Watts riots into art, and in doing so, he transformed much more.
A note to the art community from the Guerilla Girls that points out how the price of art pieces continues to climb while employee wages fall

The Guerrilla Girls Turn 30

A secret collective of masked female artists known as the Guerrilla Girls has taken to the streets and museums to combat racism and sexism for 30 years.
Three blurred figures taking a photo with a selfie stick

#museumselfies: Museums and Selfies in this Digital Age

Will selfies save our museums? Find out about this growing #museumselfie trend.
1906 photograph of Ota Benga holding a chimpanzee at the Bronx Zoo

Ota Benga and the Living Ethnographic Exhibit

In the book Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga, Pamela Newkirk tells a tale that is more than astonishing.
The head and torso of the Adam sculpture by Tullio Lombardo

The Fall of Adam, Reversed

The 15th century marble statue of Adam, by Venetian sculptor Tullio Lombardo has been restored by the Metropolitan Museum.
A young coyote in a field.

Gotham Coyote Project

Coyotes in New York City? You bet. Read more about carnivores living in urban areas.