Thursday, June 6, 2013

Closing of SFMOMA

 The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will be closed for two years while an addition is added to the present building. There will still be exhibits, but they will be in other venues around the Bay Area. They decided to close with a celebration! Above is one artwork, which hangs over the main hall. It is made of human hair from around the world.

 Here is another artwork, painted on the wall. To see how big it is, notice the size of the stand holding the rope in front of it.

 This is a model of the present museum.

 On the backside of the above model, is a model of the new addition. Lots more space.

 They had things going on all day. One of the last activities was making tin foil hats. They put out tin foil, glue, scissors, pipe cleaners, etc., and invited people to design their own. Unfortunately, there were no mirrors, so I didn't know what mine looked looked like on my head, but I got lots of complements on it!

 The final performance of the day was a group called Soul Motion. My daughter, Shanna, is one of the dancers!

At first the dancers were mixed with the crowd; gradually they formed a circle in the center. At the end of the dance, they proceeded outside, with the museum staff asking everyone to follow and form a line around the building. About half of us were wearing tin foil hats! Some in the crowd started chanting for us to look up. Then, a drone flew over to take our picture! Quite a finale!

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