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Monday, July 12, 2010

Free Target Museum Weekend July 16-18 - 7 SF Museums

If you're in town, you won't want miss this free Target Arts & Wonder Free Family Event. It runs all weekend, July 16-18, 2010, at seven San Francisco museums, including:
-de Young Museum
-Asian Art Museum
-San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
-Contemporary Jewish Museum
-Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
-Zeum: San Francisco's Children's Museum
-Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

What's happening? Free general admission, free hands-on art making activities for kids and free special family-friendly performances.

Friday, July 16, 2010: ­ de Young Museum is free from 5-8:45 p.m.
Saturday, July 17, 2010: ­ Asian Art Museum is free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, July 18, 2010: ­ SFMOMA, Contemporary Jewish Museum, MoAD, Zeum andYerba Buena Gardens Festival are free from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sample Activities:
-de Young Museum (Friday night): Turn the Target mascot Bullseye into a work of Andy Warhol-inspired Pup-Art (get-it?). Watch a ballet performance celebrating the Impressionist painter Degas

-Asian Art Museum (Saturday): Journey from India to Japan as you stroll through the galleries. Take a storytelling tour and learn about gods, goddesses, emperors, philosophers and more.

-San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) (Sunday):  See for yourself how larger-than-life artworks transform the ordinary into the EXTRAordinary. Then create your own enormous art -- make an everyday object into something 10 times its size. Like the photo here on the left

-Contemporary Jewish Museum (Sunday): Marvel at the magic of ordinary objects by crafting fabric buttons, decorating bags and watching Sweet Can Productions make brooms dance.

-Museum of the African Diaspora (Sunday): Tour the exhibition African Continuum: Sacred Ceremonies and Rituals. Try your hand at Haitian tooled metal sculpture.

-Zeum: San Francisco's Children's Museum (Sunday): Sculpt and film your own clay animation. Ride the historic Zeum Carousel. See the photo above.

-Yerba Buena Gardens Festival (Sunday): Come in costume and get ready to join the conga line as we celebrate the international spirit of Carnaval with non-stop performances in Yerba Buena Gardens from 12-3 p.m. by Fogo Na Roupa, Sambadá, Loco Bloco, Bahia Bahia,Chelle! and Friends, Pi Clowns, and more.

(All de Young exhibitions are free except Birth of Impressionism. You need special timed tickets (fee). All Asian Art Museum exhibitions are free except Shanghai. Adults need a $5 ticket (under 18 is free)).

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