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.

Location

Fifth-floor galleries

Overview

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.