Opening today and running through September 19, 2010 the SFMOMA will be showcasing their latest exhibition entitled, Calder to Warhol: Introducing The Fisher Collection. The Fisher Collection was recently promised to the SFMOMA on a 100 year loan, just two days before Donald Fisher died (phew!). The collection boasts more than 1,100 works from the monumental collection of Gap founders Doris and Donald Fisher. Donald Fisher previously attempted to build a museum dedicated to contemporary art in the Presidio to house the Fishers extensive collection in 2007, but withdrew the proposal last July.
Calder to Warhol: Introducing The Fisher Collection, will display more than 160 works by seminal artists from the collection such as Alexander Calder, Chuck Close, Anselm Kiefer, Gerhard Richter, Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, Agnes Martin, Andy Warhol, amongst many others. The works will be on display on the fourth and fifth levels of the Museum, and will also occupy the Rooftop Garden, displaying the Collection's strengths in large-scale sculpture including works by Alexander Calder, Mark di Suvero, and Beverly Pepper.
The Introduction exhibition is sure to be an exciting preview of what's to come at SFMOMA. With the addition of the Fisher's Collection, one of the best collections of modern and contemporary art in the world, plans to reveal expansion designs in 2011 and the completion of said expansion coming in 2016, the SFMOMA has been rumored to be on the fast-track to rivaling the greatest museums of modern art— the Tate Modern in London and the New York City MoMA.