An Alternative History of the Elise S. Haas Bequest
A little more than 20 years ago, devoted philanthropist and longtime advocate for the arts Elise S. Haas gave a remarkable group of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper to SFMOMA. Join the Fund in reading SFMOMA Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture Caitlin Haskell’s investigation of the collection over at the Open Space Blog.
Caitlin’s first entry is up, one of several highlighting specific aspects of the Haas collection’s formation and telling a story of community, of relationships with artists and dealers, and of role models within and beyond Haas’s family and San Francisco sphere. Be sure to check out the engaging interactive diagram, designed by Adam Machacek and researched by Jared Ledesma, curatorial assistant in painting and sculpture.