SFMOMA Launches Collections Campaign with 195 Promised Gifts of Art from Bay Area Collectors

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art today announced that it has received an unprecedented 195 promised gifts of art from nine leading Bay Area collectors who are leading a campaign to strengthen the museum’s collection. The pledges encompass major works by artists including Diane Arbus, Joseph Beuys, Robert Gober, Eva Hesse, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Bruce Nauman, Jackson Pollock, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, and David Smith, and span all media, from modern and contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, and design, to new media and conceptual-based works. Today’s announcement marks the public launch of SFMOMA’s Collections Campaign, which was initiated in January 2009 in conjunction with the museum’s 75th anniversary and will continue through the opening of its expanded facility in 2016. The campaign has been spearheaded by a committee chaired by longtime patrons Helen Schwab and