San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Underscoring its strong commitment to the arts, the Koret Foundation was a lead sponsor of SFMOMA's blockbuster exhibit, The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde, which has recently traveled to Paris and will later make its way to New York.
Co-organized by SFMOMA; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Paris; this major touring exhibition of paintings, drawings, and sculptures reunites the collections of author Gertrude Stein, her brothers Leo and Michael Stein, and Michael's wife, Sarah Stein. Michael and Sarah Stein's return to Palo Alto, California in 1935—the same year SFMOMA was founded—was instrumental in the development of the museum's collection, and SFMOMA's presentation underscores the Bay Area's connection to the Steins. The exhibit further boosted the stature of SFMOMA and drew tourists and locals to the Yerba Buena arts district of San Francisco.
With its recent announcement of a major expansion to house the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, SFMOMA has become one of the most closely watched modern art institutions in the United States. Through its capital and exhibition support over the past two decades, the Koret Foundation has been a critical partner in helping SFMOMA to reach its current world-class artistic stature.