SFMOMA chooses CJM for first off-site exhibit
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The Contemporary Jewish Museum and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art have announced the June 28 opening of “Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art.”
The exhibit at the CJM in San Francisco, which will run through Oct. 27, will be the first of a series of collaborative exhibits that SFMOMA will place at seven Bay Area museums during its upcoming 21⁄2-year expansion project. Other partner museums include the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and the Oakland Museum of California.
The exhibit at the CJM will feature more than 60 works on loan from MOMA’s collection. Spanning 1911 to 2011, the works include paintings, sculpture, photographs, works on paper, video and installations. The diverse group of artists includes 20th-century greats such as Paul Klee and Jackson Pollock, and contemporary artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Kiki Smith. Some pieces in the exhibit have not been publicly displayed for many years.
The exhibit will examine widely held spiritual ideas, many of which closely parallel or are rooted in Jewish religious thought, beginning with Genesis.
“It’s immensely exciting to see the works presented anew, and just around the corner from SFMOMA,” Caitlin Haskell, SFMOMA assistant curator of painting and sculpture, noted in a press release. “Even those who have visited [SFMOMA] for years won’t have experienced the works quite like this before.”
The SFMOMA will be closed for construction beginning this summer, and is expected to reopen in early 2016.
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