Jim Campbell: Bay Area Treasure

Modern Art Council president Joni Binder-Shwarts, SFMOMA director Neal Benezra, Bay Area Treasure event chair Shirley Parks


Jim Campbell became SFMOMA’s 13th Bay Area Treasure, named by the Modern Art Council, at a reception and dinner in his honor on October 23, 2012. The evening began with a champagne reception beneath Campbell’s commissioned Exploded Views in the museum’s Haas Atrium. The large-scale cinematic sculpture composed of 2,880 flickering LED lights has mesmerized viewers since its installation in 2011. The very next day, Exploded Views was taken down to make room for a new installation. SFMOMA Director Neal Benezra announced at the event that MAC’s contributions allowed the museum to purchase the piece for its permanent media arts collection.

Scenes from the event:

Event Photos by Drew Altizer Photography

More of SFMOMA’s Bay Area Treasures: Robert Bechtle, Ruth Bernhard, Mark di Suvero, Bill Fontana, Lawrence Halprin, Manuel Neri, Nathan Oliveira, Richard Serra, Larry Sultan, Wayne Thiebaud, Sara Little Turnbull and William T. Wiley.