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SFMOMA “Final Days” Free Weekend: All Night 24-Hour Variety Show | Saturday

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Saturday, June 1, 2013 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required for each day.

SFMOMA | 151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA

SFMOMA Free Admission Weekend | Countdown Celebration

You’re invited to four free and festive days kicking off SFMOMA‘s expansion and their launch into off-site exhibitions and programs.

Free, but an RSVP is required for each day.

Festivities include a celebratory kickoff party, 24-hour live art variety show, all-night gallery access, Family Day, and more. Museum admission is free to all Thursday, May 30, through Sunday, June 2, 2013. 

Sunday, June 2, 2013 will be SFMOMA’s final day open; then SFMOMA will be on the go with off-site exhibitions around the Bay Area while their building is transformed. SFMOMA is slated to reopen in early 2016.

the clockSaturday, June 1, 2013
10 am to midnight

  • 10 am to midnight: The Clock 24-Hour Screening
    Clock-watching has never been so mesmerizing.
    Christian Marclay’s celebrated video installation The Clock (2010) is composed of thousands of film clips referencing the time of day, intricately edited into a 24-hour-long montage that matches real time minute for minute — a tour de force of appropriation that is also a functioning timepiece. Marclay has been known since the late 1970s for his highly crafted remixes of time-based media, from vinyl records and tape loops to digital video. He spent three years assembling this staggering work, piecing together fragments from films both famous and obscure. The result, awarded the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2011, is a dazzling, genre-defying distillation of movie history, a radical reflection on cinematic duration, and a reminder that time waits for no one. 
  • 10 am to 4 pm: The Kitchen Sisters Present The Making Of…
    Meet Bay Area makers and artists featured in The Making Of…, a community collaboration by award-winning radio producers The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva) and KQED. The Making Of… is a multimedia series about what people make in the Bay Area and why, capturing the art, creativity, and innovation happening in backyards, workplaces, cultural institutions, and public spaces throughout one of the most diverse and innovative regions in the country.
  • 10:30 am to 5:30 pm: Gallery Talks
  • 6 pm to midnight: SFMOMA Future Countdown Live
    Rooftop Pavilion and The Schwab Room
    A nonstop, 24-hour live art variety show brings artists, filmmakers, musicians, performers, and writers to the stage. Each participant will perform a 20-minute set, offering a robust and lively portrait of the Bay Area creative community. Oakland arts collective Wonderment Consortium (Packard Jennings, Steuart Pittman, and Scott Vermeire), comedian Marga Gomez, comedian George Chen, and drag superstar Peaches Christ will each host a six-hour set of performances. The Blue Bottle Coffee Bar will offer a changing menu throughout the program, bringing back some of its most popular art-inspired treats. Toast to SFMOMA’s future with cash bars on the roof and in the atrium from 6 pm to 2 am.



Event Details

Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required for each day.


Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Fairs & Festivals, Free Museum Day, KFOG, Movies, San FranFREEsco
Address: 151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA
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