Release date: June 17, 2008
Weekly Workshops Offered Sundays in July
Free for Families on July 6 and 20
Artist and architect Fritz Haeg brings his project Animal Estates to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as part of the program Live Art at SFMOMA. The site-specific project, which debuted at the 2008 Whitney Biennial, creates model dwellings for animals that have been displaced by humans. As animal habitats dwindle, Animal Estates proposes their reintroduction into our cities, strip malls, office parks, and front yards.
Model homes will be made for local animal "clients" during a series of weekly workshops open to the public. The workshops will feature presentations by local experts on each of the animal clients, plus animal-related sound, movement, writing, and garment-making activities.
Live Art at SFMOMA is an initiative to transform the nature of the museum's live public programming to fully support the event-driven and performance-based nature of contemporary art.
Born in 1969 in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, Fritz Haeg is now a Los Angeles-based architect and artist. Haeg applies his skills to diverse artistic and curatorial practices that include designing houses, leading a peripatetic educational center, facilitating grassroots political activism, and experimenting in radical gardening. His project Edible Estates has helped lead a movement to create vegetable and fruit gardens on suburban front lawns. He has exhibited work at the Tate Modern in London and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, among others.
Sunday, July 6 ● 11 am.–3 p.m. (California slender salamander) Free Family Studio!
Sunday, July 13 ● 11 am–3 p.m. (peregrine falcon)
Sunday, July 20 ● 11 am–3 p.m. (California quail) Free Family Studio!
Sunday, July 27 ● 11 am–3 p.m. (California sea lion)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third Street, San Francisco
Koret Visitor Education Center
For more information, call 415.357.4000.
Support for Live Art at SFMOMA is provided by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Major support for family programs is provided by The Wallace Foundation. Generous support for school, youth, and family programs is provided by Wells Fargo Foundation. Additional sup¬port is provided by Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., the S. H. Cowell Foundation, the McKesson Foundation, Rob¬ert Stewart Odell and Helen Pfieffer Odell Fund, the San Francisco Foundation, 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, Washington Mutual, and the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Museum hours: Open daily (except Wednesdays): 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; open late Thursdays, until 8:45 p.m. Summer hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day): Open at 10 a.m. Closed Wednesdays and the following public holidays: New Year's Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas. The Museum is open the Wednesday between Christmas and New Year's Day.
Koret Visitor Education Center: Open daily (except Wednesdays): 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; open late Thursdays, until 8:30 p.m. Summer hours: Open at 10 a.m.
Admission prices: adults: $18; seniors: $13; students: $11; SFMOMA members and children 12 and under: free. Admission is free the first Tuesday of each month and half-price on Thursdays after 6 p.m.
SFMOMA is easily accessible by Muni, BART, Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans, and Caltrain. Hourly, daily, and monthly parking is available at the SFMOMA Garage at 147 Minna Street. For parking information, call 415.348.0971.
Visit our Web site at www.sfmoma.org or call 415.357.4000 for more information.
SFMOMA is supported by a broad array of contributors committed to helping advance its mission. Major annual support is provided by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, the Koret Foundation, and the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund. First Tuesdays are always free, thanks to AT&T. KidstART free admission for children 12 and under is made possible by Charles Schwab & Co.