Artist Talk

Thursday, February 07, 2013
Leo Villareal on The Bay Lights Leo Villareal on The Bay Lights

Date + Time

Thursday, February 07, 2013
7:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


Pioneering light sculptor Leo Villareal discusses his latest project, The Bay Lights, an installation celebrating the completion of the bridge's new eastern span. Comprising more than 25,000 white LED bulbs and covering an area 1.5 miles wide and 500 feet tall, The Bay Lights will illuminate the north face of the bridge with complex, rhythmic sequences orchestrated by the artist via laptop. The Bay Lights will premiere in March and will remain in place for two years.

Enjoy cocktails from a cash bar in the Haas Atrium prior to the talk from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Leo Villareal, artist

Admission + Ticketing

$10 general; $7 SFMOMA members, students, and seniors.

Advance tickets for this event have sold out, but any additional tickets will be released for sale online if they become available.

We invite you to view a simulcast of the event (free with museum admission) in SFMOMA's Koret Visitor Education Center on the second floor. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Watch a video of this artist talk in our video archive.

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Image: Leo Villareal, The Bay Lights (artist's rendering)