The World of William T. Wiley: A look inside “Fort Phooey"

The artist William T. Wiley, who lived and worked in the Bay Area for 60 years, died in April of 2020. To commemorate his life, the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art has installed in Gallery 1 a selection of objects from his studio, which he called “Fort Phooey.”


Such an exhibit is particularly apt given that Renee di Rosa was a supporter of Wiley’s from early in his career. As a result, the museum has in its collection more than 100 of his pieces, outnumbering the collections of any other museum.

September 29, 2021