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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Coming Up: Family Sundays at SFMOMA

It's been awhile since I posted about these free Sunday family tours and hands-on activities at SFMOMA. Kids 12 and under get in free (adults don't). Family tour (aimed at ages 4-11) starts at 1:00, with special programs starting at 2:00. Generally, the day (which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) includes the tour, hands-on art creation and other programming like movies, book readings and more. You need to RSVP since space is limited.

Here's what's coming up:

December 20 - Winter Whites - One Color Works
According to SFMOMA: "What does an all-white artwork look like? This month, families will create their own all-white works inspired by pieces in SFMOMA's collection. Step into Anna's world as she visits an art museum and discovers works by Salvador DalĂ­, Pablo Picasso, and Jackson Pollock in a reading of Anna's Art Adventure, by Bjorn Sortland and illustrated by Lars Elling."

January 3 - Taking it to the Street
Travel through time to investigate the sites and styles of an evolving San Francisco landscape. Think architecture, street photography, Robert Bechtle, and Eadweard Muybridge.

February 7 & 21 - License to Steal
According to SFMOMA: "Clever artists—Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, and Sherrie Levine spring to mind—purposely seek out treasures that are there for the taking (in) and reinvent these works as their very own."

March 7 & 21 - Might as well JUMP
According to SFMOMA: "Art is active! Dance through space and time. Groove to the beat. Be the star of your own kinetic art show as you investigate the media of visual freestylers like Pipilotti Rist, Christian Marclay, and Bruce Nauman"

April 4 & 18 - Less is Best
According to SFMOMA: "Appreciate the choice of a small gesture, the art of taking away. Minimalism aptly demonstrates that less can be more. The short list? Sol LeWitt, Ed Ruscha, and Robert Ryman."

May 2 - The Joy of Junk
According to SFMOMA: "Any artist knows that someone's junk is another's treasure. Collect all you can. Spiff it up. Anything can be art, according to junk connoisseur Robert Rauschenberg."

June 6 & 20 - Focus on BLUR
According to SFMOMA: "What is it? It's playing with focus and light. It's using photography tricks to alter perception. It's the artist's visual truth. That's what. Picture Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, and Sigmar Polke, for a start."

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