Live Art

Sunday, July 06, 2008
Client 4.1: California Slender Salamander

Part of Fritz Haeg's Animal Estates Regional Model Homes 4.0: San Francisco

Date + Time

Sunday, July 06, 2008
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location

Koret Visitor Education Center

Overview

Architect and artist Fritz Haeg brings his latest interdisciplinary project to San Francisco for a month of workshops and events. Debuting at the 2008 Whitney Biennial, Animal Estates creates model dwellings for animals that are unwelcome or have been displaced by humans. As animal habitats dwindle, Animal Estates proposes their reintroduction into our cities, strip malls, office parks, and front yards.

The workshops will feature presentations by local experts on each of the animal clients, plus animal-related sound, movement, writing, and garment-making activities. Instructions on how to build the homes yourself will be distributed via postcards and the web. A geodesic tent in the museum's Koret Center will serve as Animal Estates' San Francisco headquarters.

Presentation and model home building with Michelle Koo, California Academy of Sciences; garment-making workshop with Feral Childe. This program is also a special Family Studio session.

In this workshop, participants will create salamander-inspired garments as well as garments inspired by salamander friends and habitats. At the end of the workshop, participants can be photographed in their costumes. Costumes, photographs, and other elements can be left on display in Animal Estates' San Francisco headquarters in the museum's Koret Center. All museum visitors are invited to stop by and see the great work on view.

Admission + Ticketing

Free with museum admission. Museum admission is free for families on family program days. Free admission limited to 4 adults per child, ages 4-11. Does not include admission to Frida Kahlo.

Please note that capacity is limited. Families will be served as space is available. Please email any program inquiries to education@sfmoma.org.

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.