People Watching Art: SFMoMA


The newly reopened SFMoMA with its exciting new addition designed by the Norwegian firm, Snøhetta, includes 17,800 photographs in the Pritzker Center for Photography. 

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Face to Face

 

 

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”

~Thomas Merton

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Absorbed

 

 

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What’s Your Angle? Ellsworth Kelly.

 

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Connected

 

 

“Art is not a thing, it is a way.”

~Elbert Hubbard

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Eavesdropper

 

 

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Water Towers

 

 

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So, What Do You Think?

 

 

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The Brown Sisters

 

 

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The Bridge

 

 

 

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”

~ Edgar Degas

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Chuck Close is Watching

 

 

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Richard Serra

 

 

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The New SFMOMA

 

 

All images shot with a Panasonic Lumix LX-100.

 

 

 

Faces

 

 

 

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59 comments

  1. So so cool set.
    I saw The Brown Sisters series @ the NYC MoMA. Interesting what time does to our outsides yet our brain is still ‘way back when we were younger’.
    Ps I like your new layout & so far my posts haven’t had a sourpuss face ha.

    • Hi Diane, I was so pleased to come upon the Brown Sisters again at the opening- we saw them, too, in NY and it’s a fascinating series. Glad you like my new look– thank you! 😀

  2. Gorgeous, Jane. You have a marvelous photographic eye. Glad you’re enjoying the Lumix!

  3. Great shots, Jane! And I really liked this new layout. 🙂

  4. I love art galleries Jane and this is a treasure I would love to wander round it with you, but seeing these photos is a bonus.

  5. Fabulous post. Love the quotes and identified with all the pix of people pondering the artwork.

  6. What an awesome contribution to the challenge Jane! What an inspiring place. Your photos makes me wanna learn more about the different aspects of portraits. I’ve always liked candid, or artistic shots more than the classical portraits. These faces are very appealing.

  7. Wow, fantastic Jane, so many great photos and love your Connected shot. The new MOMA looks such a pleasure to explore.

  8. This is a great take on the challenge, you have some really great images here.

  9. Thanks for the tour, Jane, what an incredible space. And the water towers! Yes!

    • Hi Patricia, You would love the photography center! The water towers… amazing. These artists shot photos of abandoned mines, water towers – a gallery full of places you would love. Now I just need to come up with their names… Thanks for enjoying this series.

  10. OMG I LOVE these…..really fabulous shots…especially LOVE ‘connected’…..a great eye!!😜

  11. Great photos of the art and the audience!

  12. Love these shots, Jane! One of my favorite things to do is to observe people in museums!

  13. You have managed to make the art secondary! Fabulous perspective 👀

  14. As a retired docent I just loved this post and the new museum. Wonderful shots!!

  15. you are a great unobtrusive people watcher! Watching people watch people….

  16. I love the Thomas Merton quote. So true. Art can jog our memory or inspire a new thought; it can set us free and who knows where it will take us. Love this set of gallery shots. My favourite has to be the bridge. That symmetry is down pat 🙂

    • Thanks so much, Mabel. Happy you liked that quote which set the theme. The bridge is part of the old museum and always gave me the jitters since you can look straight down top to bottom. I was so pleased when the woman walked to the end for me. 🙂 Happy you liked this post.

  17. What fabulous photos of the art and visitors in this superb new MOMA. I wanna visit!! Well done , Jane

    • Thank you, Paula. You would love it. With the addition, this is now the largest contemporary museum in the country. And the photography collection is incredible. Glad you enjoyed this one.

  18. love the way you have captured people looking at art – I am always trying to avoid having people in my shots, but it is an interesting angle.

  19. Fantastic photo’s for the challenge! Makes me want to go and see some great art again too, soon…

    • Thanks, Noortje. It was exciting to be at the opening and great to watch everything going on. The gallery spaces are really well done. I am looking forward to going back to the photography collection among others. 🙂

  20. Wonderful collection of images.

  21. I would so love to see that Richard Serra piece – and everything else of course. Thanks for posting these, a treat 😄

    • Hi Alastair, The Serra is amazing– it’s funny– I just saw a similar piece last year at Bilbao in Spain. I walked through it and it was very disorienting. I’m glad you enjoyed this peek into the new MoMA. Thanks so much.

  22. Great series of photographs so well captured.

  23. These are terrific Jane, and nicely suited to the challenge. And a new toy too! Life is good😊😊

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