Please join us! Jeff Gunderson, archivist and special collections librarian of the San Francisco Art Institute, will give a talk titled “Joan Brown and Elmer Bischoff” on April 20th as part of SFMOMA’s Meeting of the Minds series.

MEETING OF THE MINDS: Joan Brown and Elmer Bischoff

by Jeff Gunderson

Thursday, April 20, 2017
6–7:30 p.m.

Gina and Stuart Peterson White Box, Floor 4, SFMOMA

From SFMOMA’s website:

Inspired by the exhibition Matisse/Diebenkorn, this series of talks examines artistic influence and aesthetic affinities between pairs of artists. Whether separated by time and place or through close personal relationships, this class highlights the ways in which artists gain inspiration from one another. Curators and scholars share stories, observations, and insights with participants as they draw connections between artworks and invite closer inspection of pieces both familiar and new. Participants will spend time in the galleries as part of this class.

Jeff Gunderson:

Jeff Gunderson has been the Librarian and Archivist at the Anne Bremer Memorial Library of the San Francisco Art Institute since 1981. Gunderson is the author of the title essay for The Moment of Seeing: Minor White and the California School of Fine Arts, (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2006) and “A Combination of Accidents:  The San Francisco Art Scene in the 1940s,” published in San Francisco Museum of Modern Art:  75 Years of Looking Forward (San Francisco:  SFMMA, 2010) which won the Art Librarian’s Society Worldwide Books Award for 2010. His introductory essay to Black Power/Flower Power: Photographs by Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch was published in September, 2012 by the Pirkle Jones Trust. He is currently working on a collection of essays about open water swimming.

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