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    FROM OUR PRESS ROOM: SFMOMA TO INCREASE ACCESS WITH FREE ADMISSION FOR VISITORS 18 AND UNDER IN 2016
We’re thrilled to announce that when our expanded building opens to the public in 2016, admission will be free for visitors 18 and under! Designed to remove financial barriers to attendance for youth and families, the initiative deepens SFMOMA’s commitment to inspiring more young people through vibrant art experiences.
Spurred by a $5 million dollar challenge grant gifted by donors Arthur Rock and Toni Rembe Rock, the museum has succeeded in raising the total $10 million required to ensure free admission to the museum for all young visitors.
SFMOMA Will Also Offer Free Lifetime Membership for All Artists in Collection!
Coinciding with the above announcement, we’re also pleased to announce plans to roll out free lifetime memberships to all artists included in the museum’s collection.
“We’re thrilled to offer this special invitation to the artists who make SFMOMA possible,” said museum director Neal Benezra. “Their work helps bring cultures together, and contributes to the vitality and advancement of our communities. The ability to better support both our artist and youth audiences is a significant achievement, and we look forward to continuing to improve our value to society.”
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    FROM OUR PRESS ROOM: SFMOMA TO INCREASE ACCESS WITH FREE ADMISSION FOR VISITORS 18 AND UNDER IN 2016

    We’re thrilled to announce that when our expanded building opens to the public in 2016, admission will be free for visitors 18 and under! Designed to remove financial barriers to attendance for youth and families, the initiative deepens SFMOMA’s commitment to inspiring more young people through vibrant art experiences.

    Spurred by a $5 million dollar challenge grant gifted by donors Arthur Rock and Toni Rembe Rock, the museum has succeeded in raising the total $10 million required to ensure free admission to the museum for all young visitors.

    SFMOMA Will Also Offer Free Lifetime Membership for All Artists in Collection!

    Coinciding with the above announcement, we’re also pleased to announce plans to roll out free lifetime memberships to all artists included in the museum’s collection.

    We’re thrilled to offer this special invitation to the artists who make SFMOMA possible,” said museum director Neal Benezra. “Their work helps bring cultures together, and contributes to the vitality and advancement of our communities. The ability to better support both our artist and youth audiences is a significant achievement, and we look forward to continuing to improve our value to society.”

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    Posted on Tuesday, November 19th 2013

    sofiavgonzalez:

    Today I excitedly stumbled across David Wilson’s piece “Arrivals” in the Presidio in San Francisco on the last day of its installation. So glad I got to experience his site specific work in person. I am very interested in the way David encourages his audience to get lost and see the city or neighborhood they may know very well in a new light, always inspiring a deeper sense of place.

    "Arrivals" is part of the SFMOMA’s 2012 SECA Award installations. For the first time in the history of SFMOMA’s biennial award program honoring Bay Area artists, the museum commissioned the four recipients of the award to create work outside of the gallery context. 

    David Wilson’s Arrivals (2013), a series of six self-guided journeys to outdoor sites throughout San Francisco, begins at a reclaimed redwood trailhead in front of the closed SFMOMA museum building at 151 Third Street. Approximately every two weeks, the artist will leave new takeaway maps there. Each map will provide instructions for the experience and lead visitors to sites where Wilson and his collaborators have recorded songs, music, and sound-based performances. Participants are invited to listen to these recordings upon locating a tape player at each of the sites. The performances draw in part from In Song Sing On (2012-ongoing), a publication project for sing-alongs Wilson is producing in collaboration with artist Colter Jacobsen. Creating a sense of shared intimacy despite distance, Arrivals facilitates a private listening experience that connects each individual with both the performers and with fellow future audience members.

    The first map leads visitors to a eucalyptus grove in the Presidio, where the artist has installed an elaborate, sixteen-foot-high ink drawing that will be on view throughout the exhibition. Spread over twenty-four sheets of paper, it depicts Frog Woman Rock, a landmark rock formation in the Russian River Canyon in Northern California that the artist associates with expectation and arrival. Over the course of the exhibition, Wilson will regularly develop new sites and drawings in different corners of the city, from freeways to alleys. “I’ve tried to find areas with a sense of autonomy and privacy, that have a beautiful, forgotten quality,” he says. “They are often places whose jurisdiction is in a gray zone, and maybe you can feel like it’s yours for a minute.”

    So glad you got to see Arrivals before the end of the exhibition :)

    Posted on Monday, November 18th 2013

    Reblogged from Sofia Gonzalez