Live Art

Saturday, January 16, 2010
Allison Smith: SMITHS: Fancy Work and Arts & Skills Service

Part of Allison Smith: SMITHS

Date + Time

Saturday, January 16, 2010
noon - 10:00 p.m.


Fifth-floor galleries


An ongoing project by artist Allison Smith, SMITHS gathers makers from tinsmiths to tunesmiths to share skills and stories. During the anniversary weekend, we feature two SMITHS initiatives: an immersive light and sound installation titled Fancy Work and a series of participatory programs called Arts& Skills Service, a project that will continue through the spring at SFMOMA and beyond.

SMITHS Guest Speakers and Performances

1:00 p.m.
Sumpter Priddy III on his definitive history of the American Fancy arts and crafts movement

3:00 p.m.
Scholar Robin Oppenheimer and artist Bill Ham on the history of West Coast light shows

4:00 p.m.
Ham, Oppenheimer, Priddy, and Smith in conversation

5:00 p.m.
Light show begins; musical saw performances by Jackie Jones and others until 10 p.m. 

Admission + Ticketing

Museum and program admission are free.