One of the most influential artists of our time, Cindy Sherman creates provocative works that explore issues of identity and representation. Well-known as the artist behind the second most expensive photograph of all-time, Cindy works as her own model, deftly transforming her appearance using wigs, costumes, makeup, and props to create intriguing tableaux and characters.
Take advantage of the educational opportunities at the museum. Pop on a headset, download the iPhone tour, or grab a docent – all offered for free with your ticket.
On free admission days, crowds are large and lines are long. For a better overall experience, come on a Thursday evening for half-price admission.
"Some of the docents will encourage you to start with the huge portraits and work your way backwards in chronological order. Ignore them, and start with the black and white Untitled Film Stills. The collection makes much more sense that way, and it's easier to follow her development as an artist."
"Team up with a friend and split a dual membership. Each one of you get a membership card that admits yourself and a guest."
The first major exhibition of Sherman's work ever presented in San Francisco, this retrospective brings together more than 150 photographs made from the mid-1970s to the present.
To further commemorate Cindy, SFMOMA's rooftop Blue Bottle cafe is now serving a Cindy Sherman-inspired ice cream float . The float features vanilla ice cream, raspberry or strawberry sorbet, house-made bubblegum soda, edible “disco glitter” sprinkled on top, and a coaster printed with a swatch of floral print taken from Sherman's Untitled #415.