Join Kylie Holloway and Zak Martellucci for an insider experience of the museums you miss the most. On each show, we’ll celebrate an incredible museum and the people who work to make it great. We’ll explore the strange, sublime, and secret stories behind the work on display and we’ll close out the show with an exclusive conversation with a guest expert about the collection and how the museum world is coping with this uncertain time. Since we can't get to most museums in person at the moment, we're bringing you their amazing stories via a virtual presentation!
We'll be telling stories from SFMOMA and get a chance to speak with Corey Keller, curator of photography at SFMOMA.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the United States and a thriving cultural center for the Bay Area. Our remarkable collection of painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, design and media arts is housed in an LEED Gold-certified building designed by the global architects Snøhetta and Mario Botta. In addition to our seven gallery floors, SFMOMA offers 45,000 square feet of free, art-filled public space open to all. Visit sfmoma.org or call 415.357.4000 for more information.
Corey Keller is curator of photography and acting head of the Photography Department at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), where she has been a member of the curatorial team since 2003. During her tenure, she has organized numerous exhibitions, including, most recently, Close to Home: Creativity in Crisis, which highlights seven Bay Area artists’ responses to the crises of 2020. Other recent major projects include Signs and Wonders: The Photographs of John Beasley Greene (2019), the first survey exhibition of this nineteenth-century photographer-archaeologist, and the major retrospective Dawoud Bey: An American Project (2020, co-organized with the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York). Recent writing projects include an essay on Imogen Cunningham’s portrait of painter David Park (SFMOMA, 2020); entries on early women photographers in California (Une histoire des femmes photographes mondiale, 2020); and a consideration of the motion studies of Eadweard Muybridge, Etienne-Jules Marey, and Clare Strand and the representation of the laboring body (Carnegie Museum of Art, 2020).
Zak Martellucci is a storyteller, science communicator and huge nerd who has worked in the museum space for the last 7+ years. He is also a host of VERSUS, a monthly interactive debate show at Caveat in NYC. Find him on Twitter @ZakMartellucci and Instagram @zzzzzzak!
Kylie Holloway is a performer and live events producer who uses comedy to celebrate the forgotten women of history and artists you should know about. You can catch her as the host of Nevertheless She Existed: a comedy podcast unearthing groundbreaking women of yore, or as a tour guide at museums across the country. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @KylieHolloway_!
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