See Walker Evans at SFMOMA

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
September 19, 2017
See San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's newest exhibit, Walker Evans

See Walker Evans at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is the exclusive U.S. venue for Walker Evans, a retrospective on one of the 20th century's preeminent American photographers. Work from Evans' 50-year career documenting American life will be on display from Sept. 30, 2017 through Feb. 4, 2018.

Exhibit Information

Evans' photography continues to inspire and affect artists today. Since his first major exhibition in 1938, Evans produced photographic work that quickly became iconic imagery. From his work on Depression-era hardship and poverty to photojournalism that spanned into the 1950's, his work was - and is - seen as a catalog of common America and a landmark of "documentary style" photography.

SFMOMA's exhibition utilizes the galleries of the Pritzker Center for Photography, the largest art museum space dedicated to photography in the U.S., and will feature more than 300 prints on loan representing his work from the 1920's into the 1970's. In addition, selections of Evans' paintings, personal scrapbooks, and additional objects are included.

Work is displayed by theme, opening with his early modernist work into his street photography style, where he focused on the everyday objects and ordinary faces of his time. His photographic work with architecture, portraiture, signage and more is highlighted in the second half of the exhibition.

Organized by the Centre Pompidou, Paris, this is the only presentation of this exhibition in the U.S.

General Information

Walker Evans is on view from Sept. 30, 2017 through Feb. 4, 2018, and access to this special exhibition is included with your paid general admission ticket to the museum. For more information, and to purchase tickets, please visit SFMOMA online.

Groups of 10 or more may receive special discounts and can request private tours. For more information, please see SFMOMA's Group Visits page.

Image credit: Walker Evans, Truck and Sign, 1928–30; gelatin silver print; private collection, San Francisco; © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 

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