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Louise Bourgeois Spiders

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Louise Bourgeois created the first of her darkly compelling spider sculptures in the mid-1990s, when she was in her eighties. The artist saw spiders as both fierce and fragile, capable of being protectors as well as predators. For Bourgeois, the spider embodied an intricate and sometimes contradictory mix of psychological and biographical allusions. Partly a reference to her mother, partly to herself, spiders for her represented cleverness, industriousness, and protectiveness.

Event Info
Oct 07 → Jul 14
Friday–Tuesday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Free-$25
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third St., San Francisco
Info: 357-4000
Venue: 357-4000
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