|Levi Strauss & Co. employee volunteers at Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field|
Levi Strauss & Co. volunteers lent a helping hand to the installation of eight monumental sculptures by artist Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field this spring. The company has a history of stewardship at Crissy Field that goes back 13 years, to the site's transformation from an airfield into what is now a beloved National Recreational Area. This year, on a chilly Wednesday morning, employees generously volunteered their time to prepare the field around the sculptures in addition to maintaining other parts of the area. As volunteers filled more than 31 bags with weeds, they watched Mark di Suvero direct cranes lifting steel beams into place for the sculpture Are Years What? (for Marianne Moore), a work on loan from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. Also on site to finalize the installation process was SFMOMA Exhibitions Design Manager Kent Roberts, who spoke with the volunteers about di Suvero, his work, and the installation.
Many thanks to the volunteers, the National Park Service, and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy for helping to coordinate this wonderful morning of service.
Levi Strauss & Co. joins Charles Schwab in their generous financial support of this historic exhibition, on view against the backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge through May 26, 2014.
While SFMOMA is on the go during construction of our expanded facility, our Corporate Council members will be on the go as well, enjoying benefits at all of our partner museums during the run of our co-organized exhibitions.
First up is an exhibition that explores the connections between spirituality and modern and contemporary art: Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art, on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum from June 28 through October 13, 2013. In the fall, SFMOMA and our Corporate Council members move to the Peninsula with two exhibitions running simultaneously: Project Los Altos, featuring art installations throughout the city of Los Altos, November 9, 2013, through March 16, 2014; and Flesh and Metal: Body and Machine in Early 20th-Century Art, on view at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, November 13, 2013, through March 16, 2014.
Be on the lookout for reminders of these and other events planned in the coming year. If you have any questions about your Corporate Council membership, please contact Richard Havens at 415.357.4136 or email@example.com.