WILLIAMS NORCAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
invites Williams alumni, parents, and friends to attend a:
Private Guided Tour of SFMOMA Photography:
Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now
& an Introduction to Photography at SFMOMA
(151 Third St, San Francisco, CA 94103)
Adult (25-65 years old): $21
Senior (65+): $19
Young Adult (19-24): $16
18 and Under: Free
SFMOMA Members and Member Guests: Free
Matt Kluk M'14 will be leading the tour for this photography exhibition. We kindly ask alumni limit themselves to two guests.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Please arrive at SFMOMA by 5:45pm, as the tour will begin promptly at 6:00pm. Our group will meet in Schwab Hall near the ticket counter.
The museum is open until 9 PM the day of the event, so you are welcome to explore the museum at your leisure after our hour-long tour.
The 1960s SFMOMA reopened on May 14th, 2016, following a major three-year-long expansion project which more than doubles the museum’s gallery spaces and provides almost six times as much public space as the previous building.
One of the most significant contributions to the art of photography comes from postwar Japan. After World War II, the country began to produce film and camera equipment, supporting a large amateur photography culture and sponsoring native photographers as important artistic producers. This exhibition highlights SFMOMA’s considerable collection of Japanese photography, focusing on generous gifts from our community and the important donation of the Kurenboh Collection, Tokyo. Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now includes photographs from the 1960s, when major figures such as Shomei Tomatsu and Daido Moriyama investigated Americanization and industrial growth; the more personal and performative work of Nobuyoshi Araki and Eikoh Hosoe; and photography addressing the present culture and the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Organized thematically, the show explores topics such as Japan’s relationship with America, changes in the city and countryside, and the emergence of women, especially Miyako Ishiuchi, Rinko Kawauchi, and Lieko Shiga, as significant contributors to contemporary Japanese photography.
Matt Kluk graduated from the Williams College Graduate Program in Art History in 2014 and is currently a Curatorial Assistant in the Photography Department at SFMOMA. Matt will be leading this tour.
Find out more about the exhibit here and SFMOMA here.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 21, 2017.