Haute Event: SFMOMA Celebrates Opening of Fisher Collection Exhibit

Friday, June 25, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) celebrated the opening of the Fisher Collection Exhibit. The renowned collection, considered one of the world’s foremost private collections of contemporary art, made its public debut after an unprecedented partnership with Doris and the late Donald Fisher, founders of the Gap, to provide a home at the museum for their collection of more than 1,100 works.

This sweeping exhibition, entitled Calder to Warhol: Introducing The Fisher Collection, offers an extraordinary preview of the depth and quality of the Fisher holdings, with iconic works by Alexander Calder, Chuck Close, Sam Francis, Philip Guston, Anselm Kiefer, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, Joan Mitchell, Gerhard Richter, Richard Serra, Wayne Thiebaud, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, and many others.

The exhibit will also serve as the centerpiece of SFMOMA’s yearlong 75th anniversary celebration and exhibition series in 2010, entitled 75 Years of Looking Forward. The exhibit will run through September 19 and upon completion of an expansion of SFMOMA’s facilities, the Fisher Collection will be presented in a dedicated new wing.

For more photos from this event, view the Haute Living Events Gallery.