Public Knowledge

Added Value: An Alternative Book Sale

Saturday, September 22, and Sunday, September 23, 2018

Helen and Charles Schwab Hall, Phyllis Wattis Theater, and Koret Education Center

This event has come and gone.

Image: Big Book Sale; photo: Jason Doiy Photography

Over the course of three days, the museum’s Helen and Charles Schwab Hall will be transformed into a massive public book sale, featuring a radical re-organization of thousands of used books from the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, with all proceeds benefiting the San Francisco Public Library. Join us for screenings, talks, and commissioned artist projects, among other activities. Visit Public Knowledge to learn more.

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Public Knowledge is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library. The project has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

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Launched in April 2017, Public Knowledge is a two-year project that aims to promote public dialogue on the cultural impact of urban change. Through artist projects, research collaborations, public programs, and publishing, it builds new connections between ideas, individuals, and communities. Public Knowledge is based in San Francisco and takes place at multiple locations in the city.