With a history-making expansion underway at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Janet Bishop ’85, the Weisel Family Curator of Painting and Sculpture, is deep into planning the reinstallation of the museum’s collection and mapping out future exhibitions.
“The Snøhetta expansion will triple the size of our galleries and make the museum more visitor-centric,” says Bishop. “Works from the Fisher collection and other new acquisitions, such as Ruth Asawa’s monumental wire sculpture and Dorothea Tanning’s self-portrait, will expand the stories we’re able to tell.”
A bicycle-commuting resident of the Mission District, Bishop has loved working with art since her senior-year internship at the Johnson Museum. Today she serves on its advisory council. Most recently she moderated a panel on the intersection of art and technology hosted by Cornell Silicon Valley.
“Happily, I’ll have even more reason to visit campus when my daughter joins the Class of 2020,” she says.