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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Exhibitions Focus on Female Pioneers of Photography

Retrospectives of Francesca Woodman, Rineke Djikstra, and Cindy Sherman

One of the first museums to recognize photography as a legitimate art form and establish a photography collection, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) continues to spearhead the scholarship and presentation of photography with three upcoming exhibitions. The first comprehensive survey of Francesca Woodman’s career in the United States, Francesca Woodman will span the artist’s entire career, from her earliest student work to her later blueprint studies and fashion photographs, many of which have never before been exhibited or published. Rineke Djikstra, coorganized by SFMOMA and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, is the artist’s first midcareer retrospective in the United States and will include some 70 photographs and five video works. Cindy Sherman, the first comprehensive U.S. retrospective of the artist’s work in over a decade will bring together more than 170 key photographs from a range of Sherman’s acclaimed bodies of work, in which she created myriad constructed characters and tableaus.

In addition to celebrating the careers of these three important women in photography, SFMOMA will present The Air We Breathe, an exhibition focusing on the cause to legalize same-sex marriage, as well as an exhibition exploring Buckminster Fuller’s design legacy in the Bay Area.

Image: Francesca Woodman, Polka Dots, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976. Gelatin silver print, 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. (13.3 x 13.3 cm). Courtesy George and Betty Woodman

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