Janet Bishop: Matisse/Diebenkorn at SFMOMA
Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Janet Bishop, SFMOMA’s Thomas Weisel Family Curator of Painting and Sculpture, is co-curator of Matisse/Diebenkorn, currently at SFMOMA through May 29. Through 100 paintings and drawings, this landmark exhibition explores the profound inspiration that Richard Diebenkorn, who spent most of his career in California, found in the work of Henri Matisse. This first major museum show to present the two artists’ works in dialogue reveals the remarkable affinities they shared in their approach to color, structure, paint handling, and subject matter. In this talk Bishop will share the story of Diebenkorn’s career-long fascination with Matisse, as well as some of the stories from the making of the show.
Other exhibitions Bishop has curated include The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde; 75 Years of Looking Forward: The Anniversary Show; and Robert Bechtle: A Retrospective. She is currently at work on a retrospective of the work of Bay Area figurative painter David Park.
Janet Bishop’s appearance is sponsored by Art Studio and co-sponsored by the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Davis Humanities Institute and the Departments of Art and Art History and Design.