“New Work: Etel Adnan” at SFMOMA

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is exhibiting stirring works of Lebanon-born artist Etel Adnan, on view through January 6, 2019.

Etel Adnan, born in Beirut in 1925, is a visual artist, poet, and essayist currently based in Paris. The artist is known for Abstract paintings, which were characteristic of her earliest paintings, and for the landscape works inspired by Mount Tamalpais. The current exhibit showcases a selection of new paintings and tapestries, where the artist once again returns to Abstraction, most specifically, color and its possibilities.

Referring to her style of work, the SFMOMA says, “A student of philosophy, Adnan came to Berkeley in 1955. As an active participant in Ann O’Hanlon’s Perception Workshops in Mill Valley in the 1960s, she developed her practice in dialogue with poets, experimental musicians, playwrights, and SFMOMA, at its original location in the War Memorial Veteran’s Building. Though she now resides in Paris, the Bay Area remained her home for more than 50 years, and was long the impetus behind her work.”

SFMOMA is dedicated to making the art of our time a vital and meaningful part of public life. For that reason, they assemble unparalleled collections, create exhilarating exhibitions, and develop engaging public programs.

On January 18, the San Francisco Museum of Art, under the leadership of founding director Grace McCann Morley, opened on the fourth floor of the War Memorial Veterans Building on Van Ness Avenue. In a couple of years, the San Francisco Museum of Art became one of the first museums to recognize photography as a fine art by establishing, under the guidance of Curator John Humphrey, a collection of photographic works.

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