SFMOMA Celebrates the Life of David Park


 DAVID PARK: 7×7January 14, 2021 at 5 PM PST

Wayne Thiebaud, Gretchen Diebenkorn Grant and Helen Park Bigelow Among Seven Acclaimed Speakers Who Celebrate the Late Founder of Bay Area Figurative Art in Seven-Minute Segments

David Park, Two Bathers, 1958; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, purchase through gifts of Mrs. Wellington S. Henderson, Helen Crocker Russell, and the Crocker Family, by exchange, and the Mary Heath Keesling Fund; © Estate of David Park; photo: John Wilson White


The free online program David Park: 7×7 comprises 49+ minutes of art, insights and memories about the late founder of Bay Area Figurative Art, David Park. Seven distinguished speakers will each speak for seven minutes.

Organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), David Park: A Retrospective is the first major museum exhibition of Park’s work in three decades.


Helen Park Bigelow, daughter of David Park; author of the memoir David Park, Painter: Nothing Held Back

Nancy Boas, author of the biography David Park: A Painter’s Life

Gretchen Diebenkorn Grant, daughter of artist Richard Diebenkorn

Corey Keller, curator of photography, SFMOMA; exhibition catalogue contributor

Francis Mill, artist; gallerist at Hackett Mill, representing the estate of David Park

Belinda Tate, executive director, Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts

Wayne Thiebaud, artist

Janet Bishop (moderator), Thomas Weisel Family Chief Curator and Curator of Painting and Sculpture, SFMOMA; lead curator of David Park: A Retrospective

Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 5 p.m. PST

More information and registration for this free online event available at sfmoma.org/event/david-park-7×7.


SOURCE: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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