SFMOMA Celebrates 75 Years of Looking Forward

SFMOMA Celebrates 75 Years of Looking Forward

Jess Watson
Jan 12, 2010

On January 18th, 2010, SFMOMA officially celebrates its seventy-fifth anniversary as a Bay Area art institution (and limitless source of inspiration), but the festivities will get started a few days early. On Saturday, January 16th, the museum will begin a three day weekend celebration with free admission to the museum and extensive programming.

There will be events all weekend at SFMOMA to suit everyone's fancy:

Saturday programming will feature an encore presentation of Bill Fontana's Sound Sculptures Through the Golden Gate originally shown at SFMOMA in 1987 for the 50th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, and a special performance by Matmos on Saturday night.

Sunday will be devoted to families, with hands-on art projects and a family film program in the Wattis Theater.

On the day SFMOMA was founded 75 years ago, the museum will ask visitors to join in celebrating the spirit of service by bringing art supplies to be donated to local public schools. There will also be a presentation about SFMOMA's outreach program to conserve art in the community.

Remember the end of the film Manhattan, when Woody Allen asks himself why life is worth living? Everyone has a personal list. We invited 75 people from the Bay Area creative community with a passion for artworks in SFMOMA's collection to tell us about their favorites in 75 7.5-minute talks spread over three days. There will also be programs in the 5th floor galleries designed by artist Allison Smith focused on making and craft in the history of the museum and the Bay Area, in addition to artist talks in the galleries.

More information about the celebration weekend is available here. To learn more about the ongoing 75th Anniversary exhibition and events, click here.

(Image provided by SFMOMA)

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