Event Press Release


SFMOMA Presents Family Day - June 17 Figure It Out: 3-d Fun-damentals

Release date: June 5, 2007

Celebrate Father's Day with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) on Sunday, June 17, 2007, when the Museum presents Figure It Out: 3-D Fun-damentals, a daylong celebration of creativity in all its incarnations. Using the exhibition Matisse: Painter as Sculptor as a starting point, the day's programs explore notions of form through an array of hands-on art projects, docent-led gallery activities, music, and performances designed for the whole family.

FAMILY DAY
Figure It Out: 3-D Fun-damentals
Sunday, June 17
11 a.m.–4 p.m.


THE SCHWAB ROOM (first floor)
11 a.m.–noon
Baguette Quartette (musical performance)

Transport yourself to the streets of Paris through the music of Baguette Quartette. Led by accordionist Odile Lavault, the Bay Area–based group performs songs played on Parisian street corners and in cafes and dance halls during the twenties, thirties, and forties.

1–4 p.m. Cut, Color, Collage (art activity)
Explore shapes and design in this colorful paper-collage activity inspired by Henri Matisse. Matisse created masterpieces using only scissors and paper; local artists Christine Choi and Wednesday Kirwan will help you do the same in this drop-in workshop.

KORET VISITOR EDUCATION CENTER (second floor)
11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Spectacular Studies in Sculpture (art activity)

The exhibition Matisse: Painter as Sculptor explores Henri Matisse's movement between drawing and sculpture as part of his creative process. Create your own paper studies and sculptures using ballerinas from the Shan-Yee Poon Ballet School and various still-life props for inspiration. Guest artist Barbara Carbone leads the art-making fun.

PHYLLIS WATTIS THEATER (first floor)
2–3 p.m.
Youth Circus Group (performance)

Don't miss the world premiere of Impressions, an innovative show in which San Francisco Circus's Youth Circus Group interprets and responds to great works of art by Pablo Picasso, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Marc Chagall, and Jackson Pollock. Impressions showcases circus arts such as trapeze, acrobatics, clowning, and dance to blend performance and art into a jaw-dropping three-dimensional experience.

$2 general (includes regular Museum admission; adults must be accompanied by a child); free for SFMOMA members, children, and high school students.

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School, youth, and family programs are supported by Charles Schwab & Co. Inc., the McKesson Foundation, the Robert Stewart Odell and Helen Pfieffer Odell Fund, the San Francisco Foundation, Bingham McCutchen LLP, the Compton Foundation Inc., the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, the Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation, The McGraw-Hill Companies, The Morrison & Foerster Foundation, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Vodafone–US Foundation, the Morris Stulsaft Foundation, and the S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation.

Media Contacts

  • Libby Garrison, 415.357.4177,
  • Robyn Wise, 415.357.4172,
  • Sandra Farish Sloan, 415.357.4174,

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Founded in 1935 as the first West Coast museum devoted to modern and contemporary art, SFMOMA is currently undergoing a major expansion project that will significantly enhance gallery, education, and public spaces, enabling the museum to better showcase more of its expanded permanent collection. While the museum is temporarily closed for construction,  through 2016, SFMOMA is “on the go” with an extensive array of off-site programming across the Bay Area, including collaborative and traveling museum exhibitions, major outdoor projects and commissioned installations, and new education initiatives.
 

Visit sfmoma.org or call 415.357.4000 for more information.

 

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