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SFMOMA Final Day Until 2016: Free Farewell Celebration | Sunday

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Sunday, June 2, 2013 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required for each day.

SFMOMA | 151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA

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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.

Sunday, June 2, 2013
Midnight to 5:45 pm (yes, you can attend at midnight if you like!)

  • Midnight to 5:45 pm: 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. 
  • Midnight to 5:45 pm: 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.
  • 10:30 am to 4:30 pm: Gallery Talks
  • 11 am to 4 pm: Free Family Day: TIME to Move
  • Take part in inventive art projects, hands-on gallery activities, and loads of family fun on SFMOMA’s last day in our current building. What a way to spend the day. Activities include:
    • Koret Visitor Education Center:
    • Family art commission by Candy Chang
    • How will you move TIME?: A family art commission with DIY.org
    • Make TIME with our studio artists
    • The Schwab Room:
    • Make your own TIME piece with SFMOMA docents in the ArtRoom
    • It’s TIME for a family photo that’s right on Target
  • 5:30 pm: Farewell Processional
    “As SFMOMA exits its current building to make way for the upcoming expansion, artist Desirée Holman conducts a series of movements that bridge our present potential to our future tense. Drawing on eccentric histories of time and space, from New Age culture and extraterrestrial encounter to paranormal powers, Holman mobilizes extraordinary characters, costumes, and objects that can make the museum’s and our own futures happen now. Help us bid adieu to our building by joining the processional as it winds its way from the museum’s rooftop down to the atrium and into the world outside.”

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required for each day.
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Address: 151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA